Great World MRT station
|Location||351 River Valley Road |
|Owned by||Land Transport Authority|
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Parking||Yes (Great World City)|
This station was first announced on 29 August 2012.
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.
Fibre Broadband Disruption
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.
- "TSL System Map & Station Footprints".
- "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.
- "Worker dies after excavator bucket falls on himn". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2015-12-22.
- "500 broadband subscribers hit by cable damage".
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