All You Need To Know About The Yishun MRT
In Yishun, Singapore, the Yishun MRT station is an above-ground MRT station on the North South Line (NSL). The station is one of two MRT stations that serve Yishun New Town, located at the intersection of Yishun Avenue 2 and Yishun Avenue 5. When the NSL was built and inaugurated on February 10 1996, Yishun station was the terminus. The station serves Yishun New Town residents near commercial malls (Northpoint City), community amenities (Yishun Polyclinic, Nee Soon Community Centre, etc.), schools, and housing developments. Yishun Bus Interchange provides bus services that connect to various parts of the estate.
On December 20 1988, Yishun MRT officially opened, two years ahead of schedule. Nee Soon North, the station’s original name, was renamed Yishun and Nee Soon South Khatib when construction began in December 1984. The platform screen doors tested for viability for elevated platforms at Yishun station was one of the first three stations[a]. The half-height platform screen doors install on August 26, 2009, and operations began on December 2 2009. Since then, all elevated stations have received half-height screen doors. High-volume low-speed fans have also installed at Yishun station, with operations beginning on June 27, 2012.
An island platform design station has two elevated North South Line platforms. Commuters are kept cool by HVLS fans and half-height Platform screen doors erected at the platform edge. A double pitched roof covers the platform level and supports two rows of columns, similar to many other North-South Line elevated stations. The concourse level reached through escalators, stairwells, and elevators.
Expected train arrival times and messages displayed on passenger information systems are plasma display panels positioned at each platform. The visually impaired can use tactile flooring to help them get from the platform to the exits.
On the ground level of the station is a ticket concourse. They include faregates for automatic fare collection and access between paid and unpaid portions of the station least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for passengers in wheelchairs, those carrying heavy objects, or those travelling with prams. Commuters can buy tickets for single or many travels at General Ticketing Machines, which also accept contactless card transactions like TransitLink Add Value Machines. Commuters can make travel queries at the station office, which serves as a Passenger Service Centre during operating hours.
The Yishun MRT station features four ground-level exits (A, B, C, and D) and an underground Exit E that connects to Northpoint City’s Basement 2 through an underpass beneath Yishun Avenue 2. (North Wing). Exit D has an elevator to Northpoint City’s Basement 2. (South Wing).
Patterns of Passenger Usage
The station locates in the heart of Yishun and surrounds a commercial centre, community services, schools, and residential developments. It is also a transportation hub for inhabitants of Yishun, with demand all day.
- Concourse level public restrooms (unpaid areas)
- Concourse-level retail shops (unpaid)
- Station exits have bike racks.
- Concourse level ATMs and self-service machines (unpaid)
- The ticket office for TransitLink
- Daily hours are 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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