|Languages||山景 | ஹில்வியூ|
|Opened||27 Dec 2015|
Hillview MRT Station (DT3) is an underground station along the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 2, located at Upper Bukit Timah. It is named after the nearby Hillview residential area, and straddles the Hillview and Nature Reserve planning subzones.
While located in the vicinity of condominiums and private housing estates, the station also serves several nearby religious institutions and shopping malls.
First / Last Train Timings
|Downtown Line – DT3 Hillview
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|DT1 Bukit Panjang||6.00am||6.32am||12.44am|
|L1||Street level||Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
|B1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Station control office|
|B2||Platform B||Downtown Line towards DT35CG1 Expo|
|Platform A||Downtown Line towards Bukit Panjang|
|Platform B: Downtown Line towards DT35CG1 Expo via Beauty World (→)
Platform A: Downtown Line towards Bukit Panjang via Cashew (←)
Hillview 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. 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 station exits.
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 two separate exits. A public toilet is located in the unpaid area of the concourse, near the Passenger Service Centre.
Art in Transit: “What Remains” by Darren Soh
“What Remains” showcases photographs that document the remnants of the old KTM railway line, such as the steel truss bridge nearest to Hillview Station, as well as the stretches of railway tracks left at the sites of all three bridges along the old line.
Civil Defence shelter
Hillview 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.
Hillview MRT station has two exits at ground level (A and B), each with escalators and lifts.
|A||Upper Bukit Timah Rd (Southbound)||Bukit Panjang Methodist Church, John Wesley Centre, MOE Dairy Farm Adventure Centre, Praisehaven The Salvation Army, Saint Francis Methodist School, The Dairy Farm, Trinity Theological College, The Rail Mall|
|B||Upper Bukit Timah Rd (Northbound)||Glendale Park, Hillington Green, Hillview Heights, Hillview Park, Hillview Vista, Kingsford . Hillview Peak, The Hillier / HillV2|
- Public toilets at DTL concourse
- 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
Hillview station connects to two bus stops in the vicinity, as well as a taxi stand and passenger pick-up point.
There are two official bus stops linked to Hillview station.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|B/s 1||43069 – Upp Bt Timah Rd (Opp Hillview Stn)||A||67, 75, 170, 171, 178, 184, 961/#, 973|
|B/s 2||43061 – Upp Bt Timah Rd (Hillview Stn)||B||67, 75, 170/A, 171, 176, 178, 184, 961/#, 963, 970|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to Downtown Line station exits:
|B||Upper Bt Timah Rd (Northbound)||Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Hillview 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:
|Towards||Bus stop||DTL exit|
|Bukit Panjang||B/s 2: 43061 – Upp Bt Timah Rd (Hillview Stn)||B|
|DT35CG1 Expo||B/s 1: 43069 – Upp Bt Timah Rd (Opp Hillview Stn)||A|
In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Hillview station for free rides.
Passenger Usage Patterns
As a residential station serving condominiums, schools, low-rise housing estates and army camps, Hillview station is utilized mainly by residents living in the area, along with school students and military personnel.
Downtown Line Stage 2 (DTL2) Contract 913 for the Design and Construction of Hillview and Cashew stations and tunnels was awarded to Korean company GS Engineering & Construction Corp for approximately S$431 million in Sep 2009.
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