|Languages||文礼 | பூன் லே|
|Lines||East West Line|
|Opened||6 July 1990|
Boon Lay MRT Station (EW27) is an above-ground station along the East West Line (EWL). It sits within the Jurong West Central planning subzone, adjacent to the Kian Teck subzone, and is physically located along Boon Lay Way, bordered by Jurong West Central 2, Jurong West Central 3 and Jurong West Street 64.
The surrounding residential estates and MRT station take their name from Chew Boon Lay, a prominent businessman who owned large tracts of land used for pepper, gambier, and later rubber cultivation. Boon Lay station is now a transport node for residents of Jurong West and parts of the Jurong Industrial estate.
Boon Lay station serves the adjacent Jurong Point shopping mall, Jurong West Community Building, SAFRA Clubhouse (Jurong) along with schools and housing developments in the Town Centre area. Bus services are offered from Boon Lay Bus Interchange, which connect to other parts of the Jurong West residential and industrial estate.
First / Last Train Timings
|East West Line – EW27 Boon Lay
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|EW1 Pasir Ris||5:36am||5:36am||6:06am||11:38pm|
|EW33 Tuas Link||5:21am||5:21am||5:51am||12:32am|
|L2||Platform A||East West Line towards Pasir Ris|
|Platform B||East West Line towards Tuas Link|
|L1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, TransitLink Ticket Office, Retail Shops|
|Street Level||Boon Lay Bus Interchange, Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Station exits|
East-West Line (L2):
|Platform A: East West Line towards Pasir Ris via Lakeside (→)
Platform B: East West Line towards Tuas Link via Pioneer (←)
Boon Lay 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 High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans keep passengers cool. Similar in design to many other North-South Line elevated stations, a double pitched roof shelters the platform level, supported by two rows of columns. A set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to the concourse level below.
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.
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. There nearest TransitLink ticket office is located at Boon Lay Bus Interchange.
Toilets and retail shops are located in the unpaid areas of the ticket concourse, at ground level.
Boon Lay MRT station has six exits at ground level. Exits B and E offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled. Passengers for Boon Lay Bus Interchange should use exits C, D or E.
|A||No||Jurong West Street 64||Jurong West Street 64, Jurong West Street 63, SAFRA Clubhouse (Jurong), Jurong West Secondary School, HDB Blks 659 – 662D, HDB Blks 663 – 666B|
|B||Yes||Boon Lay Way||Boon Lay Way, Jalan Boon Lay, River Valley High School, Jurong Central Park, HDB Jurong West Blossom|
|C||No||Jurong Point||Jurong Point Shopping Centre, Boon Lay Bus Interchange, The Centris Condominium, Jurong West Public Library, The Frontier Community Club, Jurong Medical Centre, HDB Blks 687 – 696|
|F||No||Former Boon Lay Temp Int||Open Field|
- 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
- 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
Boon Lay station connects to a bus interchange, several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.
There is a bus interchange officially linked to Boon Lay station. Bus stops 1 to 4 are added here to better represent bus connections.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|Boon Lay Bus Interchange||C / D / E||30, 79, 154, 157, 172, 174, 174e, 178, 179, 180, 181, 181M, 187, 192, 193, 194, 198, 199, 240, 241, 242, 243G, 243W, 246, 249, 251, 252, 405|
|B/s 1||22499 – Jurong West St 64 (Opp Blk 662C)||A||172, 178, 180, 187, 240, 251, 258|
|B/s 2||22491 – Jurong West St 64 (Blk 662D)||A||5N, 172, 178, 180, 187, 240, 251, NR5|
|B/s 3||22579 – Boon Lay Way (Boon Lay Stn)||B||CW6|
|B/s 4||22571 – Boon Lay Way (Opp Boon Lay Stn)||B||NR5|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located near station exits:
|B||Boon Lay Way (Eastbound)||Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point|
|B||Boon Lay Way (outside Jurong Point)||Taxi stand|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Boon Lay 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||22579 – Boon Lay Way (Boon Lay Stn)||B|
|Tuas Link||22571 – Boon Lay Way (Opp Boon Lay Stn)||B|
In the event of a large-scale rail disruption affecting multiple lines, special shuttle bus services may be activated in addition to the usual bus bridging services. They are:
|Boon Lay – Jurong East – Clementi – Buona Vista||22579 – Boon Lay Way (Boon Lay Stn)||B|
In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Boon Lay Bus Interchange or bus stops near Boon Lay station depending on the situation on the ground.
Passenger Usage Patterns
Serving residential developments, schools, community amenities, shopping malls and industrial areas around the Boon Lay and Jurong West areas, the station encounters moderate to high demand throughout the day.
Boon Lay station opened on 6 July 1990 along the East West Line, taking over Lakeside as the western terminus of the East West Line until the line extension to Joo Koon opened on 28 February 2009.
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