Lakeside MRT Station

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 EW26 
Lakeside
湖畔
ஏரிக்கரை
Lakeside
Rapid transit
Lakeside MRT Station with HHPSD.jpg
Platform of Lakeside MRT station.
Location 201 Boon Lay Way
Singapore 649845
Coordinates 1°20′40.52″N 103°43′16.10″E / 1.3445889°N 103.7211389°E / 1.3445889; 103.7211389
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Connections Bus, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  EW26 
History
Opened 5 November 1988
Previous names Corporation
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West Line
towards Joo Koon
Location

Lakeside MRT Station (EW26) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit station on the East West Line in Jurong West, Singapore. Its station colour is red and green.

The station derives its name from the most prominent geographical feature in the area, the Jurong Lake. The station serves residents living in Hong Kah, Taman Jurong and Boon Lay, as well as people working in Jurong Port and Pioneer Sector.

History[edit]

Lakeside MRT Station was originally named Corporation, it was renamed in 1986. The station was opened on 5 November 1988, it was a western terminal station for the East West Line, when westbound train terminates at Platform B before it turnaround utilised nearby crossover to Platform A headed back to the East, before Boon Lay was fully opened on 6 July 1990 and the MRT system that time was declared opened by the late President Wee Kim Wee.

As with most of the above-ground stations built in the past along the East West Line, it was built without platform screen doors to prevent commuters from falling onto the train tracks. After several successful tests at Jurong East, Yishun and Pasir Ris and eventually, installation of the half-height screen doors started on 9 June 2010 and operations commenced on 31 August 2010 along with Bukit Batok.[1]

The station was installed with Rite Hite Revolution High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans and commenced operations on 30 November 2012 with Bukit Batok.

Temporary interchange due to JEMP[edit]

The services along the East West Line from Clementi to Jurong East was unavailable from September 4 to 5, 2010, to facilitate the construction of the connector track as part of the Jurong East Modification Project, Joo Koon bound trains terminated at platform A and utilised the nearby crossover to continue to Joo Koon. Two slow shuttle trains also deployed between this station to Jurong East on both platform A and B, as this stretch have no crossover, as the train running towards Jurong East on Westbound track and train running towards Lakeside on the Eastbound track, these two trains ran slowly as it passed a wrong signal, reverse mode were used to run on a wrong direction on the wrong track.

Exits[edit]

  • A: Boon Lay Way, Jurong Spring
  • B: Yuan Ching Secondary School
  • C: Boon Lay Way, Taman Jurong, Jurong Lake

Station layout[edit]

L2 Platform A East West Line MRT Singapore Destination 1.png towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW25  Chinese Garden
East West Line MRT Singapore Destination 3.png towards  CG2  Changi Airport via  EW25  Chinese Garden(transfer at tanah merah)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B East West Line MRT Singapore Destination 2.png towards  EW29  Joo Koon via  EW27  Boon Lay
L1 EWL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
Street Level, Shops

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
East West Line
to EW1 Pasir Ris 5.38am 6.08am 11.40pm
to EW29 Joo Koon 5.19am 5.49am 12.29am

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 

External links[edit]