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Tampines MRT Station (EW2/DT32) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station that is part of the East West MRT Line in Singapore and serves the town of Tampines. Tampines MRT Station was one of the first few stations on both the North South Line and East West Line to be installed with barrier free facilities, excluding the tactile guide.

Tampines MRT Station is one of the 4 MRT stations to appear in the original Singapore edition of Monopoly.

Future plansEdit

Train serviceEdit

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon - Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
East West Line
to EW1 Pasir Ris 5.21am 5.47am 12.32am
to EW29 Joo Koon 5.30am 5.57am 11.26pm

Current station layoutEdit

L2
Platforms
Platform A East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris (→)
Island platform, Doors open on the right
Platform B East West Line towards  EW29  Joo Koon (←)
L1 EWL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
Street Level Tampines Xchange, Tampines Mall, Century Square, Tampines 1, Tampines Bus Interchange

Bus servicesEdit

Bus services are available at Tampines Bus Interchange located a short distance from the station and at the bus stops along Tampines Ave 4:

Bus Stop Code: 76141 (Tampines Station/Int)
Service Between And Notes
SBS Transit Trunk Services
3 Tampines Bus Interchange Punggol Bus Interchange 20px
15 Pasir Ris Bus Interchange Marine Parade Road (Loop) 20px
21 Pasir Ris Bus Interchange Saint Michael's Bus Terminal 20px
27 Hougang Central Bus Interchange Changi Airport PTB 1, 2 and 3 Bus Terminal 20px
168 Bedok Bus Interchange Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange
SBS Transit NiteOwl Service
2N Marina Centre Bus Terminal Tampines Avenue 3
SBS Transit Premium Service
553 Tampines Avenue 9 Fullerton Road
SMRT Buses NightRider Service
NR7 Marina Centre Bus Terminal Pasir Ris Drive 3 (Loop)
SMRT Buses Shuttle Service
IKEA Tampines Tampines MRT Station Courts, Giant Hypermarket, IKEA
Bus Stop Code: 76149 (Opp Tampines Station/Int)
Service Between And Notes
SBS Transit Trunk Services
3 Tampines Bus Interchange Punggol Bus Interchange 20px
15 Pasir Ris Bus Interchange Marine Parade Road (Loop) 20px
21 Pasir Ris Bus Interchange Saint Michael's Bus Terminal 20px
27 Hougang Central Bus Interchange Changi Airport PTB 1, 2 and 3 Bus Terminal 20px
168 Bedok Bus Interchange Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange
SBS Transit NiteOwl Service
2N Marina Centre Bus Terminal Tampines Avenue 3
SBS Transit Premium Service
553 Tampines Avenue 9 Fullerton Road
SMRT Buses NightRider Service
NR7 Marina Centre Bus Terminal Pasir Ris Drive 3 (Loop)

IncidentsEdit

2008 incidentsEdit

On Jan 21 2008, a maintenance works train which was carrying out works between Tampines and Simei (westbound) MRT stations broke down, causing a disruption from 5.28 am to 12.45 pm on both the eastbound and westbound services from Pasir Ris and Tanah Merah, affecting 57,000 commuters.[1]

SMRT was fined S$387,176 on 10 March 2008 after the LTA's investigations concluded that the disruption was due to SMRT's working party not complying with operating procedures. This was specifically on securing the parked portion of the maintenance train, which comprised a locomotive and a wagon. The fine was the largest ever for a rail related incident in Singapore.

According to operating procedures, during maintenance works, the portion comprising a locomotive and a Rail Grinding Vehicle will proceed with its works, while the portion of the maintenance train is detached and parked at a distance from the working zone.

However, investigations from LTA and SMRT showed that SMRT did not apply the locomotive's parking brake. There was also no wheel chock placed to prevent movement along the gradient of the track. If SMRT had followed operating procedures, a roll-back would have been prevented.[2]

On 20 March 2008, SMRT announced that it had decided to appeal to the LTA against the fine. In a letter, SMRT said it had provided free shuttle bus services to help affected commuters. SMRT also mobilised more than 300 staff for on-site recovery, crowd management, dissemination of information and preparation for resumption of service.[3]

On 3 April 2008, LTA turned down SMRT's appeal for a lower fine and ordered SMRT to pay the fine in full within two weeks.[4]

2007 incidentsEdit

At around 8:58am on 19 April 2007, a portion of the MRT track between Tampines MRT Station and Pasir Ris MRT Station was not functioning properly. Several public service announcements had been made saying that the train service will be disrupted for about five minutes. The SMRT staff had to evacuate Pasir Ris MRT Station while fixing the problem. As a result, all eastbound trains had to terminate at Tampines MRT Station and continue its westbound service. The affected commuters were told that they have three days to collect their refunds from the SMRT. Normal train service was then resumed at 9.28 am and the commuters were then allowed to enter the MRT station again.

At about 11 am on 7 May 2007, a man in his 50s hit his head against the oncoming train and got his foot stuck in the platform gap. The man was already in a semiconscious state when he was rescued by the Civil Defence and suffered injuries to his left ankle and head. Westbound train services were disrupted for about 8 minutes.[5]

On 7 Aug 2007, a 48-year-old Chinese man fell onto the westbound track at the station. SCDF received a call about an incident at Tampines MRT Station at 6.32pm. The man was pronounced dead by paramedics at 6.45pm.

2003 incidentsEdit

On August 8, 2003, a westbound train lost traction current at 10.13 pm and stalled along the track between Pasir Ris and Tampines MRT Stations. An empty train was used to push the train towards Tampines MRT Station and service resumed at 10.35 pm.

However, 21 minutes later, the traction current tripped again, this time in between the same two stations in both directions and SMRT staff only managed to restore the eastbound side before the end of operating hours. 73 passengers were stuck in a westbound train and detrainment was carried out.

During both delays, eastbound services terminated at Tampines and alternative transport was provided for affected passengers.

ReferencesEdit

SBS Transit CityShopper Service

Template:Singapore MRT stationsid:Stasiun MRT Tampines, Singapura ja:タンピネス駅 zh:淡濱尼地鐵站

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