Boon Lay MRT Station
Platform level of Boon Lay MRT station, as taken in January 2014 around 4:45 pm.
|Location||301 Boon Lay Way
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Opened||6 July 1990|
|Previous names||Jurong West|
This station serves people in the subzones of Boon Lay Place, Chin Bee, Wenya, Jurong West Central, Kian Teck and Yunnan, as well as those continuing their journey on buses at the Boon Lay Bus Interchange to go to places such as Tuas, Nanyang Technological University and Jurong Bird Park.
Construction began on 6 January 1987 and trackwork was completed on October 1989, this was the last station to be opened on the original Singapore MRT network, on 6 July 1990, then as the Western terminal station for the East West Line, with the station code 'W12', that was later changed to 'EW27' on 31 July 2001 when the MRT network map was revamped by the then Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Mr Yeo Cheow Tong. The original name was "Jurong West" before the construction began and was renamed to Boon Lay.
This station was built to serve residents living in the then-undeveloped Jurong West New Town and people working in the then mostly-undeveloped Tuas and Jurong Industrial Estate, since it was the only MRT station serving these areas, covering the areas Westwards from Boon Lay. As these areas develop, passenger volume has increased, leading to much congestion at this station during peak hours.
However, the condition was improved when the Boon Lay MRT extension was constructed and commenced service on 28 February 2009 with an addition of Pioneer and Joo Koon. With Pioneer serving the western portion of Jurong West New Town and Pioneer Sector, and Joo Koon MRT Station serving Joo Koon, Boon Lay now serves only the eastern portion of Jurong West New Town and one less industrial area and ceased to be the western terminal of the East West Line.
As with most of the above-ground stations built in the past along the East West Line, it was built without platform screen doors to prevent commuters from falling onto the train tracks. After several successful test at Jurong East, Yishun and Pasir Ris and eventually, installation of the half-height screen doors. On 30 June 2011, all of the screen doors have been installed and started operations. The station installed with Rite Hite Revolution High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans and commenced operations on 11 December 2012.
The condition will be further improved when the Tuas West Extension opens, relieving more load off the station for places to Gul Circle, Tuas and Tuas View. It could be the terminus of the Jurong Region Line in 2030.
QR code shopping wall
Similar to those at train stations in South Korea, this is an interactive media launched on 7 December 2011 by SMRT in partnership with Cold Storage. Using a camera phone with QR code reader installed, one can purchase the items displayed on the media by flashing their camera phones on the items and the items would be delivered to them upon payment through the various credit cards.
Boon Lay, alongside Bugis, was the first to have such media installed.
- A: Jurong West Street 64
- B: Boon Lay Way, Jalan Boon Lay, Jurong Central Park, River Valley High School
- C: Jurong Point
- D: Boon Lay Bus Interchange with bus services - 194 to Jurong Bird Park, 199 to NIE, 246 to Corporation Place, 249 to Jalan Samulun, 251 to Shipyard/Benoi.
- E: Frontier Community Club
- F: SAFRA Clubhouse
|L2||Platform A||East West Line towards via Pasir Ris → Lakeside
East West Line towards via Changi Airport →(transfer at tanah merah) Lakeside
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|Platform B||East West Line towards via Joo Koon ← Pioneer|
|L1||EWL Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Boon Lay Xchange|
|Street Level||Jurong Point, Boon Lay Bus Interchange|
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon – Sat||Sunday &
|East West Line|
|to EW1 Pasir Ris||5.36am||6.06am||11.12pm|
|to EW4 Tanah Merah||11.38pm|
|to EW29 Joo Koon||5.21am||5.51am||12.06am|
- "Boon for Boon Lay with LTA's New Integrated PT Hub". Land Transport Authority. 2009-08-13. Retrieved 2013-06-19.[permanent dead link]
- Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved February 1, 2012.[permanent dead link]
- Shop for turkey at train stations
- Virtual shopping at some SMRT train stations from Dec 7
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Boon Lay MRT Station.|
- Official website
- LTA – Other Rail Projects
- LTA – New Releases – Expanding The Rail Network: LTA To Build Boon Lay MRT Extension
- omy – 新闻 News – 红衣队铁轨上追捕玩命青年 (Chinese news article. Literally means "omy – News – Red Man Team on tracks chasing a teen who played his life." where SMRT staffs has a uniform of Red T-shirt.)