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|Address||200 Bishan Road|
17 Bishan Place
|Line(s)||North South Line|
Bishan (NS17/CC15) is a 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.
|7 November 1987||Station officially opened|
|28 May 2009||Station interchanged with Circle Line|
On 28 July 2004, a 31 year old accountant died after falling on the track in front of an oncoming train at this station, disrupting northbound train services for an hour. Another such incident happened to an elderly man on 15 September that year.
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 Bay) was officially opened 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.
2017 tunnel flooding
On 7 October 2017, water got into a section of the tunnel between Bishan and Braddell stations during a heavy downpour in the afternoon, which disrupted train services between Ang Mo Kio and Marina South Pier for several hours. This case of water entering MRT tunnels is believed to be the first time it has affected train service. Separately, at about 5.55pm, a small fire was spotted trackside in the tunnel between the Raffles Place and Marina Bay stations, but it had died down by itself. It is not clear if it is linked to the flood, although electrical short circuits caused by water had sparked tunnel fires before. Train services between Newton and Marina South Pier were restored on the day itself at about 9.20pm while full train service resumed at 1.36pm the following day after overnight efforts to clear the water in the tunnel. It was revealed that the overflowing in the tunnel was caused by a malfunction in the water pumping system, which has since been repaired.
Circle Line: Move! by Soh Ee Shaun
The densely packed murals depict the artist’s feelings about the mindless rush of commuters in a train station. The three murals depicting daily life, family and the heartlands with a whimsical twist – students fly to school on rockets and animal-headed executives are rushing to work in a surreal world.
Being located on the former site of the Peck San Theng cemetery, the station is rumoured to be haunted, and has been the subject of several 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.
Straits 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. 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.
|L1||Street Level||Junction 8, Bishan Bus Interchange|
|NSL Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office|
|B2||Transfer Linkway||between North South Line Platforms and Circle Line Concourse|
|CCL Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre|
First/Last Train Timing
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon − Fri||Sat||Sun & P.H.||Daily|
|North South Line|
|Marina South Pier||05:37||05:37||06:02||23:34|
|Bus Stop||Exit||Bus Service|
|(53009) Bishan Int||A/D|
|(53231) Bishan Stn||A/B/C|
|(53239) Opp Bishan Stn||A/B/C|
- "Bishan MRT Death". The New Paper (29 July 2004).
- "Death at Bishan Station disrupt services". Wee Teck Hian (TODAY, 29 July 1994)
- "MRT incident hits services". TODAY (16 September 2004).
- "New Platform at Bishan Station ready". Starits Times (26 July 2008)
- "Water in the tunnel, trackside fire caused train disruption on NSL: SMRT". Channel NewsAsia (8 October 2017). Archived on 7 October 2017.
- "NSL disruption: No train services between Ang Mo Kio, Newton 'till further notice', says SMRT". Channel NewsAsia. Archived on 8 October 2017.
- "NSL disruption: Malfunctioning water pumping system resulted in flooded MRT tunnel, says LTA". Channel NewsAsia. Archived on 8 October 2017.
- "Art in Transit". Land Transport Authority.
- "Where are the ghosts?". Abdul Hadhi (The New Paper, 17 October 1988).
- "Is Bishan MRT 'unclean'?". Mak Mun San (Straits Times, 17 April 2005).
|North South Line||[ V • T • ]|
|Stations||Jurong East • Bukit Batok • Bukit Gombak • Choa Chu Kang • Yew Tee • Kranji • Marsiling • Woodlands • Admiralty • Sembawang • Canberra • Yishun • Khatib • Yio Chu Kang • Ang Mo Kio • Bishan • Braddell • Toa Payoh • Novena • Newton • Orchard • Somerset • Dhoby Ghaut • City Hall • Raffles Place • Marina Bay • Marina South Pier|
|Rolling Stock||C151 • C151A • C151B • C151C • C651 • C751B • CR151|
|Depots||Bishan • Ulu Pandan|
|Others||North South Line Bridging Service|
|Circle Line||[ V • T • ]|
|Stations||Dhoby Ghaut • Bras Basah • Esplanade • Promenade • Nicoll Highway • Stadium • Mountbatten • Dakota • Paya Lebar • MacPherson • Tai Seng • Bartley • Serangoon • Lorong Chuan • Bishan • Marymount • Caldecott • Bukit Brown • Botanic Gardens • Farrer Road • Holland Village • Buona Vista • one-north • Kent Ridge • Haw Par Villa • Pasir Panjang • Labrador Park • Telok Blangah • HarbourFront|
|CCL6Keppel • Cantonment • Prince Edward Road|
|Circle Line ExtensionPromenade • Bayfront • Marina Bay|
|Rolling Stock||C830 • C830C • C851E|
|Others||Circle Line Bridging Service|