Lakeside MRT station
Lakeside MRT station (EW26) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West Line in Jurong West, Singapore. This station is built on the northwestern bank of the Jurong Lake, hence its name.
Exterior of Lakeside MRT station
|Location||201 Boon Lay Way|
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Platforms||2 (1 island platform)|
|Opened||5 November 1988|
Lakeside station provides MRT access to residents living in Taman Jurong and Hong Kah. It is currently one of the three stations that serve Jurong West New Town; the other two being Boon Lay MRT station and Pioneer MRT station.
The station was opened on 5 November 1988 and served as the western terminal station for the East West Line until Boon Lay was opened on 6 July 1990 and the MRT system that time was declared opened by the late President Wee Kim Wee.
As with most of the above-ground stations built in the past along the East West Line, it was built without platform screen doors. After several successful tests at Jurong East, Yishun and Pasir Ris and eventually, installation of the half-height screen doors started on 9 June 2010 and operations commenced on 31 August 2010 along with Bukit Batok.
High-volume low-speed fans were installed and commenced operation on 30 November 2012. Privacy screens were installed from Lakeside MRT station to Corporation Road, excluding Lakeside crossover to minimise noise generated from their residents.
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- Railway Noise Barriers on Track