Boon Keng MRT station

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 NE9 
Boon Keng
文庆
பூன் கெங்
Boon Keng
Rapid transit
Ne9boonkeng.jpg
Platform of Boon Keng MRT station.
Location 900 Serangoon Road
Singapore 328260
Coordinates 1°19′10″N 103°51′42″E / 1.319483°N 103.861722°E / 1.319483; 103.861722
Operated by SBS Transit (ComfortDelGro)
Line(s)
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Connections Bus, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 1
Parking Yes (External)
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  NE9 
History
Opened 20 June 2003; 15 years ago (2003-06-20)
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards HarbourFront
North East line
towards Punggol
Location
Concourse level of Boon Keng station
Exterior view of the station

Boon Keng MRT station (NE9) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North East Line in Kallang, Singapore.

Located underneath the traffic junction of Boon Keng Road, Towner Road and Serangoon Road, Boon Keng station is within a ten-minute walk to Bendemeer MRT station on the Downtown Line. The station was named after Boon Keng Road, which itself took its name from Dr Lim Boon Keng.

History[edit]

The North East Line (NEL) Contract 705 for the design and construction of Potong Pasir and Boon Keng stations and associated tunnels was awarded to the joint venture of Kumagai Gumi, Sembawang Engineering & Construction and Mitsui & Corporation on 23 June 1997 for $316.7 million. To facilitate the construction of the station, a part of Bendemeer Shopping Mall was demolished to make way for the construction of this station. The remaining portion of the building continues to be used for retail purposes today.

Art in Transit[edit]

Art in Transit at this station (Metamorphosis by Lim Poh Teck) features a bright tropical-themed painting on the concourse level, consisting of icons of everyday life used in the past and present.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Quek, Bruce (August 10, 2009). "Art in Transit". National Library Board Singapore. Archived from the original on March 24, 2011. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 

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