Stevens MRT station

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Stevens
史蒂芬
ஸ்டீவன்ஸ்
Stevens
Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station
DT10 Stevens Exit C 20200910 144603.jpg
Exit C of Stevens MRT station.
Location92 Stevens Road
Singapore 257877 (DTL)[1]
82 Stevens Road
Singapore 257879 (TEL)[2]
Coordinates1°19′12″N 103°49′34″E / 1.320069°N 103.825997°E / 1.320069; 103.825997Coordinates: 1°19′12″N 103°49′34″E / 1.320069°N 103.825997°E / 1.320069; 103.825997
Owned byLand Transport Authority
Operated bySBS Transit DTL (ComfortDelGro Corporation) (Downtown line)
SMRT Trains Ltd (SMRT Corporation) (Thomson–East Coast line)
Line(s)
Platforms2 (2 side platforms) (2 U/C)
Tracks2 (2 U/C)
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels2 (1 U/C)
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened27 December 2015; 4 years ago (2015-12-27) (Downtown line)
Opening2021; 1 year's time (2021) (Thomson–East Coast line)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesWhitley, Wayang Satu[4]
Passengers
2,373 per day[3]
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Bukit Panjang
Downtown Line
towards Expo
Thomson–East Coast Line
Future service
Location
Singapore MRT/LRT system map
Singapore MRT/LRT system map
Stevens
Stevens station in Singapore

Stevens MRT station is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the Downtown line (DTL), situated along the boundary of Novena and Tanglin planning areas, Singapore at the junction of Stevens Road and Bukit Timah Road. Located along the Bukit Timah corridor, it serves the nearby schools Singapore Chinese Girls' School and St. Joseph's Institution as well as the Raffles Town Club and the surrounding private estates.

The station opened on 27 December 2015 when the DTL stage 2 opened. A new underpass connecting to two new exits at Dunearn Road and Whitley Road opened on 23 November 2019. The upcoming Thomson–East Coast line (TEL) will interchange with the DTL at this station in 2021.

History[edit]

Downtown line[edit]

DTL Platform A of Stevens station.

The station was first announced as part of DTL2 (Downtown line Stage 2) on 15 July 2008.[5] After a public poll in 2009, the station kept its working name as "Stevens".[6][7][4]

Contract 919 for the design and construction of Stevens station and associated tunnels was awarded to Sembawang Engineers and Constructors Pte Ltd at an approximate value of $378.2 million (US$274.06 million) in July 2009. The contract also includes the construction of the adjacent Botanic Gardens station. Construction of the station was scheduled to commence in the third quarter of 2009 and targeted to complete by 2015.[8]

The station opened on 27 December 2015 along with the other DTL Stage 2 stations.[9][10] Two other entrances, Exits B and C, opened on 23 November 2019.[11] The construction of the 65-metre (213 ft) underpass involves using new tunnel technology, a rectangular tunnel boring machine (RTBM), which minimises disruptions on the ground and enable the construction to be completed ahead of schedule.[12][13]

Thomson-East Coast Line Interchange[edit]

On 15 August 2014, LTA announced that Stevens station would be part of the proposed (TEL). The station will be constructed as part of Phase 3, consisting of 13 stations between the Mount Pleasant and Gardens by the Bay stations, and is expected to be completed in 2021.[14][15]

Contract T216 for the design and construction of Stevens TEL Station and associated tunnels was awarded to Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd at a sum of S$441 million (US$319.57 million) on April 2014. Construction started in 2014, with completion expected in 2021.[16]

Station details[edit]

Station design and layout[edit]

DTL Platform B, which is on a different level from Platform A

Stevens is one of the smallest MRT stations on the DTL due to its location near the Wayang Satu Flyover and the Bukit Timah Canal. As a result, the LTA and the contractor had to implement the stacked platform arrangement, with each platform serving each direction on different levels. The station has a depth of 34.22 metres (112.3 ft).[17] Stevens is the first station to have a set of fare gates serving each of the platforms, so as to allow public access for the rest of the station.[18][19] However, commuters raised concerns about being charged when switching platforms within the station, as there is no paid link between the two platforms. After public concerns, it was announced on 31 December 2015 that there would be a 10-minute grace period for commuters to exit and re-enter their desired platform without being charged from 2 January 2016 onwards.[18][20][21]

Services[edit]

Stevens station currently serves the DTL between the Botanic Gardens and Newton stations. The station code is currently DT10 as reflected on official maps.[22] The station operates between 5:48 am (6:08 am on Sundays and public holidays) and 12:30 am. Train frequencies range from 2 to 5 minutes depending on peak hours.[23]

When the TEL opens in 2021, Stevens station will be an interchange between the DTL and TEL. The station will be between the Mount Pleasant and Napier stations on the TEL.[24]

Artwork[edit]

