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|Address||7A Tuas Road, Singapore 637288|
|Line Served||East West Line|
|Opened||18 June 2017|
Gul Circle MRT Station (EW30) is an above-ground station along the East West Line (EWL). It is located along Tuas Road, near the junction with Tuas Avenue 3 / Gul Circle, sitting at the boundaries of the Gul Circle and Tuas North planning subzones.
The station was constructed as part of the Tuas West Extension of the EWL. It takes its name from the nearby road of the same name, which serves the Gul industrial area. It is also the first elevated stacked interchange station to be built in Singapore, with two unused platform provisions for a planned branch line to Tuas South. The station ceiling rises 33 metres above ground – about the height of a 10-storey Housing Board block, making Gul Circle the tallest elevated station in Singapore.
The station serves industries in the vicinity of Tuas Road, such as Tuas Avenue 3 / 5 and Gul Circle / Cres.
First / Last Train Timings
|East West Line – (EW30) Gul Circle
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Weekdays & Sat||Sun & Public Holidays||Daily|
|EW1 Pasir Ris||5:26am||5:56am||11:26pm|
|Connecting to CG2 Changi Airport||–||–||10:41pm|
|EW33 Tuas Link||5:30am||6:00am||12:41am|
|L4||Platform B||East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link|
|Platform D||No Train Service|
|L3||Platform A||East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris|
|Platform C||No Train Service|
|L2||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, Footbridge across Tuas Road|
|L1||Street Level||Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Station exits|
East-West Line (L4):
|Platform B: East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link via EW31 Tuas Crescent (←)
Platform D: No Train Service
East-West Line (L3):
|Platform A: East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris via EW29 Joo Koon (→)
Platform C: No Train Service
Gul Circle station has four elevated East West Line platforms arranged in two stacked island platforms. Train services to Tuas Link use the upper platform, while train services to Pasir Ris use the lower platform. Unused platforms at each level are reserved for a future line extension to Tuas South.
The station is built with a barrel vault roof design similar to other stations between Tuas Link and Pioneer, and many other overground stations along the Eastern side of the East West Line. The large curved roof does away with support columns for a more specious feel and easy navigation at platform level. Half-height Platform screen doors are installed at the platform edge for the safety of commuters.
On the upper platform level, high volume, low speed (HVLS) fans keep passengers cool. Skylights on the roof, running the length of the station, allow natural lighting into the station platforms. On the lower platform level, Pro-Jet fans are used instead.
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 levels to the Ticket Concourse level below.
The station has a ticket concourse located at Level 2. 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 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.
A link bridge across Tuas Road connects to two exits on either side of the road.
- Public Toilets & Retail Shops at Concourse level (L2)
- Bicycle racks at station exits
Built in-between two carriageways of Tuas Road, Gul Circle MRT station has one ground-level exit on both sides of the road, linked to the ticket concourse level by a pedestrian overpass. All exits offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.
|A||Tuas Road (Westbound) /
|Tuas Road, Gul Circle, Gul Crescent, Tuas Fire Station|
|B||Tuas Road (Eastbound) /
Tuas Avenue 3
|Tuas Road, JTC Space @ Tuas, Mapletree Pioneer Logistic Hub|
Gul Circle MRT station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.
There are two bus stops officially linked to Gul Circle station.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|B/s 1||24511 – Tuas Rd (Gul Circle Stn Exit A)||A||192, 193, TS6|
|B/s 2||24519 – Tuas Rd (Gul Circle Stn Exit B)||B||192, 193|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located near station exits:
|A||Tuas Road (Westbound)||Taxi Stand (J21), Pick-up/Drop-off Point|
|B||Tuas Avenue 3||Pick-up/Drop-off Point|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Gul Circle 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|
|EW1 Pasir Ris||B/s 2: 24519 – Tuas Rd (Gul Circle Stn Exit B)||B|
|EW33 Tuas Link||B/s 1: 24511 – Tuas Rd (Gul Circle Stn Exit A)||A|
In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Gul Circle station depending on the situation on the ground.
As provisions for a future branch line to Tuas South, Platforms C and D are not open for passenger service. While tracks and platform screen doors have been installed, the electrified third rail has not been installed.
At the west end of the station, scissors crossovers on both the upper and lower platform levels provide access from the main line to the future branch line. Rail buffers physically isolate the unused platforms from the main line.
The rail viaducts at Platforms C and D end just east of the station.
Passenger Usage Patterns
Serving the Jurong and Tuas industrial areas, the station’s demand fluctuates with the peak periods, with moderate demand at most times and high demand during the peak hours.
Contract 1688 (C1688) for the construction of Gul Circle Station and associated 2.8km of MRT viaducts along the Tuas West Extension was awarded to Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co Ltd at a contract sum of S$190 million in November 2011. The civil engineering contractor had also been involved in constructing the Circle Line and Downtown Line Stages 1 and 2.
Gul Circle station was constructed as part of the $3.5 billion, 7.5-kilometre Tuas West extension, a fully elevated extension with four stations and a new train depot in Tuas.
The working name for Gul Circle station was Tuas Station.
For more pre-opening pictures, check out the Gul Circle MRT Station: Gallery
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