Pasir Ris MRT Station

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Pasir Ris
rapid transit
Line(s)East West Line
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels2
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code EW1 

Pasir Ris MRT Station (EW1) is an MRT Station in Singapore. It is part of the East West MRT Line. The station serves as a terminus for the East West MRT Line. It was the first station to be fitted with platform screen doors.

History[change | change source]

On 16 December 1989, this station was opened alongside as the last stations of the original network to open. On 1 November 2009, platform screen doors were installed along with Jurong East as part of a trial programme.

Incidents[change | change source]

The Pasir Ris rail accident was a train accident that occurred on 22 March 2016, at the track switch on the East West MRT Line. A C151 train ran into two SMRT Trains trainee track workers at around 60 km/h, which resulted in their deaths. The two deceased workers were working on a track signalling issue at that time as part of a team of 15 track personnel. This incident was "the worst train accident" in Singapore MRT's history.[1][2]

SMRT Trains and one SMRT management staff were charged for violating the Workplace Safety and Health Act that led to this accident, and were fined $400,000 and $55,000 respectively.[1] The SMRT engineer who led the track team at the scene of the accident was dismissed from SMRT Trains and charged with negligence causing death under the Penal Code.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Vanessa, Paige (29 September 2017). "SMRT Trains director fined S$55,000 for fatal Pasir Ris track accident". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  2. Paige, Vanessa (28 February 2017). "SMRT fined S$400,000 for safety lapses leading to fatal accident near Pasir Ris station". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  3. Ng, Kelly (2 December 2016). "SMRT charged over fatal accident". Today (newspaper). Retrieved 17 November 2017.