Outram Park station

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EW16NE3TE17
Outram Park
欧南园
ஊட்ரம் பார்க்
Outram Park-EWL.png
Outram Park-NEL.png
Outram Park-TEL.png
*Graphic From SGTrains/Wikipedia/LTA
Statistics
Address (EWL) 10 Outram Road
Singapore 169037
Address (NEL) 300 Eu Tong Sen Street
Singapore 059816
Address (TEL) 13 Outram Road
Singapore 169080
Line(s) East–West Line
North East Line
Thomson–East Coast Line
Structure Underground
Connections Bus Taxi
Abbreviation OTP

Outram Park (EW16/NE3/TE17) is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East–West Line, the North East Line and the Thomson–East Coast Line[1]. A plaque relating the history of the Outram Park prison can be found outside of the station. The prison no longer exists as residential blocks have been built where the prison once stood.

History[edit]

Date Event
12 December 1987 Station officially opened
4 November 1989 Station interchanged with North East Line
10 December 2017 Station (East–West Line towards Tuas Link) closed due to the upgrading of signaling system on the East–West Line[2]
17 December 2017
13 November 2022 Station interchanged with Thomson–East Coast Line

2007 bomb hoax[edit]

A false bomb threat call was made on 17 August 2007 at 11.16pm from a public phone located at the concourse of the MRT station and the police arrested two suspects on 24th of that month when a 13-year-old boy was turned in by the police while his 15-year-old friend was arrested not long after.[3] Upon consultation, the younger of the two was let off with a warning while the older of the two was charged in a Juvenile Court.

2008 shooting[edit]

The North East Line sector of the station was the site of a rare police shooting incident, in which Lim Bock Song, 43, who had earlier fatally stabbed odd-job worker Tan Ah Chang at a coffeeshop at Jalan Kukoh, was shot by a police officer after threatening the officer with the knife on 6 March 2008 at 3:35pm. Four platform screen doors in the centre in the direction of HarbourFront were affected due to the police cordon which lasted two hours and passengers had to use other doors to board and alight. However, train services were unaffected.[4]

2008 bomb hoax[edit]

On 29 July 2008, a man made a phone call to the police about a false bomb threat at 1.07pm at the concourse area of the station. The man is believed to be in his 40s and is of fair complexion. He was wearing a blue and white polo T-shirt, beige Bermudas and black slippers. He was seen leaving the MRT station with two plastic bags – one red and the other white.[5]

2012 train disruption[edit]

On 15 March 2012, more than 117,000 commuters were affected during a peak hour train breakdown between Dhoby Ghaut and HarbourFront, caused by faulty overhead power cables at the tunnel of the Outram Park that had snapped. A second problem was discovered relating to electricity insulation, delaying the service further. Train services resumed at 4.35pm after nearly 12 hours of disruption.[6]

2013 train disruption[edit]

On 10 January 2013, train services in both directions on the North East Line was disrupted due to a power fault. At about 9.50am, SBS Transit said no train service is available between HarbourFront and Outram Park. Train services fully resumed at 4.35pm.[7]

Artworks[edit]

  • NE3-Memories.png
    North East Line: Memories by Wang Lu Sheng
    The bold colours and graphic elements in this series of paintings are inspired by the surrounding area’s cultural heritage. One of the artworks in this series features a collage of symbols related to Chinese opera, law or medicine which represent visual memories of Outram Park.[8]
  • NE3-Commuters.png
    North East Line: Commuters by Teo Eng Seng
    Emerging from and melting into the walls of the station, 69 reliefs of surreal human forms accompany commuters as they make their way through the station. Intended to represent the commuters’ state of mind, these art pieces offer snippets of movement and form, inviting viewers to fill in the blanks. The buildings, landmarks & objects featured in the artwork also serve as a form of wayfinding for the commuters.[8]
  • Thomson–East Coast Line: mata-mata by Hafiz Osman
    "Mata" means eye in Malay, and 'mata-mata' refers to a policeman. Both terms inspired this community-generated visual map of the area around Outram Park station, which includes the Police Cantonment Complex located nearby. Members of the public were invited to contribute photos of objects in the neighbourhood. The photos were then jointly converted by the contributors and the artist into drawings. The result is a celebration of the different things that make up this community space beyond just geography. What do we see and remember, and how do we connect them to each other?[8]

