Bishan Depot

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Bishan Depot
碧山车厂
பீஷான் பணிமனை
Statistics
Address 300 Bishan Road
Singapore 579828
Line(s) North South Line
Rolling Stock(s) C151
C651
C751B
C151A
C151B
C151C

Bishan Depot is the first train depot in Singapore. It maintains trains for the North South Line.

The depot was completed in 1987 by American architect Vikas M. Gore and the 12,000 square metres maintenance area at cost of S$300 million.

SMRT Cram Jam!

On the 11 February 2007, SMRT Organized the SMRT Cram Jam! cum Learning Journey and Charity Bazaar to raise funds for the SMRT Silver Tribute Fund. The Cram Jam took place in the morning seeking an entry into the Singapore Book Of Records by cramming people inside a Kawasaki Heavy Industries C151 Car 2027, a Mercedes-Benz O405G (Hispano Habit) Bus, TIB1202K and a Ssangyong Rodius/Stavic MPV Cab. The Singapore Police Force crammed 550 officers inside the train car, 235 staff from SMRT crammed inside the bus and an amazing 44 Girl Guides Singapore Cadets crammed themselves into the cab. Games and Carnival Food were organized and a 90-minute tour around the Bishan Depot.

Incidents

A MRT train, C751B [311/312] has been vandalised in an apparent security breach at a depot. The train was then put into service before the vandalism was discovered.

LTA said that SMRT failed to detect, in a timely manner, the security breach at its Bishan depot and the graffiti on one of its MRT trains on 17 August 2011 and the transport company was fined for the security breach. [1]

In May 2014, a C151A was vandalised.

In November 2014, a C151 was vandalised.

Upgrading

On 7 March 2012, Minister for Transport, Mr Lui Tuck Yew, announced on Committee of Supply Debate 2012 in Parliament that upgrading of existing North South Line and East West Line depots to be started and completed by 2014. [2]

Reception Tracks

On the North South Line, it has 3 reception tracks, 2 that lead to Ang Mo Kio station and 1 lead to Bishan station.

References

  1. "SMRT Bishan depot breached, train vandalised". Yahoo News Singapore
  2. "LTA and SMRT Improve Train Maintenance and Incident Management" Land Transport Authority
Mass Rapid Transit [ VTE ]
Overview HistoryStationsFare and TicketingFacilitiesSafetySecurity
Lines Current North South LineEast West LineNorth East LineCircle LineDowntown Line
Future Thomson–East Coast LineJurong Region LineCross Island Line
Rolling Stocks Current C151C151AC151BC151CC651C751AC751BC751CC830C830CC951
Future C851E • CJ151 • CR151 • CT251
Depots Current BishanChangiGali BatuKim ChuanSengkangUlu PandanTuas
Future MandaiEast Coast
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
East West Line [ VTE ]
Stations Pasir RisTampinesSimeiTanah MerahBedokKembanganEunosPaya LebarAljuniedKallangLavenderBugisCity HallRaffles PlaceTanjong PagarOutram ParkTiong BahruRedhillQueenstownCommonwealthBuona VistaDoverClementiJurong EastChinese GardenLakesideBoon LayPioneerJoo KoonGul CircleTuas CrescentTuas West RoadTuas Link
Changi Airport Extension: Tanah MerahExpoChangi Airport
Rolling Stock C151C151AC151BC151CC651C751BCR151
Depots ChangiUlu PandanTuasEast Coast