Paya Lebar MRT Station
East West Line platform of Paya Lebar MRT station.
|Location||30 Paya Lebar Road
15 Paya Lebar Road
Singapore 409006 / 409049
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Platforms||Island (East West Line)
Double island (Circle Line)
|Tracks||2 (East West Line)
3 (Circle Line)
|Structure type||Elevated (East West Line)
Underground (Circle Line)
|Opened||4 November 1989 (East West Line)
17 April 2010 (Circle Line)
Paya Lebar MRT Station is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange station on the East West Line and the Circle Line in Singapore. It is the first station in Singapore that serves both an elevated line (East West Line) and an underground line (Circle Line). The livery of the East West Line and the Circle Line portions are light blue (which is similar to SBST bus captain colour before 2013) and orange respectively.
Paya Lebar opened on 4 November 1989 on the East West Line. On 17 April 2010, the Circle Line platforms opened and the travelling time was shortened to around 13 minutes when travelling from Bishan.
Paya Lebar station is located near next to the Singapore Post centre. Due to its proximity to the centre, many of the employees there commute by train. It is just south of the urban planning areas in Singapore and the town it serves, Paya Lebar. The station also serves the Geylang Serai district, the popular Geylang Serai hawker centre, and the Malay Village. Therefore, it usually gets crowded during the Hari Raya period, when Muslims and other visitors flock to the festival bazaar.
Platform screen doors
As with most of the above-ground stations along the East West Line, it was built without platform screen doors to prevent commuters from falling onto the train tracks. Installation of half-height platform screen doors was started on 28 October 2010 and started operations on 11 January 2011 with Bedok.
The Circle Line side of this station has been equipped with full-height platform screen doors since the operations started on 17 April 2010. Even though, it became the first ever underground MRT station with double-island platforms.
High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans
The station was installed with Rite Hite Revolution High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans and have been in operation since 14 July 2012 together with Kembangan.
There are two links between the elevated East West Line station and the underground Circle Line station. The first link consists of a series of escalators to the Circle Line concourse from the western side of the East West platform. The second link, which have barrier-free will be made from the former Exit A which has been closed since late 2007 for reconstruction. Paya Lebar is also the only underground station in Singapore to have three rail tracks.
|L2||Platform A||East West Line towards via Pasir Ris Eunos (→)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|Platform B||East West Line towards via Tuas Link Aljunied (←)|
|Transfer Area||Escalators and stairs to Circle Line Concourse|
|L1||EWL Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control|
|Transfer Linkway||Escalators and stair to East West Line Platforms and Circle Line Concourse|
|B1||CCL Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control|
|Transfer Linkway||Escalators and stairs to East West Line Platforms|
|B2||Platform A||Circle Line towards via HarbourFront MacPherson (→)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|Platform C/D||Circle Line towards via one-north MacPherson (peak hours only) (←)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left (D) / right (B)|
|Platform B||Circle Line towards / Dhoby Ghaut via Marina Bay Dakota (←)|
- A: Eunos Road 8, Geylang Serai Market, Joo Chiat Complex, Singapore Post Centre, Tanjong Katong Complex
- B: Paya Lebar Road (Southbound), Eunos Avenue 5, Certis Cisco Centre, Paya Lebar Square
- C: Paya Lebar Road (Northbound), Geylang East Central, Foo Hai Ch'an Monastery, Geylang East Industrial Park, Masjid Wak Tanjong, Sims Ville Condonminium, Sri Sivan Temple, Vistaya View Condominium
- D: Sims Avenue, Guillemard Road, City Plaza, Geylang Telephone Exchange, Grandlink Square, Madrasah Wak Tanjong Al Islamiah
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon – Sat||Sunday &
|East West Line|
|to EW1 Pasir Ris||6.11am||6.39am||12.22am|
|to EW33 Tuas Link||5.46am||6.12am||11.41pm|
|to CC1 Dhoby Ghaut||5.40am||6.07am||11.49pm|
|to CC29 HarbourFront||5.40am||6.07am||11.04pm|
|to CC26 Pasir Panjang||–||–||11.34pm|
|to CC23 one-north||–||–||11.50pm|
|to CC17 Caldecott||–||–||12.18am|
|to CC11 Tai Seng||–||–||12.18am|
|to CC7 Mountbatten||–||–||12.26am|
- "Transport minister announces next phase of Circle Line will open on 17 Apr". Channel NewsAsia. 26 January 2010.
- Wong, Siew Ying (26 January 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 1 February 2012.