|Languages||美世界 | பியூட்டி வேர்ல்ட்|
|Opened||27 Dec 2015|
Beauty World MRT Station (DT5) is an underground station along the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 2, located in the Anak Bukit planning subzone. It is built underneath Upper Bukit Timah Road, near the junction of Jalan Jurong Kechil, and serves part of the Upper Bukit Timah corridor, including the Toh Yi Estate.
The station is located in the vicinity of low-rise private homes, condominiums, HDB flats, shophouses, commercial buildings, shopping centres and places of worship. Prominent landmarks include Bukit Timah Shopping Centre, Beauty World Centre, Beauty World Plaza and Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre.
It bears the name Beauty World after a former amusement park in the area.
First / Last Train Timings
|Downtown Line – DT5 Beauty World
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|DT1 Bukit Panjang||6.09am||6.30am||12.40am|
|L1||Street level||Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
|B1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre|
|B2||Platform B||Downtown Line towards Chinatown|
|Platform A||Downtown Line towards Bukit Panjang|
|Platform B: Downtown Line towards Chinatown via King Albert Park (→)
Platform A: Downtown Line towards Bukit Panjang via Hillview (←)
Beauty World station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement, with both platforms utilized for trains travelling in either direction. Full-height Platform screen doors isolate the air-conditioned station from the tunnel environment, enhancing commuter safety and station comfort. A set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to the concourse above. With the concourse level wrapping around the platform, the ceiling is two floors high at platform level, conveying a spacious feel.
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 the exits of the station.
The concourse features faregates for automatic fare collection and provides access between paid and unpaid areas of the station, with at 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 Top-up 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.
Lifts and escalators connect the concourse to street level at three separate exits. A public toilet is located in the unpaid area of the concourse, near the Passenger Service Centre.
Art in Transit: “Asemic Lines” by Boedi Widjaja
The artwork presents the multi-cultural mix of language as the result of multi-culturalism, and invites the viewers’ aesthetic intuition to ‘hover’ between reading and looking. It comprises Chinese, Jawi, Tamil and Latin words and letterforms that were layered upon each other in rhythm patterns then sandblasted into the wall. Spanning 91.2 metres, it was created by Boedi Widjaja, 40, an Indonesia-born artist who has been living in Singapore for the past 31 years.
Civil Defence shelter
Beauty World station is one of six stations along the Downtown Line 2 designated as Civil Defence (CD) shelters, which will be activated in times of national emergency. Apart from reinforced construction, the stations are designed and equipped with facilities to ensure the shelter environment is tolerable for all shelterees during shelter occupation. These facilities include protective blast doors, decontamination facilities, ventilation systems, power and water supply systems and a dry toilet system.
Beauty World MRT station has a three exits at ground level (A, B and C), all of which provide barrier-free accessibility.
|A||Yes||Upper Bukit Timah Rd (Northbound)||Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Bukit Timah Shopping Centre, Beauty World Plaza, Beauty World Centre, Church of Singapore (Bukit Timah), Goh & Goh Building, UOB Centre|
|B||Yes||Upper Bukit Timah Rd (Southbound)||Bukit Timah Tua Pek Kong Temple, Dimensions Int’l College (Bukit Timah Campus), JK Building, Kilat Centre, Mahabodhi Monastry, Sweebi House|
|C||Yes||Jalan Jurong Kechil||Bee Low See Temple, Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre, Bukit Timah Plaza, Bukit Timah Community Centre, Glory Presbyterian Church, Ngee Ann Polytechnic (Staff Apartments), Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School, Toh Yi Estate|
- Public toilets at DTL concourse
- Civil Defence shelter
- 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
All travel times provided here are estimated and subject to changes and delays.Downtown Line Travel Times
|Platform A||Platform B|
|Towards Bukit Panjang||Towards Chinatown|
|DT3 Hillview||3 min||DT6 King Albert Park||2 min|
|DT2 Cashew||5 min||DT7 Sixth Avenue||4 min|
|DT1 Bukit Panjang||7 min||DT8 Tan Kah Kee||6 min|
|DT9 Botanic Gardens||8 min|
|DT10 Stevens||10 min|
|DT11 Newton||12 min|
|DT12 Little India||14 min|
|DT13 Rochor||15 min|
|DT14 Bugis||17 min|
|DT15 Promenade||19 min|
|DT16 Bayfront||21 min|
|DT17 Downtown||23 min|
|DT18 Telok Ayer||24 min|
|DT19 Chinatown||26 min|
Beauty World station connects to four bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.
There are four official bus stops linked to Beauty World station.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|B/s 1||42091 – Upp Bukit Timah Rd (Opp Bukit Timah Shop Ctr)||B||67, 75, 170/A, 171, 173, 184, 852, 961/#|
|B/s 2||42099 – Upp Bt Timah Rd (Beauty World Stn)||A||173|
|B/s 3||42151 – Jln Jurong Kechil (Aft Upp Bt Timah Rd)||C||3N, 41, 61, 66, 77, 157, 173, 174/e, 970, 985|
|B/s 4||42109 – Jln Anak Bt (Opp Beauty World Ctr)||A||67, 75, 170, 171, 184, 852, 961/C|
Bus Stop 4, 42109 – Jln Anak Bt (Opp Beauty World Ctr), is not connected directly to Beauty World station. Commuters must use Exit A, enter Beauty World Centre and take the building escalator/lifts to the 4th floor. Next to the food court is a overhead bridge spanning across Jalan Anak Bukit; cross it to get to Bus Stop 4.
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to the following station exits:
|A||Upper Bukit Timah Road (Southbound)||Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Beauty World station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the Downtown Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:
|Bukit Panjang||B/s 1: 42091 – Upp Bukit Timah Rd (Opp Bukit Timah Shop Ctr)||B|
|Chinatown||B/s 4: 42109 – Jln Anak Bt (Opp Beauty World Ctr)||A|
In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Beauty World station for free rides.
Passenger Usage Patterns
As a station along the Bukit Timah belt serving a mix of residential homes, commercial buildings and shopping centres, Beauty World station encounters moderate to high demand levels as a transport node serving the Beauty World area, connecting it to the rest of the rail network. Visitors to the area’s shopping centres and many food outlets operating from shophouses result in a decent flow of commuters in and out of the station throughout the day.
Downtown Line Stage 2 (DTL2) Contract 916 was awarded to McConnell Dowell S.E.A. Pte Ltd for the design and construction of Beauty World station and its associated tunnels for S$339.88 million in Mar 2009.
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