Lakeside MRT, What You Need To Know?
Lakeside MRT station is an above-ground MRT station in Jurong West, Singapore, serving the East West line. This station name because of its location on the northern bank of Jurong Lake. Residents Taman Jurong and Hong Kah can take the MRT to Lakeside MRT station. It is one of three MRT stations serving Jurong West New Town, with the other two being Boon Lay MRT station and Pioneer MRT station.
The East West Line’s Lakeside MRT Station (EW26) is an above-ground station (EWL). It is located in the Taman Jurong subzone.
About The Lakeside MRT Station
It is located along Boon Lay Way, near the junction with Yuan Ching Road and Jurong West Street 51, and is adjacent to the Lakeside and Hong Kah subzones.
It acts as a transportation hub for inhabitants of the Hong Kah and Taman Jurong neighbourhoods, with bus links to these residential areas. Lakeside is a heavily-used station since it has bus connections to the Jurong Industrial Estate and Jurong Port districts.
The station features a curved Chinese roof similar to those found at the nearby Chinese Garden. It was built without platform screen doors, as were most of the above-ground stations erected along the East West line in the past. Following many successful tests in Jurong East, Yishun, and Pasir Ris, installation of the half-height screen doors began on June 9, 2010, and operations on August 31, 2010, together with Bukit Batok. On November 30, 2012, high-volume low-speed fans were installed and put into service. It reduces noise caused by its occupants, and privacy screens were placed from Lakeside MRT station to Corporation Road, except Lakeside crossing.
Two elevated East-West Line platforms form an island platform at Lakeside station. Commuter safety, half-height Platform screen doors are positioned at the platform edge, while High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans keep travellers cool. The station’s straight inclined roof with structural beams on the inside is influenced by Chinese architecture and supported by two rows of columns, similar to the Chinese Garden station.
Expected train arrival times messages display on Passenger Information Systems, which are plasma display panels positioned at each platform. Tactile flooring aids the sight impaired in getting from the platform to the station exits. The Platform level connects to the Ticket Concourse level below escalators, lifts, and stairs.
The ticketing concourse is placing on the ground level of the station. It has faregates for automatic fee collection and provides access between the station’s paid and unpaid sectors, including at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for passengers in wheelchairs carrying heavy objects or those travelling with prams. Commuters can buy tickets for single or many travels at General Ticketing Machines, which like TransitLink Add Value Machines, accept contactless card transactions. During operational hours station office serves as a Passenger Service Centre, where commuters can inquire about travel options.
- Concourse level retail businesses and public restrooms (unpaid areas)
- Concourse level ATMs and self-service machines (unpaid)
- Station exits have bike racks.
- The ticket office for TransitLink
- Daily hours are 12:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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