Tai Seng MRT station

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 CC11 
Tai Seng
大成
தை செங்
Tai Seng
Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station
CC11 Exit B Tai Seng MRT station.jpg
Exit B of Tai Seng MRT station.
Location33 Upper Paya Lebar Road
Singapore 534803
Coordinates1°20′09″N 103°53′17″E / 1.335833°N 103.887942°E / 1.335833; 103.887942Coordinates: 1°20′09″N 103°53′17″E / 1.335833°N 103.887942°E / 1.335833; 103.887942
Operated bySMRT Trains Ltd (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels1
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code CC11 
History
Opened17 April 2010; 10 years ago (2010-04-17)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesUpper Paya Lebar, Kampung Ampat[1]
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle line
towards HarbourFront
Location

Tai Seng MRT station (CC11) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the Circle line, situated along the boundary of Hougang and Toa Payoh planning areas, Singapore.

Located underneath Upper Paya Lebar Road near the junction of MacPherson Road and Airport Road, Tai Seng station was named after and primarily serves the industrial clusters at Tai Seng, which in turn means "big accomplishment" in Chinese. The name was first used on a rubber factory constructed in the area in 1917.

History[edit]

Artwork featured in Tai Seng MRT.

The Upper Paya Lebar Road was realigned from Kim Chuan Road to Jalan Bunga Rampai on 14 April 2003 for the construction of the station. The station was completed in November 2007.[citation needed]

Before the station was built, it was tentatively named Upper Paya Lebar. It was renamed to Tai Seng to reflect the location of the area.

The station was opened on 17 April 2010 along with the rest of Stage 1 & 2 of the Circle line.[2]

On 16 May 2017, it was announced that Tai Seng MRT station on the Circle line to be linked by an underground walkway to the bustling Paya Lebar industrial and commercial hub called 18 Tai Seng on the other side of the road. The station is the only station on the eastern stretch of the line that does not have an underground link to the other side of Upper Paya Lebar Road, where it proceeds to 18 Tai Seng, J'Forte, Sakae Building, BreadTalk IHQ, RE&S Building, Charles & Keith Building and Jackson Design Hub (Tupperware). Work started in March 2015 and was completed on 7 December 2017. There will be an escalator and a lift for pedestrians' use.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Annex A FINALISED NAMES FOR CIRCLE LINE (CCL) STAGES 1-3 STATIONS". www.lta.gov.sg. Archived from the original on 18 December 2006.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-21. Retrieved 2010-01-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Tan, Christopher (16 May 2017). "Tai Seng station to get underpass to Paya Lebar hub". The Straits Times.

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