加东公园 | காத்தோங் பார்க்
|Address||45 Meyer Road, Singapore 437870
|Line Served||Thomson-East Coast Line|
Katong Park MRT Station (TE24) is an underground station located along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) 4. It is built underneath Meyer Road, at the junction with Fort Road and Tanjong Rhu Road, bringing rail connectivity to condominiums and landed houses around Meyer Road.
The station is in the vicinity of Katong Park (hence its name), Dunman High School, Singapore Swimming Club, and many more condominiums.
The station was originally targeted for completion and opening in Year 2023. However, it was delayed till 2024 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
First / Last Train Timings
|Thomson-East Coast Line – (TE24) Katong Park
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Weekdays & Sat||Sun & Public Holidays||Daily|
|TE1 Woodlands North||—||—||—|
|L1||Street level||Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
|B1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre|
|Platform A||Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE29 Bayshore|
|B2||Platform B||Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North|
Thomson-East Coast Line (B1):
|Platform A: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE29 Bayshore via TE25 Tanjong Katong (→)|
Thomson-East Coast Line (B2):
|Platform B: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North via TE23 Tanjong Rhu (←)|
Katong Park station has two platforms in a stacked side platform arrangement, with both platforms utilized for trains travelling in either direction. Owing to land constraints arising from building the station next to existing developments, the stacked platform design was adopted.
The Concourse is on the same level as the upper platform for train service towards Bayshore.
Katong Park MRT station will likely have two exits leading to ground level. More details will be confirmed closer to the opening of the station.
Contract T305 for the Construction of Katong Park Station and Tunnels for Thomson-East Coast Line was awarded to Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. (Singapore) Pte Ltd at a contract sum of S293.5 million in January 2016.
Shanghai Tunnel Engineering from China were previously involved in the construction of DTL1’s Promenade station and DTL2’s Newton station, Tuas West Extension, DTL3’s tunnelling portion between Tampines East Station and Upper Changi Station, as well as TEL’s Shenton Way station and tunnelling portion between Woodlands Station and Woodlands Avenue 12.
Because of the narrow site constraints—a two-lane road measuring 6m wide flanked by high-rises and at least one pre-war house—Katong Park was designed in stacked station configuration where one platform built on top of the other, as opposed to being parallel to each other. While stacked stations are uncommon but not unique to Katong Park, it was the first time that tunnel-boring machines were used to construct them. As such, the lower station (and tunnels) was built first, followed by the upper station and tunnels, hence requiring additional time. After tunnelling is done, the station sites are then excavated.