NS1 EW24 Jurong East MRT Station 裕廊东地铁站 ஜூரோங் கிழக்கு Stesen MRT Jurong East Rapid transit
Jurong East Station with Platform Screen Doors installed and JEMP was in progress
|Address||10 Jurong East Street 12
|Lines||North South Line|
|Opened||5 November 1988 (platforms C, D, E & F)27 May 2011 (platforms A & B)|
|Code||NS1 / EW24|
Jurong East MRT Station (NS1/EW24) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station that is part of the North South Line (Branch Line before 1996) and the East West Line in Singapore, and serves as aninterchange station between the two lines. It is located in the eastern portion of the town of Jurong, serving Jurong East Neighbourhoods 1, 2 and 4 and the commercial centre of the upcoming Jurong Gateway precinct in the Jurong Lake District.
On the North South Line, it is the first station for south-bound trains and the last station for north-bound trains. On the East West Line, it is between the Chinese Garden and the Clementi MRT stations. During the morning and evening peak periods, there will be trains departing from Ulu Pandan Depot to arrive at the middle platform of the station to travel towards Marina Bay. During peak periods, some trains at the middle platform will terminate at Yew Tee and Ang Mo Kio MRT stations. When the MRT service is about to end for the day, trains at the middle platform will terminate at Ang Mo Kio and Toa Payoh MRT stations instead. Also, this is one of the four MRT stations to appear in the original Singapore Edition of Monopoly. This station is also the first station to make its announcements when the Branch Line opened.  The tracks between this station and Clementi MRT Station is the longest between any 2 stations on the East West MRT Line and also the longest between any MRT interchanges in Singapore. It takes 4 minutes for trains to travel between these two stations.
Jurong East Modification ProjectModifier
The Jurong East Modification Project (JEMP) was a key infrastructural upgrading project involving the construction of two new platforms and a new track at Jurong East MRT Station, thereby allowing trains on the North South Line to enter and depart the station at the same time. Previously, trains had to take turns to arrive and depart from the station using a shared middle track. The new platforms and track allow for shorter train intervals, reducing waiting times and reducing the crowding in trains. It was built in conjunction with the purchase of 22 C151A trains, which together, will increase the carrying capacity of the North South and East West lines.
Originally projected to be opened in 2012, on 12 February 2009, the then transport minister Raymond Lim announced that the date was pushed forward by a year, to 2011. Construction started in 2009 and was completed and handed to the operator at around the first quarter of 2011, with the new platforms and track being tested since then, before the opening date was announced on 16 May 2011.
In addition, the original platforms; A (East-bound), B (West-bound), C and D (South-bound), were renamed to C, F, D and E respectively, with the new platforms being named A and B.
The new platforms and track began operations on 27 May 2011. During the initial operation period, the new platforms and track were only operated on weekdays, during the morning peak hour period, from 7am to 9am, as there were only five new C151A trains ready for revenue service. These five trains began revenue service on the opening date of the JEMP. When all 22 new C151A trains become ready for revenue service in December 2011, the new platforms and track will also operate during the evening peak hour period on weekdays.
With the new platforms and track, Jurong East MRT Station became the only MRT station in Singapore to have six platforms on the same level, and the only elevated MRT station to have four tracks.
Platform screen doorsModifier
As with most of the stations along the East West Line and North South Line, it was one of the many above-ground stations originally built without any platform screen doors, which prevent commuters from falling into the train tracks. The station was retrofitted with half-height platform screen doors in 2009 and commenced operations on 18 December 2009. It was the third above-ground station to have half-height platform screen doors installed and in operation. Platform screen doors were also installed for the new platforms from the JEMP.
- CPF Building
- IMM Building
- International Business Park
- Jurong Entertainment Centre (currently closed and to be replaced by JCube)
- Jurong Regional Library
- NTUC FairPrice supermarket / Cheers
- Science Centre / Snow City
- The Enterprise
- The JTC Summit (JTC Corporation headquarters)
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon - Sat||Sunday &
|North South Line|
|to NS27 Marina Bay||5.16am||5.35am||10.53pm|
|to NS19 Toa Payoh||-||-||11.28pm|
|to NS16 Ang Mo Kio||-||-||12.17am|
|East West Line|
|to EW1 Pasir Ris||5.43am||6.12am||11.45pm|
|to EW29 Joo Koon||5.17am||5.47am||12.17am|
|Platform A||North South Line towards NS27 Marina Bay via NS9 Woodlands (←)|
|Island Platform, Marina Bay bound: Doors will open on the leftPasir Ris bound: Both doors will open on this platform
(Open at 7-9am, Monday to Friday except Public Holiday For Platform A & B)
|Platform B/C||East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris (→)|
|Island platform, Both doors will open on these two platforms|
|Platform D/E||North South Line towards NS27 Marina Bay via NS9 Woodlands (←)|
|Island platform, Both doors will open on this platformJoo Koon bound: Doors will open on the right|
|Platform F||East West Line towards EW29 Joo Koon (←)|
|L2||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Transitlink Counter|
|L1||Street Level||Jurong East Bus Interchange, Jurong East Xchange (future)|
Links within Jurong East and some parts of Jurong West, and to other parts of Singapore are available at the nearby Jurong East Bus Interchange.
On February 4, 2005, a 29-year old man, Mak Hoy Meng went up to an SMRT employee at this station and gave him two handwritten notes that declared there was a bomb at one of the stations.
The restaurant supervisor told Yeow Meng Chai that he saw a man drop the notes and even described the fellow in detail, down to the brand of the bag he was carrying. But under questioning by the police, he admitted he had written them himself and there were no bombs. His story came apart when his description differed in later versions. By then, police officers had searched extensively for the man. However, trains were not stopped.
On March 10, 2005, he pleaded guilty under the United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Regulations to trying to hoax Yeow about a bomb on February 4, 2005 at 8 pm, and was jailed for 2½ years.
He admitted that at the time he tried to fool Yeow, he was disgruntled with the police and society in general, because he had been charged with theft and was out on bail. The theft charge - stealing $50 from a restaurant was considered during sentencing.
A man was injured when he fell through a gap between the escalator and staircase at the station on the morning of July 6, 2007. The police said he fell onto the concourse of the first floor of the station at about 10 am. The man, who is in his early 50s, suffered head injuries and was warded at the National University Hospital (NUH).