Kallang MRT station
The island platform of Kallang MRT station.
|Location||5 Sims Avenue|
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Connections||Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal, Taxi|
|Opened||4 November 1989|
Kallang MRT station (EW10) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West Line in Kallang, Singapore. Located next to the Kallang River, this used to be the nearest MRT station to the National Stadium until Stadium MRT station opened. Today, a sheltered walkway links Kallang station with the new Singapore Sports Hub.
Kallang station is the last above-ground station on the eastern section of the East West Line for trains travelling westwards. It is within close proximity to Geylang Bahru MRT Station on the Downtown Line.
On 8 November 1985, Lee Kim Tah was awarded the MRT civil contract for Kallang, Aljunied and Paya Lebar stations under Contract 302 and 303, including the viaducts from Kallang portal to Paya Lebar MRT station.
On 28 December 2005, a 32-year-old Indian man died within minutes after he fell onto the tracks and was subsequently hit by an oncoming west-bound train. The incident occurred at about 3 pm and disrupted train services heading towards Boon Lay for 50 minutes. 4000 passengers had their trips disrupted. The man is believed to have jumped to his death.
On 14 October 2011, some 6,500 commuters were affected by a train delay along the East West Line on Friday evening. An SMRT spokesperson said a westbound train at Kallang encountered a train fault and had to be taken out of service at 5.50 pm. Westbound train service between Kallang and Bugis were disrupted for 20 minutes. Trains were turned around at Bugis and Eunos.
As with most of the above-ground stations along the East West Line, it was built without platform screen doors. Installation of half-height platform screen doors, to prevent commuters from falling onto the train tracks, was started on 19 December 2010 and started operation on 25 February 2011 with Kembangan. This station is fitted with high-volume low-speed fans, which have been operating since 28 July 2012.
- Lee Kim Tah awarded the MRT contract
- "Train services hit after man's death". TODAY Newspaper. 29 December 2005.
- "MRT Breakdown Affects 6500 Commuters". Channel NewsAsia. 2011-10-14.
- 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.
- "Enhancing Connectivity and Comfort for Commuters". Land Transport Authority. 13 October 2011. Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
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