Yio Chu Kang MRT Station
Platform level of Yio Chu Kang MRT station.
|Location||3000 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Opened||7 November 1987|
The station's architecture design theme is similar to Ang Mo Kio station, with brown granite walls and floors. This station serves students of adjacent educational institutions such as Anderson Junior College and Nanyang Polytechnic, Ang Mo Kio New Town residents as well as workers at neighbouring industrial estates.
Yio Chu Kang station was the northern terminus of the North South Line when it first opened on 7 November 1987. Trains terminated at Platform A before reversing and crossing over to the adjacent track.
Installations of the half-height screen doors started on 15 August 2011, and began operation on 18 October 2011.
On 3 March 2003, a 23-year-old drove his car onto an MRT track off Lentor Avenue, in the sector between Yio Chu Kang and Khatib, the first accident of its kind in the 15 years of MRT operations in Singapore. The accident occurred when the car, which was travelling at 87 kilometres per hour (54 mph) along Lentor Avenue – the speed limit was 70 kilometres per hour (43 mph) – mounted an 18 centimetres (7.1 in) kerb, crossed 6 metres (20 ft) of grass verge (inclusive of a 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) wide pavement), jumped over a 1.5 metres (4 ft 11 in) drain, went through a fence 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) away from the track, and went uphill onto a steep stone embankment before landing on the track. Witnesses tried to remove the car from the tracks to prevent a possible collision, however an oncoming train from Yio Chu Kang stopped their efforts. One of the witnesses signalled the train driver to stop. Although the train driver was not able to stop in time, he was able to slow the train down enough to prevent derailment.
High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans
Station installed with MJ Air Tech High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) Pro-Jet fans and in operations since 24 August 2012.
|L2||Platform A||North South Line towards via Jurong East (→) Khatib|
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|Platform B||North South Line towards via Marina South Pier (←) Ang Mo Kio|
|L1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control|
|Street Level||Yio Chu Kang Bus Terminal, Yio Chu Kang Sports Complex, Sheltered walkway to Nanyang Polytechnic|
- B : Anderson JC, Nanyang Polytechnic, The Grassroots Club, Yio Chu Kang Sports Hall, Squash & Tennis Centre, Stadium, Swimming Complex
- C : Ang Mo Kio – Thye Hua Kwan Hospital, Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 3, Ang Mo Kio Police Div HQ, Yio Chu Kang CC
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon – Fri||Sat||Sunday &
|North South Line|
|to NS13 Yishun||5.10am||5.10am||–||–|
|to NS1 Jurong East||5.20am||5.19am||5.43am||12.17am|
|to NS28 Marina South Pier||5.31am||5.31am||6.04am||11.31pm|
|to NS27 Marina Bay||–||–||–||11.33pm|
|to NS19 Toa Payoh||–||–||–||12.09am|
|to NS16 Ang Mo Kio||–||–||–||12.58am|
|to NS7 Kranji||–||–||–||12.34am|
- Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
- "Car accident on the MRT track". RIMAS. March 2003.