Pasir Ris MRT station

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 EW1  CR5   CP1 
Pasir Ris
巴西立
பாசிர் ரிஸ்
Pasir Ris
Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station
PasirRisMRTStation.JPG
Platform level of Pasir Ris station
Location10 Pasir Ris Central
Singapore 519634 (EWL)
Coordinates1°22′20.68″N 103°56′57.73″E / 1.3724111°N 103.9493694°E / 1.3724111; 103.9493694Coordinates: 1°22′20.68″N 103°56′57.73″E / 1.3724111°N 103.9493694°E / 1.3724111; 103.9493694
Operated bySMRT Trains Ltd (SMRT Corporation) (East West line)
Line(s)
PlatformsIsland (EWL)
Stacked island (CRL)
Tracks2
ConnectionsPasir Ris Bus Interchange, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeElevated (EWL)
Underground (CRL)
Platform levels3 (2 U/C)
ParkingYes (White Sands Shopping Mall)
Bicycle facilitiesYes[1][2]
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened16 December 1989; 30 years ago (1989-12-16) (East West line)
2029; 9 years' time (2029) (Cross Island line)
2031; 11 years' time (2031) (Punggol extension)
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
TerminusEast West line
towards Joo Koon or Tuas Link
towards Aviation Park
Cross Island line
Future service
towards Bright Hill
TerminusCross Island line
Punggol extension
Future service
towards Punggol
Location
Singapore MRT/LRT system map
Singapore MRT/LRT system map
Pasir Ris
Pasir Ris station


Pasir Ris MRT station (EW1/CR5/CP1) 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]

By 2029, this station will be an interchange with the Cross Island line[7]. By 2031, this station will be also be the terminus for the future extension to Punggol MRT station on the Cross Island line.[8]

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.[9] On 1 November that year, the platform screen doors were fully completed and began operations.[10]

High-volume low-speed fans were installed above the station's island platform and these began operations on 9 July 2012 together with Simei.[11]

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, in conjunction with the implementation of CBTC will allow trains to turnaround quicker.[12] The station's operations will be unaffected by the works as the enhancement works will be done away from the station itself.[13]

The contract 1503 for the partial removal of existing overrun tracks, and construction of new overrun and crossover tracks was awarded to China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation Branch Office Singapore / Gates PCM Construction Ltd (JV) at a sum of S$56.7 million on March 2019.[14] Construction to commence in 2019, with completion in 2023. [15]

Cross Island Line Interchange[edit]

On 25 January 2019, LTA announced that Pasir Ris station would be part of the proposed Cross Island line (CRL). The station will be constructed as part of Phase 1, consisting of 12 stations between Aviation Park and Bright Hill, and is expected to be completed in 2029.[16][17][18]


Cross Island line (Punggol extension)[edit]

On 10 March 2020, LTA announced that Pasir Ris station serve as the eastern terminus for the proposed Cross Island line (CRL) Punggol extension. The station will be constructed as part of the 7.3km, Punggol extension, consisting of four stations between Pasir Ris and Punggol, and is expected to be completed in 2031.[19][20] Construction is expected to start in 2022.

Incidents[edit]

On 22 March 2016, two SMRT maintenance trainees were killed, having been 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.[21][22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SMRT > Trains > NetworkMap > PasirRis". smrt.com.sg. SMRT Corporation Ltd. Archived from the original on 10 March 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2017. Pasir Ris – Station Amenities
  2. ^ "SMRT Journeys". journey.smrt.com.sg. SMRT Corporation Ltd. Archived from the original on 10 March 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2017. Amenities
  3. ^ "SMRT > Trains > NetworkMap > PasirRis". smrt.com.sg. SMRT Corporation Ltd. Archived from the original on 10 March 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2017. Pasir Ris
  4. ^ "SMRT Journeys". journey.smrt.com.sg. SMRT Corporation Ltd. Archived from the original on 10 March 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2017. Pasir Ris
  5. ^ "SMRT > Trains > NetworkMap > PasirRis". smrt.com.sg. SMRT Corporation Ltd. Archived from the original on 10 March 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2017. Pasir Ris – Location Map
  6. ^ "SMRT Journeys". journey.smrt.com.sg. SMRT Corporation Ltd. Archived from the original on 10 March 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2017. Map
  7. ^ "Cross Island Line: A closer look at the first 12 stations". CNA. Archived from the original on 10 March 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Punggol extension on Cross Island Line to begin construction in 2022". CNA. Archived from the original on 10 March 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  9. ^ "Platform doors at stations". The Straits Times. 13 August 2009. Archived from the original on 16 August 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2009.
  10. ^ "Half-height screen doors enhance commuter safety at Pasir Ris MRT station". Channel NewsAsia. 1 November 2009. Archived from the original on 3 November 2009. Retrieved 1 November 2009.
  11. ^ "Enhancing Connectivity and Comfort for Commuters". Land Transport Authority. 13 October 2011. Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  12. ^ "LTA | News Room | News Releases | Railway Tracks Near Pasir Ris to be Extended for Quicker Turnaround of Trains". www.lta.gov.sg. 10 March 2020. Archived from the original on 10 March 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  13. ^ "MRT tracks near Pasir Ris station to be extended for quicker turnaround of trains". Channel News Asia. 29 June 2018. Archived from the original on 10 March 2020.
  14. ^ "Tender Information". Enter '1503' into Contract Ref. field. Archived from the original on 2 January 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.CS1 maint: others (link)
  15. ^ hermesauto (29 June 2018). "Railway tracks after Pasir Ris MRT station to be extended for quicker turnaround of trains". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 10 March 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  16. ^ "LTA | News Room | News Releases | Joint News Release by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) & SLA - Cross Island Line 1: New Links by 2029". 5 March 2020. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  17. ^ "First phase of Cross Island MRT line finalised; will have 12 stations, Transport News & Top Stories - The Straits Times". web.archive.org. 5 March 2020. Archived from the original on 25 January 2019. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  18. ^ "First phase of Cross Island Line to open by 2029 with 12 stations - CNA". Channel NewsAsia. 5 March 2020. Archived from the original on 25 January 2019. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
  19. ^ "LTA | News Room | news-releases | Cross Island Line – Punggol Extension: Better Rail Connectivity for Punggol and Pasir Ris Residents". www.lta.gov.sg. Archived from the original on 10 March 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  20. ^ hermesauto (10 March 2020). "Punggol residents to get four more train stations by 2031". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 10 March 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  21. ^ hermesauto (22 March 2016). "2 SMRT staff killed in accident were Singaporeans aged 24 and 26 and undergoing on-the-job training". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 10 March 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  22. ^ "Transcript of SMRT's address to media on 22 March's fatal accident – The Online Citizen". The Online Citizen. 30 March 2016. Archived from the original on 10 March 2020. Retrieved 3 June 2016.

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