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Marsiling MRT

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Know More About The Marsiling MRT

Near the intersection of Woodlands Centre Road / Woodlands Avenue 1 and Woodlands Street 11, next to Woodlands Avenue 3. Marsiling MRT, named after a local housing area to the north, opened in February 1996 as part of the NSL (Woodlands Extension) and is one of three stations that serve. Woodlands West neighbourhoods (Neighbourhoods 1, 3, and 4), schools and community activities.

Mets Description

The North South Line’s Marsiling MRT Station (NS8) is an above-ground station (NSL). It’s part of the Woodlands West planning subzone.

History

In 1990, the government proposed the North South Line Woodlands Extension, which would connect Choa Chu Kang in the west to Yishun in the north by extending the then-existing North-South and East-West lines. Marsiling was one of the original four stations increased to six. The station opened on February 10, 1996, after construction began in 1991. The Land Transport Authority decided in 2008 to put in half-height platform screen doors (HHPSD) for all above-ground stations after multiple incidences of commuters falling on the tracks and unlawful invasions. 

HHPSDs began operations with Admiralty on December 22, 2011. This station began operations on November 21, 2012, with Rite Hite Revolution High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans installed. Because of the station’s proximity to nearby Housing and Development Board apartment blocks, a privacy screen install along the tracks at the station’s side (southbound platform) facing apartment blocks in January 2016, similar to those installed at Pioneer MRT Station, and extended between Woodlands Centre Road and Woodlands Street 12. From August 27, 2017, cash top-ups at passenger service centres will no longer accept.

Line 2 (North-South):

Marsiling station has an island platform arrangement with two elevated North South Line platforms. Half-height Platform screen doors erected at the platform edge and High Volume Low Speed (HVLS) fans keep passengers cool for their safety. A double pitched roof protects the platform level, supported by two rows of columns, similar to many other North-South Line elevated stations. The concourse level reached through escalators, stairs, and lifts. Expected train arrival times and messages displayed on Passenger Information Systems are plasma display panels positioned each platform. Tactile flooring aids the sight impaired in getting from the platform to the station exits.

Concourse

They include faregates for automatic fare collection and access between the 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, like TransitLink Add Value accept contactless card transactions. During operational hours station office serves as a Passenger Service Centre, where commuters can inquire about travel options.

Station Services

  • Concourse level public restrooms (unpaid areas)
  • Concourse-level retail shops
  • Station exits have bike racks.
  • Concourse level ATMs and self-service machines (unpaid)

Screen Doors on Platforms

It was built without Platform Screen Doors, as were most of the above-ground stations erected along the North South Line in the past, to prevent commuters from slipping onto the train tracks. The platform doors will installed on October 12, 2011. The majority of the platform doors have install as of November 18, 2011, with the end gates fitted.

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