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Yishun MRT Station (NS13) is a Mass Rapid Transit station in Singapore, built above ground level. It is the northernmost of 2 stations serving Yishun New Town and is part of the North South Line. This used to be the terminus of the line until the Woodlands extension was completed which connects the station to Choa Chu Kang. During peak periods on weekdays, and sometimes for special timetables, northbound trains will terminate at platform A of the station, to perform a turnaround at the middle track located between Sembawang and Yishun MRT Station, and then arrive at platform B to travel towards Marina Bay. Such turnaround train service provides a higher train frequency for passengers travelling towards Marina Bay from Yishun as the passenger loading along this stretch of line is higher than that of between Yishun and Jurong East. Off-service trains terminating at this station perform the same manoeuvre to return to Bishan Depot.

Yishun MRT Station opened in December 1988, 2 years earlier than planned. Its former station code was N12. Before the underpass link to Northpoint was completed in 1993, there was a pedestrian crossing that linked the station and bus interchange.

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. Yishun, along with Pasir Ris and Jurong East were the first stations to undergo testing as to whether the PSDs were possible for elevated stations. Eventually, installation of the half-height screen doors started on 26, August 2009 and operations commenced on 2, December 2009. The tests were successful and all elevated stations will have them in a few years.

Bomb plotEdit

In December 2001, the Singapore embassies attack plot was discovered, and had included plans to bomb Yishun MRT Station at several points, including the sewers near the station. This was brought up in a debate during a session of the parliament, during which new security measures were proposed, especially on the MRT system itself.

Shops & facilitiesEdit

Station vicinityEdit

Train serviceEdit

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon - Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
North South Line
to NS1 Jurong East 5.26am 5.49am 12.17am
to NS27 Marina Bay 5.26am 5.53am 11.22pm
to NS19 Toa Payoh - - 11.58pm
to NS7 Kranji - - 12.36am
to NS16 Ang Mo Kio - - 12.46am

Current Station LayoutEdit

L2
Platforms
Platform A North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS9  Woodlands (→)
Island platform, Doors open on the right
Platform B North South Line towards  NS27  Marina Bay (←)
L1 NSL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
B1 Underpass to Yishun Bus Interchange, Northpoint Shopping Centre

Bus servicesEdit

Links within Yishun New Town and to other parts of Singapore are available at the nearby Yishun Bus Interchange. The following bus services pass by the bus stops along Yishun Ave 2:

Bus Stop Code: 59079 (Yishun Station)
Service Between And Notes
SMRT Buses Trunk Services
169 Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange
858 Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange Changi Airport PTB 1, 2 and 3 Bus Terminal
965 Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange Sengkang Bus Interchange
969 Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange Tampines Bus Interchange
Bus Stop Code: 59072 (Northpoint Shop Centre)
Service Between And Notes
SMRT Buses Trunk Services
171 Yishun Bus Interchange Marina Centre Bus Terminal 20px
SMRT Buses Feeder Services
800 Yishun Bus Interchange Yishun Ring Road (Loop)
SMRT Buses Intratown Services
811/811E Yishun Bus Interchange Yishun Avenue 2 & 1 (Loop) 20px
812/812E Yishun Bus Interchange Yishun Avenue 4 & 3 (Loop)
Bus Stop Code: 59073 (Blk 923)
Service Between And Notes
SMRT Buses Trunk Services
169 Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange
856 Yishun Bus Interchange Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange
858 Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange Changi Airport PTB 1, 2 and 3 Bus Terminal
859 Sembawang Bus Interchange Yishun Bus Interchange
965 Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange Sengkang Bus Interchange
969 Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange Tampines Bus Interchange
SMRT Buses Feeder Services
804 Yishun Bus Interchange Yishun Avenue 1 & 11 (Loop)
806 Yishun Bus Interchange Yishun Avenue 11/6/Ring Road (Loop)

The following bus services are available at Yishun Bus Interchange and some bus services pass by the bus stop along Yishun Ave 5:

Bus Stop Code: 59159 (Blk 151)
Service Between And Notes
SMRT Buses Intratown Services
811/811E Yishun Bus Interchange Yishun Avenue 2 & 1 (Loop) 20px

Other incidentsEdit

2006 accidentEdit

On the early morning of Dec 5 2006, a foreign worker in his early twenties, was hit by a southbound train at the station and caused trains from Sembawang to Yio Chu Kang stations to be disrupted for more than an hour. He was later pronounced dead.[1] In February 2007 a leaked CCTV footage of the incident along with another at Admiralty MRT Station began circulating on the Internet, with the man in question crawling from under the platform and onto the track as the train approaches[2], leading to suggestions that it was a case of suicide.[1]

2008 accidentEdit

At 11.45 am on Oct 11 2008, a man was found on the tracks of the station and was sent to hospital. Train service was disrupted in between Sembawang and Yio Chu Kang stations, affecting 2900 people. Regular service was resumed at 12.16 pm.[3]

Train disruptionEdit

On April 16, 2003, power supply to trackside equipment between Yio Chu Kang and Sembawang stations was disrupted at 8.02 am due to a lightning strike which affected eight point machines along the track. After the SMRT staff manually secured the points and fixed the positions, northbound train services were restored at 8.30 am while southbound services were restored at 8.48 am.

Bomb hoaxEdit

On January 19, 2008 at about 1530 hours (SST), a call was made from a public telephone at the MRT Station alleging that there was a bomb at the station.[4] Police arrested a 31-year old Chinese man believed to be linked to the crime on February 23, 2008 at 1600 hours. The man was charged on Feb 25 2008 for transmitting a false message that makes reference to a bomb.[5]

ReferencesEdit

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  2. "Leaked footage of man hit by train sets Net abuzz", Melissa Sim, The Straits Times, 26 February 2007
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