Pasir Ris MRT station

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 EW1 
Pasir Ris
巴西立
பாசிர் ரிஸ்
Pasir Ris
PasirRisMRTStation.JPG
View of the island platform of Pasir Ris MRT station.
Location 10 Pasir Ris Central
Singapore 519634
Coordinates 1°22′20.68″N 103°56′57.73″E / 1.3724111°N 103.9493694°E / 1.3724111; 103.9493694
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Connections Pasir Ris Bus Interchange, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Platform levels 2
Parking Yes (White Sands Shopping Centre)
Bicycle facilities Yes[1][2]
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  EW1 
History
Opened 16 December 1989; 28 years ago (1989-12-16)
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
TerminusEast West line
towards Tuas Link
Location

Pasir Ris MRT station (EW1) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West line in Pasir Ris, Singapore.[3][4]

Situated along Pasir Ris Central adjacent to Pasir Ris Bus Interchange, it is the eastern terminus of the East West line and currently the only MRT station within Pasir Ris.[5][6]

History[edit]

Pasir Ris MRT station was one of the many elevated stations built in the past with no platform screen doors to prevent commuters from falling off the platform and onto the train tracks. Hence, on 13 August 2009, Pasir Ris MRT station became the first elevated MRT station in Singapore to begin installing half height platform screen doors.[7] On 1 November 2009, the platform screen doors were fully completed and began operations.[8]

High-volume low-speed fans were installed above the station's island platform and these began operations on 9 July 2012 together with Simei.[9]

The Land Transport Authority announced on 29 June 2018 that the East West Line overrun viaducts will be extended by 150 metres. A new crossover will allow trains to turnaround quicker. Works will commence in 2019 and complete in 2023. The station's works were unaffected by the works as the enhancement works will be done away from the station itself. [10] Similar works were done along the North East Line at HarbourFront station in 2014.

Incidents[edit]

On 22 March 2016, two SMRT maintenance trainees were killed, being run over by a terminating C151 train reportedly travelling at about 60 km/h at around 11:10 am. They were part of a group of 15 personnel tasked to investigate a possible signalling system fault near the tracks of Pasir Ris station. The incident took place 150m away from the station. This led to a 2.5-hour train service disruption between 11:10 am to 1:56 pm from Pasir Ris and Tanah Merah, and had affected at least 10,000 commuters.[11][12] From 20 November 2017[citation needed], trains will terminate at this station when they arrive from Joo Koon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SMRT > Trains > NetworkMap > PasirRis". smrt.com.sg. SMRT Corporation Ltd. Retrieved 9 September 2017. Pasir Ris – Station Amenities
  2. ^ "SMRT Journeys". journey.smrt.com.sg. SMRT Corporation Ltd. Retrieved 9 September 2017. Amenities
  3. ^ "SMRT > Trains > NetworkMap > PasirRis". smrt.com.sg. SMRT Corporation Ltd. Retrieved 9 September 2017. Pasir Ris
  4. ^ "SMRT Journeys". journey.smrt.com.sg. SMRT Corporation Ltd. Retrieved 9 September 2017. Pasir Ris
  5. ^ "SMRT > Trains > NetworkMap > PasirRis". smrt.com.sg. SMRT Corporation Ltd. Retrieved 9 September 2017. Pasir Ris – Location Map
  6. ^ "SMRT Journeys". journey.smrt.com.sg. SMRT Corporation Ltd. Retrieved 9 September 2017. Map
  7. ^ "Platform doors at stations". The Straits Times. 13 August 2009.
  8. ^ "Half-height screen doors enhance commuter safety at Pasir Ris MRT station". Channel NewsAsia. 1 November 2009.
  9. ^ "Enhancing Connectivity and Comfort for Commuters". Land Transport Authority. 13 October 2011. Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  10. ^ "MRT tracks near Pasir Ris station to be extended for quicker turnaround of trains". Channel News Asia. 29 June 2018.
  11. ^ "2 SMRT staff dead in accident near Pasir Ris station". Channel NewsAsia. 22 March 2016. Retrieved 22 March 2016.
  12. ^ "Transcript of SMRT's address to media on 22 March's fatal accident – The Online Citizen". The Online Citizen. 30 March 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2016.

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