Ang Mo Kio
|Languages||宏茂桥 | அங் மோ கியோ|
|Lines||North South Line|
|Opened||7 Nov 1987|
Ang Mo Kio MRT Station (NS16) is an above-ground station along the North South Line (NSL). It is located within the Cheng San planning subzone, (near the borders with the Ang Mo Kio Town Centre, Chong Boon and Townsville subzones), and near the junction of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3.
The station is one of two stations serving the Ang Mo Kio housing estate (the other being Yio Chu Kang station) and is a transport node for residents of Ang Mo Kio New Town. It serves residential areas around the Ang Mo Kio Town Centre (including parts of Neighbourhood 3, 4 and 5), along with shopping malls, community amenities and schools in the vicinity. Bus services are offered from Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange, connecting to other parts of the estate.
First / Last Train Timings
|North South Line – NS16 Ang Mo Kio
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|NS1 Jurong East||5:17am||5:16am||5:40am||12:15am|
|NS28 Marina South Pier||5:34am||5:34am||6:07am||11:34pm|
|NS27 Marina Bay||–||–||–||11:36pm|
|NS19 Toa Payoh||–||–||–||12:11am|
|L2||Platform A||North South Line towards Jurong East|
|Platform B||North South Line towards Marina South Pier|
|Platform C||North South Line|
|Platform D||North South Line|
|L1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office|
|Street Level||Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Retail Shops|
North South Line (L2):
|Platform B: North South Line towards Marina South Pier via Bishan (→)
Platform D: North South Line terminating trains
|Platform C: North South Line terminating trains
Platform A: North South Line towards Jurong East via Yio Chu Kang (←)
Ang Mo Kio station has four elevated North South Line platforms in a double island platform arrangement, serving three tracks through the station. Half-height Platform screen doors are installed at the platform edge for commuters’ safety, retrofitted Pro-Jet fans keep passengers cool. Among the earliest-built above-ground stations, station architecture is similar to many older stations along the Western sector of the East West Line, with a simple flat roof over the platform level supported by rows of columns. A set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to the concourse level below.
While regular NSL train services use the outermost platforms, a middle track served by Platforms C and D are used to disembark passengers from terminating trains before being withdrawn to Bishan MRT Depot via the middle track. Such arrangements are commonly seen during the post-peak hours and for late night train trips.
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. They feature 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 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. A TransitLink ticket office is also located at this station, operating between 8:00am to 9:00pm daily.
Toilets are located in the unpaid areas of the station, at ground level.
Ang Mo Kio MRT station has three exits at ground level (A, B and D), all of which offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled. While these exits branch off from the side of the station building, Exit C links to the basement of Ang Mo Kio Hub via an underpass, and also offers barrier-free accessibility. Passengers heading for Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange can use Exit C.
|A||Yes||Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3||Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Ang Mo Kio South Neighbourhood Police Centre, Ang Mo Kio Town Garden East, Deyi Secondary School, Teck Ghee Primary School, HDB Cheng San Court, HDB Chong Boon View, HDB Chong Boon Heights, HDB Teck Ghee Evergreen|
|B||Yes||Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8||Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, Taxi stands, Centro Residences, Jubilee Square, Djitsun Mall, Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic, Ang Mo Kio Public Library, Grandeur 8|
|C||Yes||Ang Mo Kio Hub||Ang Mo Kio Hub, Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange, 51@AMK, Broadway Plaza, Centro Residences, Jubilee Square, Djitsun Mall, Ang Mo Kio Polyclinic, Ang Mo Kio Public Library, HDB Ang Mo Kio Branch Office, Masjid Al-Muttaqin|
|D||Yes||Ang Mo Kio Town Garden||Ang Mo Kio Town Garden East, Cheng San Community Centre, Jing San Primary School, HDB City View @ Cheng San, HDB Cheng San Crest|
- Public toilets at concourse level (unpaid areas)
- Bicycle racks at station exits
- ATMs and Self-service Machines at concourse level (unpaid areas)
- TransitLink ticket office
Operating Hours: 8:00am to 9:00pm daily.
- 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
Ang Mo Kio station connects to a bus interchange and several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as a taxi stand and passenger pick-up point.
There is a bus interchange and four official bus stops linked to Ang Mo Kio station.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange||C||22, 24, 25, 73, 86, 130, 133, 135, 136, 138, 166, 169, 261, 262, 265, 269|
|B/s 1||54261 – Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 (Ang Mo Kio Stn)||A||25, 73, 74, 74e, 76, 88, 132, 165, 261, 268, CT8|
|B/s 2||54269 – Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 (Opp Ang Mo Kio Stn)||A||1N, 25, 73, 74, 74e, 76, 88, 132, 165, 261, 268, CT8|
|B/s 3||54399 – Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 (Ang Mo Kio Stn)||B||50, 128, 159, 265|
|B/s 4||54391 – Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 (Aft Ang Mo Kio Int)||B||50, 128, 159, 265|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to station exits:
|A||Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 (Westbound)||Pick-up/Drop-off point|
|B||Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8 (Southbound)||Taxi stand, Pick-up/Drop-off point|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Ang Mo Kio station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the North South Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:
|North South Line|
|Jurong East||B/s 4: 54391 – Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 (Aft Ang Mo Kio Int)||B|
|Marina South Pier||B/s 3: 54399 – Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 (Ang Mo Kio 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:
|Bishan – Ang Mo Kio – Yishun – Woodlands||Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 bus stops (same as normal bridging bus services)||B|
In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Ang Mo Kio station depending on the situation on the ground.
Passenger Usage Patterns
Located within the Ang Mo Kio New Town, Ang Mo Kio station serves the Town Centre, as well as nearby shopping malls / schools / community amenities / residential developments in the vicinity. It is also a key transport node for Ang Mo Kio residents, encountering high demand throughout the day.
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