Buona Vista MRT Station

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Coordinates: 01°18′26.4″N 103°47′24.1″E / 1.307333°N 103.790028°E / 1.307333; 103.790028

 EW21  CC22 
Buona Vista
波那维斯达
புவன விஸ்தா
Buona Vista
Rapid transit
Interior of the Circle Line section of Buona Vista MRT Station, Singapore - 20110820.jpg
Interior of the Circle Line Buona Vista MRT station.
Location 100 North Buona Vista Road
150 North Buona Vista Road
Singapore 139345/ 139350
Coordinates 1°18′25″N 103°47′26″E / 1.306817°N 103.790428°E / 1.306817; 103.790428
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms Island
Tracks 4
Connections Bus, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Elevated (East West Line)
Underground (Circle Line)
Platform levels 6
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  EW21  CC22 
History
Opened 12 March 1988 (East West Line)
8 October 2011 (Circle Line)
Electrified Yes
Previous names North Buona Vista
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West Line
towards Joo Koon
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle Line
towards HarbourFront
Location
Platform of the East West Line station.

Buona Vista MRT Station (EW21/CC22) is a Mass Rapid Transit station located in Queenstown, Singapore, that is part of the East West Line and the Circle Line, and served as an interchange station between the two lines. It is the second station in Singapore (after Paya Lebar) that serves both an above-ground line (East West Line) and an underground line (Circle Line). Its station colour is lime for EWL.

History[edit]

Following the 25 March 2006 accident, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) made the decision in 2008 to install platform screen doors in this station, whereby operations commenced on 10 June 2011.[1]

The lifts were upgraded in August 2009 and had been the last station to be barrier-free, due to complexities within the station. Buona Vista MRT station is the first elevated station to serve as an interchange between MRT lines. The station is fitted with MJ Air Tech High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) Pro-Jet fans, which commenced operations on 25 June 2012, the same day as the fans at Commonwealth.

Art in Transit[edit]

The artwork featured under the Art in Transit programme is The Tree of Life by Gilles Massot. Located on the lift shaft in the underground station, the artwork depicts a eucalyptus tree located at the nearby Kent Ridge Park that has been digitally edited to create an effect similar to David Hockney's photo montages.[2] The tree also represents the jungle greenery which used to exist next to the above-ground station and is a result of the deep impression left on the artist of the landscape and view of the area.

Station layout[edit]

L4 Platform A East West Line MRT Singapore Destination 1.png towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW20  Commonwealth
East West Line MRT Singapore Destination 3.png towards  CG2  Changi Airport via  EW20  Commonwealth(transfer at tanah merah)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B East West Line MRT Singapore Destination 2.png towards  EW29  Joo Koon via  EW22  Dover
Transfer Area Escalators and stairway to Circle Line Concourse
L3 EWL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
L2 Transfer Linkway Escalators and stairway to East West Line Platforms and Circle Line Concourse
L1 Street Level Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
B1 CCL Concourse Escalators and stairway to East West Line Concourse
B2 Platform A Circle Line MRT Singapore Destination 9.png towards  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront via  CC23  one-north
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B Circle Line MRT Singapore Destination 8 (1).png towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut via  CC21  Holland Village
Circle Line MRT Singapore Destination 10.png towards  CE2  NS27  Marina Bay via  CC21  Holland Village (peak hour only)

Exits[edit]

EWL CCL Exit
A C Star Vista, Rochester Mall, Ghim Moh, North Buona Vista Road, MOE Language Centre (Ghim Moh)
B D Biopolis

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
East West Line
to EW1 Pasir Ris 5.43am 6.11am 11.53pm
to EW29 Joo Koon 6.16am 6.42am 12.15am
Circle Line
to CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5.39am 6.00am 11.19pm
to CC29 HarbourFront 5.39am 6.03am 11.34pm
to CC7 Mountbatten 11.56pm
to CC26 Pasir Panjang - 12.04am
to CC23 one-north 12.20am
to CC12 Bartley 12.19am
East West Line platform.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wong, Siew Ying (26 January 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 7 February 2012. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Martin, Mayo. "Circle Line Art! The final destination(s)! A sneak peek!". For Art's Sake!. TODAYonline Blogs. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 

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