Lakeside MRT station
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 MRT station (EW26) is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West Line. It is an elevated station. It is located in Jurong West, Singapore. This station is built on the northwestern side of the Jurong Lake. Therefore, it is called Lakeside.
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 are Boon Lay MRT station and Pioneer MRT station.
Design[change | change source]
The station was designed with a curved Chinese roof. This is similar to those at the nearby Chinese Garden.
History[change | change source]
The station was opened on 5 November 1988. It is the western terminal for the East West Line till 1990s.
It is equipped with platform screen doors as the rest of the above ground East West Line stations. Initially the station didn't have the doors. Several successful tests at Jurong East, Yishun and Pasir Ris of the design and operation of the doors.The door installation started on 9 June 2010. The doors started operations on 31 August 2020 along with Bukit Batok.
High-volume low-speed fans were installed and started operation on 30 November 2012. Sound barriers were installed from Lakeside MRT station to Corporation Road to minimise noise generated from their residents.
References[change | change source]
- Dhaliwal, Rav (16 September 1985). "Ethnic touch for MRT stations". The Straits Times. Singapore. Retrieved 16 June 2018 – via NewspaperSG.
- "Three more stations for MRT system". The Business Times. 5 November 1988. Retrieved 16 June 2018 – via NewspaperSG.
- Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
- "Enhancing Connectivity and Comfort for Commuters". Land Transport Authority. October 13, 2011. Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2012.