Redhill MRT station

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 EW18 
Redhill
红山
ரெட்ஹில்
Redhill
Rapid transit
RedHillMRTfromAbove.jpg
Redhill MRT station from above
Location 920 Tiong Bahru Road
Singapore 158792
Coordinates 1°17′23.04″N 103°49′0.30″E / 1.2897333°N 103.8167500°E / 1.2897333; 103.8167500
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Connections Bus, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Platform levels 2
Parking Yes (external)
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  EW18 
History
Opened 12 March 1988; 30 years ago (1988-03-12)
Electrified Yes
Previous names Alexandra
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West line
towards Tuas Link
Location

Redhill MRT station (EW18) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West Line located in Bukit Merah, Singapore. This is the last above-ground station eastbound until Kallang MRT station.

Redhill is the only MRT station in which the two platforms are not parallel.

History[edit]

The MRTC has awarded the Contract 202 for the construction of Redhill and Queenstown MRT stations on 7 February 1985 for $50 million, together with the viaduct from Tiong Bahru Road to Queensway, construction starts on March 1985 for the completion in December 1987.[1]

Redhill station opened on 12 March 1988, which is part of the Phase 1B of the MRT line. It travels from Outram Park to Clementi.[2]

On 31 August 2004, a lady in her 40s was hit by a train after she fell on to the tracks. She suffered head injuries and was sent to the Singapore General Hospital. This incident took place just hours after another train hit another lady in her 50s earlier in the day at Bukit Batok MRT station.

On 18 May 2010, eastbound train services between Queenstown and Outram Park MRT stations were disrupted for about 45 minutes when a passenger was hit by a train at 11.35 am. To maintain eastbound service at the unaffected sections, some westbound trains were turned around at Outram Park MRT station. Close to 5,500 passengers were affected by the incident and train services resumed at about 12.20pm.

In view of accidents along the MRT line, platform screen doors were installed and started operations on 31 May 2011.[3]

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