An artwork, "PIN - 23040" by Om Mee Ai, is display at this station as part of the MRT network's Art-in-Transit programme. As a reference to the nature and heritage of the area, which had a diversity of exotic plantations back in the 19th century, the artwork consists of manually stamped patterns of the foliage, seeds and fruits of nutmeg and rubber trees.[25] The artwork is to remind daily commuters of the distinct historical and natural identity of the surrounding area.[26][27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Location View of 92 Stevens Road, 257877". SG & Singapore Map! Powered by Streetdirectory.com. 9 September 2020. Archived from the original on 30 July 2018. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Stevens (TE11) - (MRT Station) - 82 Stevens Road (S)257879". SG & Singapore Map! Powered by Streetdirectory.com. 9 September 2020. Archived from the original on 9 September 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Land Transport DataMall". mytransport.sg. Archived from the original on 21 August 2020. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Downtown Line 2 Station Names Shortlisted for Public Polling | Press Room". www.lta.gov.sg. 10 October 2008. Archived from the original on 25 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Downtown Line 2 Station Sites Named". www.lta.gov.sg. Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 17 June 2009.
  6. ^ "Circle Line, Downtown Line 1 and 2 Station Names Finalised". www.lta.gov.sg. 16 June 2009. Archived from the original on 25 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Annex 1: Final Station Names" (PDF). www.lta.gov.sg. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 March 2013.
  8. ^ "Award of Contract 919 - Stations and Tunnels at Botanic Gardens and Stevens | Press Room | Land Transport Authority". www.lta.gov.sg. 1 July 2009. Archived from the original on 25 April 2016.
  9. ^ "Thumbs Up For Downtown Line's Earlier Opening". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 3 April 2015. Retrieved 28 February 2015.
  10. ^ "LTA | News Room | News Releases | Downtown Line 2 is Coming to Town….this December". www.lta.gov.sg. Archived from the original on 4 September 2020. Retrieved 24 April 2020.
  11. ^ Menon, Malavika (11 November 2019). "Air-conditioned underpass near 2 Bukit Timah schools opening at Stevens MRT station on Nov 23". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 9 September 2020. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  12. ^ "New tunneling technology to be used for underpass below Bukit Timah canal". CNA. 10 November 2017. Archived from the original on 14 December 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  13. ^ "New air-conditioned underpass to open at Stevens MRT station on Nov 23". CNA. 11 November 2019. Archived from the original on 9 September 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  14. ^ "Joint News Release by the Land Transport Authority & Singapore Land Authority - Thomson-East Coast Line: New MRT Links in the East | Press Room | Land Transport Authority". 19 August 2014. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  15. ^ "LTA | Upcoming Projects | Rail Expansion | Thomson-East Coast Line". 13 February 2020. Archived from the original on 13 February 2020. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  16. ^ "LTA Awards Four Contracts for Thomson Line". www.lta.gov.sg. 18 October 2013. Archived from the original on 7 January 2020. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  17. ^ Feng, Zengkun (2017). Downtown Line : soaring to new heights. Singapore: Straits Times Press Pte Ltd. p. 143. ISBN 978-981-4747-66-0. OCLC 1003852882.
  18. ^ a b "Ten-Minute Grace Period: Commuters Will Not be Charged Additional Fares for Entering the Wrong Platform at Downtown Line 2 Stevens Station | Press Room | Land Transport Authority". www.lta.gov.sg. 31 December 2015. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  19. ^ Feng, Zengkun (2017). Downtown Line : soaring to new heights. Singapore: Straits Times Press Pte Ltd. p. 64. ISBN 978-981-4747-66-0. OCLC 1003852882.
  20. ^ Lim, Adrian (31 December 2015). "10-minute grace period for commuters who enter wrong platform at Stevens station on Downtown Line 2". The Straits Times. Archived from the original on 9 September 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  21. ^ "News Room - News Releases - Ten-Minute Grace Period: Commuters Will Not be Charged Additional Fares for Entering the Wrong Platform at Downtown Line 2 Stevens Station". www.lta.gov.sg. 31 December 2015. Archived from the original on 15 May 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  22. ^ "MRT System Map" (PDF). www.lta.gov.sg. Archived (PDF) from the original on 21 August 2020.
  23. ^ "LTA | Transport Tools | MRT/LRT". www.lta.gov.sg. Archived from the original on 1 November 2019. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  24. ^ "Future System Map" (PDF). www.lta.gov.sg. Archived (PDF) from the original on 9 September 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  25. ^ "Getting Around - Public Transport - A Better Public Transport Experience - Art in Transit". www.lta.gov.sg. 25 June 2020. Archived from the original on 21 April 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  26. ^ "Art-in-Transit". SBSTransit. 21 August 2020. Archived from the original on 21 April 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2020.
  27. ^ Reduwan, Amirah Liyana (27 November 2015). "Downtown Line 2: Art in Transit". The New Paper. Archived from the original on 9 September 2020. Retrieved 9 September 2020.

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