Eunos MRT station

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 EW7 
Eunos
友诺士
யூனுஸ்
Eunos
Rapid transit
EW7 Eunos Platform.jpg
View of the island platform of Eunos MRT station.
Location30 Eunos Crescent
Singapore 409423
Coordinates1°19′11.01″N 103°54′11.19″E / 1.3197250°N 103.9031083°E / 1.3197250; 103.9031083
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
PlatformsIsland
Tracks2
ConnectionsEunos Bus Interchange, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels1
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code EW7 
History
Opened4 November 1989; 29 years ago (1989-11-04)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesEunos
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West line
towards Tuas Link
Location
A C751B train at Eunos station

Eunos MRT station (EW7) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West MRT Line in Geylang, Singapore. It is located next to the Eunos Bus Interchange.

The station was named in honour of an early Malay pioneer, Muhammad Eunos bin Abdullah, who secured 700-hectares of land for Malay settlements in the area called Jalan Eunos Malay Settlement (Kampung Melayu).

Design[edit]

The station has a different style of architecture from other stations on the eastern part of the East West Line, having been designed with a traditional Malay roof structure (Atap Minangkabau)[1][2] and with a shape similar to the stations in the western part of the East-West Line (Chinese Garden to Boon Lay stations), and the northern part of the North South Line (Bukit Batok to Khatib stations) except for Woodlands, using modern materials such as steel beams, similar to that of the Eunos Bus Interchange. This is to provide a sense of identity to the area, as Eunos Bus Interchange lies close to Geylang Serai and the Malay Village.

History[edit]

The Contract 303 was awarded to Okumura/Oh Teck Thye for the construction of a viaduct from Paya Lebar station to Kembangan station, including Eunos station and Kembangan station on 17 December 1985. Construction began on January 1986 and was completed on 4 November 1989[citation needed].

As with most of the above-ground stations along the East West Line, it was built without platform screen doors. The installation of half-height platform screen doors started on 5 October 2010 and operations started on 16 December 2010.[3] This station is installed with high-volume low-speed fans, which started operations on 11 September 2012 together with Queenstown MRT station.[4]

Installation of a privacy screen from Eunos Road 5 to Eunos Road 2 began in January 2017 and was completed in July 2017.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ethnic touch for Eunos MRT station". The Straits Times. 20 June 1986. Retrieved 23 June 2017 – via NewspaperSG.
  2. ^ "MRT station roofs to show Singapore's cultural mix". The Straits Times. 13 April 1987. p. 13.
  3. ^ 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 1, 2012.
  4. ^ "Enhancing Connectivity and Comfort for Commuters". Land Transport Authority. 13 October 2011. Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  5. ^ Railway Noise Barriers on Track

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