|Languages||巴西立 | பாசிர் ரிஸ்|
|Lines||East West Line|
|Opened||16 Dec 1989|
Pasir Ris MRT Station (EW1) is an above-ground station and the Eastern terminus of the East West Line (EWL). It is located within the Pasir Ris Central planning subzone, and is built at Pasir Ris Town Centre, bordered by Pasir Ris Central, Pasir Ris Drive 8 & Pasir Ris Drive 3.
The station is named after the Pasir Ris estate, which means white sands in Malay. It is a transport node for residents of Pasir Ris New Town, serving the town centre and adjacent developments including the White Sands shopping mall, community amenities, schools and housing developments. Bus services are offered from Pasir Ris Bus Interchange, which connect to other parts of the estate.
First / Last Train Timings
|East West Line – EW1 Pasir Ris
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|EW33 Tuas Link||5:28am||5:28am||5:54am||11:23pm|
|L2||Platform A||East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link|
|Platform B||East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link|
|L1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, TransitLink Ticket Office, Retail Shops|
|Street Level||Pasir Ris Bus Interchange, Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Retail Shops|
East-West Line (L2):
|Platform A: East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link via EW2DT32 Tampines (←)
Platform B: East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link via EW2DT32 Tampines (←)
Pasir Ris station has two elevated East-West Line platforms in an island platform arrangement, with both platforms used alternately for train turnarounds. Half-height Platform screen doors are installed at the platform edge for the safety of commuters, and retrofitted High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans keep passengers cool. Similar to most platforms along the Eastern side of the East West Line, a barrel vault roof design allows for a spacious interior that is easily navigated.
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 level to the Ticket Concourse level below.
The station has a ticket concourse located at ground level. 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 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 from 12:00pm to 7:30pm daily.
Toilets and retail shops are located in the unpaid areas of the station, at ground level.
Pasir Ris MRT station has three exits on the ground floor of the station clustered around the unpaid area of the concourse. Only Exit A offers barrier-free accessibility for the disabled; Exits B and C .
|A||Yes||Pasir Ris Central Street 3||Pasir Ris Central, White Sands, Pasir Ris Central Post Office, Pasir Ris Library, Aranda Country Club, Downtown East (E!Hub, Wild Wild Wet, Costa Sands Resort), Mangrove Swamp, Paris Ris Park, Pasir Ris Fishing Pond, Pasir Ris Sports and Recreation Centre, Pasir Ris Town Park, Pasir Ris Bus Interchange|
|B||Yes||Pasir Ris Drive 8||
Pasir Ris Bus Interchange, Archery & Soccer Field, Pasir Ris – Punggol Town Council – Block 577, Pasir Ris Drive 1
- Retail shops and Public toilets at Concourse level (unpaid areas)
- ATMs and Self-service machines at Concourse level (unpaid areas)
- Bicycle racks at station exits
- TransitLink ticket office
Operating Hours: 12:00pm to 7:30pm 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
Pasir Ris station connects to a bus interchange, several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.
There is a bus interchange and two official bus stops linked to Pasir Ris station. Other bus stops are added here to better represent bus connections.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|Pasir Ris Bus Interchange||A||3, 4N, 5, 6, 12, 12e, 15, 17, 21, 58, 68, 88, 354, 358, 359, 403, 518, 518A|
|B/s 1||77039 – Pasir Ris Dr 1 (Bef Pasir Ris Ctrl)||A||4N, 39, 53, 81, 89, 109, 403, 518, 518A|
|B/s 2||77031 – Pasir Ris Dr 1 (Aft Pasir Ris Ctrl)||A||39, 53, 81, 89, 109, 403, 518, NR7|
|–||77171 – Pasir Ris Ctrl (Opp Pasir Ris Town Pk)||A||89, 359, 403|
|–||77179 – Pasir Ris Ctrl (Pasir Ris Town Pk)||A||89, 359, 403|
|–||77321 – Pasir Ris Dr 8 (Aft Pasir Ris St 53)||B||3|
|–||77329 – Pasir Ris Dr 8 (Bef Pasir Ris St 53)||B||3|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located near station exits:
|A||Pasir Ris Central Street 3 (White Sands driveway)||Taxi stand (G23, outside White Sands Shopping Mall), Pick-up/drop-off point|
|B||Pasir Ris Central (Eastbound)||Taxi stand (G22, outside Pasir Ris MRT Station)|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Pasir Ris 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|
|Tuas Link||Pasir Ris Bus Interchange (Berth B7)||A|
In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Pasir Ris station depending on the situation on the ground.
Passenger Usage Patterns
Serving the Pasir Ris Town Centre, Pasir Ris station encounters high demand throughout the day as a transport node for Pasir Ris residents.
Pasir Ris station opened on 16 December 1989 along with Simei and Tampines stations.
The tender for Contract 1503 – Pasir Ris Rail Turnback was published on 5 July 2018.
An additional scissors crossover will be built along the overrun tracks at Pasir Ris, along with Addition & Alteration works to extend the overrun viaduct by 148m from 270m by 2023 to facilitate faster turnarounds for shorter headways on the East West Line.
SMRT technicians killed by oncoming train
On 22 March 2016 at around 11.10am, two SMRT maintenance staff were hit by an oncoming train near Pasir Ris MRT station, with train services on the East-West Line between Tanah Merah and Pasir Ris stations suspended for more than two hours.
Nasrulhudin Najumudin, 26, and Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari, 24, joined SMRT that year and had been undergoing on-the-job training at the time of the accident. They were part of a 15-men technical team, 6 of whom were trainees, that went down to the track to investigate a reported alarm from a condition monitoring device for signalling equipment.
The team made its way to the device in single file along the maintenance walkway after permission to access the track was authorised. As they approached the device, the signal team, led by a supervisor, stepped onto the track before the protection measures were implemented. The supervisor narrowly avoided being hit by the oncoming train, but Nasrulhudin and Muhammad Asyraf, who were second and third in line, were unable to react in time.
The ensuing investigations found that critical safety procedures were not followed, resulting in the deaths of the the two men. Protection measures such as setting the speed limit on the affected track sector to 0 kmh so that no train can enter on automated mode, and deploying watchmen to look out for approaching trains, were not taken. SMRT Trains took immediate steps to ensure stricter enforcement of procedures, strengthened system ownership and control across levels and work teams, and tightened supervision within teams to prevent a recurrence.
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