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Woodlands North MRT

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More To Know About Woodlands North MRT

Woodlands North MRT station is an underground Mass Rapid Transit station at Republic Polytechnic in Woodlands, Singapore.  The Thomson–East Coast line’s northern end is at this station (TEL).  Woodlands North MRT is in a developing area in Woodlands North, off Admiralty Road West, as part of the North Coast Innovation Corridor project is planned for the future.

In 2011, plans proposed to connect the TEL’s northern end with the Johor Bahru-Singapore RTS. Station 2012 is one of the first three TEL stations to open on January 31, 2020. By 2026, the station expects to serve as the Singapore endpoint of the Johor Bahru-Singapore RTS.


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About Woodlands North MRT station

Only Republic Polytechnic, located in the region for the area to include a business park, commercial complexes, and residential developments as part of the North Coast Innovation Corridor project, developed. The Singapore-Johor Bahru Rapid Transit System will have its Singapore terminus at the nearby Woodlands North RTS Link Station featured in a separate article. Underground connections to the RTS Link are planned at the TEL Concourse level. On January 31, 2020, passenger service began at Woodlands North station. The Thomson-East Coast Line’s Late Opening on Saturdays and Sundays from February 26, 2022, to May 29, 2022, will affect this station.


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History

On August 29, 2012, then-Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew revealed this station as part of the Thomson line’s finalised designs. ‘Woodlands North,’ ‘Republic Polytechnic,’ and ‘Admiralty Park’ were the working names for the station before it was built. Following a public referendum in May 2013, Woodlands North chose June 27, 2014.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) confirmed on August 15, 2014, that Woodlands North station would include in the proposed Thomson–East Coast MRT Line (TEL). The station will be built as part of Phase 1 3 stops between Woodlands North and Woodlands South finish in 2019.


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Design

 Above the platforms, there are aluminium ceiling panels that simulate the movement of commuters regularly. The station is significantly larger than other MRT stations because designed to accommodate peak-hour traffic between Singapore and Johor Bahru. The RTS station will be erected at a maximum depth of 28 metres below (92 ft). There will be three floors to the station, including an underground link to the Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) building. The station will be ten times larger, incorporating the CIQ building.


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RTS Link

The northern end of the TEL will connect to the proposed cross-border rail link, according to an announcement made in June 2011. At the 8th Singapore-Malaysia Leaders’ Retreat on January 16, 2018, Malaysia and Singapore inked a bilateral agreement on the project. The deal brought the project’s maintenance facilities operator and customs facilities. However, due to financial consequences on Malaysia’s part, the project had to be postponed to May 21, 2019. Malaysia decided to restart the RTS project at a lesser cost on October 31 that year, albeit it was still on hold until April 30, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic was decided to postpone the project until July 31, 2020.

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