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NE14CR8
Hougang
后港
ஹவ்காங்
Hougang-NEL.png
*Graphic From SGTrains/Wikipedia/LTA
Statistics
Address 80 Hougang Central
Singapore 538758
Line(s) North East Line
Cross Island Line (Future)
Structure Underground
Connections Bus Taxi
Abbreviation HGN

Hougang (NE14/CR8) is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North East Line and the future Cross Island Line[1].

History[edit]

Date Event
20 June 2003 Station officially opened

2005 bomb hoax[edit]

On 12 August 2005, train services were disrupted for hours as Liu Tze Yuen created a bomb treat at the station which turns out to be false. He was also accused of putting boxes in public buses on 7 July and 12 August – the latter on the same day he was accused of carrying out the hoax at Hougang. Liu allegedly intended the passengers on the two buses and the train station to believe that the packages contained explosive devices; he was later sentenced to 3½ years in jail.[2]

2017 security incident[edit]

On 2 April 2017, an unattended bag caused a temporary shutdown of the station. At 2.55pm, SBS Transit announced that all trains will skip this station due to a "security incident". Police who were called in subsequently confirmed the contents of the unattended bag were "non-dangerous". Train services resumed at 4.05pm after police gave the all-clear. A 39-year-old man was arrested for causing public nuisance after preliminary investigations show he intentionally left the bag inside the station while running an errand.[3]

Artworks[edit]

  • NE14-Hands Up for Hougang.png
    North East Line: Hands Up for Hougang by Seck Yok Ying
    Hougang station showcases a community art made from the hand prints of 3,000 people from babies and grandmothers to foreign workers and community leaders. Originally imprinted in wet clay, these hand prints were later transferred onto the concrete wall and arranged in a seamless sequence.[4]

Layout[edit]

L1 Street Level Hougang Central Bus Interchange, Hougang Mall
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office
B2
APlatform NE14
Hougang
NE13
Kovan
NE1CC29
HarbourFront
Platform A/B
BPlatform NE17PTC
Punggol
NE15
Buangkok
NE14
Hougang

Exits[edit]

Exit Disabled-Access Location/Nearby
A Handicapped/disabled access Hougang Central Bus Interchange
B Handicapped/disabled access Hougang Mall
C No Handicapped/disabled access Hougang Avenue 10

Transport Services[edit]

First/Last Train Timing[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon − Fri Sat Sun & P.H. Daily
icon North East Line
NE1 HarbourFront 05:48 05:48 06:08 23:34
NE17 Punggol 06:11 06:12 06:32 00:23

Bus[edit]

Bus Stop Exit Bus Service
Hougang Ctrl Int icon64009
Hougang Ctrl
A
27
51
74
89
89e
102
107
107M
112
113
116
132
147
151
153
161
165
324
325
329
Hougang Ctrl Int icon64541
Hougang Ctrl
A
72
80
87
101
Opp Hougang Ctrl Int icon64549
Hougang Ctrl
C
72
80
87
101

References[edit]

  1. "Cross Island Line". Land Transport Authority.
  2. "Jobless man jailed for masterminding a series of bomb hoaxes". Channel NewsAsia (18 October 2005). Archived on 1 October 2007.
  3. "Temporary closure of Hougang MRT station due to unattended bag; man arrested". Channel NewsAsia (2 April 2017). Archived on 5 April 2017.
  4. "Art in Transit". Land Transport Authority.
icon North East Line [ VTE ]
Stations HarbourFrontOutram ParkChinatownClarke QuayDhoby GhautLittle IndiaFarrer ParkBoon KengPotong PasirWoodleighSerangoonKovanHougangBuangkokSengkangPunggol
North East Line extension: Punggol Coast
Rolling Stock C751AC751CC851E
Depots Sengkang
Others Bridging Service
icon Cross Island Line [ VTE ]
Stations Aviation ParkLoyangPasir Ris EastPasir RisTampines NorthDefuHougangSerangoon NorthTavistockAng Mo KioTeck GheeBright Hill
Punggol ExtensionPasir RisEliasRivieraPunggol
Rolling Stock CCR151
Depots Changi East
Others Cross Island Line Bridging Service