Ang Mo Kio MRT Station

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 NS16 
Ang Mo Kio
宏茂桥
அங் மோ கியோ
Ang Mo Kio
Rapid transit
AMKHHPSD Operation.jpg
Ang Mo Kio MRT station with Platform Screen Doors installed.
Location 2450 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
Singapore 569811
Coordinates 1°22′12.06″N 103°50′58.02″E / 1.3700167°N 103.8494500°E / 1.3700167; 103.8494500
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms Double Island
Tracks 3
Connections Bus, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  NS16 
History
Opened 7 November 1987
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South Line
Location
Top view of the station, which has 3 tracks passing through it.

Ang Mo Kio MRT Station (NS16) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North South Line in Ang Mo Kio, Singapore.

It is located at the junction of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, beside Ang Mo Kio Town Garden East. The station is connected to AMK Hub, Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange and the Ang Mo Kio Town Centre via an underground walkway.

Ang Mo Kio station is the only elevated non-interchange MRT station to have a middle train track.

History[edit]

Train collision with a commuter[edit]

Nitcharee Peneakchansak, a 14-year-old Thai, was seriously injured and lost both her legs after she fell onto the track and was hit by a train at Ang Mo Kio on April 3, 2011.[1] Peneakchansak left Singapore on June 13, 2011 after recuperating in hospital. SMRT had reportedly offered the family S$5000 as compensation. The victim's father, rejected the compensation as her prosthetic legs will cost around S$100,000 and must be changed every three to five years.[2]

After the news broke out, anonymous Singaporean donors donated S$250,000 for her medical rehabilitation expenses. At the same time, a Singaporean living in Hong Kong wanted to settle Peneakchansak's hospital bills in full, which amounted to about S$50,000.[3] Her father decided to sue SMRT for S$3.4 million on June 17, 2011, the amount equivalent to the price for the 20 pairs of prosthetic legs that Peneakchansak will need in her lifetime.[4]

On June 20, 2011, SMRT clarified that the money offered to Peneakchansak was a gesture of goodwill and not compensation. The transport company said compensation would only be made after investigations had concluded. SMRT also said that the S$10,000 offered to her family to travel to Singapore when she was still in hospital was also a gesture of goodwill.[5] In its defence papers on 1 September 2011, the SMRT reiterates that all the safety warnings and precautions – such as the yellow lines – were in place and that the distance which the train travelled after the driver slammed on the brakes were within "safety specifications" and argues that Peneakchansak's "negligence" contributed to her falling "onto the tracks at the MRT station on her own accord". It also claimed that the girl was "aware of the danger of the oncoming trains and that by standing behind the yellow safety line until the train had stopped", she would have been reasonably safe from falling onto the tracks and pointed out that the girl had failed to keep a proper lookout for the oncoming train and take reasonable care of her own well-being despite knowing the risks of falling. It adds that she had failed to stand behind the yellow safety line until the train had stopped despite clear warning signs displayed at the MRT station.[6]

Because of this accident, Mr Ang Hin Kee, MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC announced that Ang Mo Kio will be installed with the half-height platform screen doors on the platform by June, earlier than scheduled. Although it was announced to be completed by June, it was delayed till 2 December 2011 before operations began.[7]

High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans[edit]

Ang Mo Kio was the second station on the North South Line to receive MJ Air Tech High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) Pro-Jet fans. The fans were placed into service on 30 June 2012, along with those installed at Jurong East.

Station layout[edit]

L2 Platform A North South Line MRT Singapore Destination 4.png towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS15  Yio Chu Kang
Island platform, doors will open on the right, left
Platform C/D North South Line Terminus of short working trips
Island platform, doors will open on the right, left
Platform B North South Line MRT Singapore Destination 5.png towards  NS28  Marina South Pier via  NS17  CC15  Bishan
L1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
B1 Underpass AMK Hub, Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange

Exits[edit]

  • A - Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
  • B - Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
  • C (via underpass) - AMK Hub, Ang Mo Kio Bus interchange
  • D - Chengsan CC

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Fri Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
North South Line
to NS13 Yishun 5.07am 5.07am
to NS1 Jurong East 5.17am 5.16am 5.40am 12.15am
to NS28 Marina South Pier 5.34am 5.34am 6.07am 11.34pm
to NS27 Marina Bay 11.36pm
to NS19 Toa Payoh 12.11am
to NS7 Kranji 12.32am

Possible interchanges[edit]

On 17 January 2013, a new railway line was announced. The Cross Island MRT Line is a 50 km rail that stretches between Changi and Jurong. It was reported to pass towns such as Loyang, Pasir Ris, Hougang, Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Timah, West Coast and Clementi along the way. And it will have interchanges with all the current radial lines.

Part of the line will have a branch-out that links Punggol to Pasir Ris.[8]

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