Tan Kah Kee station

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DT8
Tan Kah Kee
陈嘉庚
டான் கா கீ
Tan Kah Kee-DTL.png
*Graphic From SGTrains/Wikipedia/LTA
Statistics
Address 651 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 266268
Line(s) Downtown Line
Structure Underground
Connections Bus Taxi
Abbreviation TKK

Tan Kah Kee (DT8) is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the Downtown Line.

History[edit]

Date Event
27 December 2015 Station officially opened

Structural integrity[edit]

Between July and August 2012, concerns were raised on the structural integrity of terraced and semi-detached residences surrounding the station, believed to be linked to the construction of the Downtown Line. This came after complaints about hairline cracks appearing on walls inside and outside the affected properties. It was understood that cracks began widening in the period of investigation. Apart from the cracks, some car porch roofs and walls had shifted, and some gates could no longer be opened. Checks were made by the authority and the houses were found to be structurally safe. Additional steps were taken to repair damages to at least 40 Watten Estate properties.[1]

Incorrect Tamil name[edit]

During the Downtown Line 2 open house on 5 December 2015, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) was informed by netizens that the Tamil translation of the station was incorrect. An apology was issued in the evening for the error and the error was rectified.[2]

Artworks[edit]

  • DT8-Gratitude.png
    Downtown Line: 饮水思源 (Gratitude) by Hwa Chong Institution
    The Chinese idiom for gratitude (饮水思源) are presented in blue and green, symbolising a running river that connects us to our history and cultural heritage.[3]
  • DT8-Resilience.png
    Downtown Line: 自强不息 (Resilience) by Hwa Chong Institution
    The Chinese idiom for resilience (自强不息) dissolves into bands of white and yellow to form a blazing sun that shares its light through thick and thin.[3]

Layout[edit]

L2 Overhead Bridge
L1 Street Level Hwa Chong Institution
B1 Service Level Restricted access
B2 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
B3
APlatform DT8
Tan Kah Kee
DT7
Sixth Avenue
DT1BP6
Bukit Panjang
Platform A/B
BPlatform DT35CG1
Expo
DT16CE1
Bayfront
DT9CC19
Botanic Gardens
DT8
Tan Kah Kee

Exits[edit]

Exit Disabled-Access Location/Nearby
A Handicapped/disabled access Bukit Timah Road, Hwa Chong Institution
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
icon Downtown Line
DT1 Bukit Panjang 06:02 06:02 06:22 00:34
DT35 Expo 05:44 05:44 06:04 23:48

Bus[edit]

More travel information: Alternative Travel Method
Bus Stop Exit Bus Service
Tan Kah Kee Stn icon41051
Bt Timah Rd
A
67
74
151
154
156
157
170
174
852
961
961M
Opp Tan Kah Kee Stn icon41069
Dunearn Rd
B
67
74
151
154
156
157
170
174
852
961
961M

References[edit]

  1. "MRT works cause cracks in Bukit Timah homes". AsiaOne. Archived on 28 June 2013.
  2. "LTA apologises for incorrect Tamil translation of Downtown Line 2's Tan Kah Kee station". Straits Times. Archived on 8 December 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Art in Transit". Land Transport Authority.
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