Braddell MRT Station

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 NS18 
Braddell
布莱德
பிரேடல்
Braddell
Rapid transit
Ns18braddell.jpg
Southbound platform of Braddell MRT station.
Location 381 Toa Payoh Lorong 1
Singapore 319758
Coordinates 1°20′25.22″N 103°50′48.21″E / 1.3403389°N 103.8467250°E / 1.3403389; 103.8467250
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms Side
Tracks 2
Connections Bus, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  NS18 
History
Opened 7 November 1987
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South Line
Location

Braddell MRT Station (NS18) is a Mass Rapid Transit station located on the North South Line in Toa Payoh, Singapore. At the completion of the initial MRT network, it was the first underground station with side platforms due to space constraints.

History[edit]

When the MRT system was built in the 1987, SMRT tried to design the track system and position in order to enable the station to have a common platform, like in the mainstream MRT stations. However, the closely built HDB Blocks in Toa Payoh estate meant that the MRT system tunnels had to be constructed directly under Lorong 2 Toa Payoh, following the bend of the road, in the area between Lorong 1 Toa Payoh and Toa Payoh MRT Station. The result made it impossible for tracks to diverge at a common platform station, as the angle Southbound trains would turn when approaching and leaving the station would be too great.

It would be unfeasible to change the position of the station, because moving it south would render it too close to Toa Payoh MRT station, while moving it north would be impossible because of surrounding HDB blocks and JTC Flatted factories. This position would be the best for the station, it was thus built with side platforms.

Braddell was among the first of five stations opened for operation on November 7, 1987.

Robbery[edit]

There was a robbery in the station on 7 May 2008. A robber tried to rob from the 7-Eleven convenience store within the station at 3.10 pm, but was instead locked in the shop by the cashier who dashed out of the shop. The robber could not escape and the Police arrived shortly but the robber threatened to commit suicide. The robber was finally apprehended by the police's taser gun and arrested.[1]

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level Toa Payoh Lorong 2
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Shops
B2 Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform A North South Line MRT Singapore Destination 4.png towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS17  CC15  Bishan
Platform B North South Line MRT Singapore Destination 5.png towards  NS28  Marina South Pier via  NS19  Toa Payoh
Side platform, doors will open on the left

Exits[edit]

  • A : Blk 207 (Boon Teck NPP)
  • B : OnePeople.Sg, Blk 125A (Bishan–Toa Payoh Town Council's Toa Payoh Main Office)
  • C : Police Security Command, Yellow Pages Building, Jackson Square and News Centre (SPH, 1000 Toa Payoh North)

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Fri Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
North South Line
to NS1 Jurong East 6.06am 6.20am 6.45am 12.09am
to NS28 Marina South Pier 5.39am 5.39am 6.12am 11.39pm
to NS27 Marina Bay 11.41pm
to NS19 Toa Payoh 12.17am
to NS7 Kranji 12.26am

References[edit]

  1. ^ "打抢便利店 歹徒被反锁束手就擒". Channel News Asia Chinese. 7 May 2008. 

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