Commonwealth MRT station
Platform of Commonwealth MRT station before the installation of PSD (Platform Screen Doors)
|Location||375 Commonwealth Avenue|
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Opened||12 March 1988|
Commonwealth MRT station (EW20) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West Line in Queenstown, Singapore. The station serves the residential neighbourhoods of Commonwealth and Tanglin Halt. The station is in the vicinity of schools such as New Town Primary School, CHIJ Kellock and Queensway Secondary School.
On 5 January 1985, Lim Kah Ngam and Aoki had won the MRT contract for the construction of Commonwealth and Buona Vista stations together with the viaduct from Queensway to Clementi Road. This is under Contract 203. The work stops on 25 September 1985 after their dispute.
Commonwealth had however retrofitted with platform screen doors from January 2011 and started operations on 28 April 2011 together with Queenstown, and the fans began operating on 25 June 2012 together with Buona Vista.
A new overhead bridge and two new exits were constructed between 2012 and 2015.
- Lim Kah Ngam and Aoki win MRT contract
- "Riding the MRT train to Clementi". The Business Times. 12 April 1988. Retrieved 22 October 2017 – via NewspaperSG.
- Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
- "Enhancing Connectivity and Comfort for Commuters". LTA. 2011-10-13.
|This Singapore MRT-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|