Layout[edit]

L1 Street Level Police Cantonment Complex, Health Sciences Authority
B1 EWL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office
TEL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
B2
APlatform EW1Pasir RisCG2Changi Airport via EW4CGTanah Merah Service Map
Platform A/B
BPlatform EW33Tuas Link Service Map
EPlatform TE29Bayshore Service Map
Platform E/F
FPlatform TE1Woodlands North Service Map
B3 NEL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
Transfer Mezzanine between East–West Line Platforms, North East Line Concourse and Thomson–East Coast Line Platforms
B4
CPlatform NE1HarbourFront Service Map
Platform C/D
DPlatform NE17Punggol Service Map

Exits[edit]

Exit Disabled-Access Location/Nearby
1 Handicapped/disabled access Outram Road
2 Handicapped/disabled access Outram Road
3 Handicapped/disabled access Outram Road, Eu Tong Sen Street
4 Handicapped/disabled access New Bridge Road
5 No Handicapped/disabled access Police Cantonment Complex
6 Handicapped/disabled access Eu Tong Sen Street, Health Promotion Board, National Dental Centre, Outram Polyclinic, Singapore General Hospital
7 Handicapped/disabled access Outram Road, Second Hospital Avenue
8 Handicapped/disabled access Outram Road

Transport Services[edit]

First/Last Train Timing[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon − Fri Sat Sun & P.H. Daily
icon East–West Line
EW1Pasir Ris 05:54 05:54 06:22 00:03
EW33Tuas Link 06:04 06:04 06:30 00:02
icon North East Line
NE1HarbourFront 06:12 06:13 06:33 23:58
NE17Punggol 05:48 05:48 06:08 23:59
icon Thomson–East Coast Line
TE1Woodlands North 06:07 06:07 06:27 00:07
TE9Caldecott 00:19
TE14Orchard 00:25
TE29Bayshore 05:56 05:56 06:16 00:09
TE27Marine Terrace 00:14
TE22Gardens by the Bay 00:20

Bus[edit]

More travel information: Alternative Travel Method
Bus Stop Exit Bus Service


Outram Pk Stn Exit 1 icon06029
Outram Rd
1
33
63
121
122
174
174e
851
970
Bef Pearl's Hill Terr icon05012
Eu Tong Sen St
1 – 3
54
124
143
147
166
190
851
851e
970
Aft Duxton Plain Pk icon05019
New Bridge Rd
4
2
12
12e
33
54
63
124
143
147
190
851
851e
961
961M
970
Outram Pk Stn Exit 4 icon05069
New Bridge Rd
4
124
143
147
961
961M
Aft Hosp Dr icon10017
Eu Tong Sen St
6
2
12
12e
54
61
122
124
143
147
166
167
174
174e
190
196
197
961
961M
Outram Pk Stn Exit 6/SGH icon10018
Eu Tong Sen St
6
61
124
143
147
166
197
961
961M
Outram Pk Stn Exit 7 icon06011
Outram Rd
7
33
63
121
122
174
174e
851
970

References[edit]

  1. "Thomson-East Coast Line". Land Transport Authority.
  2. "2 full-day shutdowns, shorter operating hours for 19 NSEWL MRT stations in December: LTA, SMRT". Channel NewsAsia (21 November 2017).
  3. "Appeal for Information". Singapore Police Force (22 August 2007). Archived on 30 October 2007.
  4. "43-year-old man shot by police at Outram Park MRT". Valerie Tan (Channel NewsAsia, 6 March 2008). Archived on 7 March 2008.
  5. Channel News Asia, Channel NewsAsia, 30 July 2008, "Police seek info on man who made bomb hoax call from Outram MRT". Channel NewsAsia. Archived on 22 May 2011.
  6. "NEL's Dhoby Ghaut – Habourfront service resumes". Channel NewsAsia. Archived on 15 March 2012.
  7. "NEL services fully resumed at 4:35pm: SBS Transit". Channel NewsAsia (10 January 2013). Archived on 12 January 2013.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Art in Transit". Land Transport Authority.
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