King Albert Park station

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DT6
King Albert Park
阿尔柏王园
கிங் ஆல்பர்ட் பார்க்
King Albert Park-DTL.png
*Graphic From SGTrains/Wikipedia/LTA
Statistics
Address 2 Blackmore Drive
Singapore 599987
Line(s) Downtown Line
Structure Underground
Connections Bus Taxi
Abbreviation KAP

King Albert Park (DT6) is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the Downtown Line.

History[edit]

Date Event
27 December 2015 Station officially opened

Construction delays[edit]

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.[1] 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.

Soil sinkage[edit]

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.[2]

Artworks[edit]

  • DT6-The Natural History of Singapores Mythical Botanic Creatures.png
    Downtown Line: 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.[3]

Layout[edit]

L2 Overhead Bridge
L1 Street Level
B1 Service Level Restricted access
B2 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
B3
APlatform DT6
King Albert Park
DT5
Beauty World
DT1=BP6
Bukit Panjang
Platform A/B
BPlatform DT35CG1
Expo
DT16CE1
Bayfront
DT7
Sixth Avenue
DT6
King Albert Park

Exits[edit]

Exit Disabled-Access Location/Nearby
A Handicapped/disabled access Bukit Timah Road, Bukit Timah Railway Station, Methodist Girls’ School
B Handicapped/disabled access Dunearn Road

Transport Services[edit]

First/Last Train Timing[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon − Fri Sat Sun & P.H. Daily
Downtown Line
DT1 Bukit Panjang 06:07 06:07 06:27 00:38
DT35 Expo 05:39 05:39 05:59 23:44

Bus[edit]

Bus Stop Exit Bus Service
(42051) King Albert Pk Stn A
66
67
74
77
151
154
157
170
174
852
961
961M
970
(42049) Hua Guan Gdn B
66
67
74
77
151
154
157
170
174
852
961
961M
970

References[edit]

  1. "Maplewoods residents unhappy with solutions offered". Channel NewsAsia (16 June 2011). Archived on 18 June 2011.
  2. "Part of Bukit Timah canal found dislodged while tunnelling: LTA". Straits Times. Archived on 20 January 2012.
  3. "Art in Transit". Land Transport Authority.
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