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Thomson–East Coast Line
Thomson–East Coast Line
|Address||377 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh|
|Line(s)||North South Line|
|7 November 1987||Station officially opened|
When the MRT system was under planning in the 1980s, the Mass Rapid Transit Corporation (now splited into SMRT Corporation and Land Transport Authority) tried to design the track system and position in order to enable the station to have a common platform. However, the closely built housing blocks in the area meant that the MRT system tunnels had to be constructed directly under Lorong 2 Toa Payoh, following the bend of the road. The result made it impossible for tracks to diverge at a common platform station, as the angle southbound trains would turn when approaching and leaving the station would be too great. Additionally, it would be unfeasible to change the position of the station, because moving it south would render it too close to Toa Payoh station, while moving it north would be impossible because of surrounding housing blocks and factories. It was thus built with side platforms.
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.
|B1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre|
|A||Lorong 1 Toa Payoh|
|B||Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, Lorong 2 Toa Payoh|
|C||Yellow Pages Building|
First/Last Train Timing
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon − Fri||Sat||Sun & P.H.||Daily|
|North South Line|
|Marina South Pier||05:39||05:39||06:04||23:36|
|Bus Stop||Exit||Bus Service|
|(52161) Braddell Stn/Blk 111||A|
|(52171) Braddell Stn/Blk 107||A|
|(52179) Braddell Stn/Blk 106||C|
- "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.
|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|