Serangoon MRT station

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 NE12  CC13 
Serangoon
实龙岗
சிராங்கூன்
Serangoon
Rapid transit
CCL Platform of Serangoon MRT Station 2.jpg
CCL Platform of Serangoon MRT Station
Location600 Upper Serangoon Road
21 Serangoon Central
Singapore 534801 / 556082
Coordinates1°21′00″N 103°52′23″E / 1.349944°N 103.873092°E / 1.349944; 103.873092
Operated bySBS Transit (ComfortDelGro) (North East Line)
SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation (Circle Line)
Line(s)
Platforms4 (2 island platforms)
Tracks4
ConnectionsSerangoon Bus Interchange, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels2
ParkingYes (nex)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code NE12  CC13 
History
Opened20 June 2003; 15 years ago (2003-06-20) (North East Line)
28 May 2009; 10 years ago (2009-05-28) (Circle Line)
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards HarbourFront
North East line
towards Punggol
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle line
towards HarbourFront
Location

Serangoon MRT station (NE12/CC13) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange station on the North East Line and Circle Line in Serangoon, Singapore. Located at the intersection of Upper Serangoon Road and Serangoon Central, this station is directly linked to Nex and Serangoon Bus Interchange.

History[edit]

Exit C of Serangoon station.

Construction of the station began in July 1997, for the Contract 704 for the design and construction of Woodleigh and Serangoon stations and associated tunnels was awarded to Wayss & Freytag – Econ Piling – Chew Eu Hock Construction Joint-Venture on 23 June 1997 for S$316.7 million.

Before the station opened, the Singapore Civil Defence Force conducted the second ever Shelter Open House on 15–16 February 2003, together with Chinatown, Farrer Park and Hougang stations.

The artwork in the North East Line side of the station under the Art in Transit programme is Memories of Childhood by Eng Joo Heng. The artwork featured in the Circle Line side is called View of Life by Sarkasi Said. The author used 18 original batik paintings on cloth which were photographed and printed onto a sheet of glass.

Circle Line[edit]

The Circle Line portion of the station opened on 28 May 2009.[1] This is the second station in the MRT system after Dhoby Ghaut to have a travelator within the paid-area of the station. An integrated development, consisting of the nex shopping mall and the Serangoon Bus Interchange, is built on the site directly above the Circle Line part of this station.[2][3]

Station sinking incident[edit]

In February 2005, excavation for the tunnels under the existing North East Line station for the Circle Line interchange station hit an unusually large body of groundwater. This caused settlement of the North East Line station as well as the Serangoon viaduct directly above the station, with the station sinking by 1 cm. As a result, trains bound for Punggol pulling off the station have to pass by the affected area at a lower speed.[4][5] By the first few months of 2007, train speeds started picking up once again after the excavation was near completion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Speech by Mr Raymond Lim, Minister for Transport, at the visit to Kim Chuan Depot". Singapore Government Media Release. 2008-01-25.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Serangoon Central Tender Awarded To Gold Ridge Pte Ltd". Archived from the original on 2013-04-19.
  3. ^ "Upcoming Serangoon shopping mall gets 30% occupancy commitments". Channel NewsAsia. 2009-04-14.
  4. ^ "Safety News, Special Edition, July 2006" (PDF).
  5. ^ "Serangoon MRT station sinks 1cm". The Straits Times. 2005-06-08.

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