|Languages||阿裕尼 | அல்ஜூனிட்|
|Lines||East West Line|
|Opened||4 Nov 1989|
Aljunied MRT Station (EW9) is an above-ground station along the East West Line (EWL). It sits within the Aljunied planning subzone, and is physically located along Aljunied Road, near the junction with Sims Avenue.
The station is named after Aljunied Road, in turn named after Syed Omar Aljunied (1792-1852), a wealthy Arab merchant who owned large tracts of agricultural land in the area, and contributed to the development of early Singapore with his philanthropy. The station now serves the Geylang area, including nearby HDB housing blocks at Sims Place and Geylang East Central, small condominiums in many parts of Geylang, along with plenty of businesses and institutions located around Sims Avenue Industrial Estate and the many shophouses in the Geylang area.
First / Last Train Timings
|East West Line – EW9 Aljunied
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|EW1 Pasir Ris||6:09am||6:09am||6:37am||12:20am*|
|EW29 Joo Koon||5:48am||5:48am||6:14am^||11:43pm*|
* = Revised Last Train timings
From Sunday to Thursday nights (except eves of public holidays), the Last Train to Pasir Ris and Joo Koon will depart earlier, after which train services will terminate at Tanah Merah or Jurong East. The last train to Pasir Ris and Joo Koon will depart at 11:58pm and 11.43pm respectively. To allow for more track maintenance time, this arrangement will last from 14 February 2016 till end August 2016.
^ = Revised First Train timings
On Sundays, train services between Joo Koon and Queenstown along the East-West Line will commence late. The first westbound train for Joo Koon departs Queenstown at 6:49am; earlier trains will terminate at Queenstown. To allow for more track maintenance time, this arrangement will last from 5 June 2016 to 18 December 2016.
|L2||Platform A||East West Line towards Pasir Ris|
|Platform B||East West Line towards Tuas Link|
|L1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Retail Shops|
|Street Level||Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Station exits|
East-West Line (L2):
|Platform A: East West Line towards Pasir Ris via Paya Lebar (→)
Platform B: East West Line towards Tuas Link via Kallang (←)
Aljunied station has two elevated East-West Line platforms in an island platform arrangement. Half-height Platform screen doors are installed at the platform edge for the safety of commuters, and retrofitted High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans keep passengers cool. Similar to most platforms along the Eastern side of the East West Line, a barrel vault roof design allows for a spacious interior that is easily navigated.
Passenger Information Systems, which are plasma display screens located at each platform, display expected train arrival times and key messages. Tactile flooring helps to guide the visually-handicapped from the platform to station exits. Escalators, lifts and stairs connect the Platform level to the Ticket Concourse level below.
The station has a ticket concourse located at ground level. It features faregates for automatic fare collection and provides access between paid and unpaid areas of the station, with at least least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for the benefit of passengers-in-wheelchairs and those carrying bulky items or travelling with prams.
General Ticketing Machines allow commuters to purchase tickets for single or multiple journeys, and along with TransitLink Add Value Machines, offer contactless card transactions. The station office functions as a Passenger Service Centre, and is staffed during operating hours, where commuters may make travel inquiries or perform card transactions using cash payment. A TransitLink ticket office is also located at this station, operating from 12:00pm to 7:30pm daily, except Public Holidays.
Toilets and retail shops are located in the unpaid areas of the ticket concourse, at ground level.
Aljunied MRT station has two exits on the north and south side of the station. Only Exit B offers barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.
|A||No||Sims Avenue||Sims Avenue, Central Grove Condominium, Geylang Methodist Church, Geylang Post Office, Highpoint Social Enterprise Ark, Hotel 81 / Fragrance Hotel, KH Plaza / CPA House, Khadijah Mosque, Singapore Buddhist Free Clinic, SPCS Building / POSB Branch, Yu Li Industrial Building|
|B||Yes||Aljunied Road||Aljunied Road, Brighton Furniture Display Center, Foo Hai Monestry, Geylang East HDB Branch Office, Geylang East Public Library, Geylang Polyclinic, Geylang East Post Office, Geylang East Swimming Complex/ S’pore Basketball ACC, Geylang Methodist Primary School, Geylang Methodist Secondary School, Geylang Serai NPP, Geylang West NPP, Prosper House, Sims Drive HDB Branch Office, Sims Place Bus Terminal , Sri Sivan Temple, THK Building , Thong Teck Home for Senior Citizens, Yong Da Building|
- Retail shops and Public toilets at Concourse level (unpaid areas)
- ATMs and Self-service machines at Concourse level (unpaid areas)
- Bicycle racks at station exits
- TransitLink ticket office
Operating Hours: 12:00pm to 7:30pm daily. Closed on Public Holidays.
- Emergency Train Stop buttons on the station platform, when activated, will prevent approaching trains from entering the station, and any train already stopped at the platform will be prevented from moving off.
- Emergency telephones at station platforms and the intercom system inside the lifts enable commuters to communicate with station staff in the Passenger Service Centre.
- Emergency door handles allow the platform doors to be opened manually from the train-side in the event of failure.
- Fire Extinguishers in various locations
- All escalators equipped with Emergency Stop buttons
Aljunied station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.
There are two official bus stop linked to Aljunied station. Bus Stops 3 is added to better represent bus connections.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|B/s 1||81089 – Aljunied Rd (Aljunied Stn)||A||40, 62, 63, 80, 100, 158|
|B/s 2||81081 – Aljunied Rd (Opp Aljunied Stn)||B||40, 62, 63, 80, 100, 125, 158|
|B/s 3||81011 – Sims Ave (Aljunied Stn)||A||2, 13, 21, 26, 40, 51, 67, 853C, NR7|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located near station exits:
|A||Lorong 25A Geylang||Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Aljunied station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the East West Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:
|East West Line|
|Pasir Ris||B/s 3: 81011 – Sims Ave (Aljunied Stn)||A|
|Tuas Link||B/s 1: 81089 – Aljunied Rd (Aljunied Stn)||A|
In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Aljunied station depending on the situation on the ground.
Passenger Usage Patterns
Serving plenty of developments in the Geylang East Central areas, the station encounters moderate to high demand throughout the day.
Aljunied station opened on 4 November 1989 along with all other EWL stations from Bugis to Tanah Merah.
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