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.
Location 301 Commonwealth Avenue
Singapore 149729
Coordinates 1°17′39.99″N 103°48′22.01″E / 1.2944417°N 103.8061139°E / 1.2944417; 103.8061139
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Connections Bus, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  EW19 
History
Opened 12 March 1988
Previous names Princess, Commonwealth
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West Line
towards Joo Koon
Location
Concourse level of the Queenstown MRT station
Exterior view of Queenstown Station

Queenstown MRT Station (EW19) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit station on the East West Line in Queenstown, Singapore. Its station colour is light blue.

A free shuttle service from this station serves the nearby Alexandra Hospital.

History[edit]

When the MRT network commenced operations in 1987, Queenstown as with all above-ground stations had no physical barriers between the platforms and tracks. Following numerous incidents of commuters falling on the tracks and unauthorized intrusions, the Land Transport Authority made the decision in 2008 to install half height platform screen doors for all above-ground stations in phases. The screen doors have been installed in January 2011 and started operations on 28 April 2011 together with Commonwealth.[1]

This station was installed with MJ Air Tech High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) Pro-Jet fans and have been operational since 11 September 2012 together with Eunos.

Station layout[edit]

L3 Platform A East West Line MRT Singapore Destination 1.png towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW18  Redhill
East West Line MRT Singapore Destination 3.png towards  CG2  Changi Airport via  EW18  Redhill(transfer at tanah merah)
Island platform, doors open on the right
Platform B East West Line MRT Singapore Destination 2.pngtowards  EW29  Joo Koon via  EW20  Commonwealth
L2 EWL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Footbridge to cross Commonwealth Avenue
L1 Street Level Commonwealth Avenue

Exits[edit]

  • A and D: Commonwealth Avenue, Stirling Road, Mei Ling Street, Church Of the Good Shepherd, Commonwealth Avenue, Strathmore Road, Queens Condo, Queenstown Primary school
  • B and C: Queenstown Stadium, Queenstown Swimming Pool, The True Way Presbyterian Church, MDIS, Queenstown Community Centre

Together with Commonwealth and Clementi stations, this station will see the construction of an additional pedestrian link bridge linking the station to two new exits, one on each side of the road. The exits will be equipped with fare gates and ticketing machines. Construction started in mid-2012 [2] and opened on August 23, 2015, together with Commonwealth.

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
East West Line
to EW1 Pasir Ris 5.46am 6.14am 11.57pm
to EW29 Joo Koon 6.11am 6.37am 12.11am

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved February 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Enhancing Connectivity and Comfort for Commuters". LTA. 2011-10-13. 

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