Joo Koon MRT

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More To Know About The Joo Koon MRT

The Joo Koon MRT station is an above-ground MRT station on the East West Line in Singapore’s Pioneer planning region. Joo Koon station named Joo Koon Village, a former rural Chinese community develops into an industrial estate in the 1960s. From February 28, 2009, to June 18, 2017, it was the western end of the East West line until Tuas Link station built.  In off-peak hours two out of three trains terminate at this stop, whereas alternating trains at this Joo Koon MRT during peak hours.

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The East West Line’s Joo Koon MRT Stop (EW29) is an above-ground station (EWL). It’s part of the Joo Koon planned district.

About Joo Koon MRT station 

As part of the EWL’s Boon Lay Extension, the station opened in February 2009. Its name stems from the romanization of the ‘affluent populace’ in the Joo Koon industrial estate, most likely referring to wage earners who benefit from the businesses’ employment. Many bus routes operate from the adjacent Joo Koon Bus Interchange, reinforced by passing-by Bus Services 192, 193, and 252, making Joo Koon station a transfer point for commuters travelling in and out of the Jurong and Tuas industrial sectors. Following the inauguration of the Joo Koon Bus Interchange in November 2015, it took over as the transfer hub for Jurong Industrial Bus Services from Boon Lay.

History

The Land Transport Authority launched the Boon Lay extension (BLE) project in December 2004 to service the Jurong Industrial Estate, and Joo Koon station erect alongside Pioneer station. The station first opened its doors on February 28, 2009. Half-height Platform screen doors installed on May 16, 2011, and operations began in July 2012. On August 19, 2012, the station platform upgrading with high volume low-speed fans, which went into service.

Platforms

Trains terminating at Joo Koon use Platform B before looping around and returning to Pasir Ris via Platform A. At Joo Koon station, two elevated East-West Line platforms form an island platform, with both platforms used for train turnarounds on alternate days. Commuters are kept cool by retrofitted High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans installed at the platform edge. A barrel vault canopy style, similar to Pioneer station, allows for a roomy interior that is easy to navigate a design that is comparable to several stations along the East West Line’s Eastern side. 

Construction

The Boon Lay extension is a 3.8-kilometre fully elevated extension linking Pioneer and Joo Koon residential and industrial sectors. The current East-West Line from Boon Lay Station, including Joo Koon and Pioneer stations. The building of Boon Lay extension (BLE), which cost S$436 million, began in August 2005. The East-West Line expanded to 49.2 kilometres and 31 stops with the opening of the BLE.

Rail Interconnection Services

Rail bridging services (also known as MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may deploy to  impacted parts of the East West Line in the case of an MRT service disruption at the Joo Koon station. In that event, passengers can board the buses at the following bus stops: A bridging bus service added to the ordinary bus bridging services may trigger in the case of a large-scale rail disruption affecting many stations.

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