|Languages||四美 | ஸீமெய்|
|Lines||East West Line|
|Opened||16 Dec 1989|
Simei MRT Station (EW3) is an above-ground station along the East West Line (EWL). It is located within the planning subzone of the same name, and at the centre of the Simei housing estate, flanked by Simei Street 1 and Simei Street 3.
Simei station and the estate it serves is a Pinyin romanization of four beauties in Chinese, in turn named after four ancient Chinese women. Carved out of Tampines South in the 1980s, the two estates are separated by the Pan-Island Expressway. The station is a transport node for residents of Simei estate, serving adjacent an shopping malls (Eastpoint), community amenities (including Changi General Hospital), schools and housing developments. Passing-through bus services connect to other parts of the estate.
First / Last Train Timings
|East West Line – EW3 Simei
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|EW1 Pasir Ris||5:19am||5:19am||5:45am||12:34am*|
|EW29 Joo Koon||5:33am||5:33am||5:59am||11:28pm*|
* = 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. To allow for more track maintenance time, this arrangement will last from 14 February 2016 till end August 2016. The last train to Pasir Ris is at 12:15am. The last train to Joo Koon is at 11.12pm after which trains will terminate at Jurong East.
|L3||Platform A||East West Line towards Pasir Ris|
|Platform B||East West Line towards Tuas Link|
|L2||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre|
|L1||Street Level||Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Retail Shops|
East-West Line (L3):
|Platform A: East West Line towards Pasir Ris via Tampines (→)
Platform B: East West Line towards Tuas Link via Tanah Merah (←)
Simei 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 Level 2 at a slightly higher elevation than street level as the station is built on a slope. 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.
Toilets are located at Level 2 near the Passenger Service Centre, and retail shops at ground level, both in unpaid areas of the station.
Simei MRT station has one exit on the ground floor of the station, which offers barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.
|A||Yes||Simei Street 3||Simei Street 3, Eastpoint Mall, Changi General Hospital, Changi Neighbourhood Police Centre, Changi-Simei Community Building, Changkat Changi Secondary School, Chankat Primary School, Double Bay Residences, Tropical Spring, Modena, My Manhattan, Eastpoint Green, Eastpoint Shopping Centre, Simei Care Centre, St Andrew’s Community Hospital, Orange Valley Nursing Home (Simei)|
- 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
Simei station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points, and one carpark under the Park and Ride scheme.
There are two official bus stops linked to Simei station.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|B/s 1||96169 – Simei St 3 (Simei Stn)||A||4N, 5, 9, 20, 38|
|B/s 2||96161 – Simei St 3 (Opp Simei Stn)||A||5, 9, 20, 38, NR7|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located near station exits:
|A||Simei Street 6 (outside Eastpoint Shopping Mall)||Taxi stand|
|A||Simei Street 3 (outside Simei Stn)||Pick-up/drop-off point|
Park and Ride
Simei station has one carpark in the vicinity designated under the Park & Ride (P&R) Scheme:
|Blk 248 Simei Street 3||A||Multi-Storey Car Park|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Simei 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 1: 96169 – Simei St 3 (Simei Stn)||A|
|Tuas Link||B/s 2: 96161 – Simei St 3 (Opp Simei Stn)||A|
In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Simei station depending on the situation on the ground.
Passenger Usage Patterns
Serving the Simei residential neighbourhood, Simei station encounters moderate demand throughout the day as a transport node for Simei residents.
Simei station opened on 16 December 1989 along with Tampines and Pasir Ris stations.
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