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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
Structure Elevated
Connections Bus Taxi
Abbreviation CLE

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

History[edit]

Date Event
12 March 1988 Station officially opened
4 September 2010 - 5 September 2010 Station (East–West Line towards Joo Koon) closed due to the construction of Jurong East Modification Project (JEMP)[1]
10 December 2017 Station (East–West Line) closed due to the upgrading of signaling system on the East–West Line[2]
17 December 2017

Train collision[edit]

On 5 August 1993, at around 7.53am, 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.

An independent panel was subsequently formed to conduct an inquiry into the accident. It was later discovered that 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. Ten trains had reported difficulty braking on the track that morning, whereas the 11th train had to use its emergency brakes upon reaching the station. While the 11th train was waiting for the brakes to be recharged, the 12th approached the station and could not brake in time to avoid hitting the 11th train.[3]

Layout[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

First/Last Train Timing[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon − Fri Sat Sun & P.H. Daily
icon 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[edit]

More travel information: Alternative Travel Method
Bus Stop Exit Bus Service
Clementi Int icon17009
Clementi Ave 3
A
7
14
96
99
147
156
165
166
173
175
196
282
284
285
Clementi Stn Exit A icon17171
C'wealth Ave West
A
5N
14
52
78
96
105
106
147
154
156
165
166
175
183
185
189
201
285
NR5
NR8
Clementi Stn Exit B icon17179
C'wealth Ave West
B
52
105
106
154
183
184
185
189
201

References[edit]

  1. "Temporary MRT service disruption". Land Transport Authority. Archived on 10 August 2017.
  2. "2 full-day shutdowns, shorter operating hours for 19 NSEWL MRT stations in December: LTA, SMRT". Channel NewsAsia (21 November 2017).
  3. "Oil spillage led to MRT train collision: Panel". Straits Times (20 October 1993).
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