Outram Park MRT Station

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Outram Park
欧南园
ஊட்ரம் பார்க்
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Platform of Outram Park Station (East West Line)
Station statistics
Address 10 Outram Road
300 Eu Tong Sen Street
Singapore 169037/059816
Coordinates 1°16′49″N 103°50′22″E
Lines East West Line
North East Line
Thomson Line (Under Planning)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure Underground
Levels 3
Platforms Island
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened 12 December 1987 (East West Line)
20 June 2003 (North East Line)
2021 (Thomson Line)
Code  EW16  NE3  TS17 
Operator  SMRT  (East West Line)
 SBS Transit  (North East Line)
Services
Preceding Station Mass Rapid Transit Following Station
Tanjong Pagar
towards Pasir Ris
East West Line Tiong Bahru
towards Joo Koon
HarbourFront
Terminus
North East Line Chinatown
towards Punggol
Havelock
towards Woodlands North
Thomson Line Maxwell
towards Gardens by the Bay
Location
EW16-NE3 Outram Park.jpg
Platform for North East Line

Outram Park MRT Station (EW16/NE3/TS17) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West Line, North East Line and the future Thomson Line, and serves as an interchange station between the two lines.

Before Tiong Bahru was refurbished in 2006, it was the last MRT station that had Chinese characters on its station livery on the East West Line (heading towards Joo Koon).

Contents

Art in Transit

This station features artwork from two different artists.

The Commuters by Teo Eng Seng, can be found at the linkway between East West Line and North East Line platforms. The artwork depicts people in motion reflect the thoughts and inner-most feelings of commuters. These images seem to emerge from the wall and disappear into it, inviting commuters to pause and contemplate their meaning.

Memories by Wang Lu Sheng, are placed at the entrances leading to North East Line part of the station. The artwork depicts the pageantry of Chinese opera and the symbols of law and medicine come together in this vibrant artwork that exults in Outram Park's unique heritage.

History

A plaque relating the history of the Outram Park prison can be found outside of the station. The prison no longer exists as residential blocks (HDB) have been built where the prison once stood.

In the initial stages of planning for the North East Line in the late 1980s and the early 1990s, this was initially planned to be the southern terminus of the line. But in 1993, LTA decided to extend to HarbourFront (then called World Trade Centre Station), after noting that many people liked to go to the World Trade Centre (the present day HarbourFront Centre).

Layout

L1 Street Level New Bridge Road Bus Terminal, Police Cantonment Complex (PCC), Health Sciences Authority (HSA)
B1 EWL Concourse Faregates, General Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office
B2
EWL
Platforms
Platform A East West Line

towards  EW1  Pasir Ris (→)
towards  CG2  Changi Airport (Transfer at  EW4  Tanah Merah) (→)

Island platform
Platform B East West Line

towards  EW29  Joo Koon (←)

Transfer Linkway to North East Line Concourse
B3 NEL Concourse Faregates, General Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
Transfer Linkway to East West Line Platforms
B4
NEL
Platforms
Platform A North East Line

towards  NE1  CC29  HarbourFront (→)

Island platform
Platform B North East Line

towards  NE17  PTC  Punggol (←)

Exits

  • A : Health Sciences Authority (Bloodbank@HSA), Bus Stop, National Dental Centre, Taxis, Police Cantonment Complex, Health Promotion Board, Singhealth Polyclinic Outram
  • B : Bus Stop, Kreta Ayer CC / Kreta Ayer People's Theatre, Pearl's Centre, Chinatown, Pearl's Hill City Park, Chinatown Complex Market / Food Centre
  • C : Health Sciences Authority (Bloodbank@HSA), Bus Stop, National Dental Centre, Taxis, Outram Road, Police Cantonment Complex, Health Promotion Board, Singhealth Polyclinic Outram
  • D : Kreta Ayer CC / Kreta Ayer People's Theatre, Pearl's Centre, Chinatown, Pearl's Hill City Park, Chinatown Complex Market / Food Centre
  • E : Outram Road, Eu Tong Sen Street
  • F : Singapore General Hospital, Eu Tong Sen Street
  • G : Cantonment Road, Police Cantonment Complex
  • H : New Bridge Road, Teo Hong Road

