Queenstown MRT station

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 EW19 
Queenstown
女皇镇
குவீன்ஸ்டவுன்
Queenstown
Rapid transit
Queenstown MRT Station Platform 201401.jpg
Platform level of the station
Location301 Commonwealth Avenue
Singapore 149729
Coordinates1°17′39.99″N 103°48′22.01″E / 1.2944417°N 103.8061139°E / 1.2944417; 103.8061139
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
PlatformsIsland
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels1
ParkingYes (external)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code EW19 
History
Opened12 March 1988; 30 years ago (1988-03-12)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesPrincess, Commonwealth
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West line
towards Tuas Link
Location

Queenstown MRT station (EW19) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West Line in Queenstown, Singapore. It is built on a traffic island along Commonwealth Avenue.

A free shuttle service links Queenstown station with the nearby Alexandra Hospital.

History[edit]

The station was opened on 13 April 1988, as part of the extension of the MRT system from Outram Park to Clementi.[1]

Half-height platform screen doors were installed in January 2011 and started operations on 28 April 2011 together with Commonwealth.[2]

The station was expanded between 2012 and 2015 with a new overhead bridge and two new exits.[3]

Cash top ups are not accepted at the passenger service centres from 21 January 2018 at this station.[4]

Incidents[edit]

On 29 November 2010, a Chinese man in his 40s was knocked by an incoming train at about 8.15 pm, was found lying on the tracks below the last carriage and was pronounced dead by SCDF medics. Train services were disrupted for about 1 hour and were resumed at 9.15 pm.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Riding the MRT train to Clementi". The Business Times. 12 April 1988. Retrieved 22 October 2017 – via NewspaperSG.
  2. ^ 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 7, 2012.
  3. ^ "Enhancing Connectivity and Comfort for Commuters". LTA. 2011-10-13. Archived from the original on 2012-07-10.
  4. ^ Min Zhang, Lim (31 August 2017). "11 train stations will no longer accept cash-top ups at counters from Sept 1". The Straits Times.
  5. ^ "Man dead at Queenstown MRT station". www.asiaone.com. Retrieved 2018-03-05.

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