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Boon Lay MRT

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All You Need To Know About Boon Lay MRT

The Boon Lay MRT station is an above-ground MRT station in Jurong West, Singapore, on the East West line. Boon Lay MRT station is one of three stations that serve Jurong West New Town; the other two are Lakeside MRT station and Pioneer MRT station located in Jurong West Central. The Boon Lay Integrated Public Transport Hub with the Boon Lay Bus Interchange and Jurong Point Shopping Mall. Before the inauguration of Joo Koon MRT station in 2009, the station served as the western terminus of the East West line. The Jurong Region Line, which expects to complete in 2027, will be connected to Boon Lay station.

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The East West Line’s Boon Lay MRT Station (EW27) is an above-ground station (EWL). The Jurong West Central planning subzone encompasses it.

History

The trackwork was finished in October 1989, after construction began on January 6, 1987. The station, which served as the western terminus of the East West line, opened on July 6, 1990, and was the final station to open on the original MRT network. The station’s original station code was ‘W12,’ but changed to ‘EW27’ on July 31, 2001, when the MRT network map rebuilt by Mr Yeo Cheow Tong, the then Minister for Communications and Information Technology. Before the building began, the area was known as “Jurong West” but later renamed Boon Lay. Because Boon Lay and Jurong West Neighbourhoods 7 and 8 establishes later, the station’s construction postponed until January 6, 1987.

Platforms

Boon Lay station has an island platform arrangement with two elevated East-West Line platforms. Commuter safety, half-height Platform screen doors are positioned at the platform edge, while High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans keep travellers cool. A double pitched roof protects the platform level, supported by two rows of columns, similar to many other North-South Line elevated stations. The concourse level reached through escalators, stairs, and lifts. Expected train arrival times and important messages display 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.

U/C Jurong Region Line

Northbound: Jurong Region Line (West) via JW2 Tawas and JS7 Bahar Junction Boon Lay JRL station includes two above ground Jurong Region Line platforms in an island platform arrangement, with passenger service planned to begin in 2027. COVID-19 given as a reason for the delay, which was disclosed in a Written Reply by Minister for Transport Ong Ye Kung to the Parliamentary Question on Prioritising Early Completion of Jurong Region MRT Line on February 1, 2021. Although trains will only operate in a three-car arrangement, the station platforms built to accommodate a future extension. Trains from Choa Chu Kang will turn about at Boon Lay station and travel towards Tawas before turning around and returning to Choa Chu Kang.

Exits

At ground level, the Boon Lay MRT station has six exits. For the disabled, Exits B and E provide barrier-free access. Exits C, D, or E should used by passengers heading to the Boon Lay Bus Interchange. Exit D’s faregates are only for passengers leaving the station. The Jurong Region Line station will include four additional exits.

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