Tuas Link MRT station

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 EW33 
Tuas Link
大士连路
துவாஸ் லிங்க்
Tuas Link
Rapid transit
Tuas link platform overview open house.jpg
Platform level of Tuas Link station viewed from the concourse level.
Location20 Tuas West Drive
Singapore 638418
Coordinates1°20′25″N 103°38′12.5″E / 1.34028°N 103.636806°E / 1.34028; 103.636806
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
PlatformsIsland
Tracks2
ConnectionsTuas Bus Terminal, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels1
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code EW33 
History
Opened18 June 2017; 22 months ago (2017-06-18)[1][2]
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West lineTerminus
Location

Tuas Link MRT station (EW33) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station along the East West Line in Tuas, Singapore. It is the western terminus of the East West Line, and the westernmost MRT Station in Singapore.

It is also the first above-ground station to have platforms on a lower level than the station control room, fare gates and ticketing machines.[3]

Tuas Link MRT station is within walking distance to Raffles Marina, Tuas Checkpoint and the Malaysia–Singapore Second Link. However, as Tuas Checkpoint is designated as a vehicular checkpoint, travellers are not allowed to enter the checkpoint on foot via Tuas Link MRT station.

History[edit]

Concourse level of Tuas Link
Tuas Link MRT station nearing completion
Panorama side view of Tuas Link MRT station


Tuas Link MRT station, along with the rest of the Tuas West Extension of the East West MRT Line, was first announced on 11 January 2011 by then Transport Minister Raymond Lim. The groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of the construction of Tuas West Extension was held at this station on 4 May 2012 by Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew.[4][5][6] When opened, the extension is expected to serve more than 100,000 commuters daily.[7]

On 25 August 2012, an Indian national construction worker died after falling into a 68 m (223 ft) deep bore hole at the Tuas West Extension worksite near the station. The body of the worker was recovered the next day, almost 24 hours later. 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.[8]

The opening of the station was delayed from 2016 to the second quarter of 2017 to make way for the installation of the new signalling system. The station and the Tuas West Extension started operations on 18 June 2017.[1][2]

Stations between Gul Circle to Tuas Link were temporary closed between 16 and 19 November 2017 following a collision between two trains at Joo Koon station. On 20 November 2017, train service from Gul Circle to Tuas Link was resumed; however, train services between Joo Koon and Gul Circle was suspended till mid-2018 to facilitate maintenance work on signalling devices.[9][10][11][12][13][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tuas West Extension Opens on 18 June 2017". Land Transport Authority. 27 April 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Tuas West Extension MRT stations to open Jun 18". Channel NewsAsia. 27 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Stroll through 'grand' Tuas Link MRT station". The Straits Times. 27 May 2017. Retrieved 20 June 2017.
  4. ^ "24 more trains for Circle Line by 2015". channelnewasia. 2012-05-04. Retrieved 2012-05-05.
  5. ^ "Land Transport Authority – What's New :: Construction Starts for Tuas West Extension". App.lta.gov.sg. 2012-05-04. Archived from the original on 2012-07-31. Retrieved 2012-05-05.
  6. ^ "MOT News:Speech by Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs at the Tuas West Extension Groundbreaking Ceremony on Friday 4 May 2012". Ministry Of Transport. 2012-05-04. Archived from the original on 24 December 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-05.
  7. ^ "Construction Starts for Tuas West Extension". Land Transport Authority. 4 May 2012. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014.
  8. ^ "Worker dies after falling into hole at worksite". AsiaOne. 27 August 2012. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  9. ^ "Tuas West Extension on East-West Line to be isolated". 17 November 2017.
  10. ^ "Update on Train Services on Tuas West Extension - Press Room - Land Transport Authority". www.lta.gov.sg.
  11. ^ "Tuas West Extension suspended until Sun; no service for Joo Koon-Gul Circle for 1 month".
  12. ^ http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/train-services-between-joo-koon-to-tuas-west-extension-will-be-unavailable-for-a-month
  13. ^ "Joo Koon MRT collision: Faulty train was transiting between old and new signalling systems".
  14. ^ http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/joo-koon-gul-circle-link-to-remain-closed-till-mid-2018

External links[edit]

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