Bright Hill MRT station

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 TE7  CR13 
Bright Hill
பிரைட் ஹில்
Bright Hill
Rapid transit
TE7 Bright Hill Under Construction.jpg
Station under construction along Sin Ming Avenue
Location100 Sin Ming Avenue
Singapore 575737
Owned byLand Transport Authority
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation) (Thomson-East Coast Line)
PlatformsIsland (TEL)
Side (CRL)
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels3
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code TE7  CR13 
Opening2020; 1 year ago (2020) (Thomson-East Coast Line)
2029; 8 years' time (2029) (Cross Island Line)
Previous namesSin Ming
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
Thomson–East Coast line
Future service
towards Caldecott
towards Aviation Park
Cross Island line
Future service

Bright Hill MRT station (TE7/CR13) is a future underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the Thomson-East Coast Line and Cross Island Line in Bishan, Singapore.

Description[change | change source]

Bright Hill MRT station is a fully underground mass rapid transit station with four station entrances and exits.[1][2] The station will serve the industrial estate of Sin Ming and is located near landmarks such as Peirce Secondary School and Ai Tong School.[2] It is also located close to the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery. The monastery is Singapore's largest Mahayana Buddhist temple. The station derived its name from the temple.[3][4]

History[change | change source]

A future entrance to the station under construction.

On 29 August 2012, it was announced that a Mass Rapid Transit station would be built in the Sin Ming as part of the new Thomson MRT line.[1] This underground station was given the working name "Sin Ming".[1] The station was later renamed to "Bright Hill MRT Station" on 27 August 2014 after a public voting exercise to determine the names of Thomson Line stations.[5] This name is the English translation of the location name "Kong Meng San" (光明山), where the Monastery is located.[4]

Bright Hill MRT station was merged into the Thomson-East Coast MRT Line when the Land Transport Authority announced that the Eastern Region MRT Line and Thomson MRT line would be operating as a single line.[6]

This station will become an interchange station with the Cross Island Line when the line opens in 2029.[7][8]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "New Thomson MRT line to open in 2019". Asiaone. 2012-08-02. Archived from the original on 2015-11-25. Retrieved 2015-08-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "TEL Location Maps" (PDF). Land Transport Authority, Singapore. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-03-19. Retrieved 2015-08-03. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery". National Library Board, Singapore. 2010-02-10. Retrieved 2015-08-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Local Names for Local MRT Stations" (PDF). Institute of Policy Studies. 2014. Retrieved 2015-08-07. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. "Thomson Line Station Names Finalised". Land Transport Authority. 27 June 2014. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 2015-08-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. "New Thomson-East Coast Line to run through estates in the east including Marine Parade". The Straits Times. Asiaone. 2014-08-15. Archived from the original on 2016-01-07. Retrieved 2015-08-08. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. "Joint News Release by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) & SLA - Cross Island Line 1: New Links by 2029". Land Transport Authority. 25 January 2019.
  8. "First phase of Cross Island Line to open by 2029 with 12 stations". Channel NewsAsia. 25 January 2019.