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Bishan
碧山
பீஷான்
Bishan-NSL.png
Bishan-CCL.png
*Graphic From SGTrains/Wikipedia/LTA
Statistics
Address 200 Bishan Road
17 Bishan Place
Singapore 579827/579842
Line(s) North South Line
Circle Line
Connections Bus Taxi
Abbreviation BSH

Bishan (NS17/CC15) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North South Line and the Circle Line.

Before peak period, some trains from Bishan Depot will arrive at platform B of the North South Line station to travel southbound towards Marina South Pier.

History

Date Event
7 November 1987 Station officially opens
4 April 2009 Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) Shelter Open House
28 May 2009 Station interchanges with Circle Line

Modification of Station for Circle Line linkage

Major alterations were performed on the original North South Line station to be linked to the Circle Line. A new air-conditioned southbound platform to serve the southbound trains (heading towards Marina South Pier) was officially opened by the then Minister for Transport, Mr Raymond Lim on 27 July 2008. The original platform is now dedicated to only northbound train services (heading towards Jurong East). A wall now separates the southbound tracks and the northbound platform, and southbound train doors no longer open on the right towards the old platform. The northbound platform was also upgraded with air conditioning and full height platform screen doors where train doors open on the right, and was officially completed on 22 May 2009. It was formerly the only MRT station on the network that was sub-surface between 1987 and 2008, and has since got its North South Line platforms separated to make space for the linkage to Circle line.

Art in Transit

The Circle Line section of this station displays the Art in Transit artwork Move!. There are three murals created by Soh Ee Shaun depicting landmarks that residents of the Bishan area identify with.

Cultural impact

Being located on the site of the Peck San Theng cemetery, the station is rumoured to be haunted, and has been the subject of several Singaporean urban legends, as well as the site for alleged ghost encounters. A 1988 article in The New Paper mentioned rumoured sightings of headless ghosts at the station.[1]

The newspaper The Sunday Times ran an article debunking an urban legend associated with the station, along with an article featuring an account by a passenger who claimed that, while riding on a train passing through the station one morning in the early 1990s, she was groped by several unseen hands before passing out. She was later revived by fellow passengers.[2] There are also other alleged encounters of ghosts and other entities by several passengers in and around the station, such as headless figures, footsteps coming from the roof of the train, and phantom passengers who do not cast reflections on the train windows.

Layout

L1 Street Level Junction 8, Bishan Bus Interchange
NSL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office
B1 Platform A Template:RailRoute/2
Platform A
Platform B
NSLPlatform NS28
Marina South Pier
NS18
Braddell
NS17CC15
Bishan
Platform B
B2 Transfer Linkway between North South Line Platforms and Circle Line Concourse
CCL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
B3 Platform B Template:RailRoute/3
Platform A/B
Platform A
CCLPlatform CC29NE1
HarbourFront
CC16
Marymount
CC15NS17
Bishan

Exits

Exit Disabled-Access Location/Nearby
A Handicapped/disabled access Junction 8, Bishan Bus Interchange, Bishan Public Library
B Handicapped/disabled access Bishan Road, Bishan Street 14
C Handicapped/disabled access Bishan Road, Bishan Street 11
D Handicapped/disabled access Bishan Bus Interchange, Bishan Community Centre, Bishan-Toa Payoh Town Council (Branch Office)
E Handicapped/disabled access Junction 8 Basement

Transport Services

First/Last Train Timing

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon − Fri Sat Sun & P.H. Daily
North South Line

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Circle Line

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Bus

Bus Stop Exit Bus Service
(53009) Bishan Int A/D
50
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
410G
410W
(53231) Bishan Stn A/B/C
13
50
52
54
55
58
71
88
128
156
(53239) Opp Bishan Stn A/B/C
13
50
52
54
55
58
71
88
128
156
NR1

References

  1. "Where are the ghosts?". Abdul Hadhi (The New Paper pg3, 17 October 1988). Retrieved 13 May 2016.
  2. "Is Bishan MRT 'unclean'?". Mark Mun Sun (The Straits Times pg5, 17 April 2005). Retrieved 14 May 2016.
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
Circle Line [ VTE ]
Stations Dhoby GhautBras BasahEsplanadePromenadeNicoll HighwayStadiumMountbattenDakotaPaya LebarMacPhersonTai SengBartleySerangoonLorong ChuanBishanMarymountCaldecottBukit BrownBotanic GardensFarrer RoadHolland VillageBuona Vistaone-northKent RidgeHaw Par VillaPasir PanjangLabrador ParkTelok BlangahHarbourFront
CCL6KeppelCantonmentPrince Edward Road
Circle Line ExtensionPromenadeBayfrontMarina Bay
Rolling Stock C830C830C • C851E
Depots Kim Chuan