Yio Chu Kang MRT station
|Location||3000 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8|
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Platforms||2 (1 island platform)|
|Connections||Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange, Taxi|
|Opened||7 November 1987|
Tracks between this station and Khatib MRT station is the longest between any two stations on the North-South Line. Opened on 7 November 1987, Yio Chu Kang station is one of Singapore's oldest MRT station.
History[change | change source]
Yio Chu Kang station was the terminus of the North-South Line when it first opened on 7 November 1987 along with the first five stations of the MRT. Trains stopped at Platform A before reversing and crossing over to the opposite track.
On 3 March 2003, a 23-year-old drove his car onto an MRT track near Lentor Avenue, the section between Yio Chu Kang and Khatib. The accident occurred when the car, traveling 17 kilometres (11 mi) over the speed limit, went up an 18 centimetres (7.1 in) curb, crossed a total distance of 9.5 metres (31 ft) before going up a steep slope before landing on the track. Witnesses tried to push the car off the tracks to prevent a possible accident from an approaching train. Although the train driver was not able to stop in time, he was able to slow the train down enough to prevent the train from[needs to be explained].
On 12 February 2015, a 29-year-old motorcyclist died after he was flung onto the MRT tracks between Khatib and Yio Chu Kang stations early on Thursday morning following a traffic accident on the Lentor flyover, similar to the 2003 accident.
References[change | change source]
- "Car accident on the MRT track". RIMAS. March 2003. Archived from the original on 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2019-11-17.
- "Motorcyclist flung onto MRT tracks after accident on Lentor flyover". The Straits Times. 12 February 2015.
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