Yishun MRT station

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 NS13 
Yishun
义顺
யீஷூன்
Yishun
Rapid transit
Yishun MRT Station with PSDs.jpg
Yishun MRT station with Platform Screen Doors installed.
Location301 Yishun Avenue 2
Singapore 769093
Coordinates1°25′46.07″N 103°50′6.86″E / 1.4294639°N 103.8352389°E / 1.4294639; 103.8352389
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
Tracks2
ConnectionsYishun Bus Interchange, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels1
ParkingYes (Northpoint City, GV Yishun)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code NS13 
History
Opened20 December 1988; 31 years ago (1988-12-20)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesNee Soon North
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South line
Location

Yishun MRT station (NS13) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North South Line in Yishun, Singapore.

Yishun station used to be the terminus of the line between 1988 and 1996, until the Woodlands Extension was completed and opened on 10 February 1996. Currently, certain trains would still terminate at this station for the truncated service between Yishun station and Marina South Pier MRT station which only operates during morning peak hours on weekdays. Prior to 2 October 2019, short-working trips exist from Yishun to Marina South Pier in early evening periods and late night periods.

Yishun station is currently one of the two MRT stations that serve Yishun New Town; the other being Khatib MRT station. Together with Yishun Bus Interchange and Northpoint City, it also forms as an integrated transport hub - Yishun Integrated Transport Hub.

History[change | change source]

In December 2001, the Singapore embassies attack plot was discovered, and had included plans to bomb this station at several points, including the sewers near the station. This was brought up in a debate during a session of the parliament, during which new security measures were proposed, especially on the MRT system itself.[1]

On 16 April 2003, power supply to trackside equipment between Yio Chu Kang and Sembawang stations was disrupted at 8.02 am due to a lightning strike which affected eight point machines along the track.

On the early morning of 5 December 2006, a foreign worker in his early twenties, was hit by a train that was travelling towards Marina Bay. Train service was disrupted for more than an hour. He was later declared dead.[2]

On 19 January 2008 at about 1530 hours, a call was made from a public telephone at the MRT station stating that there was a bomb at the station.[3] Police arrested a 31-year old Chinese man that was believed to be linked to the crime on 23 February 2008. He was later charged for transmitting a false message that makes reference to a bomb.[4]

At 11.45 am on 11 October 2008, a man was found on the tracks of the station and was sent to hospital. Train service was disrupted in between Sembawang and Yio Chu Kang stations, affecting 2900 people.[5]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Singapore Government Press Statement On ISA Arrests, 11 Jan 02". Ministry of Home Affairs. 11 January 2002. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  2. "Normal service resumes between Sembawang and Yio Chu Kang MRT stations". Channel News Asia. 5 December 2006.
  3. "Police are looking for man to help in bomb hoax investigations". Channel News Asia. 23 February 2008.
  4. "31-year-old man arrested in connection with bomb hoax call". Channel News Asia. 23 February 2008.
  5. "Train disruption along North-South line affects over 2,900 passengers". 987FM. 11 October 2008.

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