Kallang MRT station

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 EW10 
Kallang
加冷
காலாங்
Kallang
Rapid transit
KAL PLAT.JPG
The island platform of Kallang MRT station.
Location5 Sims Avenue
Singapore 387405
Coordinates1°18′41.29″N 103°52′17.04″E / 1.3114694°N 103.8714000°E / 1.3114694; 103.8714000
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
PlatformsIsland
Tracks2
ConnectionsLorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels1
ParkingYes (external)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code EW10 
History
Opened4 November 1989; 29 years ago (1989-11-04)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesGeylang
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West line
towards Tuas Link
Location

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.

History[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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.[4] This station is fitted with high-volume low-speed fans, which have been operating since 28 July 2012.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lee Kim Tah awarded the MRT contract
  2. ^ "Train services hit after man's death". TODAY Newspaper. 29 December 2005.
  3. ^ "MRT Breakdown Affects 6500 Commuters". Channel NewsAsia. 2011-10-14.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "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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