Bedok MRT station

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 EW5 
Bedok
勿洛
பிடோக்
Bedok
Rapid transit
Bedok MRT Station platform A.JPG
Platform A of Bedok MRT station.
Location315 New Upper Changi Road
Singapore 467347
Coordinates1°19′26.54″N 103°55′48.13″E / 1.3240389°N 103.9300361°E / 1.3240389; 103.9300361
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
PlatformsIsland
Tracks2
ConnectionsBedok Bus Interchange, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels1
ParkingYes (Bedok Mall)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code EW5 
History
Opened4 November 1989; 29 years ago (1989-11-04)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesChai Chee
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West line
towards Tuas Link
Location

Bedok MRT station (EW5) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West Line in Bedok, Singapore. Located at the town centre of Bedok, this station is built on a traffic island in the middle of New Upper Changi Road. It is one of the most crowded MRT stations in eastern Singapore.

History[edit]

Bedok MRT station at night without the platform screen doors
Underpass entrance to Bedok MRT station
Exit B of Bedok station
Platform A of Bedok MRT station

Bedok MRT station opened on 4 November 1989 along with all other EWL stations from Bugis to Tanah Merah.[1][2]

Like many above-ground MRT stations, the station was initially built without platform screen doors to prevent passengers from falling off the platform and onto the train tracks. Installation of platform screen doors started on 4 November 2010 and started operations on 11 January 2011 along with Paya Lebar as a safety precaution, followed by HVLS fans that subsequently began operations since 26 June 2012.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dhaliwal, Rav (1 November 1989). "Eager wait for start of MRTs eastern line". The Straits Times. p. 22.
  2. ^ "MRT eastern line to start operating on Nov 18". The Business Times. 4 August 1989. p. 3.
  3. ^ "Enhancing Connectivity and Comfort for Commuters". Land Transport Authority. 13 October 2011. Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  4. ^ Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2012.

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