Tiong Bahru MRT station

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 EW17 
Tiong Bahru
中峇鲁
தியோங் பாரு
Tiong Bahru
Rapid transit
Tiong Bahru MRT 2016.jpeg
Eastbound platform of Tiong Bahru MRT station
Location300 Tiong Bahru Road
Singapore 168731
Coordinates1°17′9.89″N 103°49′37.05″E / 1.2860806°N 103.8269583°E / 1.2860806; 103.8269583
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels1
ParkingYes (Tiong Bahru Plaza)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code EW17 
History
Opened12 March 1988; 31 years ago (1988-03-12)
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West line
towards Joo Koon or Tuas Link
Location
Concourse of Tiong Bahru MRT station.

Tiong Bahru MRT station (EW17) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West Line in Bukit Merah, Singapore. For trains travelling westwards, this is the last underground station.

Directly connected to Tiong Bahru Plaza, this station serves the residential precincts of Tiong Bahru and Bukit Ho Swee.

History[edit]

On 5 April 1985, construction of Tiong Bahru MRT station and tunnels from Outram Park to Redhill was awarded to Ong Chwee Kou-Boris SAE joint venture under Contract 201.[1]

Tiong Bahru station opened on 12 March 1988, which is part of the Phase 1B of the MRT line. It travels from Outram Park to Clementi.[2]

To commemorate Total Defence Day in 2000, the Singapore Civil Defence Force conducted the first ever Shelter Open House at this station on February 15 and February 16, together with Somerset and Lavender.

Before the HarbourFront MRT station opened in 2003 on the North East Line, it was the nearest MRT station to Sentosa. Shuttle bus services linking Sentosa to Tiong Bahru MRT operated for several years until it was eventually withdrawn in 2004.

The station's upgrading which includes a new lift for the disabled, was completed in 29 December 2005.

However, direct bus links between Sentosa and Tiong Bahru MRT was re-established on 30 July 2017, after SBS Transit Service 123 was amended to terminate at Beach Station Bus Terminal in Sentosa, while no longer calling at HarbourFront Bus Interchange, the first full-day public bus service to serve the island.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joint venture wins $36.3m MRT contract
  2. ^ Riding the MRT train to Clementi
  3. ^ "Public bus service to connect Sentosa to central Singapore". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 2017-07-29.

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