Rail Service

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon − Fri Sat Sun & P.H. Daily
East West Line
to EW1 Pasir Ris 5.54am 5.54am 6.22am 12.04am
to EW29 Joo Koon 6.04am 6.04am 6.30am 12.04am
North East Line
to NE1 HarbourFront 6.12am 6.12am 6.32am 11.58am
to NE17 Punggol 6.03am 6.03am 6.23am 11.58pm

Incidents

Train disruptions

On 15 March 2012, more than 117,000 commuters were affected during a peak hour train breakdown between Dhoby Ghaut and HarbourFront, caused by faulty overhead power cables at the tunnel of the Outram Park that had snapped. A second problem was discovered relating to electricity insulation, delaying the service further. Train services resumed at 4.35pm after nearly 10 hours of disruption.[1][2][3] Subsequently, LTA impose financial penalties amounting to S$400,000 on SBS Transit for the train service disruption along the North East Line on 15 March 2012.[4]

On 10 January 2013 at about 9.50am, train services in both directions between HarbourFront and Outram Park was disrupted due to a power fault. Train services fully resumed at 4.35pm[5][6][7]

Bomb hoaxes

2007 bomb hoax: A false bomb threat call was made in 17 August 2007 at 11.16pm from a public phone located at the concourse of the MRT station and the police arrested two suspects on 24 August 2007 when a 13-year old boy was turned in by the police while his 15-year old friend was arrested not long after.[8] Upon consultation, the younger of the two was let off with a warning while the older of the two was charged in a Juvenile Court.

2008 bomb hoax: On 29 July 2008, a man made a phone call to the police about a false bomb threat at 1.07pm at the concourse area of the station. The man is believed to be in his 40s and is of fair complexion. He was wearing a blue and white polo T-shirt, beige Bermudas and black slippers. He was seen leaving the MRT station with two plastic bags – one red and the other white.[9]

Police shooting incident

The North East Line sector of the station was the site of a rare police shooting incident, in which a Lim Bock Song, 43, who had earlier fatally stabbed odd-job worker Tan Ah Chang at a coffeeshop at Jalan Kukoh, was shot by a police officer after threatening the officer with the knife on 6 March 2008 at 3:35pm. Four platform screen doors in the centre in the direction of HarbourFront were affected due to the police cordon which lasted two hours and passengers had to use other doors to board and alight. However, train services were unaffected.[10]

A coroner's inquiry conducted for the shooting of Lim Bock Song ruled on 12 January 2010 that the shooting was a case of justifiable homicide. The man was shot after charging at police officer Azli Othman with a knife. District Judge Yeo ruled the shooting was without any criminal intent.[11]

References

  1. "NEL's Dhoby Ghaut – Habourfront service resumes".
  2. "Full train service on NEL resumed at 4:35pm: SBS Transit". Yahoo! Singapore. 15 Mar 2012. Retrieved 15 Mar 2012
  3. "Joint News Release by Land Transport Authority and SBS Transit – North East Line Train Service Resumes Full Operation Following Morning Disruption". Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 15 Mar 2012]
  4. "SBS Transit fined S$400,000 for March train disruption". Channel NewsAsia. 4 Sep 2012
  5. "NEL service disrupted due to power fault". Channel NewsAsia. 10 Jan 2013
  6. "NEL services to fully resume at 4:30pm". Channel NewsAsia. 10 Jan 2013
  7. "NEL services fully resumed at 4:35pm: SBS Transit". Channel NewsAsia. 10 Jan 2013
  8. "Appeal for Information". Singapore Police Force. 22 Aug 2007. Retrieved 23 Aug 2007
  9. "Police seek info on man who made bomb hoax call from Outram MRT". Channel News Asia. 30 Jul 2008. Retrieved 30 Jul 2008
  10. "43-year-old man shot by police at Outram Park MRT". Valerie Tan. Channel NewsAsia. 6 Mar 2008. Retrieved 6 Mar 2008
  11. ""Justifiable Homicide" ruling for policeman who shot knife-wielding man". Liang Kaixin. Channel NewsAsia. 12 Jan 2010

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