Know The Line And Concourse Of Khatib MRT
In Yishun, Singapore, the Khatib MRT station is an above-ground MRT station on the North South Line (NSL). The station is one of two that now serve Yishun New Town, the other being Yishun station, which locates at the intersection of Yishun Ring Road and Yishun Avenue 2. This station’s track portion is the longest of any two MRT stations. The station (together with Yishun station) serves residential neighbourhoods south of the Yishun Town Centre (Neighbourhoods 6, 7, and 8), schools and community amenities.
It was renamed Khatib MRT in January 1987, after Sungei Khatib Bongsu, a nearby river, and a neighbouring military post, Yishun station, which was named Nee Soon. A power outage at Yishun station happened in 1990, disrupting service. Installation of the half-height screen doors began on September 30, 2011, following many successful tests at the Jurong East, Yishun, and Pasir Ris stations. The station outfit with high volume speed fans has been in service since August 28, 2012.
The overhead pedestrian bridge near Khatib and other stations is a part effort to increase public transportation accessibility (Aljunied, Bishan, Sengkang, Kranji and Yew Tee). The lifts were installed in stages beginning in the first quarter of 2013. Khatib station was also among the first ten stations[a] to receive expanded bicycle parking facilities as part of a 2010 National Cycling Plan.
The island platform configuration at Khatib station features two elevated North South Line platforms. Commuters are kept cool by HVLS fans and half-height Platform screen doors erected at the platform edge. A double pitched roof covers the platform level, supported by two rows of columns, similar to many other North-South Line elevated stations. The concourse level reaches through escalators, stairwells, and elevators.
Expected train arrival times and messages displayed on passenger information systems 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.
On the ground level of the station is a ticket concourse. They include faregates for automatic fare collection and access between paid and unpaid portions of the station, at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for passengers in wheelchairs, those carrying heavy objects, or those travelling with prams. Commuters can buy tickets for single or many travels at General Ticketing Machines, which also accept contactless card transactions like TransitLink Add Value Machines. Commuters can make travel queries at the station office, which serves as a Passenger Service Centre during operating hours.
Patterns of Passenger Use
Khatib station is part of the Yishun estate and serves nearby schools, community amenities, and residential projects. It’s also a transportation hub for Khatib inhabitants, with modest demand throughout the day.
- Concourse-level retail shops (unpaid areas)
- Concourse level public restrooms (unpaid )
- Station exits have bike racks.
- Concourse level ATMs and self-service machines (unpaid)
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