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 (EW8/CC9) is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange station on the East West Line and the Circle Line in Geylang Singapore. It is the first MRT station in Singapore that serves as an interchange of both an elevated line (East West Line) and an underground line (Circle Line).
Despite its name, the station is not physically located in Paya Lebar. The name is derived from the nearby Paya Lebar Road instead.
Paya Lebar MRT Station opened on 4 November 1989, serving the East West Line. On 17 April 2010, the Circle Line platforms opened, shortening the travelling time from the station to Bishan where commuters can transfer to the North South Line, to 13 minutes.
The name of the station is misleading as Paya Lebar MRT Station is not located within the vicinity of Paya Lebar. Instead, the station actually serves Geylang East, a neighbourhood of Geylang. Also located close to the station is the headquarters of Singapore Post.
Platform screen doors
As with most of the above-ground stations along the East West Line, the station was built without platform screen doors. Installation of half-height platform screen doors which prevent commuters from falling onto the train tracks started on 28 October 2010 and commenced 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. It is 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, which 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 is barrier-free, was built on the former area of Exit A which has been closed since late 2007 for reconstruction.
|L2||Platform A||East West Line towards via Pasir Ris → Eunos
East West Line towards via Changi Airport → Eunos
(Transfer at ) Tanah Merah
|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 Exit A|
|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 | tunnels to exit B and exit C towards north, and tunnel to exit D towards south|
|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 (peak hours only) → MacPherson|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left (D) / right (B)|
|Platform B||Circle Line towards via Dhoby Ghaut ← Dakota
Circle Line towards via Marina Bay ← (peak hour only) Dakota
- A: Eunos Road 8, Geylang Serai Market, Joo Chiat Complex, Lifelong Learning Institute, Singapore Post Centre, Tanjong Katong Complex
- B: Paya Lebar Road (Southbound), Eunos Avenue 5, Certis Cisco Centre, Lifelong Learning Institute, 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, Geylang Road, 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||–||–||12.26am|
|to CC7 Mountbatten||–||–||12.26am|
- "Transport minister announces next phase of Circle Line will open on 17 Apr". Channel NewsAsia. 26 January 2010.
- "URA 2014 Master Plan". Urban Redevelopment Authority. Retrieved 24 November 2015.
- Wong, Siew Ying (26 January 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 1 February 2012.