Yew Tee MRT station
Yew Tee MRT.
|Location||61 Choa Chu Kang Drive|
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Opened||10 February 1996|
|Previous names||Choa Chu Kang North|
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.
The station primarily serves Neighbourhoods 5 to 7 of Choa Chu Kang New Town as well as Sungei Kadut Industrial Estate.
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.
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. The platform screen doors started operations at this station on 1 February 2012.
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- "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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