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Dover MRT

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Learn more about the Dover MRT

The East-West Line’s Dover MRT Stop (EW22) is an above-ground station (EWL). It is located along Commonwealth Avenue West, near Singapore Polytechnic, and is part of the Singapore Polytechnic planning subzone. The station gets named after the nearby Dover Road and neighborhood, which were previously British military and residential districts. It primarily serves Singapore Polytechnic, providing bus service to surrounding housing complexes and educational institutions.In contrast to neighboring East-West Route stations, Dover MRT was the first station built on a railway line operational, with two side platforms having a modern architectural style. The platforms and tracks are covered by a wide roof with several glass and steel pieces, enabling abundant natural light to reach the station concourse and platforms.

Meta description:

When work on the Dover MRT station began in June 1998, the public expressed concerns about the limited region it served.

Platforms:

East-West Line (L3) :

  • Platform A: East West Line via EW21CC22 Buona Vista to EW1 Pasir Ris
  • Platform B: East-West Line through EW23 Clementi to EW33 Tuas Link 

At Dover station, two elevated East-West Line platforms are side by side. Half-height Platform screen doors are built at the platform edge for commuter safety, while modified Pro-Jet fans keep passengers cool. Dover MRT, constructed at least ten years after its East-West Line neighbors, has a much more modern design, with a large canopy over the tracks and several glass and steel elements allowing light onto the platforms

Expected train arrival times and dominant messages get shown 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. The Platform level gets connected to the Ticket Concourse level below escalators, lifts, and stairs.

Concourse:

A ticket concourse gets located on Level 2 of the station. It has faregates for automatic fee collection and offers access between the station’s paid and unpaid sectors, including at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for passengers in wheelchairs, heavy objects, or those traveling with prams. Commuters can purchase tickets for a single or several trips through General Ticketing Machines, which support contactless card transactions like TransitLink Add Value Machines. During operating hours, the station office functions as a Passenger Service Centre, where commuters may get information on various modes of transportation. The Singapore Polytechnic campus is connected to two exits on either side of Commonwealth Avenue West through a link bridge.

Station Services:

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

Exits:

The Dover MRT Station gets wedged between two Commonwealth Avenue West carriageways, with one ground-level exit on each side connected by an underpass. For disabled individuals, all gates are barrier-free and open 24 hours a day. The link bridge links to Singapore Polytechnic and must guarantee that no nudity (no Boh Chang Sa or Boh Chang Ko) gets permitted on the overhead bridge.

  • Exit A: Commonwealth Avenue West, Singapore Polytechnic (Westbound)
  •  Exit B:  Commonwealth Avenue West, Ghim Moh Valley(Eastbound)

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