Woodleigh MRT Station

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
 NE11 
Woodleigh
兀里
உட் லீ
Woodleigh
Rapid transit
Woodleigh MRT Station.JPG
Platform of Woodleigh MRT station after its opening ceremony in 2011.
Location 400 Upper Serangoon Road
Singapore 347695
Coordinates 1°20′21″N 103°52′15″E / 1.339181°N 103.870744°E / 1.339181; 103.870744
Operated by SBS Transit (ComfortDelGro)
Line(s)
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Connections Bus, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  NE11 
History
Opened 20 June 2011
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards HarbourFront
North East Line
towards Punggol
Location
Platform area of NE11 Woodleigh MRT station taken from a Punggol bound train when the station was closed

Woodleigh MRT Station (NE11) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit station of the North East Line in the planning area of Toa Payoh, Singapore. The station is built on part of the former Bidadari Cemetery, and will serve the upcoming Bidadari New Town.

History[edit]

When the North East Line opened, it was one of the 2 completed MRT stations in the entire system that was non-operational, the other being Buangkok which opened in early 2006 prior to the opening of the Circle Line. It was closed for 8 years because of low development in the vicinity. Art In Transit artwork in this station is Slow Motion by April Ng Kiow Ngor. Part of the station's interior was shown on an episode of Building the Biggest on Discovery Channel.[1]

It was estimated that if the station was opened, its daily ridership would be under the 2,000 general benchmark deemed necessary for a station to make economic sense to operate. However, on 8 March 2011, SBS Transit announced the opening of the station on 20 June 2011.[2]

On the eve of the grand opening, maintenance on the lifts, escalators and fare gates was conducted and the platform was polished. The station was officially opened on 20 June 2011 by Minister for Transport, Mr Lui Tuck Yew to celebrate the 8th anniversary of the opening of the North East Line in 2003.[2]

Published information in the Singapore Master Plan as well as several reports in the newspapers have mentioned a planned major housing project where the former Bidadari Cemetery sat. Existing nearby condominiums include Avon Park, Euro-Asia Park and Blossoms at Woodleigh. There are also several new condominium projects under development in the area including, Parc Mondrian on Woodleigh Close and 8@Woodleigh. Other buildings around it include a Salvation Army stockhouse and a few shophouses.

The station is close to several reputable schools such as Maris Stella High School, Stamford American International School permanent campus, Cedar Primary School and Cedar Girls' Secondary School. The Central Expressway, Pan Island Expressway and Potong Pasir MRT station are just minutes away, allowing quick and easy access to the city and the CBD. Mount Vernon, which is nearby, houses the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Mount Vernon Camp.

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
B2 Platform A North East Line MRT Singapore Destination 6.png towards  NE1  CC29  HarbourFront via  NE10  Potong Pasir
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B North East Line MRT Singapore Destination 7.png towards  NE17  PTC  Punggol via  NE12  CC13  Serangoon

Exits[edit]

  • A: Upper Serangoon Road
  • B: Upper Serangoon Road
  • C: Upper Aljunied Road

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Fri Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
North East Line
to NE1 HarbourFront 5.56am 5.55am 6.16am 11.41pm
to NE17 Punggol 6.17am 6.19am 6.39am 12.14am

References[edit]

External links[edit]