Beauty World MRT Station
|Location||101 Upper Bukit Timah Road
|Operated by||SBS Transit DTL|
Beauty World MRT Station (DT5) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the Downtown Line Stage 2 in Singapore, formerly known as the Bukit Timah Line. The station will serve the Bukit Timah and Upper Bukit Timah corridor, serving the commercial areas in the vicinity. Major buildings in the area includes Bukit Timah Shopping Centre, Beauty World Centre and Beauty World Plaza. It is near to Toh Yi Estate and Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
The Land Transport Authority has awarded the contract for the construction of Beauty World station and associated tunnels (Contract 916) to Mcconnell Dowell S.E.A. Pte Ltd on 25 March 2009, valued at S$339,879,555.00.
Tunnelling works began on 8 June 2011. Two tunnel boring machines — which were named Athena and Artemis, after the Greek Goddesses by students of the nearby Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School, will tunnel the 1 km stretch from Beauty World to King Albert Park. The section of track between Hillview and Beauty World is the longest on the Downtown Line.
Part of the construction process was shown on an episode of Behind Every Job 2 on MediaCorp's Channel 8.
The original name for "Beauty World" referred to an amusement park in the area. At that time, amusement parks were called "worlds", the others included Gay World, Great World, which Great World City now occupies and New World. The amusement park was subsequently converted to a market after the end of World War II, and called Beauty World Market. However, fire hazards led to the subsequent demolishing of the park in the 1980s.
|B1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Transitlink Counter|
|B2||Platform A||Downtown Line (under construction) towards via Expo King Albert Park (→)
Downtown Line (under construction) towards via Chinatown King Albert Park (→)
|Platform B||Downtown Line (under construction) towards via Bukit Panjang Hillview (←)|
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon – Sat||Sunday &
|to DT1 Bukit Panjang||–||–||–|
|to DT19 Chinatown||–||–||–|
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