Buangkok MRT, What You Need To Know?
Buangkok MRT station is an underground MRT station in Sengkang, Singapore, on the North-East Line (NEL). Buangkok station is one of two MRT stations located inside the Sengkang planning area and serves the town of Buangkok. It is beneath Sengkang Central near the junction with Compassvale Bow. Next to Buangkok station, there are plans to construct an “integrated development” that will comprise residential units, commercial spaces, and a future bus interchange. Sengkang Grand Residences, Sengkang Grand Mall, and Buangkok Bus Interchange are the new names for the residential units, commercial areas, and planned bus interchange. Buangkok MRT is close to Palm View Primary School and housing areas.
Buangkok MRT Station (NE15) is a North-East Line (NEL) underground station beneath Sengkang Central in the planning subzone.
When the NEL opened on June 20, 2003, the station, along with Woodleigh, was one of two completed MRT stations that remained closed. Because there was insufficient commuter traffic to justify the station’s inauguration, it remained closed until January 15, 2006, when it reopened despite low attendance and thus lost money. The station now serves local schools and housing estates as the surrounding areas have become developed.
When the North-East line opened, it was one of only two fully functioning MRT stations in the entire system Woodleigh; open on June 20, 2011. On the North-East line, Buangkok was supposed to open alongside 15 stops. However, the station’s operator, SBS Transit, chose not to open the station because the surrounding area was the undeveloped number of passengers would be insufficient to justify operating costs. The station opened on January 15, 2006, after the initial development at Compassvale Arcadia was completed in April 2005.
On day two and a half years after first built, the station opened to tremendous fanfare. SBS Transit predicted the station 3,500 commuters per day lowest of all the stops along the line, resulting in a loss of station.
Both platforms at Buangkok station are used for trains traveling in either direction, forming an island platform arrangement. The air-conditioned station is isolated from the environment by full-height Platform screen doors, which improve commuter safety and station comfort. The platform level ceiling is two levels high due to the concourse level looping around it, giving it a large feel.
Expected train arrival times and messages displayed on Passenger Information Systems are plasma display panels positioned at each platform. Tactile flooring aids the sight-impaired in getting from the platform to the station exits.
“Water, Nature and the Contemporary” art in transit.
This contemporary work is exuberant and experimental, and it reflects the liveliness of Buangkok New Town. Dots, graphic shapes, and bands in vivid primary colors adorn selected pictures and archive photos of life in Singapore. The sculptures provide energy and bursts of color to the station and ignore traveling up or down the escalators.
Shelter for Civil Defense
Buangkok NEL station is one of thirteen Civil Defence (CD) shelters along the North East Line that will activate in the event of a national emergency. The stations are constructed and supplied with facilities to guarantee that the shelter environment is comfortable for all shelters during their stay.
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