Simei MRT station

MRT subway station in Singapore

Simei MRT station (EW3) is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West line in Tampines, Singapore. This station mainly serves Simei, a residential estate which is part of the larger Tampines New Town.

 EW3 
Simei
四美
ஸீமெய்
Simei
Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station
EW3 Simei Platform.jpg
The island platform of Simei MRT station.
General information
Location30 Simei Street 3
Singapore 529888
Coordinates1°20′36.40″N 103°57′11.42″E / 1.3434444°N 103.9531722°E / 1.3434444; 103.9531722Coordinates: 1°20′36.40″N 103°57′11.42″E / 1.3434444°N 103.9531722°E / 1.3434444; 103.9531722
Operated bySMRT Trains Ltd (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels1
ParkingYes (Eastpoint Mall)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened16 December 1989; 32 years ago (1989-12-16)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesTampines South
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West line
towards Tuas Link
Location
Singapore MRT/LRT system map
Singapore MRT/LRT system map
Simei
Simei station in Singapore

HistoryEdit

Before the construction of the station, the station was known as Tampines South. The name was changed to Simei in 1985, before the station's opening in 1989.

As like other above-ground stations built during the initial construction of the East West line, the station did not have platform screen doors. Following successful trials at Jurong East, Yishun and Pasir Ris stations, half height platform screen doors were installed and started operation on 3 July 2011.[1] High-volume low-speed fans were also installed at the platform in 2011.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
  2. "Enhancing Connectivity and Comfort for Commuters". Land Transport Authority. 13 October 2011. Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.

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