Yishun MRT Station is an elevated Mass Rapid Transit station in Singapore. It is the northernmost of two stations serving Yishun New Town and is part of the North South Line. The station used to be the terminus of the line between 1988 and 1996 until the North South Line Woodlands Extension was completed and opened on 11 February 1996. But currently, certain train services would terminate at this station for the short trip between Yishun and Marina Bay, which only operates during morning peak hours and early evening hours for weekdays, and late evening hours on all days. Its station colour is green and blue.
Yishun opened in December 1988, two years earlier than planned and during the start of construction in December 1984, Nee Soon North was renamed to Yishun and Nee Soon South was renamed to Khatib. Before the underpass link to Northpoint was completed in 1993, there was a pedestrian crossing that linked the station and bus interchange.
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.
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.
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. 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, leading to suggestions that it was a case of suicide.
On 19 January 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. Police arrested a 31-year old Chinese man believed to be linked to the crime on 23 February 2008 at 1600 hours. The man was charged on 25 February 2008 for transmitting a false message that makes reference to a bomb.
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.
Yishun, Pasir Ris and Jurong East were the first stations to undergo testing as to whether the platform screen doors were viable for elevated stations. Eventually, installation of the half-height platform screen doors started on 26 August 2009 and operations commenced on 2 December 2009. It was the second above-ground station to have half-height platform screen doors installed and commence operations, after Pasir Ris. The tests were successful. Half-height screen doors have been installed in all elevated stations.
Yishun is the first station in northern Singapore to have High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans installed which have been in operation as of 27 June 2012.
|L2||Platform 1||North South Line towards Jurong East via Sembawang (→)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|Platform 2||North South Line towards Marina South Pier via Khatib (→)|
|L1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control|
|B1||Underpass||Yishun Bus Interchange, Northpoint Shopping Centre|
- A: Sree Narayana Mission Bldg, Yishun Christian Church
- B: Yishun Avenue 5, Yishun Pri Sch, North Point Shopping Centre
- C: Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (bus 103)
- D: Nee Soon Central Community Centre, Yishun Swimming Complex
Passenger Usage PatternsEdit
|East West Line|
|EW1 Pasir Ris||Take bus service 39 (Int) to Pasir Ris Drive 1 (bef Pasir Ris Central).|
|EW2 Tampines||Take bus service 39 (Int) / 969 (B/S 3) to Tampines Interchange.|
|EW22 Dover||Take North South Line to Bishan, change to Circle Line to Buona Vista and change to East West Line to Dover Station.|
|EW29 Joo Koon||Take North South Line to Jurong East, change to East West Line to Joo Koon Station.|
|North South Line|
|NS1 Jurong East||Take North South Line to Jurong East Station.|
|NS9 Woodlands||Take North South Line to Woodlands station.|
|NS11 Sembawang||Take North South Line to Sembawang Station.
Or take bus service 117 (B/S 1) / 859 (Int) to Sembawang Interchange.
|NS14 Khatib||Take bus service 39 / 85 / 851 / 852 / 853 / 854 / 855 / 857 / 860 (Int) or 117 (B/S 3) to Yishun Avenue 2 (Khatib Station).
Or take bus service 811 to Yishun Ring Road (Blk 798).
|NS15 Yio Chu Kang||Take North South Line to Yio Chu Kang Station.|
|NS16 Ang Mo Kio||Take North South Line to Ang Mo Kio Station.|
|NS17 Bishan||Take North South Line to Bishan Station.|
|NS19 Toa Payoh||Take North South Line to Toa Payoh Station.|
|NS22 Orchard||Take North South Line to Orchard Station.|
|NS24 Dhoby Ghaut||Take North South Line to Dhoby Ghaut Station.|
|NS25 City Hall||Take North South Line to City Hall Station.|
|NS26 Raffles Place||Take North South Line to Raffles Place Station.|
|NS27 Marina Bay||Take North South Line to Marina Bay Station.|
|North East Line|
|NE3 Outram Park||Take North South Line to Dhoby Ghaut, then change to North East Line to Outram Park Station.|
|NE4 Chinatown||Take North South Line to Dhoby Ghaut, then change to North East Line to Chinatown Station.|
|NE5 Clarke Quay||Take North South Line to Dhoby Ghaut, then change to North East Line to Clarke Quay Station.|
|DT13 Little India||Take North South Line to Newton, then change to Downtown Line to Little India Station.|
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon – Fri||Sat|| Sunday &|
|North South Line|
|to Jurong East||5.27am||5.26am||5.50am||12.25am|
|to Marina Bay||5.24am||5.24am||5.57am||11.25pm|
|to Toa Payoh||–||–||–||12.01am|
|to Ang Mo Kio||–||–||–||12.50am|