Geylang Bahru MRT
What to Know About Geylang Bahru MRT Station
Geylang Bahru MRT station got its name after the neighbouring Geylang Bahru road and the Geylang Bahru planning subzone, and it also functions as a Civil Defence shelter. It caters to individuals who live near the Kallang River and those who work at the Geylang Bahru Industrial Estate. Residents no longer need to rely on buses or Kallang. The Geylang Bahru MRT station is near the Kallang Basin Swimming Complex, Geylang Bahru Industrial Estate, and housing board flats in Geylang Bahru and the nearby Kallang Way and Kolam Ayer Industrial Estates, linked by an overhead bridge spanning the PIE.
The 16 stations of the 21-kilometre (13-mile) Downtown Line Stage 3 (DTL3) from River Valley (now Fort Canning) to Expo stations were launched on August 20, 2010, and the station gets first announced as Kallang Bahru station. The line was supposed to be finished by 2017. In June 2011, China State Building Engineering Corporation Limited was awarded Contract 932A for the construction of Kallang Bahru station for S$123 million (US$97.79 million). Construction on the station and tunnels began in July of that year, with an expected completion date of 2017. As announced by the Land Transport Authority on May 31, 2017, the station opened on October 21, 2017.
Details about the station
Artwork and design
Internally, the station has a leaf-like form. Constructed Memories, an exhibition by Marianne Yang, features artwork depicting everyday objects throughout the station.
Facilities in the vicinity
Kallang Basin Swimming Complex, Kallang Basin Industrial Estate, Kallang station, and Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal are all within walking distance of the station.
Both platforms at Geylang Bahru station are used for trains travelling in either direction, creating 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 for Civilians
Geylang Bahru is one of eight Civil Defence (CD) shelters along Downtown Line 3 that will get activated in the national emergency event. 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.
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