Pasir Ris MRT station

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 EW1  CR5 
Pasir Ris
巴西立
பாசிர் ரிஸ்
Pasir Ris
Rapid transit
PasirRisMRTStation.JPG
The island platform of Pasir Ris MRT station
Location10 Pasir Ris Central
Singapore 519634
Coordinates1°22′20.68″N 103°56′57.73″E / 1.3724111°N 103.9493694°E / 1.3724111; 103.9493694
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation) (East West Line)
Line(s)     East West line      Cross Island line
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
Tracks2
ConnectionsPasir Ris Bus Interchange, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeElevated (EWL)
Underground (CRL)
Platform levels3 (2 U/C)
ParkingYes (White Sands Shopping Centre)
Bicycle facilitiesYes[1][2]
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code EW1  CR5 
History
Opened16 December 1989; 29 years ago (1989-12-16) (East West Line)
2029; 10 years' time (2029) (Cross Island Line)
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Previous station   Mass Rapid Transit   Next station
TerminusEast West line
towards Tuas Link
towards Aviation Park
Cross Island line
Future service
towards Bright Hill
Location

Pasir Ris MRT station (EW1/CR5) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West line in Pasir Ris, Singapore.[3][4] 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]

This station opened on 16 December 1989, and it was one of the last to open along the East West MRT line. 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.[5][6]

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.[5] 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.[7]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "SMRT > Trains > NetworkMap > PasirRis". smrt.com.sg. SMRT Corporation Ltd. Retrieved 9 September 2017. Pasir Ris – Station Amenities
  2. "SMRT Journeys". journey.smrt.com.sg. SMRT Corporation Ltd. Retrieved 9 September 2017. Amenities
  3. "SMRT > Trains > NetworkMap > PasirRis". smrt.com.sg. SMRT Corporation Ltd. Retrieved 9 September 2017. Pasir Ris
  4. "SMRT Journeys". journey.smrt.com.sg. SMRT Corporation Ltd. Retrieved 9 September 2017. Pasir Ris
  5. 5.0 5.1 Vanessa, Paige (29 September 2017). "SMRT Trains director fined S$55,000 for fatal Pasir Ris track accident". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 17 November 2017.
  6. 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.
  7. Ng, Kelly (2 December 2016). "SMRT charged over fatal accident". Today (newspaper). Retrieved 17 November 2017.

Other websites[change | change source]

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