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NE11
Woodleigh
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*Graphic From SGTrains/Wikipedia/LTA
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Address 400 Upper Serangoon Road
Singapore 347695
Line(s) North East Line
Connections Bus Taxi
Abbreviation WLH

Woodleigh (NE11) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North East Line.

History

Date Event
20 June 2011 Station officially opens

When the North East Line opened, it was one of the 2 completed MRT stations in the entire system that was non-operational, the other being Buangkok which opened in early 2006 prior to the opening of the Circle Line. It was closed for 8 years because of low development in the vicinity. Part of the station's interior was shown on an episode of Building the Biggest on Discovery Channel.[1]

It was estimated that if the station was opened, its daily ridership would be under the 2,000 general benchmark deemed necessary for a station to make economic sense to operate. However, on 8 March 2011, SBS Transit announced the opening of the station on 20 June 2011.[2]

On the eve of the grand opening, maintenance on the lifts, escalators and fare gates was conducted and the platform was polished. The station was officially opened on 20 June 2011 by Minister for Transport, Mr Lui Tuck Yew to celebrate the 8th anniversary of the opening of the North East Line in 2003.[2]

Security incident

On April 18 2017, Woodleigh station was closed for about three hours after a suspicious substance was found in various areas in the station. At 1.49pm, SBS Transit announced that all trains will skip Woodleigh station due to a "security incident". The station subsequently reopened at 4.20 pm after police established the substance to be baking flour.

A 69-year-old man has been arrested for causing public alarm. Two other men, aged 53 and 70, are assisting police with investigations. This was the second security incident in more than two weeks after Hougang station was temporarily shut down on April 2 2017. Preliminary investigations show that the trio were helping to mark a hashing trail before a run organised by the Selatar Hash House Harriers took place.[3]

Art in Transit

Slow Motion by April Ng Kiow Ngor. The artwork uses etched metal panels to depict urban life in Singapore at the start of Millennium and serve as visual commentary of our lives and times for future generations.

Layout

L1 Street Level
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
B2
APlatform NE11
Woodleigh
NE10
Potong Pasir
NE1CC29
HarbourFront
Platform A/B
BPlatform NE17PTC
Punggol
NE12CC13
Serangoon
NE11
Woodleigh

Exits

Exit Disabled-Access Location/Nearby
A Handicapped/disabled access Upper Serangoon Road
B Handicapped/disabled access The Salvation Army (Upper Serangoon)
C Upper Aljunied Road

Transport Services

First/Last Train Timing

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon − Fri Sat Sun & P.H. Daily
North East Line
NE1 HarbourFront 05:55 05:56 06:16 23:41
NE17 Punggol 06:04 06:19 06:39 00:14

Bus

Bus Stop Exit Bus Service
(61039) Woodleigh Stn Exit A A
13
100
107
107M
133
135
147
155
853
853M
(61031) Woodleigh Stn Exit B B
13
100
107
107M
133
135
147
155
853
853M
NR6

References

  1. "Underground Singapore – Part 5 (Discovery Channel)".
  2. 2.0 2.1 "SBS Transit Opens Woodleigh and Damai Stations" (8 March 2011). SBS Transit. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  3. "Security Incident" (18 April 2017). The Straits Times. Retrieved 12 September 2017
North East Line [ VTE ]
Stations HarbourFrontOutram ParkChinatownClarke QuayDhoby GhautLittle IndiaFarrer ParkBoon KengPotong PasirWoodleighSerangoonKovanHougangBuangkokSengkangPunggol
North East Line extension: Punggol Coast
Rolling Stock C751AC751C • C851E
Depots Sengkang