Paya Lebar MRT station

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 EW8  CC9 
Paya Lebar
巴耶利峇
பாய லேபார்
Paya Lebar
Rapid transit
Paya Lebar MRT Station - panoramio (3).jpg
Paya Lebar MRT station (East West Line), with the Circle line in the far right corner.
Location30 Paya Lebar Road
Singapore 409006 (EWL)
15 Paya Lebar Road
Singapore 409049 (CCL)
Coordinates1°19′04″N 103°53′33″E / 1.317767°N 103.892381°E / 1.317767; 103.892381Coordinates: 1°19′04″N 103°53′33″E / 1.317767°N 103.892381°E / 1.317767; 103.892381
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation) (East West and Circle Lines)
Line(s)     East West line      Circle line
Platforms6 (3 island platforms)
Tracks2 (East West Line)
3 (Circle Line) - 2 in regular operation
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeElevated (East West Line)
Underground (Circle Line)
Platform levels2
ParkingYes (Paya Lebar Square, Singpost Centre, Paya Lebar Quarter, KINEX)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code EW8  CC9 
Fare zone2
History
Opened4 November 1989; 30 years ago (1989-11-04) (East West Line)
17 April 2010; 9 years ago (2010-04-17) (Circle Line)
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Previous station   Mass Rapid Transit   Next station
towards Pasir Ris
East West line
towards Tuas Link
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle line
towards HarbourFront
Location

Paya Lebar MRT station (EW8/CC9) is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange station on the East West Line and Circle Line in Geylang, Singapore.

It is named after the Paya Lebar Road, not the area called Paya Lebar. It is in the Geylang district.

History[change | change source]

This station was opened on 4 November 1989, as part of the East West Line. Its former code is E5. The Circle Line station platforms was opened on 17 April 2010.

A track fault at Paya Lebar delayed trains travelling towards HarbourFront on 31 December 2012. SMRT had called in staff to manually drive the trains between Dakota and MacPherson to navigate the fault. Circle Line trains began running normally again more than four hours after the fault took place around 8 am.[1]

Station Information[change | change source]

There are two links between the elevated East West Line station and the underground Circle Line station. The first link consists of a series of escalators to the Circle Line concourse from the western side of the East West platform, which is a common link to go to the Circle Line station. The second link, which is barrier-free, was built on the former area of Exit A which has been closed since late 2007 for reconstruction.

For the East West Line, train platforms are on Level 2. For the Circle Line, train platforms are on Basement 2. This is the only interchange station that has a middle track on the underground line, and it is the terminus for short-working trips after peak hours.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Delays on Circle and North-South lines due to faults". The Straits Times. 3 January 2013.

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