Bedok North MRT
Guide to Know About Bedok North MRT
Bedok North MRT station is near the Pan Island Expressway flyover and Bedok Town Park on Bedok North Road. On the surface, Bedok North Road is the name of the station. However, this causes misunderstanding because Bedok North refers to the housing estates bordered on the north by PIE and on the south by New Upper Changi Road. Bedok Town Park station was the working name, but it was not adopted. The Bedok North MRT station gets located near Damai Primary School, HDB Eunos Heights, HDB Reservoir Rise, and some other industrial buildings.
The 16 stations of the 21-kilometre (13-mile) Downtown Line Stage 3 (DTL3) from River Valley (now Fort Canning) to Expo stations were launched on August 20, 2010, and the station gets first announced as Bedok Town Park station. In 2017, the line was supposed to get finished. In February 2011, Sato Kogyo (S) Pte Ltd was awarded Contract 928 for the construction and completion of Bedok Town Park station and related tunnels for S$268.68 million (US$213.62 million). Then station and tunnel construction began in the second quarter of that year, with an expected completion date of 2017. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) stated on May 31, 2017, that the station would open on October 21, 2017, together with the rest of DTL3. At the DTL 3 Open House on October 15, passengers were given a sneak peek at the station and the other stations on Downtown Line 3.
Platforms – Downtown Line (B4)
Bedok North station has a single island platform, with trains travelling in both directions using both platforms. The air-conditioned station is separated from the tunnel environment by full-height Platform screen doors, which improve commuter safety and station comfort.
The concourse has faregates for automatic fee collection and access between the station’s paid and unpaid sectors, with at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for passengers in wheelchairs, those carrying heavy objects, or those travelling with prams.
Shelter for Civil Defence
Bedok North is one of eight Civil Defence (CD) shelters along the Downtown Line 3 activated in the event of a national emergency. The stations are built and outfitted with amenities to guarantee that the shelter environment is pleasant for all shelterees during their stay with reinforced construction. Blast doors, decontamination facilities, ventilation systems, power and water supply systems, and a dry toilet system are all included in these facilities.
Art in Transit
The umbrella trees and leaves found near Bedok North station inspired this piece. Leaves symbolise life – a dynamic, energetic, and fresh living stuff that will continue to exist for many years, hence the title Leaves Of Time. As the community lives, bonds, and grows in harmony with the station, the trees will undoubtedly give witness to history, helping to enable this union. The artwork depicts leaves gracefully falling from trees, dancing with the breezes with vitality and spirit, as they make their journey to be among the people, the community.
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