Yio Chu Kang station

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NS15
Yio Chu Kang
杨厝港
இயோ சூ காங்
Yio Chu Kang-NSL.png
*Graphic From SGTrains/Wikipedia/LTA
Statistics
Address 3000 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8
Singapore 569813
Line(s) North South Line
Structure Elevated
Connections Bus Taxi
Abbreviation YCK

Yio Chu Kang (NS15) is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North South Line.

History[edit]

Date Event
7 November 1987 Station officially opened
20 May 2019 Station closed due to the construction of Canberra station[1]

2003 track incursion[edit]

On 3 March 2003, a 23-year-old drove his car onto an MRT track off Lentor Avenue, in the sector between Khatib and Yio Chu Kang stations, the first accident of its kind in the 15 years of operations. The accident occurred when the car, which was speeding at 87km/h along Lentor Avenue – the speed limit was 70km/h – mounted an 18cm kerb, crossed 6m of grass verge, jumped over a 1.5m drain, went through a fence 2m away from the track, and went uphill onto a steep stone embankment before landing on the track. Witnesses tried to remove the car from the tracks to prevent a possible collision, however an oncoming train from Yio Chu Kang stopped their efforts. One of the witnesses signalled the train driver to stop. Although the train driver was not able to stop in time, he was able to slow the train down enough to prevent derailment.[2]

2015 track incursion[edit]

On 12 February 2015, a 29-year-old motorcyclist died after he was flung onto the MRT tracks between Khatib and Yio Chu Kang stations early on Thursday morning following a traffic accident on the Lentor flyover, similar to the 2003 accident.[3]

Layout[edit]

L2
APlatform NS15
Yio Chu Kang
NS14
Khatib
NS9TE2
Woodlands
NS1EW24
Jurong East
Platform A/B
BPlatform NS28
Marina South Pier
NS16
Ang Mo Kio
NS15
Yio Chu Kang
L1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office
Street Level Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange

Exits[edit]

Exit Disabled-Access Location/Nearby
A   Drop-off/Pick-up Point
B Handicapped/disabled access Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6
C Handicapped/disabled access Taxi Stand, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8

Transport Services[edit]

First/Last Train Timing[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon − Fri Sat Sun & P.H. Daily
North South Line
NS13 Yishun 05:09 05:09
NS1 Jurong East 05:19 05:19 05:42 00:20
NS7 Kranji 00:36
NS28 Marina South Pier 05:31 05:31 06:02 23:28
NS19 Toa Payoh 00:10
NS16 Ang Mo Kio 00:59

Bus[edit]

Bus Stop Exit Bus Service
(55509) Yio Chu Kang Int C
13
70
70M
71
72
76
162
162M
825
860
(55181) Opp Yio Chu Kang Stn C
45
86
668
851
851e
852
853
853M
NR1
(55189) Yio Chu Kang Stn C
45
70
70M
71
76
86
668
825
851
851e
852
853
853M

References[edit]

  1. "Three-Day Closure to Construct Crossover Track at Canberra Station". Land Transport Authority (8 April 2019).
  2. "Car accident on the MRT track". RIMAS. Archived on 8 February 2012.
  3. "Motorcyclist flung onto MRT tracks after accident on Lentor flyover". Straits Times (12 February 2015).
North South Line [ VTE ]
Stations Jurong EastBukit BatokBukit GombakChoa Chu KangYew TeeKranjiMarsilingWoodlandsAdmiraltySembawangCanberraYishunKhatibYio Chu KangAng Mo KioBishanBraddellToa PayohNovenaNewtonOrchardSomersetDhoby GhautCity HallRaffles PlaceMarina BayMarina South Pier
Rolling Stock C151C151AC151BC151CC651C751BCR151
Depots BishanUlu Pandan
Others North South Line Bridging Service