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Platform level of the Bukit Batok MRT Station, with the South-bound train approaching the station.

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Bukit Batok MRT Station (NS2) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit station on the North South Line in Singapore, and for six years part of the Branch Line until the opening of the Woodlands Extension. The station serves mainly residents of the Bukit Batok neighbourhood. The station house shops such as supermarket chain NTUC Fairprice.

Platform Screen DoorsEdit

As with most of the stations along the North South Line, it was initially built without Platform Screen Doors to prevent commuters from falling onto the train tracks. After several successful test at Jurong East, Yishun and Pasir Ris and eventually, installation of the half-height screen doors started on 29 June 2010 and operations commenced on 31 August 2010 along with Lakeside.

Station vicinityEdit

Train serviceEdit

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon - Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
North South Line
to NS1 Jurong East 5.45am 6.08am 12.44am
to NS27 Marina Bay 5.18am 5.37am 10.55pm
to NS19 Toa Payoh - - 11.31pm
to NS16 Ang Mo Kio - - 12.20am

Current Station LayoutEdit

L2
Platforms
Platform A North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East (→)
Island platform, Doors open on the right
Platform B North South Line towards  NS27  Marina Bay via  NS9  Woodlands (←)
L1 NSL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Shops, Bukit Batok Xchange, West Mall
Street Level Bukit Batok Bus Interchange

Bus servicesEdit

Links within Bukit Batok and Bukit Gombak, and to other parts of Singapore are available at the nearby Bukit Batok Bus Interchange. The following bus services pass by the bus stops along Bukit Batok Central:

Bus Stop Code: 43411 (Opp Blk 628)
Service Between And Notes
SBS Transit Trunk Services
66 Jurong East Bus Interchange Bedok Bus Interchange
157 Boon Lay Bus Interchange Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
174 Boon Lay Bus Interchange New Bridge Road Bus Terminal 20px
SBS Transit Fast Forward Services
174e Boon Lay Bus Interchange New Bridge Road Bus Terminal AM Peak 20px
SBS Transit Express Services
506 Jurong East Bus Interchange Upper East Coast Bus Terminal
SMRT Buses Trunk Services
173 Bukit Batok Bus Interchange Clementi Bus Interchange (loop)
176 Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange Bukit Merah Bus Interchange
178 Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange Boon Lay Bus Interchange
187 Boon Lay Bus Interchange Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange
985 Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange Geylang Lorong 1 Bus Terminal
SMRT Buses Feeder Services
941 Bukit Batok Bus Interchange Bukit Batok West Avenue 8 (loop)
947 Bukit Batok Bus Interchange Bukit Batok West Avenue 4/7, Bukit Batok Road (loop)
SMRT Buses NightRider Service
NR8 Marina Centre Bus Terminal Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 (loop)
Bus Stop Code: 43419 (Blk 628)
Service Between And Notes
SBS Transit Trunk Services
66 Jurong East Bus Interchange Bedok Bus Interchange
157 Boon Lay Bus Interchange Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
174 Boon Lay Bus Interchange New Bridge Road Bus Terminal 20px
SBS Transit Fast Forward Services
174e New Bridge Road Bus Terminal Boon Lay Bus Interchange PM Peak 20px
SBS Transit Express Services
506 Jurong East Bus Interchange Upper East Coast Bus Terminal
SBS Transit NiteOwl Services
3N Marina Centre Bus Terminal Choa Chu Kang North 5
SMRT Buses Trunk Services
173 Bukit Batok Bus Interchange Clementi Bus Interchange (loop)
176 Bukit Panjang Bus Interchange Bukit Merah Bus Interchange
178 Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange Boon Lay Bus Interchange
187 Boon Lay Bus Interchange Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange
985 Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange Geylang Lorong 1 Bus Terminal
SMRT Buses Short-working Trips
173A Bukit Batok Bus Interchange Bukit Batok East Avenue 4 Terminates at Blk 254
SMRT Buses Feeder Services
941 Bukit Batok Bus Interchange Bukit Batok West Avenue 8 (loop)
947 Bukit Batok Bus Interchange Bukit Batok West Avenue 4/7, Bukit Batok Road (loop)
SMRT Buses NightRider Service
NR8 Marina Centre Bus Terminal Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 (loop)

The following bus service pass by the bus stop along Bukit Batok Avenue 1:

Bus Stop Code: 43381 (Blk 102)
Service Between And Notes
SMRT Buses Trunk Services
173 Bukit Batok Bus Interchange Clementi Bus Interchange (loop)
187 Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange Boon Lay Bus Interchange
189 Bukit Batok Bus Interchange Kent Ridge Bus Terminal
SMRT Buses Short Trip Services
173A Bukit Batok Bus Interchange Bukit Batok East Avenue 4 Terminates at Blk 254
SMRT Buses Feeder Services
941 Bukit Batok Bus Interchange Bukit Batok West Avenue 8 (loop)
Bus Stop Code: 43389 (Opp Blk 102)
Service Between And Notes
SMRT Buses Trunk Services
173 Bukit Batok Bus Interchange Clementi Bus Interchange (loop)
187 Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange Boon Lay Bus Interchange
189 Bukit Batok Bus Interchange Kent Ridge Bus Terminal

IncidentsEdit

2004 accidentsEdit

The normally quiet station was the scene of two incidents of people falling onto the MRT tracks in 2004. The spate of incidents at various above-ground stations with three suicides and two accidents and one fatal which raised concerns about the safety of above-ground MRT stations. Some members of the public called on the SMRT Corporation to improve safety.

The first incident involved a SAF Warrant Officer Richard Chua, who fell onto the tracks at about 1.50pm SST on 14 August 2004 and was hit by a train heading to Jurong East. His toes were crushed and he also suffered cuts to his head and body, but he survived and was warded at the National University Hospital. An investigation concluded that there was no foul play. Services between the Choa Chu Kang and Jurong East stations were disrupted for some 45 minutes as Mr. Chua was rescued by Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers. SMRT Corporation deployed 12 buses to ferry some 4,000 passengers travelling between these stations.

The second incident took place on 31 August 2004, also at about 1.50pm SST, when Madam Low Suan Choo fell off the platform and was hit by an oncoming train heading to Jurong East. She suffered multiple fractures and was pronounced dead at the scene. This time SMRT deployed 19 buses to ferry some 5,000 passengers affected by the service disruption. Member of Parliament for Jurong GRC, Dr. Ong Chit Chung, visited the station shortly after and expressed his belief that some form of safety barrier at above-ground stations, or an additional yellow line to warn passengers of the platform edge, would have a reassuring effect. According to a court inquiry heard on 3 November 2004, Madam Low had had suicidal thoughts and had tried to kill herself just the day before. The state coroner ruled that her death had been a suicide.[1]

2007 landslide incidentEdit

On the 11th of January 2007, continuous heavy rainfall in Singapore caused soil near the MRT tunnel exit facing Bukit Batok Station heading towards Jurong East to loosen, which sequence of events caused a landslide. Trains were forced to slow down and be cautious near the site since the incident as SMRT hired contractors to stabilize the soil there. As a result, just like the incident at Serangoon MRT Station, trains between Bukit Batok and Bukit Gombak stations had to pass by the tunnel at a lower speed.

2009 accidentEdit

On the morning of February 6, 2009, Mr Cai Liang Hua, 59 was knocked down on the platform by an approaching train. The northbound train heading towards Jurong East MRT Station rammed right into him and he was pronounced dead at 6.10 am after the paramedics arrived. Trains were disrupted for 20 minutes.[2]

ReferencesEdit

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