四美 | ஸீமெய்
|Address||30 Simei Street 3, Singapore 529888|
|Line Served||East West Line|
|Opened||16 Dec 1989|
Simei MRT Station (EW3) is an above-ground station along the East West Line (EWL). It is located within the planning subzone of the same name, and at the centre of the Simei housing estate, flanked by Simei Street 1 and Simei Street 3.
This train station is affected by East West Line Early Closure (Tanah Merah – Pasir Ris) on selected Fridays & Saturdays in December 2019.
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Simei station and the estate it serves is a Pinyin romanization of four beauties in Chinese, in turn named after four ancient Chinese women. Carved out of Tampines South in the 1980s, the two estates are separated by the Pan-Island Expressway. The station is a transport node for residents of Simei estate, serving adjacent an shopping malls (Eastpoint), community amenities (including Changi General Hospital), schools and housing developments. Passing-through bus services connect to other parts of the estate.
First / Last Train Timings
|East West Line – (EW3) Simei
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Weekdays & Sat||Sun & Public Holidays||Daily|
|EW1 Pasir Ris||5:19am||5:45am||12:37am|
|EW33 Tuas Link||5:34am||6:00am||11:29pm|
|Connecting to CG2 Changi Airport||–||–||11:29pm|
|L3||Platform A||East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris|
|Platform B||East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link|
|L2||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, Retail Shops|
|L1||Street Level||Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Retail Shops|
East-West Line (L3):
|Platform A: East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris via EW2DT32 Tampines (→)
Platform B: East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link via EW4CG Tanah Merah (←)
Simei 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 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 Level 2 at a slightly higher elevation than street level as the station is built on a slope. 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 at Ticket Concourse (L2) & Ground Level (L1)
- Public Toilets at Ground Level (L1)
- ATMs and Self-service machines at Ground Level
- Bicycle racks at station exits
Simei MRT station has one exit on the ground floor of the station, which offers barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.
|A||Simei Street 3||Simei Street 3, Eastpoint Mall, Changi General Hospital, Changi Neighbourhood Police Centre, Changi-Simei Community Building, Changkat Changi Secondary School, Changkat Primary School, Double Bay Residences, Tropical Spring, Modena, My Manhattan, Eastpoint Green, Simei Care Centre, St Andrew’s Community Hospital, Orange Valley Nursing Home (Simei)|
Simei 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 Simei station. Other bus stops are added here to better represent bus connections.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|B/s 1||96169 – Simei St 3 (Simei Stn)||A||4N, 5, 9, 20, 38|
|B/s 2||96161 – Simei St 3 (Opp Simei Stn)||A||5, 9, 20, 38|
|–||96149 – Simei St 1 (Simei Stn)||A||20, 38|
|–||96141 – Simei St 1 (Blk 120)||A||20, 38|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located near station exits:
|A||Simei Street 6 (outside Eastpoint Shopping Mall)||Taxi stand (I04)|
|A||Simei Street 3 (outside Simei Stn)||Pick-up/drop-off point|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Simei 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: 96169 – Simei St 3 (Simei Stn)||A|
|EW33 Tuas Link||B/s 2: 96161 – Simei St 3 (Opp Simei Stn)||A|
In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Simei station depending on the situation on the ground.
Passenger Usage Patterns
Serving the Simei residential neighbourhood, Simei station encounters moderate demand throughout the day as a transport node for Simei residents.
Simei station opened on 16 December 1989 along with Tampines and Pasir Ris stations.
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