Tuas Link MRT
All You Must Know About Tuas Link MRT
Tuas Link MRT station is an elevated MRT station in Singapore’s western region. Tuas Link MRT is close to Tuas Depot and Tuas Checkpoint and is located along Tuas West Drive in Tuas. The station is the westernmost station in Singapore and the terminus of the East-West Line (EWL). The announcement in 2011, as part of the Tuas West Extension (TWE), began operations on June 18, 2017. SMRT Trains is in charge of the station. Due to space constraints, the ground level is Singapore’s only elevated station with a concourse above the platforms.
Tuas Link MRT Station (EW33) is an above-ground station located at the intersection of Tuas West Drive and Tuas Link 4 on the (EWL).
About Tuas Link MRT station
Tuas Link MRT station built as part of the EWL’s Tuas West Extension opened on June 18, 2017. It gets its name from the Tuas West industrial area’s surrounding roads numbered 1 to 4. Singapore’s first elevated MRT station ticket concourse level elevates above the platform. As the EWL’s western terminus, Tuas Link station replaced Joo Koon. It supports enterprises such as Tuas Link 1 / 2 / 3, Raffles Marina, and Tuas Checkpoint located near Tuas West Drive and Tuas Link 4.
The neighbouring Tuas Bus Terminal provides bus services to different portions of the Jurong, Tuas, and Tuas South industrial areas.
Raymond Lim, the transport minister, first announced the station on January 11, 2011. The station would be built as part of the East-West line’s 7.5-kilometer (4.7-mile) Tuas West Extension (TWE) (EWL). This station and Tuas station, the extension, included four stations (now renamed Gul Circle). In November 2011, China Railway 11 Bureau Group Corporation (Singapore Branch) granted the contract to build this station and the neighbouring Tuas West Road station. It was for the building of 2.2 kilometers (1.4 miles) of elevated MRT viaducts for S$150 million (US$119.26 million).
Tuas Link station has an island platform arrangement with two elevated East-West Line platforms. For commuter safety, half-height Platform screen doors are installed 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 a more spacious sense and platform mobility. For the safety of commuters, half-height Platform screen doors are installed at the platform edge and retrofitted with High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans to keep people.
Tuas Link station is unique in that it is the first elevated station with a ticket concourse above the platform level, while the lines descend to a lower height before entering Tuas MRT Depot. It has fare gates for automatic fee collection. It 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 traveling with prams. Commuters can buy single or multiple journey tickets from General Ticketing Machines, which also accept contactless card transactions. Commuters can make travel arrangements at the station office staffed during operating hours.
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