Paya Lebar MRT station

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Paya Lebar
rapid transit
Platformsisland (EWL)
double island (CCL)
Tracks5
Construction
Structure typeabove ground (EWL)
underground (CCL)
Platform levels4
Bicycle facilitiesyes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code EW8  CC9 
Electrifiedyes

Paya Lebar Station (EW8/CC9) is an MRT Station in Singapore. It is an interchange station where passengers can change from the East West MRT Line to the underground Circle MRT Line.

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.

References[change | change source]

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