Pioneer MRT Station
Platform of Pioneer MRT station.
|Location||31 Jurong West Street 63
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Opened||28 February 2009|
Located at Jurong West Street 63, between Jurong West Street 61 and Pioneer Road North, it serves people in the subzones of Jurong West Central, Yunnan and Kian Teck, as well as those in Nanyang Technological University. The name of the station is derived from Pioneer Road North, the street adjacent to the station that passes through all these areas.
The roof of the station resembles those of stations along the eastern section of the East West Line and is curved with glass openings to allow sunlight through, similar to that of Joo Koon. Blue is the selected colour scheme of this station. It is the only station along the East West Line with a privacy screen built along the tracks at the side of the station (eastbound platform) facing these apartment blocks so as to ensure the privacy of the residents, and it is also the second along the NSEWL, the other is Marsiling, they were now being extended islandwide. This station resembles Queenstown and Commonwealth, where it is built in between the road and beside it are only housing estates.
Built alongside with Joo Koon, it was part of the Boon Lay Extension (BLE) project announced by the Land Transport Authority in December 2004 to help people working in the Jurong Industrial Area travel faster.
The station opened on 28 February 2009 and following the opening, SBS Transit introduced a new feeder bus service 241 to provide bridging services for the N9 residents and the Land Transport Authority carried out amendments and additions (A&A) works on Pioneer Road North, such as expanding the road and constructing an overhead pedestrian ramp bridge, as complements to the station to serve the residents of Nanyang and Pioneer.
As with most of the above-ground stations built in the past along the East West Line, it was initially built without platform screen doors that prevent commuters from falling onto the train tracks. Installation of the half-height screen doors was eventually started on 21 June 2011. On 24 August 2011, all of the screen doors have been installed and began operating.
The second station is installed with Rite Hite Revolution High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans, after Tampines. Commenced operations on 10 June 2012.
- A: Frontier Primary School, Jurong West Street 63 (West)
- B: Jurong West Street 63 (East)
|L3||Platform A||East West Line towards via Pasir Ris → Boon Lay
East West Line towards via Changi Airport →(transfer at tanah merah) Boon Lay
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|Platform B||East West Line towards ← Joo Koon|
|L2||EWL Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Footbridge to cross Jurong West Street 63|
|L1||Street Level||Jurong West Street 63|
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon – Sat||Sunday &
|East West Line|
|to EW1 Pasir Ris||5.34am||6.04am||11.10pm|
|to EW4 Tanah Merah||11.36pm|
|to EW29 Joo Koon||5.23am||5.53am||12.08am|
- "Expanding The Rail Network: LTA To Build Boon Lay MRT Extension". Land Transport Authority. 29 December 2004.
- New and Amended Bus Routes for Jurong West Residents
- Widening of Pioneer Road North between PIE and Jurong West Avenue 4
- Award of Contract for the Widening of Pioneer Road North between Jurong West Avenue 4 and AYE
- Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved February 1, 2012.