Kaki Bukit MRT
Everything Need to Know About Kaki Bukit MRT
Kaki Bukit MRT Station (DT28) is an underground station on the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 3 situated beneath Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 near the intersection with Jalan Damai. In the Kaki Bukit district, the station provides service to industrial and residential areas. The Kaki Bukit MRT station is a substitute for the East-West Line’s Eunos and Bedok stations.
The Kaki Bukit industrial sector is the inspiration for the station’s name. The region used to be part of a hamlet, and the Malay word Kaki Bukit means “foothills.” Bedok North Secondary School, HDB Eunos Damai Ville, HDB Eunos Spring, and many more industrial buildings in the Kaki Bukit neighbourhood are all within walking distance of the station.
The 16 stations of the 21-kilometer21-kilometre (13-mile) Downtown Line Stage 3 (DTL3) from River Valley (formerly Fort Canning) to Expo stations were launched on August 20, 2010, and the line gets expected to finish in 2017. In June 2011, China State Building Engineering Corporation Limited was awarded Contract 929 for the construction of Kaki Bukit station for a cost of S$93.8 million (US$74.58 million). The station and tunnels get set to open in July of that year, with a completion date of 2017. Until the station’s development is allowedtravellingtravelling, Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 gets blocked from August 28, 2011, to April 23, 2016. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) added one lane in the direction of the adjacent roads, Jalan Tenaga and Jalan Damai. On April 24, 2016, some bus lines, including routes 5, 15, 58, 59, and 87, were rerouted to run along the newly reopened Kaki Bukit Avenue 1. Along Jalan Tenaga and Jalan Damai, Bus 585 continued its journey.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) stated on May 31, 2017, that the station would open on October 21, 2017, together with the rest of DTL3. Passengers get a sneak peek at the station, and the other Downtown Line 3 (DTL 3) stations, at the Downtown Line 3 (DTL 3) station preview.
Platforms – Downtown Line (B3)
Both platforms of Kaki Bukit station are used for trains travelling in either direction, forming 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.
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