Everything you need to know about Pioneer MRT
Pioneer MRT station is an above-ground MRT station in Jurong West, Singapore, serving the East West line. Pioneer station not geographically located within the Pioneer planning area despite its name. Pioneer Route North is a significant north-south road that inspired the name. Until the Jurong Region MRT line’s Nanyang Gateway and Nanyang Crescent stations open in 2029, Pioneer MRT station is the closest MRT station to Nanyang Technological University. It is one of only two above-ground MRT stations with a privacy screen installed along the track of the eastbound platform to protect the privacy of surrounding residents, the other being the Marsiling MRT station.
It built in conjunction with Joo Koon as part of the Land Transport Authority’s Boon Lay Extension (BLE) project was launched in December 2004 to allow people working in the Jurong Industrial Area to travel more quickly.
SBS Transit introduced a new feeder bus service 241 to provide bridging services for N9 residents follows the station’s opening Land Transport Authority completed amendments and additions (A&A) works. On Pioneer Road North expanding the road and constructing an overhead pedestrian ramp bridge complements the station to serve the residents of Nanyang and Pioneer.
East-West Line (L3) Platforms:
Pioneer station has an island platform design with two elevated East-West Line platforms. For the safety of commuters, half-height Platform screen doors at the platform edge retrofitted volume, low speed (HVLS) fans keep people. A barrel vault roof design, similar to that of Joo Koon station, allows for a roomy interior that is easy to navigate and is comparable to that of many stations along the East West Line’s Eastern side. Natural light enters the station through skylights on the roof. Expected train arrival times and messages display on Passenger Information Systems are plasma display panels positioned at each platform. Tactile flooring aids the sight impaired in getting from the platform to the station exits.
A ticket concourse is on Level 2 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 accept contactless card transactions. Operational hours, the station office serves as a Passenger Service Centre, where commuters can inquire about travel options. A link bridge spans Jurong West Street 63, connecting two exits on opposite sides.
Pioneer and Joo Koon stations built as part of the Boon Lay extension, a 3.8-kilometre fully elevated extension connecting Pioneer and Joo Koon residential and industrial sectors to the current East-West Line from Boon Lay Station. The Boon Lay extension began construction in August 2005 for S$436 million. The East-West Line expanded to 49.2 kilometres and 31 stops with the opening of the BLE.
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