All You Need To Know About The Bedok MRT
The East-West Line’s Bedok MRT Station (EW5) is an above-ground station (EWL). It is located along New Upper Changi Road, immediately adjacent to the Bedok Town Centre, on the – border of the Bedok North and Frankel planning subzones.
Bedok MRT station serves inhabitants of Bedok New Town – and nearby retail malls (Bedok Mall), community amenities (Bedok Hawker Centre, Bedok Polyclinic, Heartbeat @ Bedok, and others), schools, and housing projects in the Town Centre region, and light industries in Bedok South. Bedok Bus Interchange provides bus services that link to various estate sections.
The station gets named after the Bedok estate and – thought to be the Malay term bedoh, a massive drum used to call people to prayer in mosques.
Bedok station’s platform level
Bedok MRT station, and the other EWL stations from Bugis to Tanah Merah, opened on 4 November 1989. The station was designed without platform screen doors, as were many above-ground MRT stations, to prevent people from slipping off the platform and into the train tracks. Platform screen doors were installed on 4 November 2010 and began operating on 11 January 2011 alongside Paya Lebar station as a safety measure, followed by HVLS fans, which started on 26 June 2012.
Line 2 (East-West):
Bedok station features an island platform configuration with two elevated East-West Line platforms. For the safety of commuters, half-height Platform screen doors are erected at the platform edge and retrofitted with High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans to keep people shuttle. A barrel vault roof style – like most on the Eastern side of the East-West Line, provides for a roomy interior that is easy to maneuver.
Expected train arrival times and messages get shown on Passenger Information Systems, which are plasma display panels positioned at each platform. Tactile flooring aids the sight-impaired in getting from the platform to the station exits. The Platform level gets connected to the Ticket Concourse level below escalators, lifts, and stairs.
A ticket concourse gets placed on the ground level of the station. It has faregates for automatic fee collection and offers access between the station’s paid and unpaid sectors, including at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for passengers in wheelchairs, carrying heavy objects, or those traveling with prams.
Commuters can buy tickets for single or many travels through General Ticketing Machines like TransitLink Add Value Machines, accept contactless card transactions. The station office serves as a Passenger Service Centre, where commuters may inquire about travel options. This station also has a TransitLink Ticket Office that is open every day from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Rail Interconnection Services
Rail bridging services known as MRT breakdown shuttle buses may get deployed to ply impacted parts of the East-West Line in the case of an MRT service interruption – covering Bedok station.
Special – bridging bus service – the ordinary bus bridging services may get triggered in the case of a large-scale rail disruption impacting many stations. Passengers can also board free regular bus services at Bedok Bus Interchange – Bus Stops 1 and 2 when they are operational.
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