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Tuas Crescent MRT

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What You Need To Learn About Tuas Crescent MRT ?

The station built as part of the EWL’s Tuas West Extension opened on June 18, 2017. Tuas Crescent MRT gets its name from the same-named road that runs through the Tuas West industrial region. Tuas Avenue 2 / 4 / 5 / 11, Tuas Crescent, and Tuas Basin are only a few industries served by the station.

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The East West Line’s Tuas Crescent MRT Station (EW31) is an above-ground station (EWL). It’s near the intersection of Pioneer Road and Tuas Crescent.

History

It was first announced on January 11, 2011, by then-Transport Minister Raymond Lim during a speech in Bedok to commemorate the opening of new platform screen doors. It was set to open in 2016 and would benefit an estimated 100,000 commuters every day. This station and the lines connecting it, according to Lianhe Zaobao, are situated in the middle of a vehicular viaduct, a first for Singapore train services. It boasts the longest stairwell in all stations, with 105 steps the escalator in Singapore’s rail network, measuring 17.5 metres. The station’s opening was pushed back from 2016 to the second quarter of 2017 to accommodate a new signalling system. It began operations on June 18, 2017.

 Between the 16th and 19th of November 2017, stations between Gul Circle and Tuas Link were temporarily closed due to a collision between Joo Koon and Gul Circle. Train service between Gul Circle and Tuas Link was restored on November 20, 2017, while train service between Joo Koon and Gul Circle suspend until mid-2018 to allow for signalling device maintenance.

East-West Line (L3) Platforms:

Tuas Crescent station has an island platform arrangement with two elevated East West Line platforms. For commuter safety, half-height Platform screen doors install at the platform edge. The station has a barrel vault roof, like other stations between Tuas Link and Pioneer and many other overground stations on the East West Line’s Eastern side. The big curved canopy eliminates support columns for more spacious and easy platform mobility. Half-height Platform screen doors are added at the platform edge for commuter safety and retrofitted high volume, low speed (HVLS) fans keep people.

Natural lighting enters the station platforms through skylights on the roof that extend the length of the station. Expected train arrival times and messages displayed 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. The Platform level connects to the Ticket Concourse level below escalators, lifts, and stairs.

Concourse

A ticket concourse can found 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 single or multiple journey tickets from General Ticketing Machines, which also accept contactless card transactions. Commuters can make travel queries at the station office, which serves as a Passenger Service Centre during operating hours.

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