红山 | ரெட்ஹில்
|Address||920 Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore 158792|
|Line Served||East West Line|
|Opened||12 Mar 1988|
Redhill MRT Station (EW18) is an above-ground station along the East West Line (EWL). It sits within the Redhill planning subzone, adjacent to the Alexandra Hill subzone, and is physically located along Tiong Bahru Road, at the junction with Jalan Tiong.
The station and surrounding areas are named Redhill after red-couloured lateritic soil found on the hill. It is a transport node for residents of Redhill and Alexandra, serving clusters of HDB housing developments, condominiums and schools around the Redhill and Alexandra area, along with businesses in the vicinity of Leng Kee Road.
First / Last Train Timings
|East West Line – (EW18) Redhill
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Weekdays & Sat||Sun & Public Holidays||Daily|
|EW1 Pasir Ris||5:49am||6:17am||11:58pm|
|Connecting to CG2 Changi Airport||–||–||11:14pm|
|EW33 Tuas Link||6:09am||6:35am||12:08am|
|L2||Platform A||East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris|
|Platform B||East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link|
|L1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, Retail Shops|
|Street Level||Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Station exits|
East-West Line (L2):
|Platform A: East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris via EW17 Tiong Bahru (→)
Platform B: East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link via EW19 Queenstown (←)
Redhill station has two elevated East-West Line platforms in an island platform arrangement. Half-height Platform screen doors are installed at the platform edge for the safety of commuters, and retrofitted Pro-Jet fans keep passengers cool. Similar to many older stations along the Western side of the East West Line, a simple flat roof shelters the platform level, and the station is painted with a single base colour, which is Pink for this station.
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.
- 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
Redhill MRT station has two exits on the north and south side of the station. All exits offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.
|A||Tiong Bahru Road||Bukit Merah Secondary School, Enabling Village, Gan Eng Seng Primary School, Leng Kee Community Club, Lin San Teng Temple, Masjid Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah, Zhen Ren Gong Temple|
|B||Alexandra View||Alexandra Road, APSN Tanglin School, Church Of God Singapore, Delta Sports Centre, Singapore Post – Alexandra Branch, ARTRA|
Redhill station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.
There are two official bus stops linked to Redhill station.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|B/s 1||10209 – Tiong Bahru Rd (Redhill Stn)||A||32, 33, 64, 120, 132, 145|
|B/s 2||10201 – Tiong Bahru Rd (Opp Redhill Stn)||A||32, 33, 64, 120, 132, 145, NR5|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located near station exits:
|A||Tiong Bahru Road (Westbound)||Taxi stand (F40), Pick-up/drop-off point|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Redhill 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 1: 10209 – Tiong Bahru Rd (Redhill Stn)||A|
|EW33 Tuas Link||B/s 2: 10201 – Tiong Bahru Rd (Opp Redhill Stn)||A|
In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stops 1 & 2 when activated.
Passenger Usage Patterns
Serving residential developments and schools in the Redhill and Alexandra areas, the station encounters moderate demand throughout the day.
Redhill station opened on 12 March 1988, along with other East West Line stations between Outram Park and Clementi (except Dover).
On 28 October 2012, a dead body was found in the tunnel between Redhill and Tiong Bahru Stations. The person had climbed over a locked gate at Redhill station, and walked east along the tracks.
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