Joo Koon MRT Station
Platform of Joo Koon MRT station.
|Location||91 Joo Koon Circle
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Opened||28 February 2009|
Joo Koon is an elevated Mass Rapid Transit station along the East West Line in Jurong and also the western terminus for the line. It is named after Joo Koon Village, a rural Chinese settlement that stood in the area before the area became an industrial estate in the 1960s. This station serves people in Joo Koon, Gul Circle, Benoi, Kian Teck and Safti.
This station serves high loading in random timing - in the morning (7:00am - 7:50am), afternoon (1pm - 1:30pm), supplementary (4pm - 4:30pm) and evening peak (6pm - 7pm), other than the timing it remains quiet with a distribution centre called FairPrice Hub and have a new bus interchange, Joo Koon Bus Interchange.
The roof of the station resembles those of stations along the eastern section of the East West Line and is curved with glass openings to allow the utilization of natural lighting, similar to that of Pioneer.
Built alongside with Pioneer, it was part of the Boon Lay MRT Extension (BLE) project announced by the Land Transport Authority in December 2004 to help people working in the Jurong Industrial Area travel faster.
The station opened on 28 February 2009 along with Pioneer and replaced Boon Lay as the western terminus of the East West Line. However, this will not last long as Tuas Link will open in 2016 as the next terminus.
Platform screen doors
As with most of the above-ground stations built in the past along the East West Line, it was built without platform screen doors that prevent commuters from falling onto the train tracks. Installations of the half-height platform screen doors was eventually started on 16 May 2011. On 26 July 2011, all of the platform screen doors at the station have been installed and began operating.
High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans
Station installed with Rite Hite Revolution High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans and in operation since 19 August 2012.
- A: Joo Koon Circle, Joo Koon Bus Interchange, Joo Koon Mall
- B: Singapore Discovery Centre, SAFTI Military Institute, Pasir Laba
|L3||Platform A||East West Line towards via Pasir Ris Pioneer (→)|
|Platform B||East West Line towards via Tuas Link Gul Circle (←)|
|L2||EWL Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Footbridge to cross Joo Koon Circle|
|L1||Street Level||Joo Koon Circle/Joo Koon Bus Interchange|
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon – Sat||Sunday &
|East West Line|
|to EW1 Pasir Ris||5.31am||6.01am||11.32pm|
- "Expanding The Rail Network: LTA To Build Boon Lay MRT Extension". Land Transport Authority. 29 December 2004.
- Cheryl Lim (27 February 2009). "Boon Lay MRT extension to open on Saturday". Channel NewsAsia.
- Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved February 1, 2012.[dead link]