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EW23
Clementi
金文泰
கிளிமெண்டி
Clementi-EWL.png
*Graphic From SGTrains/Wikipedia/LTA
Statistics
Address 3150 Commonwealth Avenue West
Singapore 129580
Line(s) East West Line
Connections Bus Taxi
Abbreviation CLE

Clementi (EW23) is an elevated Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West Line.

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Note: This station is affected by the Early Closure of the East West Line from 15 May 2020 to 27 June 2020. The last train will depart at 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays.

History

Date Event
12 March 1988 Station officially opens
25 August 2015 2 additional exits opened to improve passengers movement flow.[1]

Train collision

On 5 August 1993, at around 7.53 am, two trains collided in the station. It appeared that one train had stopped at the station for longer than usual after experiencing a technical fault, and then a second westward train hit the first. 156 commuters were injured, many of whom were on their way to work. Eight were admitted to three hospitals, while the rest received outpatient treatment.

The results of the inquiry were announced by the SMRTC on 19 October 1993. Shortly after the accident The Straits Times had reported that an oil spill on the tracks was responsible for the second train's inability to brake in time.[2] Some 50 litres of oil had spilled from a locomotive doing maintenance work on the track in the pre-dawn hours of 5 August. SMRT staff had been alerted to the spill and had dispatched a cleaning crew to the neighbouring Buona Vista station, but approval to access the tracks was delayed. Already ten trains had reported difficulty braking on the track that morning. The 11th train had to use its emergency brakes upon reaching Clementi station, and while it was waiting for the brakes to be recharged so that it could move off again, the 12th approached the station and could not brake in time to avoid hitting the 11th train.

The Communications Minister at that time, Mah Bow Tan, said that as the SMRT staff followed procedures and none were found to be negligent, so no staff would be punished. However SMRT promised to look into the problem of oil spillage from maintenance locomotives by replacing the hoses and oil seals on all locomotives, checking all locomotives for leaks upon their return to depots, and assigning a station master to inspect tracks for oil. Procedures were also amended so that trains would not move off from stations preceding the spill until it had been cleaned up.[3]

Layout

L3
APlatform EW23
Clementi
EW22
Dover
EW4CG
Tanah Merah
EW1
Pasir Ris
CG2
Changi Airport
Platform A/B
BPlatform EW33
Tuas Link
EW24NS1
Jurong East
EW23
Clementi
L2 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office
L1 Street Level Clementi Bus Interchange, The Clementi Mall, CityVibe

Exits

Exit Disabled-Access Location/Nearby
A Handicapped/disabled access Commonwealth Avenue West, Clementi Bus Interchange, The Clementi Mall, West Coast Town Council (Clementi Office)
B Handicapped/disabled access Commonwealth Avenue West, Jurong-Clementi Town Council (Clementi Office), Pei Tong Primary School
C Handicapped/disabled access Commonwealth Avenue West, Jurong-Clementi Town Council (Clementi Office)
D Handicapped/disabled access Commonwealth Avenue West, CityVibe Shopping Centre, 321 Clementi, Clementi Polyclinic

Transport Services

First/Last Train Timing

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon − Fri Sat Sun & P.H. Daily
East West Line
EW1 Pasir Ris 05:38 05:38 06:06 23:46
EW33 Tuas Link 06:21 06:21 06:47 00:20

Bus

Bus Stop Exit Bus Service
(17009) Clementi Int A
7
7B
14
96
99
147
156
165
166
173
175
196
282
284
285
(17171) Clementi Stn A
5N
14
52
78
96
105
106
147
154
156
165
166
175
183
185
189
201
285
NR5
NR8
(17179) Clementi Stn B
52
105
106
154
183
184
185
189
201

References

  1. "Enhancing Connectivity and Comfort for Commuters". Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 13 Oct 2011.
  2. "Oil spillage led to MRT train collision: Panel" The Straits Times (20 Oct 1993).
  3. "SMRT told to tighten oil spill procedures". The Straits Times (8 Aug 1993).
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