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Yio Chu Kang MRT Station is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit station on the North South Line in Singapore. The station's architecture design theme is similar to Ang Mo Kio, with brown granite walls and floors. This station serves students of neighbouring educational institutions, residents as well as workers at neighbouring industrial estates.

HistoryEdit

Yio Chu Kang used to be the northern terminus of the North South Line when it first opened in 7 November 1987. Trains terminated at Platform A before reversing and crossing over to the adjacent track.

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 Template:Convert along Lentor Avenue – the speed limit was Template:Convert – mounted an Template:Convert kerb, crossed Template:Convert of grass verge (inclusive of a Template:Convert wide pavement), jumped over a Template:Convert drain, went through a fence Template:Convert 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.[1]

Installations of the half-height screen doors started on 15 August 2011, and began operation on 18 October 2011.[2]

This station installed with Rite Hite Revolution High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans and in operations since 24 August 2012.

Station layoutEdit

L2 Platform 1 North South Line towards Jurong East via Khatib (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2 North South Line towards Marina South Pier via Ang Mo Kio (→)
L1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
Street Level Yio Chu Kang Bus Terminal, Yio Chu Kang Sports Complex

ExitsEdit

  • 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, Singapore Safety Driving Ctr

Passenger Usage PatternsEdit

Platforms Services
North South Line
Platform 1
NSL – Sembawang, Yishun & Jurong East
North South Line
Platform 2
EWL – Dover (change at Bishan & Buona Vista)
EWL – Tanjong Pagar (change at Raffles Place)
NSL – Raffles Place, Novena & Toa Payoh
CCL – Paya Lebar (change at Bishan)

Transport connectionsEdit

RailEdit

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Fri Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
North South Line
to Yishun 5.10am 5.10am
to Jurong East 5.20am 5.19am 5.43am 12.17am
to Marina Bay 5.31am 5.31am 6.04am 11.33pm
to Toa Payoh 12.09am
to Kranji 12.34am
to Ang Mo Kio 12.58am
File:Ns15yiochukang.jpg

ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit


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