Simei MRT Station
Platform of Simei MRT station.
|Location||30 Simei Street 3
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Opened||16 December 1989|
|Previous names||Tampines South|
Simei MRT Station is an above ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West Line in Singapore. On the East West Line, this station is between Tampines and Tanah Merah stations. This station is physically located between Simei Street 1 and Simei Street 3, at the center of the neighbourhood of Simei, which is in the eastern part of Singapore, and just south of the new town of Tampines. Simei was the easternmost MRT station on the MRT system from 16 December 1989 to 10 January 2001, before the opening of Expo. The station colour is dark red.
The station is handicap friendly, with elevators and wheelchair ramps till the ticket concourse and platform. There is also a flight of six steps to the base level with escalators to the ticket concourse and platform level. An area of radius 400m around the station has also been made wheelchair accessible, as part of a pilot project to make Singapore's public transport system more disabled-friendly.
Platform screen doors
As with most of the above-ground stations built in the past along the East West Line, it was built with 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.
High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans
The station was installed with Rite Hite Revolution High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans, which have been in operation since 9 July 2012 together with Pasir Ris.
|L3||Platform A||East West Line towards via Pasir Ris (→) Tampines|
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|Platform B||East West Line towards via Joo Koon (←) Tanah Merah|
|L2||EWL Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control|
|L1||Street Level||Shops, NTUC Foodfare, East Point Mall|
There is only one exit to Simei Street 3. You can only go by either lift or escalator, and is walkable access to Eastpoint Mall.
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon – Sat||Sunday &
|East West Line|
|to EW1 Pasir Ris||5.19am||5.45am||12.34am|
|to EW29 Joo Koon||5.33am||5.59am||11.28pm|
- Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved February 1, 2012.