Jurong East MRT Station facts for kids

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 NS1  EW24  JE5 
Jurong East
裕廊东
ஜூரோங் கிழக்கு
Jurong East


Rapid transit
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East West Line platform of Jurong East MRT station
Station statistics
Address 10 Jurong East Street 12
Singapore 609690
Coordinates 1°20′00″N 103°44′32″E / 1.333415°N 103.742119°E / 1.333415; 103.742119
Lines      East West Line      Jurong Region Line      North South Line
Connections Jurong East Bus Interchange, Taxi
Structure Elevated
Levels 1
Platforms Triple Island
Tracks 4
Parking Yes (Jem, Westgate)
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened 5 November 1988; 31 years ago (1988-11-05) (Platforms C (Eastbound), D (Southbound), E (Southbound) & F (Westbound))
27 May 2011; 8 years ago (2011-05-27) (Platforms A (Southbound/Peak hour only) & B (Eastbound/Peak hour only)
Electrified Yes
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Formerly Jurong, Jurong Town

Jurong East MRT station (NS1/EW24/JE5) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange station on the North South Line and East West Line in Jurong East, Singapore. It is the terminus for the North South Line. It is located at the heart of the Jurong Lake District, within the vicinity of JCube, Jem, Westgate, IMM, Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong East Bus Interchange.

Currently, it is one of the three MRT interchange stations on the Singapore MRT/LRT network to be fully elevated; the other two being Tanah Merah MRT station and Choa Chu Kang MRT/LRT station. It is currently the only elevated station with a triple island platform. According to preliminary plan, Jurong East station is slated to become an interchange with the Jurong Region Line in 2027.

Jurong East station is one of the busiest MRT stations in western Singapore. The station appeared as one of the four MRT stations in the original Singapore edition of the board game Monopoly.

History

Originally known as Jurong Town, the station opened on 5 November 1988, as part of the first stage of Phase 2 of the system.

In 1999, upgrading work was carried out at Jurong East to cater to rising passenger volumes. Six existing openings between the concourse level and platform level were covered to make the platform more spacious. Construction cost $350,000 and took around 6 months to complete.

The Jurong East Modification Project (JEMP) was a key infrastructural upgrading project involving the construction of two new platforms and a new track at Jurong East, allowing two trains along the North South Line to enter and depart the station at the same time. Previously, trains had to take turns to arrive and depart from the station using a shared middle track. The new platforms and track allow for shorter train intervals, reducing waiting times and reducing the crowding in trains.

NS9 Woodlands MRT Platform
Two C151B trains at Woodlands, which is one of the most crowded stations of the line

The station was retrofitted with half-height platform screen doors in 2009 which commenced operations on 18 December 2009. It was the third above-ground station to have half-height platform screen doors installed and in operation. Platform screen doors were also installed for the new platforms from the JEMP and went into operation on 27 May 2011.

Originally projected to be opened in 2012, then Minister for Transport, Mr Raymond Lim, announced on 12 February 2009 that the date was pushed forward by a year, to 2011. Construction started in 2009 and was completed and handed to the operator at around the first quarter of 2011, with the new platforms and track being tested since then, before the announcement on 16 May 2011 about its operation date on 27 May 2011.

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