Simei MRT station

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 EW3 
Simei
四美
ஸீமெய்
Simei
Rapid transit
Ew3 Simei.jpg
The island platform of Simei MRT station.
Location30 Simei Street 3
Singapore 529888
Coordinates1°20′36.40″N 103°57′11.42″E / 1.3434444°N 103.9531722°E / 1.3434444; 103.9531722
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
PlatformsIsland
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels1
ParkingYes (Eastpoint Mall)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code EW3 
History
Opened16 December 1989; 28 years ago (1989-12-16)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesTampines South
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West line
towards Tuas Link
Location

Simei MRT station (EW3) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West line in Tampines planning area, Singapore. This station primarily serves Simei, a residential estate part of the larger Tampines New Town.

Simei station was the easternmost station on the Singapore MRT system from 16 December 1989 to 10 January 2001, before the opening of Expo MRT station.

History[edit]

Prior to the building of the station, it was originally known as Tampines South. The station was briefly renamed to Simei to reflect the geography.

As with most of the above-ground stations built in the past along the East West line, it was built without platform screen doors to prevent commuters from falling onto the train tracks. After several successful test at Jurong East, Yishun and Pasir Ris and eventually, installation of the half-height screen doors. All of the screen doors have since been installed and went into operation on 3 July 2011.[1]

SMRT said there was a 30-minute train service delay between Pasir Ris and Tanah Merah on April 13, 2012 due to a fault on a westbound train between Tampines and Simei. The train travelling behind the stalled train was used to assist it. Passengers on board the stalled train alighted at Simei at 7.36 pm, while passengers on the assisting train alighted at 7.43 pm.[2]

The station was installed with high-volume low-speed fans, which have been in operation since 9 July 2012 together with Pasir Ris.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  2. ^ CNA (April 13, 2012). "Train fault causes service delay between Pasir Ris & Tanah Merah stations". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
  3. ^ "Enhancing Connectivity and Comfort for Commuters". Land Transport Authority. 13 October 2011. Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.

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