Yew Tee MRT station

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 NS5 
Yew Tee
油池
இயூ டீ
Yew Tee
Rapid transit
NS5 Yew Tee Platform.jpg
Yew Tee MRT.
Location61 Choa Chu Kang Drive
Singapore 689715
Coordinates1°23′49.15″N 103°44′50.06″E / 1.3969861°N 103.7472389°E / 1.3969861; 103.7472389
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
PlatformsIsland
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels1
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code NS5 
History
Opened10 February 1996; 23 years ago (1996-02-10)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesChoa Chu Kang North
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South line
North South line
Future service
Location

Yew Tee MRT station (NS5) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North South Line in Choa Chu Kang, Singapore. Yew Tee station is named after an expunged village that once stood in the area.[1]

The station primarily serves Neighbourhoods 5 to 7 of Choa Chu Kang New Town as well as Sungei Kadut Industrial Estate.

History[edit]

Yew Tee station shortly after opening in 1996

The station was built in 1995, together with the other stations of the North South Line Woodlands Extension. The two-storey station building, with a simple facade and a kampung-style roof, was officially opened on 10 February 1996 along with the other five stations on the Woodlands Extension. During the construction of the Woodlands extension, land between the Yew Tee and Kranji MRT stations was acquired. Measuring a total of 18,685 m sq, affecting a total of 16 factories operating along the stretch. Formerly named Choa Chu Kang North, it was renamed to Yew Tee in 1994.[2]

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.[3] The platform screen doors started operations at this station on 1 February 2012.

This station was installed with high-volume low-speed fans, which commenced operations on 27 November 2012, together with Kranji station.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yew Tee MRT". Infopedia. National Library Board.
  2. ^ Thulaja, Naidu Ratnala (November 10, 2003). "Woodlands MRT line". National Library Board Singapore. Archived from the original on April 26, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  3. ^ Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  4. ^ "Enhancing Connectivity and Comfort for Commuters". Land Transport Authority. 13 October 2011. Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.

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