Bedok MRT station

Bedok MRT station is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West Line in Bedok, Singapore. Located at the town centre of Bedok, this station is built on a traffic island in the middle of New Upper Changi Road. It is one of the most crowded MRT stations in eastern Singapore. Despite the close proximity of the 3 MRT stations to one another, Bedok MRT Station (East West MRT Line), Bedok North MRT station (Downtown MRT Line) and Bedok South MRT station (Thomson-East Coast MRT Line) are not connected continuously.

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Bedok
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Bedok
Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station
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Exterior of Bedok MRT station.
Location315 New Upper Changi Road
Singapore 467347
Coordinates1°19′26.54″N 103°55′48.13″E / 1.3240389°N 103.9300361°E / 1.3240389; 103.9300361Coordinates: 1°19′26.54″N 103°55′48.13″E / 1.3240389°N 103.9300361°E / 1.3240389; 103.9300361
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
Tracks2
ConnectionsBedok Bus Interchange, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels1
ParkingYes (Bedok Mall)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened4 November 1989; 31 years ago (1989-11-04)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesChai Chee
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West Line
towards Joo Koon or Tuas Link
Location
Singapore MRT/LRT system map
Singapore MRT/LRT system map
Bedok
Bedok MRT station in Singapore

Bedok MRT station is connected to Bedok Bus Interchange. It has many amenities close-by such as Bedok Mall, Bedok Point, Djitsun Mall Bedok, Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre, Heartbeat@Bedok and Bedok Town Square.

HistoryEdit

 
Platform level of Bedok station

Bedok MRT station opened on 4 November 1989 along with all other EWL stations from Bugis to Tanah Merah.[1][2]

Like many above-ground MRT stations, the station was initially built without platform screen doors to prevent passengers from falling off the platform and onto the train tracks. Installation of platform screen doors started on 4 November 2010 and started operations on 11 January 2011 along with Paya Lebar station as a safety precaution, followed by HVLS fans that subsequently began operations on 26 June 2012.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dhaliwal, Rav (1 November 1989). "Eager wait for start of MRTs eastern line". The Straits Times. p. 22.
  2. ^ "MRT eastern line to start operating on Nov 18". The Business Times. 4 August 1989. p. 3.
  3. ^ "Enhancing Connectivity and Comfort for Commuters". Land Transport Authority. 13 October 2011. Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  4. ^ Wong, Siew Ying (26 January 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2012.

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