Ang Mo Kio MRT station

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 NS16  CR11 
Ang Mo Kio
宏茂桥
அங் மோ கியோ
Ang Mo Kio
Rapid transit
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)     North South Line      Cross Island Line
PlatformsDouble Island
Tracks3
Construction
Structure typeAbove ground (North South Line)
Underground (Cross Island Line)
Platform levels1
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code NS16  CR11 
History
Opened7 November 1987; 31 years ago (1987-11-07) (North South Line)
2029; 10 years' time (2029) (Cross Island Line)
ElectrifiedYes
Location

Ang Mo Kio MRT station (NS16/CR11) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North South Line in Singapore.

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.

The station opened on 7 November 1987, and will become an interchange station with the Cross Island MRT line when the first part, or stage, of the line opens in 2029.[1]

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.[2]

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.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "First phase of Cross Island Line to open by 2029 with 12 stations". Channel NewsAsia. 25 January 2019.
  2. "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.