Yew Tee MRT
The ultimate guide to learning more about the Yew Tee MRT
The North-South Line’s Yew Tee MRT Station (NS5) is an above-ground station (NSL). It’s in the Yew Tee planning subzone, close to Choa Chu Kang Drive and the Choa Chu Kang North 6 and Choa Chu Kang Street 62 intersection. The station and adjacent estate were opened in February 1996 and named after a historic settlement along Woodlands Road. It serves the Choa Chu Kang North and Yew Tee MRT(Neighbourhoods 5 to 7) commercial centers, schools, and community services.
The station, along with the other five stations of the Woodlands Extension, was completed in 1995 and opened on February 10, 1996.
A ticket concourse gets placed on the ground level of the station. The Yew Tee MRT includes fare gates for automatic fee collection and access between the paid and unpaid portions of the station and at least one bidirectional wide-swinging door for passengers in wheelchairs, those carrying heavy objects, or those traveling with prams. Commuters can buy tickets for single or many travels through General Ticketing Machines, which, like TransitLink Add Value Machines, accept contactless card transactions. The station office serves as a Passenger Service Centre, where commuters may inquire about travel options, During operational hours.
Two elevated North-South Line platforms form an island platform at Yew Tee station. For the safety of commuters, half-height Platform screen doors get erected at the platform edge, and High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans keep travelers cool. A double pitched roof protects the platform level, supported by two rows of columns, similar to many other North-South Line elevated stations. The concourse level gets reached through escalators, stairs, and lifts. Expected train arrival times and messages get shown on Passenger Information Systems, which are plasma display panels positioned at each platform. Tactile flooring aids the sight-impaired in getting from the platform to the station exits.
The station, along with the other stations of the North-South Line Woodlands Extension, was completed in 1995. On February 10, 1996, the two-story station building with a basic font and a kampung-style roof opened. The Woodlands extension construction acquires property between the Yew Tee and Kranji MRT stations. It covers an area of 18,685 square meters and affects 16 industries along the length. The Land Transport Authority decided in 2008 to put in half-height platform screen doors for all above-ground stations after multiple incidences of commuters falling on the tracks and unlawful invasions. The platform screen doors at this station began operating on February 1, 2012. This station, which opened on November 27, 2012, alongside Kranji, was equipped with Rite Hite Revolution High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans. From 2001 to December 27, 2011, Yew Tee served as a railway terminal before being extended to Marsiling for a short-working trip.
- Public toilets at concourse level (unpaid areas)
- Bicycle racks at station exits
- Concourse level ATMs and self-service machines (unpaid areas)
- TransitLink Ticket Office
- Operating Hours: 12:00 pm and 7:30 pm on Weekdays;
- 12:00pm and 6:00pm on Saturdays.
- Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays.
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