Marsiling MRT station
A train departing Marsiling MRT station.
|Location||71 Woodlands Avenue 3|
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Opened||10 February 1996|
|Previous names||Woodlands West|
Marsiling station serves the residential area in the western part of Woodlands New Town, and is the nearest MRT station to Woodlands Train Checkpoint and the old Woodlands Town Centre located at Woodlands Centre Road.
The government came up with a proposal to build the North South Line Woodlands Extension in 1990 with the aim of extending the existing North-South and East-West lines, thus connecting Choa Chu Kang in the West to Yishun in the North. Marsiling was one of the four stations in the initial proposal which was later expanded to six. Construction commenced in 1991 and the station was opened on 10 February 1996 along with the other five stations on the Woodlands Extension. Formerly named Woodlands West, it was renamed to Marsiling in 1994.
Following numerous incidents of commuters falling on the tracks and unauthorized intrusions, the Land Transport Authority made the decision in 2008 to install half-height platform screen doors (HHPSD) for all above-ground stations in phases. HHPSDs started operation from 22 December 2011 with Admiralty. This station was installed with high-volume low-speed fans, which commenced operations on 21 November 2012.
Due to the station's proximity to neighbouring Housing and Development Board apartment blocks, a privacy screen was built along the tracks at the side of the station (southbound platform) facing these apartment blocks for privacy, similar to those installed at Pioneer MRT station, and extended between Woodlands Centre Road and Woodlands Street 12 from January 2016. Cash top-ups are no longer accepted at passenger service centres from 1 September 2017, at Marsiling MRT station.
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- "Enhancing Connectivity and Comfort for Commuters". Land Transport Authority. 13 October 2011. Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
- 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.
- Min Zhang, Lim (31 August 2017). "11 train stations will no longer accept cash-top ups at counters from Sept 1". The Straits Times.
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