Gul Circle MRT Station

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 EW30 
Gul Circle
卡尔圈
கல் சர்க்கிள்
Gul Circle
Rapid transit
Gul Circle STN UC.jpg
Gul Circle MRT Station nearing completion
Location 7A Tuas Road
Singapore 637288
Coordinates 1°19′16.32″N 103°39′56.52″E / 1.3212000°N 103.6657000°E / 1.3212000; 103.6657000
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms Stacked Island
Tracks 4
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Platform levels 4
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  EW30 
History
Opening 18 June 2017[1][2]
Previous names Tuas
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West Line
towards Tuas Link (under construction)
Location

Gul Circle MRT Station (EW30) is a future above-ground Mass Rapid Transit station on the East West Line located at the boundary of the planning areas of Tuas and Pioneer, part of the Tuas West Extension (TWE) in Singapore.

This station is to serve people in the subzones of Gul Circle, Pioneer, Tuas West and Pioneer Sector. It is located at Tuas Road.

History[edit]

It was first announced on 11 January 2011 by Transport Minister Mr Raymond Lim in a speech while visiting Bedok when new platform screen doors opened there.

The station is expected to benefit an estimated 100,000 commuters daily. It will be the first elevated stacked island platform, as there will be an extension leading out from this station to Tuas South which is still under planning. The $190-million contract was awarded to Shanghai Tunnel Engineering, a major civil engineering company from China for this station.

This station ceiling will be 33 metres above ground - about the height of a 10-storey HDB (Housing Development Board) block, the highest elevated station along the MRT network. There are two reasons for the height. First, the 7.5 km, $3.5 billion extension goes over the Ayer Rajah Expressway viaduct at the Pan-Island Expressway interchange. Second, a 4.8 km portion of the line is being integrated with a road viaduct, which runs below the rail line.[3]

It was later announced on 26 October 2016, that the station will be opened in the second quarter of 2017 instead of 2016, so that the station can take advantage of the new signalling system, which was being implemented in all of the NSEWL stations.

Announced on 27 April 2017, the station will open on 18 June 2017.[1][2]

Exits[edit]

  • A: Tuas Road, Tuas Fire Station, Gul Circle, Gul Cres, Gul Lane, Gul Link, Gul Street 4 & 5
  • B: Tuas Road, Tuas Avenue 1, 3 & 5, Tuas Drive 1 & 2, JTC Space @ Tuas, Tuas Village Eating House

Station layout[edit]

L4 Platform C East West Line MRT Singapore Destination 2.png (Under testing) towards  EW33  Tuas Link via  EW31  Tuas Crescent
Island platform
Platform D Possible future shuttle to Tuas South
L3 Platform A East West Line MRT Singapore Destination 1.png (Under testing) towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW29  Joo Koon
East West Line MRT Singapore Destination 3.png (Under testing) towards  CG2  Changi Airport via  EW29  Joo Koon(transfer at tanah merah)
Island platform
Platform B Possible future shuttle to Tuas South
L2 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
L1 Street Level Exit/Entrance

Transport connections[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
East West Line
to EW1 Pasir Ris
to EW33 Tuas Link

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tuas West Extension Opens on 18 June 2017". Land Transport Authority. 27 April 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Tuas West Extension MRT stations to open Jun 18". Channel NewsAsia. 27 April 2017. 
  3. ^ Tan, Christopher (3 February 2015). "MRT Tuas West Extension to soar above the ground". The Straits Times. 

Coordinates: 1°19′16″N 103°39′57″E / 1.3212°N 103.6657°E / 1.3212; 103.6657