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Buona Vista MRT Station is a Mass Rapid Transit station located in the town of Buona Vista in Singapore, that is part of the East West Line and the Circle Line, and served as an interchange station between the two lines. It is the second station in Singapore (after Paya Lebar) that serves both an above-ground line (East West Line) and an underground line (Circle Line).

HistoryEdit

In the late 1990s, a bridge was placed at the North Buona Vista Road when the Ministry of Education (MOE) made the decision to move from Kay Siang Road to North Buona Vista Road. The overhead bridge was demolished in 2005 to make way for the Circle Line Stage 4 & 5 construction, and the new overhead bridge linking the Keretapi Tanah Melayu was installed as a result, to link paid linkways.

Following the 25 March 2006 accident, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) made the decision in 2008 to install platform screen doors in this station, whereby operations commenced in 10 June 2011.[1]

Art in TransitEdit

The artwork featured under the Art in Transit programme is The Tree of Life by Gilles Massot. Located on the lift shaft in the underground station, the artwork depicts a picture of an eucalyptus tree located at the nearby Kent Ridge Park that has been digitally edited to create an effect similar to David Hockney's photo montages.[2] The tree also represents the jungle greenery which used to exist next to the above-ground station and is a result of the deep impression left on the artist of the landscape and view of the area.

ConcourseEdit

TITAN faregates were installed at Buona Vista MRT Station since 12 October 2011.

The CCL concourse level is also equipped with the unpaid corridor which allows pedestrians to use the station as an underpass crossing underneath North Buona Vista Road, without having to enter the rail network. At Level 1, the TransitLink Concession Card Replacement Office is operational from 10am to 6pm daily.

Both East West Line and Circle Line are connected through the transfer linkway within paid areas. Escalators and lifts lead from the CCL Concourse level (Basement 1) to the Transfer floor (Level 2) where another set of escalators and lifts connect with the EWL platform.

PlatformsEdit

The lifts were upgraded in August 2009 and had been the last station to be barrier-free, due to complexities within the station. Buona Vista MRT station is the first elevated station to serve as an interchange between MRT lines. The station is fitted with MJ Air Tech High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) Pro-Jet fans, which commenced operations on 25 June 2012, the same day as the fans at Commonwealth.

Station layoutEdit

L4 Platform 1 East West Line towards Pasir Ris via Commonwealth (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2 East West Line towards Tuas Plaza via Dover (←)
Transfer Area Escalators and stairway to Circle Line Concourse
L3 EWL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
L2 Transfer Linkway Escalators and stairway to East West Line Platforms, Overground Overhead Bridge and Circle Line Concourse
Transfer Linkway Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
L1 Street Level
Platform 3 Singapore Overground towards Johor Bahru via Jelita (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 4 Singapore Overground towards Chiau Au via Alexandra (←)
B1 CCL Concourse Escalators and stairway to East West Line Concourse
B2 Platform 5 Circle Line towards HarbourFront via one-north (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 6 Circle Line towards Dhoby Ghaut via Holland Village (←)

ExitsEdit

EWL CCL Exit
A C Star Vista, Rochester Mall, Ghim Moh, North Buona Vista Road, MOE Language Centre (Ghim Moh)
B D Biopolis

Passenger Usage PatternsEdit

East West Line
EW5 Bedok Take East West Line to Bedok Station.
Or take Circle Line via Paya Lebar to Bedok Station.
EW7 Eunos Take East West Line to Eunos Station.
EW11 Lavender Take East West Line to Lavender Station.
EW14 Raffles Place Take East West Line to Raffles Place Station.
EW20 Commonwealth Take bus service 32 / 100 / 105 / 111 / 145 / 147 / 196 / 198 to Commonwealth Avenue (Commonwealth Station).
EW22 Dover Take bus service 105 / 106 / 147 / 185 (B/S 1) to Commonwealth Avenue West (Dover Station).
EW23 Clementi Take bus service 105 / 106 / 147 / 185 (B/S 1) to Commonwealth Avenue West (Clementi Station).
EW24 Jurong East Take East West Line to Jurong East Station.
EW27 Boon Lay Take East West Line to Boon Lay Station.
CG1 Expo Take East West Line to Tanah Merah, then change to the Changi Airport Line to Changi Airport Station.
North South Line
NS22 Orchard Take bus service 106 (B/S 7) or 111 (Ghim Moh Terminal) to Orchard Road (Royal Thai Embassy).
NS23 Somerset Take bus service 106 (B/S 7) or 111 (Ghim Moh Terminal) to Orchard Road (Midpoint Orchard).
NS24 Dhoby Ghaut Take bus service 106 (B/S 7) or 111 (Ghim Moh Terminal) to Orchard Road (Dhoby Ghaut Station).
North East Line
NE7 Little India Take East West Line to Outram Park and change to North East Line to Little India Station.
NE8 Farrer Park Take East West Line to Outram Park and change to North East Line to Farrer Park Station.
NE14 Hougang Take bus service 74 (B/S 3) to Hougang Central.
NE16 Sengkang Take Circle Line to Serangoon and change to North East Line to Sengkang Station.
Circle Line
CC21 Holland Village Take Circle Line or bus service 106 (B/S 7) to Holland Village Station.
CC22 one-North Take Circle Line to one-North Station.
CC24 Kent Ridge Take Circle Line or bus service 95 (B/S 3) to Kent Ridge Station.
CC29 HarbourFront Take Circle Line or bus service 145 (B/S 5) to HarbourFront Station.

Transport connectionsEdit

RailEdit

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
East West Line
to Pasir Ris 5.43 am 6.11 am 11.53 pm
to Tuas Plaza 6.16 am 6.42 am 12.15 am
Circle Line
to Dhoby Ghaut 5.39 am 6.00 am 11.19 pm
to HarbourFront 5.39 am 6.03 am 11.34 pm
to Mountbatten 11.56 pm
to Pasir Panjang - 12.04 am
to one-north 12.20 am
to Bartley 12.19 am
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ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit


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