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NS16CR11
Ang Mo Kio
宏茂桥
அங் மோ கியோ
Ang Mo Kio-NSL.png
Statistics
Address 2450 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
Singapore 569811
Line(s) North South Line
Cross Island Line (Future)
Connections Bus Taxi
Abbreviation AMK

Ang Mo Kio (NS16/CR11) is an elevated/underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North South Line and the future Cross Island Line.

History

Date Event
7 November 1987 Station officially opens

2011 Accident

Nitcharee Peneakchansak, a 14 year old Thai teenager, was seriously injured and lost both her legs after she fell onto the track and was hit by a train at Ang Mo Kio on 3 April 2011.[1] Peneakchansak left Singapore on 13 June 2011 after recuperating in hospital. SMRT had reportedly offered the family S$5000 as compensation. The victim's father, rejected the compensation as her prosthetic legs will cost around S$100,000 and must be changed every three to five years.[2]

Her father decided to sue SMRT for S$3.4 million on 17 June 2011, the amount equivalent to the price for the 20 pairs of prosthetic legs that Peneakchansak will need in her lifetime.[3]

On 20 June 2011, SMRT clarified that the money offered to Peneakchansak was a gesture of goodwill and not compensation. The transport company said compensation would only be made after investigations had concluded. SMRT also said that the S$10,000 offered to her family to travel to Singapore when she was still in hospital was also a gesture of goodwill.[4] In its defence papers on 1 September 2011, the SMRT reiterates that all the safety warnings and precautions – such as the yellow lines – were in place and that the distance which the train travelled after the driver slammed on the brakes were within "safety specifications" and argues that Peneakchansak's "negligence" contributed to her falling "onto the tracks at the MRT station on her own accord". It also claimed that the girl was "aware of the danger of the oncoming trains and that by standing behind the yellow safety line until the train had stopped", she would have been reasonably safe from falling onto the tracks and pointed out that the girl had failed to keep a proper lookout for the oncoming train and take reasonable care of her own well-being despite knowing the risks of falling. It adds that she had failed to stand behind the yellow safety line until the train had stopped despite clear warning signs displayed at the MRT station.[5]

Layout

L2 Platform A
NS16
Ang Mo Kio
NS9
Woodlands
NS1EW24
Jurong East
Platform A/C
Platform C/D No Train Service
Platform B/D
Platform B
NS28
Marina South Pier
NS16
Ang Mo Kio
L1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office
Street Level Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange, AMK Hub
B1 Underpass Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange, AMK Hub

Exits

Exit Disabled-Access Location/Nearby
A Handicapped/disabled access Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
B Handicapped/disabled access Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, Taxi Stand
C Handicapped/disabled access Ang Mo Kio Hub, Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange
D Handicapped/disabled access Ang Mo Kio Town Garden

Transport Services

First/Last Train Timing

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon − Fri Sat Sun & P.H. Daily
North South Line
NS13 Yishun 05:07 05:07
NS1 Jurong East 05:17 05:16 05:40 00:15
NS7 Kranji 00:32
NS28 Marina South Pier 05:34 05:34 06:07 23:34
NS27 Marina Bay 23:36
NS19 Toa Payoh 00:11

Bus

Bus Stop Exit Bus Service
(54009) Ang Mo Kio Int C
22
24
25
73
86
130
133
135
136
138
166
169
261
262
265
269
(54261) Ang Mo Kio Stn A
25
73
74
74e
76
88
132
165
261
268
CT8
(54269) Opp Ang Mo Kio Stn A
1N
25
73
74
74e
76
88
132
165
261
268
CT8
(54391) Aft Ang Mo Kio Int B
50
128
159
265
(54399) Ang Mo Kio Stn B
50
128
159
265

References

  1. "Teen falls onto MRT track, hit by train". Channel News Asia. Retrieved 3 April 2011.
  2. "Girl who lost legs in MRT accident returns to Thailand". Channel News Asia. Retrieved 13 June 2011.
  3. "Thai teen's $3.4m suit to reveal what happened on MRT tracks". Straits Times. Retrieved 18 June 2011.
  4. "S$5,000 offered to Thai amputee not compensation: SMRT". Channel News Asia. Retrieved 20 June 2011.
  5. "SMRT files defence against lawsuit by family of Thai girl who lost legs". Channel News Asia. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
North South Line [ VTE ]
Stations Jurong EastBukit BatokBukit GombakChoa Chu KangYew TeeKranjiMarsilingWoodlandsAdmiraltySembawangCanberraYishunKhatibYio Chu KangAng Mo KioBishanBraddellToa PayohNovenaNewtonOrchardSomersetDhoby GhautCity HallRaffles PlaceMarina BayMarina South Pier
Rolling Stock C151C151AC151BC151CC651C751BCR151
Depots BishanUlu Pandan
Cross Island Line [ VTE ]
Stations Aviation ParkLoyangPasir Ris EastPasir RisTampines NorthDefuHougangSerangoon NorthTavistockAng Mo KioTeck GheeBright Hill