|Languages||春叶 | ஸ்பிரிங்லீஃவ்|
|Lines||Thomson-East Coast Line|
Springleaf MRT Station (TE4) is an underground station located along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Stage 2. It is built underneath Upper Thomson Road, at the junction with Thong Soon Road and Thong Soon Green, bringing rail connectivity to parks and residential developments in the area.
The station is in the vicinity of the Springleaf residential estate, comprising mostly of shophouses and low-rise private homes. Across the road, a commercial and residential mixed-use development is planned.
The station is targeted for completion and opening in Year 2020.
First / Last Train Timings
|Thomson-East Coast Line – TE4 Springleaf
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|TE1 Woodlands North||—||—||—|
|L1||Street level||Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
|B?||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre|
|B?||Platform A||Thomson-East Coast Line towards Caldecott|
|Platform B||Thomson-East Coast Line towards Woodlands North|
Thomson-East Coast Line (B?):
|Platform A: Towards Caldecott via Lentor (→)
Platform B: Towards Woodlands North via Woodlands South (←)
Springleaf station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement. 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.
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.
A public toilet is located in the unpaid area of the station concourse.
Art in Transit: TBC
Springleaf MRT station will likely have three exits leading to ground level (A, B and C), with an underground link to a future mixed development. More details will be confirmed closer to the opening of the station.
- Public toilets at station 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
Transport Connections (TBC)
Rail Bridging Services (TBC)
Passenger Usage Patterns
Thomson-East Coast Line Contract T208 for the construction of Springleaf station and associated tunnels was awarded to Leighton Contractors (Asia) Limited (Singapore Branch) – John Holland Pty Ltd Joint Venture (JV) at a contract sum of S$383.3 million in November 2013. The same JV was also involved in the construction of Downtown Line’s Jalan Besar station.
Contract T207 for the construction of tunnels between Springleaf station and Sembawang Air Base crossover tunnels was awarded to Shimizu Corporation at a contract sum of S$189.8 million in January 2014. The contractor was previously involved in the Design, Construction & Completion of Circle Line/Downtown Line 1 tunnels undercrossing Marina Bay Reservoir.
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