Bright Hill MRT station

MRT station in Singapore

Bright Hill MRT station (TE7/CR13) is a future underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the Thomson-East Coast Line and Cross Island Line in Bishan, Singapore.

 TE7  CR13 
Bright Hill
光明山
பிரைட் ஹில்
Bright Hill
Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station
View of the station platform and concourse
General information
Location100 Sin Ming Avenue
Singapore 575737
Coordinates1°21′50″N 103°50′05″E / 1.36384°N 103.834748°E / 1.36384; 103.834748
Owned byLand Transport Authority
Operated bySMRT Trains Ltd (SMRT Corporation) (Thomson-East Coast line)
Line(s)
Platforms2 (1 island platform) + 2 (2 side platforms) (U/C)
Tracks2 + 2 (U/C)
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Depth20m
Platform levels1 + 1 (U/C)
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
History
Opened28 August 2021; 2 years ago (2021-08-28) (Thomson-East Coast line)
Opening2030; 6 years' time (2030) (Cross Island line)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesSin Ming, Bishan Park[1][2]
Services
Preceding station Mass Rapid Transit Following station
Mayflower Thomson–East Coast Line Upper Thomson
Teck Ghee Cross Island Line
Future service
Terminus
Turf City
Location
Singapore MRT/LRT system map
Singapore MRT/LRT system map
Bright Hill
Bright Hill station in Singapore

Description

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Bright Hill MRT station is a fully underground mass rapid transit station with four station entrances and exits.[3][4] The station will serve the industrial estate of Sin Ming and is located near landmarks such as Peirce Secondary School and Ai Tong School.[4] It is also located close to the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery. The monastery is Singapore's largest Mahayana Buddhist temple. The station derived its name from the temple.[5][6]

History

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A future entrance to the station under construction.

On 29 August 2012, it was announced that a Mass Rapid Transit station would be built in the Sin Ming as part of the new Thomson MRT line.[3] This underground station was given the working name "Sin Ming".[3] The station was later renamed to "Bright Hill MRT Station" on 27 August 2014 after a public voting exercise to determine the names of Thomson Line stations.[7] This name is the English translation of the location name "Kong Meng San" (光明山), where the Monastery is located.[6]

Bright Hill MRT station was merged into the Thomson-East Coast MRT Line when the Land Transport Authority announced that the Eastern Region MRT Line and Thomson MRT line would be operating as a single line.[8]

This station will become an interchange station with the Cross Island Line when the line opens in 2029.[9][10]

References

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  1. "LTA | News Room | News Releases | Public Poll for Thomson Line Station Names". LTA. Archived from the original on 25 April 2020. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  2. "LTA | News Room | News Releases | Thomson Line Station Names Finalised". LTA. Archived from the original on 6 January 2020. Retrieved 25 April 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "New Thomson MRT line to open in 2019". Asiaone. 2 August 2012. Archived from the original on 25 November 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "TEL Location Maps" (PDF). Land Transport Authority, Singapore. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2015.
  5. "Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery". National Library Board, Singapore. 10 February 2010. Archived from the original on 3 July 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Local Names for Local MRT Stations" (PDF). Institute of Policy Studies. 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  7. "Thomson Line Station Names Finalised". Land Transport Authority. 27 June 2014. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  8. "New Thomson-East Coast Line to run through estates in the east including Marine Parade". The Straits Times. Asiaone. 15 August 2014. Archived from the original on 7 January 2016. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  9. "Joint News Release by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) & SLA - Cross Island Line 1: New Links by 2029". Land Transport Authority. 25 January 2019.
  10. "First phase of Cross Island Line to open by 2029 with 12 stations". Channel NewsAsia. 25 January 2019. Archived from the original on 29 September 2019. Retrieved 8 February 2020.