Bukit Batok MRT station

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 NS2 
Bukit Batok
武吉巴督
புக்கிட் பாத்தோக்
Bukit Batok
Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station
NS2 Bukit Batok Escalator.jpg
Platform level of the Bukit Batok MRT station.
Location10 Bukit Batok Central
Singapore 659958
Coordinates1°20′57″N 103°44′59″E / 1.349073°N 103.749664°E / 1.349073; 103.749664Coordinates: 1°20′57″N 103°44′59″E / 1.349073°N 103.749664°E / 1.349073; 103.749664
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
Tracks2
ConnectionsBukit Batok Bus Interchange, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels1
ParkingYes (West Mall)
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened10 March 1990; 31 years ago (1990-03-10)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesBukit Batok South
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
Terminus
North South Line
Location
Singapore MRT/LRT system map
Singapore MRT/LRT system map
Bukit Batok
Bukit Batok station in Singapore

Bukit Batok MRT station is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North South Line in Bukit Batok, Singapore. Until the opening of the Woodlands Extension, the station was part of the Branch Line.

Bukit Batok station is situated within the town centre of Bukit Batok New Town, next to Bukit Batok Bus Interchange.

Etymology[edit]

Bukit Batok MRT station is located within the planning area of Bukit Batok, hence its name. The word "bukit" means "hill" in Malay; "batok" could be the Javanese term for coconut, or a corruption of "batu" which means "granite" in Malay, or it could be derived from the Malay word for cough "batok".

During planning stages, the station was called "Bukit Batok South".

History[edit]

Concourse of Bukit Batok Station.

The station was opened on 10 March 1990 as part of the Branch Line,[1] and was given the station number B1. When the Woodlands Extension opened in 1996, the station number was changed to N23, and continued to use it until it adopted its current station number NS2 in 2001.

Installation of half-height screen doors at the station started on 29 June 2010 and operations commenced on 31 August 2010 with Lakeside.

The last North South Line station installed with high-volume low-speed fans. With the beginning of operations on 30 November 2012 with Lakeside MRT, this marked the completion of all high-volume low-speed fan installations along the North South Line. This MRT station was nearest within Bukit Timah Area before Downtown Line opened.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MRT to Bt Batok, Bt Gombak and Choa Chu Kang on Mar 10". The Straits Times. 14 February 1990. p. 3.

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