|Languages||凯秀 | கேஷியூ|
|Opened||27 Dec 2015|
Cashew MRT Station (DT2) is an underground station along the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 2, located at Upper Bukit Timah and at the boundaries of Gombak, Jelebu and Dairy Farm planning subzones. It is named after the nearby Cashew Road.
While located in the vicinity of condominiums and low-rise housing estates, the station also serves the Ministry of Defence Headquarters and various army camps in the Gombak Hill area, along with educational institutions in the vicinity.
First / Last Train Timings
|Downtown Line – DT2 Cashew
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|DT1 Bukit Panjang||6.13am||6.35am||12.45am|
|L1||Street level||Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
|B1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre|
|B2||Platform B||Downtown Line towards DT35CG1 Expo|
|Platform A||Downtown Line towards Bukit Panjang|
|Platform B: Downtown Line towards DT35CG1 Expo via Hillview (→)
Platform A: Downtown Line towards Bukit Panjang (←)
Cashew 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. The ceiling is two floors high at platform level, conveying a spacious feel. 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 exit.
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.
Art in Transit: “Project Eden” by Donna Ong
“Project Eden” by Donna Ong pays homage to the island’s creative high-rise gardeners. Using a collage of everyday items found within Singaporean homes; like toilet brushes and other domestic items, the artist metamorphoses them into the “flowers” and “grasses” of picturesque gardens.
Civil Defence shelter
Cashew DTL 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.
Cashew MRT station has a single exit at ground level (A), with escalators, staircase and a lift providing barrier-free accessibility.
|A||Upper Bukit Timah Rd (Southbound)||Assumption English School, Assumption Pathway School, Bukit Panjang Primary School, Cashew Park Condo, Cashew Road Park, CHIJ Primary School, ESPA Residence, Fajar Secondary School, Hazel Park Condo, MINDEF Gombak Base, St. Joseph Church|
- 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
Cashew station connects to two bus stops in the vicinity, as well as a taxi stand and a passenger pick-up point.
There are two official bus stops linked to Cashew station.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|B/s 1||43109 – Upp Bt Timah Rd (Cashew Stn)||A||67, 170, 171, 176, 178, 961/#, 963, 970|
|B/s 2||43091 – Upp Bt Timah Rd (Bef Cashew Stn)||A||67, 170/A, 171, 176, 178, 961/#, 963, 970|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to Downtown Line station exits:
|A||Upper Bt Timah Rd (Southbound)||Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Cashew 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:
|Bukit Panjang||B/s 2: 43091 – Upp Bt Timah Rd (Bef Cashew Stn)||A|
|DT35CG1 Expo||B/s 1: 43109 – Upp Bt Timah Rd (Cashew Stn)||A|
In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Cashew station for free rides.
Passenger Usage Patterns
As a residential station serving condominiums, schools, low-rise housing estates and army camps, Cashew 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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