Joo Koon MRT station

MRT station in Singapore
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Joo Koon MRT Station (EW29) is a MRT Station in Singapore. It is along the East West MRT Line. It was the terminus station until the Tuas West extension is completed. The station code was originally W14 before the opening.

 EW29 
Joo Koon
裕群
ஜூ கூன்
Joo Koon
Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station
The island platform of Joo Koon MRT station.
General information
Location91 Joo Koon Circle
Singapore 629116
Coordinates1°19′39.86″N 103°40′42.55″E / 1.3277389°N 103.6784861°E / 1.3277389; 103.6784861
Operated bySMRT Trains Ltd (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
Tracks2
ConnectionsJoo Koon Bus Interchange, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels1
ParkingYes (FairPrice Hub)
Bicycle facilitiesYes[1][2]
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened28 February 2009; 15 years ago (2009-02-28)
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station Mass Rapid Transit Following station
Gul Circle
towards Tuas Link
East–West Line Pioneer
towards Pasir Ris
Location
Singapore MRT/LRT system map
Singapore MRT/LRT system map
Joo Koon
Joo Koon station in Singapore

However every alternate trains will still terminate here despite the opening of the TWE. The other half of the westbound train will then proceed to Tuas after Joo Koon.

History

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This station was announced in 2004. Construction began on May 2006 and was completed in 28 February 2009.

Joo Koon rail accident

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The Joo Koon rail accident occurred on 15 November 2017, when two trains met into accident causing 36 injuries. The stationary train was in the process of being detrained due to a train fault. This incident is the second train collision in Singapore MRT's history, after the Clementi rail accident in 1993. Both trains were operating under the recently installed Thales SelTrac CBTC signalling system at time of incident, and the Minister of Transport Khaw Boon Wan expressed that he was "disturbed" by an initial finding that a "critical safety software" was inadvertently removed from the stationary train, possibly due to a malfunctioning signalling circuit, had led to the accident.

References

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  1. "SMRT > Trains > NetworkMap > JooKoon". www.smrt.com.sg. SMRT. 2017. Archived from the original on 5 August 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2017. JooKoon
  2. "SMRT Journeys". journey.smrt.com.sg. SMRT. 2017. Archived from the original on 3 September 2017. Retrieved 10 June 2017. Joo Koon