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Chinese Garden MRT

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Platforms And Concourse Of The Chinese Garden MRT

The Chinese Garden MRT station is an above-ground MRT station in Jurong East, Singapore, on the East West line. It is physically located along Boon Lay Way, near the junction of Jurong Town Hall Road, and is adjacent to the Yuhua West subzone. The station named after the Chinese Garden, one of the numerous tourist sites in the Jurong Lake neighbourhood that it serves. Chinese Garden MRT is also in the Yuhua area’s clusters of condominiums and HDB housing developments.

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The East West Line’s Chinese Garden MRT Stop (EW25) is an above-ground station (EWL). It discovers in the Lakeside subzone.

History

The station opened on November 5, 1988, as part of Phase 2 of the MRT system’s initial phase. It was designed with platform screen doors, as were most of the stations along the East West route, to prevent commuters from slipping onto the train tracks. After many successful tests in Jurong East, Yishun, and Pasir Ris, the half-height platform screen doors install on August 14, 2010, and operations began on October 1, 2010. The station was outfitted with high-volume, low-speed fans and went live on November 16, 2012.

Platforms

 An island platform designed by the Chinese Garden station has 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. The station’s straight inclined roof with structural beams on the inside is influenced by Chinese style and supported by two rows of columns, similar to Lakeside station. 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. Platform level connects to the Ticket Concourse level below escalators, lifts and stairs.

Concourse

A ticket concourse gets a place on the ground level of the station. It has faregates for automatic fee collection and provides 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 travelling with prams. Commuters can buy tickets for single or many travels at General Ticketing Machines, which like TransitLink Add Value Machines, accept contactless card transactions. In operational hours station office serves as a Passenger Service Centre, where commuters can inquire about travel options.

Station Services

  • Concourse level retail businesses and public restrooms (unpaid areas)
  • Concourse level ATMs and self-service machines (unpaid)
  • Station exits have bike racks.

Exits

At ground level, the Chinese Garden MRT station has three exits. For the disabled, Exits A and B provide barrier-free access.

Rail Interconnection Services

Rail bridging services (also known as MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may deploy to play impacted parts of the East West Line in the case of an MRT service disruption influencing the Chinese Garden station. In that situation, vehicles can get boarded at the bus stations listed below.

Patterns of Passenger Use

The station sees modest demand throughout the day, serving residential developments in Yuhua and tourist destinations the Jurong Lake zone.

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