Pioneer MRT station

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Rapid transit
View of the island platform of Pioneer MRT station
Location31 Jurong West Street 63
Singapore 648310
Coordinates1°20′15.28″N 103°41′49.98″E / 1.3375778°N 103.6972167°E / 1.3375778; 103.6972167
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels1
ParkingYes (Pioneer Mall)
Bicycle facilitiesYes[1][2]
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code EW28 
Opened28 February 2009; 10 years ago (2009-02-28)
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West line
towards Joo Koon or Tuas Link

Pioneer MRT station (EW28) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West Line in Jurong West, Singapore.[3][4]

Despite its name, Pioneer station is not physically located within the Pioneer planning area. Rather, its name was derived from Pioneer Road North, a major road to the west of the station that travels in the north-south direction. Pioneer station is currently the nearest MRT station to the Nanyang Technological University until 2028 when Nanyang Gateway and Nanyang Crescent stations along the Jurong Region MRT line opens.

It is one of two above-ground stations on the MRT network with a privacy screen built along the track of the eastbound platform to ensure the privacy of nearby residents; the other station being Marsiling MRT station.


Pioneer MRT station at night.
A C651 train entering the station

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.[5]

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[6] 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.[7][8]

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 eventually started on 21 June 2011. By 24 August that year, all of the screen doors were installed and began operations.[9]

The station was installed with high-volume low-speed fans, which commenced operations on 10 June 2012. It was the second station, after Tampines to have them installed.

Signalling system[edit]

When the Tuas West Extension opened on 18 June 2017, service on every other westbound train was extended to the new terminus at Tuas Link. Due to the section west of Joo Koon using a different signalling system than the remainder of the line, some trains continued to terminate at Joo Koon; these trains proceeded to a turn back siding to reverse direction before heading back to Pasir Ris. As the section of track between Pioneer and Joo Koon support 'mixed-mode' of both signalling systems, all trains in either direction dwelled at the station for a longer amount of time to change between the old and new signalling systems, because the turn back siding at Joo Koon, built as part of the TWE, only supported the new signalling system.


  1. ^ "SMRT > Trains > NetworkMap > Pioneer". SMRT Corporation Ltd. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  2. ^ "SMRT Journeys". SMRT Corporation Ltd. Retrieved 10 September 2017. Amenities
  3. ^ "SMRT > Trains > NetworkMap > Pioneer". SMRT Corporation Ltd. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
  4. ^ "SMRT Journeys". SMRT Corporation Ltd. Retrieved 10 September 2017. Pioneer
  5. ^ "Expanding The Rail Network: LTA To Build Boon Lay MRT Extension". Land Transport Authority. 29 December 2004. Archived from the original on 13 May 2011.
  6. ^ New and Amended Bus Routes for Jurong West Residents
  7. ^ Widening of Pioneer Road North between PIE and Jurong West Avenue 4[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ Award of Contract for the Widening of Pioneer Road North between Jurong West Avenue 4 and AYE[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2012.

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