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)
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.
The station opened on 28 February 2009 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.
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As Joo Koon will cease to be the westbound terminus from 18 June 2017, certain westbound trains will be withdrawn from service at this station after morning and evening peak periods.
|L3||Platform A||East West Line towards Pasir Ris via Pioneer (→)|
|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|
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
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.
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon – Sat|| Sunday &|
|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