Sembawang MRT station

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 NS11 
Sembawang
三巴旺
செம்பாவாங்
Sembawang
Rapid transit
NS11 Sembawang Exit A at angle.jpg
Exit A of Sembawang MRT station
Location11 Canberra Road
Singapore 759775
Coordinates1°26′56.49″N 103°49′12.55″E / 1.4490250°N 103.8201528°E / 1.4490250; 103.8201528
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)     North South Line
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus, taxi
Construction
Structure typeRaised
Platform levels1
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code NS11 
History
Opened10 February 1996; 23 years ago (1996-02-10)
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Previous station   Mass Rapid Transit   Next station
towards Jurong East
North South Line
towards Marina Bay
North South Line
Future service
towards Marina Bay
Location

Sembawang MRT station (NS11) is Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station. It is on the North South Line. It is located in Singapore within Sembawang town.

The station is in the middle of two roads, Sembawang Way and Sembawang Alley. The station is next to a shopping mall Sun Plaza. A bus station called Sembawang Bus Interchange is also close to the station.

History[change | change source]

An picture of the station (taken in 2000s)
Exit D of the station

When the North South Line is planned, there is a station called Sembawang. It is between two other stations - Yio Chu Kang and Yishun. The station is now named Khatib.[1]

In 1990, North South Line Woodlands Extension was planed. Sembawang was not part of this planned route. Later, the Singapore government agree to built this station .[2][3] The station opened on 10 February 1996. The area around the station was not yet filled with anything. Only Canberra Road and a very small Sembawang New Town are located nearby.

There are a lot of passengers who fell down into the tracks of the Station. Some passengers also go into the tracks illegally. In 2011, the Land Transport Authority started to build low doors and barriers around the tracks. They were completed in 2012.[4]

This station also have high-volume low-speed fans installed in 2012. [5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "A Journey Into Singapore's MRT past".
  2. Thulaja, Naidu Ratnala (10 November 2003). "Woodlands MRT line". National Library Board Singapore. Archived from the original on 26 April 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
  3. Thulaja, Naidu Ratnala (14 November 2003). "Sembawang MRT Station". National Library Board Singapore. Archived from the original on 11 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  4. Wong, Siew Ying (26 January 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
  5. "Enhancing Connectivity and Comfort for Commuters". Land Transport Authority. October 13, 2011. Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved July 6, 2012.

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