Simei MRT station
|Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station|
|Location||30 Simei Street 3|
|Coordinates||1°20′36.40″N 103°57′11.42″E / 1.3434444°N 103.9531722°ECoordinates: 1°20′36.40″N 103°57′11.42″E / 1.3434444°N 103.9531722°E|
|Operated by||SMRT Trains Ltd (SMRT Corporation)|
|Platforms||2 (1 island platform)|
|Parking||Yes (Eastpoint Mall)|
|Opened||16 December 1989|
|Previous names||Tampines South|
Simei MRT station (EW3) is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West line in Tampines, Singapore. This station mainly serves Simei, a residential estate which is part of the larger Tampines New Town.
History[change | change source]
Before the construction of the station, the station was known as Tampines South. The name was changed to Simei in 1985, before the station's opening in 1989.
As like other above-ground stations built during the initial construction of the East West line, the station did not have platform screen doors. Following successful trials at Jurong East, Yishun and Pasir Ris stations, half height platform screen doors were installed and started operation on 3 July 2011. High-volume low-speed fans were also installed at the platform in 2011.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
- ↑ "Enhancing Connectivity and Comfort for Commuters". Land Transport Authority. 13 October 2011. Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website
- Media related to Simei MRT Station at Wikimedia Commons