Pasir Ris MRT
Everything To Know About The Pasir Ris MRT
Pasir Ris MRT Station (EW1) is an above-ground station that serves as the East-West Line’s Eastern Terminus (EWL). It is developed at Pasir Ris Town Center, bounded by Pasir Ris Central, Pasir Ris Drive 8, and Pasir Ris Drive 3. It is part of the Pasir Ris Central planning subzone. It serves the town core and nearby projects like the White Sands retail mall, community services, schools, and housing developments for – inhabitants of Pasir Ris New Town.
The station gets named after the Pasir Ris estate, Malay translates to white sands. Pasir Ris MRT provides bus services linking various sections.
East-West Line (L2) Platforms:
The island platform configuration at Pasir Ris MRT station comprises two elevated East-West Line platforms, which are utilized alternately for train turnarounds. For the safety of commuters, half-height Platform screen doors are erected at the platform edge and retrofitted with High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans to keep people. A barrel vault roof style – like most on the Eastern side of the East-West Line, provides for a roomy interior that is easy to maneuver.
Expected train arrival times and messages get shown 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 gets connected to the Ticket Concourse level via escalators, lifts, and stairs.
A ticket concourse gets placed on the ground level of the station. It has faregates for automatic fee collection and offers 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 traveling with prams.
Commuters can buy tickets for single or many travels through General Ticketing Machines, like Transit Link Add Value Machines, accept contactless card transactions. During operational hours: the station office serves as a Passenger Service Center, where commuters may inquire about travel options.
The station gets built at the end of an extension of the East-West MRT line from Tanah Merah station, which was part of the MRT system’s Phase 2A. Sato Kogyo Pte Ltd was granted the contract for building the stations from Changi Depot to Pasir Ris, and 5.5 kilometers (3.4 miles) of the track, in March 1986 for S$91.89 million (US$42.2 million). The Tampines and Simei stations get built as part of the deal.
The eastern end of the EWL opened on December 16, 1989, as stated by then-deputy prime minister Goh Chok Tong on November 4, 1989. The inaugural ceremony gets conducted by the then-Minister of State Mah Bow Tan, comprised of an MRT trip from Simei to this station for Mah and four other Members of Parliament. Residents in Tampines and Pasir Ris were largely pleased with the station’s inauguration, as they hoped for faster MRT commutes to their downtown employment.
Pasir Ris station is the most EWL elevated station on the line’s eastern portion (after Kallang station) have a conspicuous dome-shaped ceiling over the platform level, segmented like a caterpillar. The MRT Corporation intends for the design to give the EWL stations an “attractive aesthetic.” The pink color scheme of the station gets reflected in the restricted area doors and the ceiling trunking box.
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