Khatib MRT station
Exterior view of Khatib MRT station.
|Location||201 Yishun Avenue 2
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Opened||20 December 1988|
|Previous names||Nee Soon South|
The station is located at the junction of Yishun Ring Road and Yishun Avenue 2, and is one of the two stations that currently serve Yishun New Town. The section of tracks between this station and Yio Chu Kang MRT station is the longest between any two stations on the North South Line.
Formerly named Nee Soon South, it was renamed to Khatib on January 1987 after Sungei Khatib, a river nearby, and a military base nearby, along with Yishun MRT station which was initially named Nee Soon. In 1990, there was a power failure which occurred at Yishun station, affecting services at this station.
In 2002, lift upgrading commenced at this station and was completed on 10 January 2003.
After several successful tests at Jurong East, Yishun and Pasir Ris, installation of the half-height screen doors started and operations commenced on 30 September 2011. The station was installed with high-volume low-speed fans, which began operations since 28 August 2012. In 29 October 2013, TITAN faregates were installed at this station.
- A: Yishun Avenue 2, Naval Base Pri Sch, Nee Soon South CC, Orchid Park Sec Sch, Yishun South NPC, Yishun Stadium, Bus stop to Mandai Wildlife Parks
- B: ORTO, AVA Sembawang, Naval Base Sec, Peiying Pri Sch
- C: Mariamman Temple
- D: Yishun Ring Road, Chung Cheng High Sch, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Nee Soon South NPP, Rainbow Yishun, Sikh temple, Yishun Swimming Complex
- "MRT stations getting local touch". NewspaperSG: The Business Times. 28 November 1986. p. 2.
- "Three MRT stations to be renamed". The Straits Times. 28 November 1986. p. 15.
- "Power failure at MRT Station". NespaperSG: The Straits Times. 29 May 1990. p. 23.
- 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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