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Joo Koon MRT Station is an elevated Mass Rapid Transit station along the East West Line in Jurong and also the western terminus for the line.

It is named after Joo Koon Circle, the road which the station lies on, and the road in turn was named after Joo Koon Village, a rural Chinese settlement that stood in the area before the area became an industrial estate in the 1960s. This station serves people in Joo Koon, Gul Circle, Benoi, Kian Teck and Pasir Laba.

The roof of the station resembles those of stations along the eastern section of the East West Line and is curved with glass openings to allow the utilization of natural lighting, similar to that of Pioneer. It also has Joo Koon Primary School and the Joo Koon Hub, with the FairPrice supermarket being located at Joo Koon.

  • Joo Koon Primary School, where the students are located there. The peak hours are 8:30am - 9:30am and 6:00pm - 7:30pm.
  • Joo Koon Integrated Hub (together with FairPrice Hub and 7-Eleven), with a bus interchange for going to Tuas South Extension, Pioneer Sector, Gul Circle and Benoi Road.
  • Singapore Discovery Centre and SAFTI Military Institute
  • Pasir Laba Camp and Multi-Mission Range Complex (MMRC)
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HistoryEdit

Built alongside with Pioneer, it was part of the Boon Lay MRT Extension (BLE) project announced by the Land Transport Authority in December 2004 to help people working in the Jurong Industrial Area travel faster.[1]

The station opened on 28 February 2009[2] and replaced Boon Lay as the western terminus of the East West Line. However, this will not last long as Tuas Plaza will open in 18 June 2017 as the next terminus.

As with most of the above-ground stations built in the past along the East West Line, it was built without platform screen doors that prevent commuters from falling onto the train tracks. Installations of the half-height screen doors was eventually started on 16 May 2011. On 26 July 2011, all of the screen doors have been installed and began operating.[3]

This station was installed with Rite Hite Revolution High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans and in operation since 19 August 2012.

As Joo Koon will cease to be the westbound terminus from 18 June 2017, certain westbound trains will be withdrawn from service at this station after morning and evening peak periods.

Station layoutEdit

L3 Platform A East West Line towards Pasir Ris via Pioneer (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B East West Line towards Tuas Plaza via Gul Circle (→)
L2 EWL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Footbridge to cross Joo Koon Circle
L1 Street Level Joo Koon Circle

ExitsEdit

Of which, only Exit B is not wheelchair-accessible.

  • A: Joo Koon Circle, Joo Koon Bus Interchange, Fairprice Hub, Benoi Road, Joo Koon Road
  • B: Joo Koon Circle, Upper Jurong Road, Arena Country Club, Army Museum of Singapore, Kartright Speedway, Pasir Laba Camp, SAFTI Military Institute, Singapore Discovery Centre, Joo Koon Crescent
  • C: Fairprice Hub, Joo Koon Bus Interchange

ConcourseEdit

There are also wider faregates being present for those people who are carrying bulky items or travelling with prams. Joo Koon MRT Station has been using old 1st generation faregates.

There is a 7-Eleven convenience store at Joo Koon MRT Station.

Transport connectionsEdit

RailEdit

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
East West Line
to Pasir Ris 5.31am 6.01am 11.32pm

Passenger Usage PatternsEdit

In total, these are the places that they have been well-connected to, as a terminus station.

  • EWL - Pioneer, Boon Lay, Lakeside, Chinese Garden, Jurong East, Clementi, Outram Park, Raffles Place, Bedok, Simei & Tampines
  • NSL - Bukit Batok, Bukit Gombak, Choa Chu Kang, Woodlands, Yishun & Marina South Pier (change at Jurong East)
  • NEL - Hougang, Sengkang (Kangkar) & Punggol


ReferencesEdit

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External linksEdit


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