Reconfigured station layouts create additional platform space
and more pleasant waiting experiences
1. Commuters’ waiting experience will be improved with the creation of additional space at the platforms of 17 North-South and East-West Lines stations by 2018. This will be achieved through a range of upgrading works, including covering some existing voids at platform level and reorganising the station furniture.
2. The reconfiguration of station space is part of ongoing upgrading works to spruce up our older MRT stations. It is also part of the Land Transport Authority’s (LTA) broader effort to upgrade the MRT system.
3. Mr Chew Men Leong, Chief Executive (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% 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.”
4. Platform voids at 11 stations1 will be covered over to create more standing space, while space at the other six stations2 will be freed up by repositioning the seats at the platforms. In addition, more seats will be provided for commuters waiting for trains.
5. Works are expected to commence in mid-2016, with the majority being carried out during non-service hours to minimise inconvenience to commuters.
List of 17 MRT stations to be Upgraded
1. Ang Mo Kio
3. Boon Lay
4. Buona Vista
5. Choa Chu Kang
6. City Hall
9. Jurong East
12. Raffles Place
13. Pasir Ris
16. Tanjong Pagar
 The 11 stations are Ang Mo Kio, Boon Lay, Choa Chu Kang, Clementi, Eunos, Khatib, Lakeside, Pasir Ris, Pioneer, Tampines and Yishun.
 The six stations are Bishan, Buona Vista, City Hall, Jurong East, Raffles Place and Tanjong Pagar