Paya Lebar MRT station
Paya Lebar MRT station (EW8/CC9) is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange station on the East West Line and Circle Line in Geylang, Singapore.
|Location||30 Paya Lebar Road|
Singapore 409006 (EWL)
15 Paya Lebar Road
Singapore 409049 (CCL)
|Coordinates||1°19′04″N 103°53′33″E / 1.317767°N 103.892381°ECoordinates: 1°19′04″N 103°53′33″E / 1.317767°N 103.892381°E|
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation) (East West and Circle Lines)|
|Platforms||6 (3 island platforms)|
|Tracks||2 (East West Line)|
3 (Circle Line) - 2 in regular operation
|Structure type||Elevated (East West Line)|
Underground (Circle Line)
|Parking||Yes (Paya Lebar Square, Singpost Centre, Paya Lebar Quarter, KINEX)|
|Station code||EW8 CC9|
|Opened||4 November 1989 (East West Line)|
17 April 2010 (Circle Line)
It is named after the Paya Lebar Road, not the area called Paya Lebar. It is in the Geylang district.
This station was opened on 4 November 1989, as part of the East West Line. Its former code is E5. The Circle Line station platforms was opened on 17 April 2010.
A track fault at Paya Lebar delayed trains travelling towards HarbourFront on 31 December 2012. SMRT had called in staff to manually drive the trains between Dakota and MacPherson to navigate the fault. Circle Line trains began running normally again more than four hours after the fault took place around 8 am.
There are two links between the elevated East West Line station and the underground Circle Line station. The first link consists of a series of escalators to the Circle Line concourse from the western side of the East West platform, which is a common link to go to the Circle Line station. The second link, which is barrier-free, was built on the former area of Exit A which has been closed since late 2007 for reconstruction.
For the East West Line, train platforms are on Level 2. For the Circle Line, train platforms are on Basement 2. This is the only interchange station that has a middle track on the underground line, and it is the terminus for short-working trips after peak hours.
- ↑ "Delays on Circle and North-South lines due to faults". The Straits Times. 3 January 2013.[permanent dead link]
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