17 MRT stations to be upgraded

LTA found that an ongoing water leak in the tunnel close to an insulator (insert) contributed to the cause of the massive MRT disruption in July 2015.
The Straits Times, LTA

SINGAPORE - 17 MRT stations along the North-South and East-West lines will be upgraded to improve commuting experience.

Under this plan, platform voids at 11 stations will be covered to create more standing space, while space at the other six stations will be freed up by repositioning the seats at the platforms. In addition, more seats will be provided for commuters waiting for trains.

Mr Chew Men Leong, Chief Executive of LTA said: "We are constantly looking at ways to upgrade existing stations even as we continue to build new MRT lines. Besides managing crowding at the platforms during peak hours, we are also looking to enhance our older MRT stations by creating up to 15 per cent additional space at some of the stations to make public transport a more pleasant experience for all commuters. This is part of the overall rejuvenation of our rail network."

Works are expected to commence in mid-2016 and end by 2018, with the majority being carried out during non-service hours to minimise inconvenience to commuters.

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List of 17 MRT stations to be upgraded

1. Ang Mo Kio

2. Bishan

3. Boon Lay

4. Buona Vista

5. Choa Chu Kang

6. City Hall

7. Clementi

8. Eunos

9. Jurong East

10. Khatib

11. Lakeside

12. Raffles Place

13. Pasir Ris

14. Pioneer

15. Tampines

16. Tanjong Pagar

17. Yishun