Ang Mo Kio MRT station
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Line(s)||North South Line Cross Island Line|
|Structure type||Above ground (North South Line)|
Underground (Cross Island Line)
|Opened||7 November 1987 (North South Line)|
2029 (Cross Island Line)
Ang Mo Kio station is the only above-ground and non-interchange MRT station to have a middle train track. The middle track can be used during track/train faults, and certain train services that start from Marina South Pier MRT Station or Jurong East MRT Station end here.
History[change | change source]
The station was opened on 7 November 1987, and was one of the five stations that together were the first MRT stations to open.
Nitcharee Peneakchansak, a 14-year-old Thai, was badly injured and lost both her legs after she fell onto the track and was hit by a train at the station on 3 April 2011.
On 25 January 2019, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan announced that the first stage of the Cross Island Line will open in 2029, with Ang Mo Kio being one of the stations along the line.
References[change | change source]
- "First phase of Cross Island Line to open by 2029 with 12 stations". Channel NewsAsia. 25 January 2019.
- "Thai girl who lost legs after falling onto tracks loses appeal against SMRT and LTA". The Straits Times. 2014-10-01. Retrieved 2019-06-03.