All you need to know about the Queenstown MRT
Queenstown MRT Station is an above-ground MRT station in Singapore on the East-West Line. It’s in Queenstown, between the 38-story Queens condominium and the new 43-story HDB apartments on the other side of the railway. The Alexandra Hospital get served by free shuttle service from Queenstown MRT.
The station’s platform B.The station opened on March 12, 1988, as part of the MRT system’s expansion from Outram Park to Clementi. Half-height Platform screen doors were erected in January 2011 and began operating with Commonwealth on April 28, 2011. The Queenstown MRT station was extended beginning in mid-2012 and opened on the same day as Commonwealth MRT station on August 23, 2015, with a new overhead bridge and two additional exits.
- Platform A: East-West Line through EW18 Redhill to EW1 Pasir Ris (→)
- Platform B: East-West Line via EW20 Commonwealth to EW33 Tuas Link (←)
Queenstown station has two elevated East-West Line platforms in an island platform style. Half-height Platform screen doors are built at the platform edge for commuter safety, while modified Pro-Jet fans keep passengers cool. A basic flat roof shelters the platform level, similar to many earlier stations along the Western side of the East-West Line, and the station get painted with a single base color, which is Sky Blue for this station. Expected train arrival times and dominant messages get shown on Passenger Information Systems, which are plasma display panels positioned at each platform. The Platform level gets connected to the Ticket Concourse level below escalators, lifts, and staircases.
On Level 2, the station features two ticket concourses. A second ticket concourse, which opened in 2015 at the station’s western end, complements the original ticket concourse. Both concourses lead to overhead bridges that span the road and connect to street level by lifts, escalators, and steps.Faregates at both concourses are utilized for automatic fare collection and offer access between the station’s paid and unpaid sectors, with at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for passengers in wheelchairs, those carrying heavy objects, or those traveling 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 business hours, the station office functions as a Passenger Service Center, where commuters may ask questions about their travel plans. Toilets and retail outlets get placed in the main ticket concourse’s unpaid areas.
- Concourse level retail businesses and public restrooms (unpaid areas)
- Concourse level ATMs and self-service machines (unsettled areas)
- Station exits have bike racks.
A1 and A2: Commonwealth Avenue, Stirling Road, Mei Ling Street, Church Of The Good Shepherd, Commonwealth Avenue, Strathmore Road, Queens Condo, Dawson Estate
B1, and B2: Queenstown Stadium, Queenstown Swimming Pool, MDIS, Queenstown Community Centre Block 96 Margaret Drive was an HDB block that gets destroyed because of the SERS in 2006. From 2002 until 2006, the Krenza Learning Centre existed there.
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