Tuas Link MRT Station

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MRT Singapore Destination 2.png
 EW33 
Tuas Link
大士连路
துவாஸ் லிங்க்
Tuas Link
Rapid transit
Tuas Link STN UC.jpg
Tuas Link MRT Station nearing completion
Location 20 Tuas West Drive
Singapore 638418
Coordinates 1°20′48.84″N 103°38′15″E / 1.3469000°N 103.63750°E / 1.3469000; 103.63750
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type Elevated
Platform levels 3
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  EW33 
History
Opening Q2 2017[1][2]
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West Line
Terminus
Location

Tuas Link MRT Station (EW33) is a future elevated Mass Rapid Transit station on the East West Line, part of the Tuas West Extension (TWE) in Tuas, Singapore. It will be the future western terminus of the East West Line and replaces Joo Koon in Q2 this year. The station provides rail connection to the north-western part of Tuas industrial area. It will also be the first elevated station to have the platforms lower than the station control and the ticketing machines. It is located near the Tuas Checkpoint.

History[edit]

The groundbreaking ceremony was held at this station to mark the start of the construction of Tuas West Extension on 4 May 2012 by Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew.[3][4][5] It was first announced on 11 January 2011 by Transport Minister Mr Raymond Lim in a speech while visiting Bedok MRT Station when new platform screen doors opened there. Was to be completed by 2016 and would benefit an estimated 100,000 commuters daily, there will be a complementary bus terminal facility built beside it, at the junction of Tuas West Drive and Tuas Link 4.,[6] which may be used to host cross-border bus services to Malaysia and beyond, via the Second Link.

It was later announced on 26 October 2016, that the station will be opened on Q2 2017 instead of 2016, so that the station can take advantage of the new signalling system, which was being implemented in all of the NSEWL stations.

Casualty incident[edit]

An Indian national died after falling into a 68 m (223 ft) deep bore hole at the Tuas West Extension worksite off Tuas West Road near Raffles Marina. The police was notified of the accident at around 2.50 pm on 25 August 2012 and subsequently dispatched Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) rescue vehicles to the scene. Eyewitnesses said that the SCDF officers continued the rescue operation until the body of the worker was recovered the next day, almost 24 hours later. The Indian worker was pronounced dead by SCDF officers at 1.40 pm the next day. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said its preliminary findings revealed that the workers were in the process of lowering a rebar cage when it got dislodged from its lifting chains and dragged the 30-year-old worker into a 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in) wide bore hole.[7]

Exits[edit]

  • A: Tuas West Drive, Raffles Marina, Tuas Checkpoint
  • B: Tuas West Drive, Tuas Bus Terminal, Tuas Depot, Tuas Link 1, 2, 3 & 4, Super Continental Building

Station layout[edit]

L3 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, 7-Eleven Convenience Store (future)
L2 Platform A East West Line MRT Singapore Destination 1.png (future service) towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW32  Tuas West Road
East West Line MRT Singapore Destination 3.png (future service) towards  CG2  Changi Airport via  EW32  Tuas West Road(Transfer at EW4/CG Tanah Merah)
Island platform, under construction
Platform B East West Line MRT Singapore Destination 1.png (future service) towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW32  Tuas West Road
East West Line MRT Singapore Destination 3.png (future service) towards  CG2  Changi Airport via  EW32  Tuas West Road(Transfer at EW4/CG Tanah Merah)
L1 Street Level Exit/Entrance

To Tuas Checkpoint

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
East West Line
to EW1 Pasir Ris
Panorama side view of Tuas Link MRT Station

References[edit]

Coordinates: 1°20′49″N 103°38′15″E / 1.3469°N 103.6375°E / 1.3469; 103.6375