Great World MRT station

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 TE15 
Great World
大世界
கிரேட் வோர்ல்ட்
Great World
Rapid transit
Location351 River Valley Road
Singapore 238384
Owned byLand Transport Authority
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
PlatformsIsland
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
ParkingYes (Great World City)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code TE15 
History
Opening2021; 2 years' time (2021)
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
Thomson–East Coast line
Future service
Location

Great World MRT station (TE15) is an upcoming underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the Thomson-East Coast Line at the boundary of River Valley and Singapore River planning areas, Singapore.

The station is named after the Great World City shopping mall, which is located near this station. Prior to that, three names were shortlisted - 'Great World', 'Kim Seng' and 'River Valley.[1]

History[edit]

This station was first announced on 29 August 2012.[2]

Construction Accident[edit]

A Bangladeshi construction worker was killed when the excavator's bucket was dislodged and fell on him on Dec 19 2015 at about 5.30 pm while the station is being constructed. The victim was guiding an excavator within the worksite when the bucket dislodged. He was taken to Singapore General Hospital and was pronounced dead on arrival. The reason is currently under investigation. No stop work order was given on the worksite.[3]

Fibre Broadband Disruption[edit]

More than 500 fibre-broadband subscribers were cut off from the Internet on 12 Jun 2015 because of MRT construction work in Kim Seng Road. The disruption lasted more than eight hours for some and affected customers of all the major Internet service providers (ISPs) here - Singtel, StarHub, M1, MyRepublic and ViewQwest. In a statement, national fibre-broadband network builder NetLink Trust, formerly OpenNet, said it had detected a network disruption at 10.40am. The Land Transport Authority, in a separate statement, apologised for the disruption. It said its Thomson-East Coast Line contractor had damaged a section of NetLink Trust's fibre optic cables while carrying out piling works at the upcoming Great World station site. The disruption affected pockets of fibre broadband users in Bukit Merah, Outram, Tanjong Pagar and Tiong Bahru.[4]

Coordinates: 1°17′38″N 103°49′57″E / 1.2940°N 103.8324°E / 1.2940; 103.8324

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TSL System Map & Station Footprints".
  2. ^ "Speech by Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Transport, at the Inspection of Downtown Line 1 Station and Announcement of Thomson Line alignment, 29 August 2012, 10.00am at Telok Ayer Station". Ministry of Transport. 29 August 2012. Archived from the original on 8 September 2012. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  3. ^ "Worker dies after excavator bucket falls on himn". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2015-12-22.
  4. ^ "500 broadband subscribers hit by cable damage".

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