King Albert Park station
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King Albert Park
கிங் ஆல்பர்ட் பார்க்
|Address||2 Blackmore Drive|
King Albert Park (DT6) is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the .
|27 December 2015||Station officially opened|
Residents of Maplewoods condominium are concerned about the safety of both drivers and pedestrians near the condominium and are hoping for better solutions to the problems resulting from the construction of the station after a dialogue session with the Land Transport Authority and their Members of Parliament. The authorities offered to retain the footpath after pedestrian safety concerns were voiced. But keeping it meant the footpath will have to be narrowed to accommodate construction works. At the same time, proposals were also offered to re-draw the access into and out of the condominium for vehicular safety. Vehicles entering the launch shaft construction site will assemble opposite it and drive across the entrance.
The residents complained that the construction site for the tunnel boring machine is a little too close to home for residents at Maplewoods as it will be right up to their main entrance. They claimed that is an accident waiting to happen. Construction works thus ceased on 6 June 2011. Maplewood residents demanded that a launch shaft for a tunnelling machine to be sited at Sixth Avenue which the authorities have studied this proposal and found it not feasible. Works finally resumed slightly a month later on 12 July 2011.
About 25m of the rightmost two lanes on Bukit Timah Road has been closed off to traffic after a nearby drain embankment caved in on 17 January 2012 in the course of tunnelling works for the Downtown Line. Engineers found a 14m precast segment of the Bukit Timah canal wall near the junction of Bukit Timah Road and Clementi Road dislodged, and some gaps in the ground were formed around that segment of the canal. It then stopped its tunnelling works to ensure safety and has begun to inject cement to stabilise the ground.
: The Natural History of Singapore's Mythical Botanic Creatures by Soh Pei Ling, Chan Mei Hsien & Long Yinghan
Fantastical bronze creatures make their home in the station’s nooks and crannies. They serve as a whimsical reminder of the wildlife that populate the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve located near the station, as well as the juxtaposition of nature and the built environment.
|B1||Service Level||Restricted access|
|B2||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre|
|A||Bukit Timah Road, Bukit Timah Railway Station, Methodist Girls’ School|
First/Last Train Timing
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon − Fri||Sat||Sun & P.H.||Daily|
|Bus Stop||Exit||Bus Service|
|(42051) King Albert Pk Stn||A|
|(42049) Hua Guan Gdn||B|
- "Maplewoods residents unhappy with solutions offered". Channel NewsAsia (16 June 2011). Archived on 18 June 2011.
- "Part of Bukit Timah canal found dislodged while tunnelling: LTA". Straits Times. Archived on 20 January 2012.
- "Art in Transit". Land Transport Authority.
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