|Languages||油池 | இயூடீ|
|Lines||North South Line|
|Opened||10 Feb 1996|
Yew Tee MRT Station (NS5) is an above-ground station along the North South Line (NSL). It is located within the Yew Tee planning subzone, next to Choa Chu Kang Drive and near the junction of Choa Chu Kang North 6 and Choa Chu Kang Street 62.
The station and surrounding estate takes its name from an old village along along Upper Bukit Timah Road, and was opened in February 1996. It serves residential areas around the Choa Chu Kang North and Yew Tee areas (Neighbourhoods 5 to 7), along with shopping centres, schools and community amenities.
First / Last Train Timings
|North South Line – NS5 Yew Tee
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|NS28 Marina South Pier||5:27am||5:27am||5:46am||10:58pm|
|NS27 Marina Bay||–||–||–||11:04pm|
|NS19 Toa Payoh||–||–||–||11:40pm|
|NS16 Ang Mo Kio||–||–||–||12:29am|
|NS1 Jurong East||5:37am||5:37am||6:00am||12:46am|
|L2||Platform A||North South Line towards Jurong East|
|Platform B||North South Line towards Marina South Pier|
|L1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, TransitLink Ticket Office|
|Street Level||Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Retail Shops|
North South Line (L2):
|Platform B: North South Line towards Marina South Pier via Kranji (→)
Platform A: North South Line towards Jurong East via Choa Chu Kang (←)
Yew Tee station has two elevated North South Line platforms in an island platform arrangement. Half-height Platform screen doors are installed at the platform edge for commuters’ safety, and High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans keep passengers cool. Similar in design to many other North-South Line elevated stations, a double pitched roof shelters the platform level, supported by two rows of columns. A set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to the concourse level below.
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.
The station has a ticket concourse located at ground level. They feature faregates for automatic fare collection and provides access between paid and unpaid areas of the station, with at 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 between 12:00pm and 7:30pm on Weekdays, and between 12:00pm and 6:00pm on Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
Toilets and retail shops are located in the unpaid areas of the station, at ground level.
Yew Tee MRT station has four exits at ground level (A, B, C and D), all of which offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.
|A||Yes||Yew Tee Close||Yew Tee Close, Yew Tee Residences, Yew Tee Park, Yew Tee Point, Yew Tee Square, Unity Secondary School, Choa Chu Kang Bible Centre/ Hebron Bible Presbyterian Church, De La Salle Primary School, Yew Tee Community Centre, Police K-9 Dog Unit, Mowbray Camp, Kranji Camp 2, Kranji Camp 3|
|B||Yes||Choa Chu Kang Street 62||Choa Chu Kang Street 62, Unity Secondary School, Choa Chu Kang Drive, Regent Grove Condominium, Choa Chu Kang Neighbourhood 7|
|C||Yes||Choa Chu Kang Drive||Choa Chu Kang Drive, Regent Grove Condominium, Choa Chu Kang North 6, Kranji Primary School, Regent Secondary School, Stagmont Park, The Quintet Condominium, The Windermere Condominium, Yew Mei Green Condominium, Yew Tee Primary School|
|D||Yes||Choa Chu Kang North 6||Choa Chu Kang North 6, Yew Tee Point, Yew Tee Residences, Choa Chu Kang Bible Centre/ Hebron Bible Presbyterian Church, De La Salle Primary School, Yew Tee Community Centre|
- Public toilets at concourse level (unpaid areas)
- Bicycle racks at station exits
- ATMs and Self-service Machines at concourse level (unpaid areas)
- TransitLink ticket office
Operating Hours: 1200pm and 7:30pm on Weekdays; 12:00pm and 6:00pm on Saturdays. It is Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays.
- 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
Yew Tee station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points, and a designated Park & Ride carpark.
There are two official bus stops linked to Yew Tee station.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|B/s 1||45321 – Choa Chu Kang Dr (Yew Tee Stn)||C||3N, 302, 307, 979|
|B/s 2||45329 – Choa Chu Kang Dr (Opp Yew Tee Stn)||C||3N, 302, 979, NR3|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to station exits:
|C||Choa Chu Kang Drive (Northbound)||Taxi stand|
|D||Choa Chu Kang North 6||Pick-up/Drop-off point|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Yew Tee station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the North South Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:
|North South Line|
|Jurong East||B/s 2: 45329 – Choa Chu Kang Dr (Opp Yew Tee Stn)||C|
|Marina South Pier||B/s 1: 45321 – Choa Chu Kang Dr (Yew Tee Stn)||C|
In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Yew Tee station depending on the situation on the ground.
Passenger Usage Patterns
Located within the Yew Tee estate, the station benefits shopping centres, community amenities, residential developments, industrial areas and military camps in the vicinity. It is also a key transport node for Bukit Gombak residents, encountering moderate demand throughout the day.
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