Yio Chu Kang
|Languages||杨厝港 | இயோ சூ காங்|
|Lines||North South Line|
|Opened||7 Nov 1987|
Yio Chu Kang MRT Station (NS15) is an above-ground station along the North South Line (NSL). It is located within the Yio Chu Kang planning subzone, near the junction of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8.
The station is one of two stations serving the Ang Mo Kio housing estate (the other being Ang Mo Kio station) and serves residential areas north of the Ang Mo Kio Town Centre (Neighbourhood 6), along with schools, community amenities and industrial areas in the vicinity. Bus services are offered from Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange, connecting to other parts of the estate.
First / Last Train Timings
|North South Line – NS15 Yio Chu Kang
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|NS1 Jurong East||5:20am||5:19am||5:43am||12:17am|
|NS28 Marina South Pier||5:31am||5:31am||6:04am||11:31pm|
|NS27 Marina Bay||–||–||–||11:33pm|
|NS19 Toa Payoh||–||–||–||12:09am|
|NS16 Ang Mo Kio||–||–||–||12:58am|
|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|
|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 Ang Mo Kio (→)
Platform A: North South Line towards Jurong East via Khatib (←)
Yio Chu Kang 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, retrofitted Pro-Jet fans keep passengers cool. Among the earliest-built above-ground stations, station architecture is similar to many older stations along the Western sector of the East West Line, with a simple flat roof over 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.
Toilets are located in the unpaid areas of the station, at ground level.
Yio Chu Kang MRT station has three exits at ground level (A, B & C), all of which (except Exit A) offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled. Passengers heading for Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange can use Exit C for the boarding berths, and Exit B for the alighting berths and interchange office / canteen.
|A||No||Pick-up point||Access to Pick-up/drop-off point|
|B||Yes||Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6||Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange, Anderson Junior College, Nanyang Polytechnic, The Grassroots Club, Yio Chu Kang Secondary School, Yio Chu Kang Sports Hall, Yio Chu Kang Squash, Tennis & Fitness Centre, Yio Chu Kang Stadium, Yio Chu Kang Swimming Complex|
|C||Yes||Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8||Ang Mo Kio Avenue 8, Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange Anderson Primary School, Ang Mo Kio Fire Station, Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 3, Ang Mo Kio Police Division HQ, Ang Mo Kio Thye Hua Kuan Hospital, APSN Chao Yang School, Chu Seng Temple, Presbyterian High School, SBS Transit East District, SMRT Buses Depot, Swee Kow Kuan Temple, Yio Chu Kang Community Club|
- Public toilets at concourse level (unpaid areas)
- Bicycle racks at station exits
- ATMs and Self-service Machines at concourse level (unpaid areas)
- 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
Yio Chu Kang station connects to a bus interchange and several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as a taxi stand and passenger pick-up point.
There is a bus interchange and two official bus stops linked to Yio Chu Kang station. Additional bus stops are added here to better represent transport connections.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange||C||13, 70, 70M, 71, 72, 76, 162, 162M, 825, 860|
|B/s 1||55189 – Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 (Yio Chu Kang Stn)||C||45, 70, 70M, 71, 76, 86, 128, 825, 851, 851e, 852, 853, 853#|
|B/s 2||55181 – Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 (Opp Yio Chu Kang Stn)||C||45, 86, 128, 851, 851e, 852, 853, 853#, NR1|
|–||55309 – Ang Mo Kio Ave 9 (Opp AMK Police Div HQ)||C||45, 70, 70M, 265, 268|
|–||55301 – Ang Mo Kio Ave 9 (AMK Police Div HQ)||C||45, 70, 70M, 265, 268|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to station exits:
|A||Yio Chu Kang MRT access road||Taxi stand, Pick-up/Drop-off point|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Yio Chu Kang 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: 55181 – Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 (Opp Yio Chu Kang Stn)||C|
|Marina South Pier||B/s 1: 55189 – Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 (Yio Chu Kang Stn)||C|
In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Yio Chu Kang station depending on the situation on the ground.
Passenger Usage Patterns
Located within the Ang Mo Kio estate, Yio Chu Kang station benefits schools, community amenities, industrial and residential developments in the vicinity. It is also a key transport node for Yio Chu Kang residents and the students of many schools in the area, encountering moderate demand throughout the day.
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