The MRT station at Pasir Ris is a reputable Mass Rapid Transit station in Singapore East-West Line. It is the only MRT in Pasir Ris in the East-West line terminus. It is located near the Bus Interchange along Pasir Ris Central. The MRT will become a Cross Island line exchange by 2029. As announced on 25th May 2019, the Mass Rapid Transit will form a terminus after the proposed extension of the Punggol MRT on the Cross Island Line. The next development near to Pasir Ris MRT Station is Pasir Ris Central Condo by Allgreen Properties.
Pasir Ris MRT Station at Pasir Ris Central
The MRT at Pasir Ris was one of the elevated stations constructed without screen doors to protect passengers from falling off onto the train tracks. On 13th Aug 2009, the MRT station became the first one to start installing screen doors. The half-height screen door installations were completed on 1st Nov 2009. The developers also installed high-volume low-speed fans above the island platform of the station, which started operating on 9th July 2012.
East West Line Pasir Ris MRT Station
On 29th June 2018, the Transport Authority revealed that it would extend the East-West Line viaducts by 150 meters to allow quick turnaround of trains. The project will start in 2019 and complete in 2023. The MRT operations will not be affected because the enhancement tasks will take place away from the station. In 2014, a similar project was implemented at HarbourFront station along the North-East Line. Along with the reputable Cross Island Line, this station will be turned into an interchange station.
Repair at Pasir Ris MRT Station
On 22nd March 2016, a terminating C151 train, allegedly moving at a speed of 60km/h, killed two SMRT repair and maintenance trainees at around 11:10 am. The two were part of the team of 15 people investigating possible signaling system failure at the tracks of the station. The incident, which took place about 150m from the MRT, disrupted operations from 11:10 pm to 1:56 pm. It affected more than 10,000 commuters, particularly those travelling from Pasir Ris and Tanah Merah. Most of the people affected were from Joo Koon