Bedok Reservoir MRT
Know Everything About Bedok Reservoir MRT Station
Bedok Reservoir MRT station is located beneath Bedok North Avenue 3, near the PIE overpass and the intersection with Bedok Reservoir Road, and serves the surrounding residential districts.
The Bedok Reservoir MRT station’s name comes from the nearby Bedok Reservoir’s water catchment. It serves Bedok Reservoir Park and Bedok Town Park, various condominiums and housing estates, and several schools (Damai Secondary School, Yu Neng Primary School, Bedok Green Secondary School, and Red Swastika School).
Contract 927 for the Bedok Reservoir MRT station and surrounding tunnels design and construction was awarded to Cooperativa Muratori & Cementisti-C.M.C di Ravenna in July 2011, cost S$196.46 million. Except for a section of Bedok Reservoir Road used for sewage diversion work, construction commenced in August 2011. The space previously gets utilised for walkway realignment, but the rest of the work began in September of that year. The station officially opened on October 21, 2017, as the Land Transport Authority had declared on May 31, 2017.
Downtown Line Platforms (B3)
Both platforms of Bedok Reservoir station are used for trains travelling in either direction, forming an island platform arrangement. The air-conditioned station is separated from the tunnel environment by full-height Platform screen doors, which improve commuter safety and station comfort.
Expected train arrival times and messages get displayed on passenger information systems, which are plasma display panels positioned at each platform. The visually impaired can use tactile flooring to help them get from the platform to the exits.
The concourse has faregates for automatic fee collection and access between the station’s paid and unpaid sectors and at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for passengers in wheelchairs, those carrying heavy objects, or those travelling with prams.
Commuters can buy single or multiple journey tickets from General Ticketing Machines, which also accept contactless card transactions. Commuters can make travel queries at the station office, which serves as a Passenger Service Centre during operating hours.
Shelter from the Civil Defense
Bedok Reservoir 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 artwork gets inspired by the idea that everyone is, in some manner, born or destined for higher things and that their daily lives are part of a larger picture. As a result, the saying “What matters is not where you’re going, but where your aspirations get headed” should act as a reminder and inspiration to commuters.
The artwork comprises a typographic piece on the lift shaft that connects to graphic elements on the railway station that lead to the exit. A unique bench made of special techniques is also featured, allowing the complete artwork to get enjoyed visually and physically.
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