Gul Circle MRT
Guide To Know About The Gul Circle MRT
The East West Line’s Gul Circle MRT station is elevated (EWL). The station locates in Tuas Singapore and serves the JTC Space @ Tuas and Mapletree Pioneer Logistic Hub nearby companies. SMRT trains run via the station.
The station opened on June 18, 2017, after being announced in 2011 as part of the Tuas West Extension (TWE). The station is Singapore’s tallest elevated station, standing at 33 metres (108 feet). The station has a stacked island platform with Gul Circle MRT extensions to Tuas South planned.
The East West Line’s Gul Circle MRT Stop (EW30) is an above-ground station (EWL). It’s near intersection of Tuas Road and Tuas Avenue 3 / Gul Circle.
About Gul Circle MRT
The station built part of the EWL’s Tuas West Extension. It gets its name from the same-named road that runs through the Gul industrial sector. It is Singapore’s first elevated stacked interchange station, with two unuse platform provisions for a future Tuas South branch line. Gul Circle is Singapore’s tallest elevates station, with a ceiling that rises 33 metres above ground, around height of a 10-story Housing Board building. The station provides service to businesses along Tuas Road, including Tuas Avenue 3 / 5 and Gul Circle / Cres.
In January 2008, transport minister Raymond Lim announced an expansion to Tuas from Joo Koon station to boost public transportation access to Tuas and the Jurong Industrial Estate. On Jan 11, 2011, the station was renamed Tuas and announced as part of the 7.5-kilometre (4.7-mile) Tuas West Extension (TWE) of the East West Line (EWL).  Between this station and Tuas Link station, a four-station expansion built. In November 2011, Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co Ltd was awarded Contract 1668 for the design and construction of Tuas Station. The Land Transport Authority announced a S$190 million (US$151.1 million) contract for the construction of 3.05 kilometres (1.90 miles) of elevated MRT viaducts (LTA)
Gul Circle station features two stacked island platforms with four raised East West Line platforms. The upper platform is used by trains to Tuas Link, while the lower platform trains to Pasir Ris. Each level unuse platform is set aside for a future line extension to Tuas South. The station has a barrel vault roof, like other stations between Tuas Link and Pioneer and many other overground stations on the East West Line’s Eastern side. The big curved canopy eliminates support columns for a more spacious sense and platform mobility. Commuter safety, half-height Platform screen doors are installed at the platform edge.
In November 2011, Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co Ltd was awarded Contract 1688 (C1688) for the building of Gul Circle Station and accompanying 2.8km of MRT viaducts along the Tuas West Extension for a contract price of S$190 million. Stages 1 and 2 of the Circle Line and Downtown Line built with the civil engineering contractor. Gul Circle station is part of the $3.5 billion Tuas West extension, a 7.5-kilometre completely elevated route in Tuas with four stations and a new train depot. Tuas Station was the working name for Gul Circle Station.
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