Kallang MRT Station

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 EW10 
Kallang
加冷
காலாங்
Kallang
Rapid transit
KAL PLAT.JPG
Platform of Kallang MRT station.
Location 5 Sims Avenue
Singapore 387405
Coordinates 1°18′41.29″N 103°52′17.04″E / 1.3114694°N 103.8714000°E / 1.3114694; 103.8714000
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Connections Bus, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Platform levels 2
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  EW10 
Fare zone 2
History
Opened 4 November 1989
Previous names Geylang
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 station on the East West Line in Kallang, Singapore. It is painted in yellow livery and located next to the Kallang River, which is famous for its water sports. This is the last above-ground station until Redhill. Westward of the station towards Lavender, the tracks lose elevation until they level out when sufficiently underground. This is because of the space limitations in the Central Business District.

The station is within the vicinity of Boon Keng, Stadium and the planned Geylang Bahru MRT stations. Kallang station is located next to the Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal and within walking distance to the Kallang Riverside Park located at Kampong Bugis.

When Stadium MRT Station was under construction, Kallang station would be crowded when either the Singapore Indoor Stadium or the National Stadium hosted an event. After the opening of the Singapore Sports Hub, a sheltered walkway was built to connect Kallang station to the Singapore Sports Hub to ease the commuter load on Stadium station.

Platform screen doors[edit]

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.[1]

High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans[edit]

This station is fitted with Rite Hite Revolution High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans and these fans have been operating since 28 July 2012.

Station layout[edit]

L2 Platform A East West Line MRT Singapore Destination 1.png towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW9  Aljunied
East West Line MRT Singapore Destination 3.png towards  CG2  Changi Airport via  EW9  Aljunied
(Transfer at  EW4  CG  Tanah Merah)
Island platform, Doors open on the right
Platform B East West Line MRT Singapore Destination 2.png towards  EW33  Tuas Link via  EW11  Lavender
L1 EWL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
Street Level Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal

Exits[edit]

  • A: Sims Avenue, Geylang Lorong 1 Bus Terminal
  • B: Lorong 1 Geylang, Boon Keng Road, Geylang West CC, Kallang River, Kallang Park Connector, Sims Avenue Industrial Estate, Kallang Heights, Kallang Trivista

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
East West Line
to EW1 Pasir Ris 6.07am 6.35am 12.18am
to EW33 Tuas Link 5.50am 6.16am 11.45pm

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 

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