Katong Park MRT station

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 TE24 
Katong Park
加东公园
காத்தோங் பார்க்
Katong Park
Rapid transit
Katong park station underconstruction.jpg
Katong Park station under construction at Fort Road.
Coordinates1°17′52″N 103°53′07″E / 1.297825°N 103.885331°E / 1.297825; 103.885331Coordinates: 1°17′52″N 103°53′07″E / 1.297825°N 103.885331°E / 1.297825; 103.885331
Owned byLand Transport Authority
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
PlatformsStacked side
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Depth29m
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code TE24 
History
Opening2023; 4 years' time (2023)
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
Thomson–East Coast line
Future service
towards Bayshore
Location

Katong Park MRT station (TE24) is a future underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the Thomson-East Coast Line situated at the boundary of the planning areas of Kallang and Marine Parade, Singapore.[1]

The station is located underneath the junction of Fort Road, Tanjong Rhu Road and Meyer Road. This station is next to the Katong Park, hence the station's name. It will serve residents of nearby condominiums, as well as students of Dunman High School, when it is opened.

Like Stevens MRT station and Promenade MRT station, the platforms serving the different directions will be on different levels.

History[edit]

This station was first announced on 15 August 2014.[2]

Construction[edit]

The station has faced several challenges, notably space constraints, due to a narrow construction corridor along Meyer Road, and the ground at the station is primarily soft clay since it is built on reclaimed land. Due to the space constrains, the station platforms will be on different levels, similarly to Promenade MRT station and Stevens MRT station. To minimise construction risks due to the soft ground, selected stretches of the ground were strengthened to facilitate tunnelling works and the diaphragm walls have a depth of 65m, beyond the height of the station box which is only 28m. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stages of Thomson-East Coast Line". Land Transport Authority. 15 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Joint News Release by the Land Transport Authority & Singapore Land Authority - Thomson-East Coast Line: New MRT Links In The East". Land Transport Authority. 15 August 2014. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014.
  3. ^ Yusof, Amir (7 January 2019). "Construction of Katong Park MRT station: Engineers face space constraints, soft ground construction-11093900". Channel NewsAsia.

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