Woodlands MRT station

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 NS9  TE2 
Woodlands
兀兰
ஊட்லண்ட்ஸ்
Woodlands

Rapid transit
NS9 Woodlands Exit A.jpg
Exit A of Woodlands MRT station
Location30 Woodlands Avenue 2
Singapore 738343 (NSL)
11 Woodlands Square
Singapore 737736 (TEL)
Coordinates1°26′13.54″N 103°47′11.34″E / 1.4370944°N 103.7864833°E / 1.4370944; 103.7864833
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
PlatformsIsland
Tracks4 (2 U/C)
ConnectionsWoodlands Temporary Bus Interchange, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeElevated (North South Line)
Underground (Thomson-East Coast Line)
Platform levels2 (1 U/C)
ParkingYes (Causeway Point)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code NS9  TE2 
History
Opened10 February 1996; 23 years ago (1996-02-10) (North South Line)
Opening2019; 0 years ago (2019) (Thomson-East Coast Line)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesWoodlands Central
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South line
Terminus
Thomson–East Coast line
Future service
Terminus
Location

Woodlands MRT station (NS9/TE2) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North South Line in Woodlands, Singapore. It is located next to the Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange and Causeway Point.

In 2019, the station will become an interchange with the Thomson-East Coast Line.[1]

History[edit]

An old image of the NSL Woodlands station, showing the platform towards Marina Bay, before the NSL extension opened (Marina South Pier).
The TEL for Woodlands Under Construction.
View of the train heading towards Woodlands.
Another view of Woodlands MRT station at platform B

The government came up with a proposal to build the North South Line Woodlands Extension in 1990 with the aim of extending the existing North-South Line, thus connecting Choa Chu Kang in the northwest to Yishun in the North. Woodlands was one of four stations in the initial proposal which was later expanded to six. Construction commenced in 1991 and the station was opened on 10 February 1996 along with the other five stations on the Woodlands Extension.[2] It was the only station that has the bus interchange underneath before the relocation in 11 March 2016.[3]

Following numerous incidents of commuters falling on the tracks and unauthorized intrusions, the Land Transport Authority made the decision in 2008 to install half-height platform screen doors for all above-ground stations in phases. Installation began from 17 September 2011 and began operation from 30 November 2011.[4] This station was installed with high-volume low-speed fans, which commenced operations on 6 November 2012.

On 4 November 2013, it is the first MRT station to be awarded with the Building and Construction Authority’s Green Mark (Gold) and tenants of Woodlands Xchange have become the first shop owners in Singapore to be certified with the Project: Eco-Shop label.[5]

Top ups are not accepted at the passenger service centres from 21 January 2018 at this station.[6]

The TEL station is expected to open at the end of 2019 before Christmas, when Khaw Boon Wan's revealed the 1st stage of the Cross Island Line, during which he briefly mentioned about the 1st stage of the TEL.[7]

Artwork[edit]

A 15 metres (49 ft) high sculpture called Faces II weighing 4,000 kilograms (8,800 lb), designed by Singaporean artist Min Chen, was on display at the station.[8]

Cultural references[edit]

  • Woodlands is one of the four MRT stations featured on the Singapore Edition of the Monopoly board.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Speech by Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Transport, at the Inspection of Downtown Line 1 Station and Announcement of Thomson Line alignment, 29 August 2012, 10.00am at Telok Ayer Station". Ministry of Transport. 29 August 2012. Archived from the original on 8 September 2012. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
  2. ^ Thulaja, Naidu Ratnala (November 10, 2003). "Woodlands MRT line". National Library Board Singapore. Archived from the original on April 26, 2012. Retrieved February 3, 2012.
  3. ^ "Bus interchange under Woodlands station". The Straits Times. 14 October 1993.
  4. ^ Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved February 3, 2012.
  5. ^ "SMRT unveils Singapore's first Eco- MRT Station and Xchange". SMRT Corporation. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  6. ^ Min Zhang, Lim (31 August 2017). "11 train stations will no longer accept cash-top ups at counters from Sept 1". The Straits Times.
  7. ^ hermesauto (2019-01-25). "First phase of Cross Island MRT line finalised; will have 12 stations". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2019-01-25.
  8. ^ Thulaja, Naidu Ratnala (November 13, 2003). "Woodlands MRT station". National Library Board Singapore. Archived from the original on February 25, 2012. Retrieved February 3, 2012.

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