Outram Park station

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EW16NE3TE17
Outram Park
欧南园
ஊட்ரம் பார்க்
Outram Park-EWL.png
Outram Park-NEL.png
Statistics
Address 10 Outram Road
300 Eu Tong Sen Street
Singapore 169037/059816
Line(s) East West Line
North East Line
Thomson–East Coast Line (Future)
Connections Bus Taxi
Abbreviation OTP

Outram Park (EW16/NE3/TE17) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West Line, the North East Line and the future Thomson–East Coast Line.

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.

History

Date Event
12 December 1987 Station officially opens
4 November 1989 Station interchanges with North East Line

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 4.35 pm after nearly 10 hours of disruption making it the third breakdown in 4 months.[1][2][3]

On 10 January 2013, train services in both directions on the North East Line was disrupted due to a power fault. At about 9.50 a.m., SBS Transit said no train service is available between HarbourFront and Outram Park. Train services fully resumed at 4.35 p.m.[4][5][6]

Police shooting incident

The North East Line sector of the station was the site of a rare police shooting incident, in which 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 3:35 pm. Four platform screen doors 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.[7]

Art in Transit

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.

Layout

L1 Street Level Police Cantonment Complex (PCC), Health Sciences Authority (HSA)
B1 EWL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office
B2 Platform A
EW16NE3
Outram Park
EW4
Tanah Merah
EW1
Pasir Ris
CG2
Changi Airport
Platform A/B
Platform B
EW33
Tuas Link
EW16NE3
Outram Park
B3 NEL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
Transfer Linkway between East West Line Platforms and North East Line Concourse
B4 Platform A
NE3EW16
Outram Park
NE1CC29
HarbourFront
Platform A/B
Platform B
NE17PTC
Punggol
NE3EW16
Outram Park

Exits

Exit Disabled-Access Location/Nearby
A Handicapped/disabled access Outram Road
B Handicapped/disabled access Pearl’s Hill City Park
C Handicapped/disabled access Outram Road
D Handicapped/disabled access Outram Road, Pearl's Centre
E Handicapped/disabled access Outram Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, Pearl's Centre
F Handicapped/disabled access Eu Tong Sen Street, Health Promotion Board, National Dental Centre, Outram Polyclinic, Singapore General Hospital
G Police Cantonment Complex
H Handicapped/disabled access New Bridge Road

Transport Services

First/Last Train Timing

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon − Fri Sat Sun & P.H. Daily
East West Line
EW1 Pasir Ris 05:54 05:54 06:22 00:04
EW33 Tuas Link 06:04 06:04 06:30 00:04
North East Line
NE1 HarbourFront 06:12 06:11 06:32 23:58
NE17 Punggol 05:48 06:03 06:23 23:58

Bus

Bus Stop Exit Bus Service
(06011) Opp Outram Pk Stn A/B/C/D
33
63
75
121
122
174
174e
851
970
(06029) Outram Pk Stn A/B/C/D
33
63
75
121
122
174
174e
851
970
(05012) Pearl's Ctr A/B/C/D/E
54
124
143
147
147e
166
190
851
851e
970
CT8
CT18
(10017) Aft Hosp Dr F
2
12
12e
54
61
121
122
124
143
147
166
167
174
174e
190
196
197
961
961C
CT8
CT18
(10018) Outram Pk Stn Exit F/SGH F
61
124
143
147
147e
166
197
961
961C
(05019) Opp Pearl's Ctr H
2
12
12e
33
54
63
124
143
147
147e
190
851
851e
961
961C
970
CT8
CT18
(05069) Outram Pk Stn Exit H H
124
143
147
147e
961
961C

References

  1. "NEL's Dhoby Ghaut – Habourfront service resumes". Channel NewsAsia.
  2. "Full train service on NEL resumed at 4:35 pm: SBS Transit". Yahoo! Singapore. Retrieved 15 March 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 March 2012.
  4. "NEL service disrupted due to power fault". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  5. "NEL services to fully resume at 4:30pm". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  6. "NEL services fully resumed at 4:35pm: SBS Transit". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
  7. "43-year-old man shot by police at Outram Park MRT". Valerie Tan (Channel NewsAsia). Retrieved 6 March 2008.
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