Bendemeer MRT station

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 DT23 
Bendemeer
明地迷亚
பெண்டிமியர்
Bendemeer
Rapid transit
DT23 Bendemeer station.jpg
Platform level of Bendemeer station
Location 11 Kallang Bahru
Singapore 339356
Operated by SBS Transit DTL
Line(s)
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 3
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  DT23 
History
Opened 21 October 2017; 11 months ago (2017-10-21)
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Bukit Panjang
Downtown line
towards Expo
Location

Bendemeer MRT station (DT23) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the Downtown Line in Kallang, Singapore.

Situated under Kallang Bahru, this station serves the commercial developments around Lavender Street and the industrial estates along Kallang Avenue. The famous Jalan Besar Stadium, Lavender MRT station and Boon Keng MRT station are in close proximity.

History[edit]

There were several names used for the station. These are Bendemeer and Kallang Avenue. In the end, Bendemeer was chosen.[citation needed]

The contract for the construction of this station was awarded to Penta-Ocean Construction Co., Ltd. for approximately S$215.24 million in August 2011.[1]

The twin 2.25 km tunnels between Jalan Besar, Bendemeer and Geylang Bahru stations were bored under old pre-war shophouses along Jalan Besar Road and required careful and stringent control of the tunnelling works beneath it. The tunnels were constructed using steel-fibre reinforced concrete (SFRC) segments, the first in South East Asia, which enhances the long term durability of the tunnels.[2]

The station opened on 21 October 2017, as announced by the Land Transport Authority on 31 May 2017.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LTA Awards Contract For Upper Changi And Bendemeer Stations". Land Transport Authority. 29 August 2011. Retrieved 20 August 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Factsheet: Downtown Line 3 to Open on 21 October 2017 | Press Room | Land Transport Authority". www.lta.gov.sg. Retrieved 2017-06-03.

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