Land Transport Authority

Completion of Half Height Platform Screen Doors at Pasir Ris

News Releases
1 Nov 2009

1.     The half height platform screen doors at Pasir Ris have commenced operation this afternoon, with a launch ceremony graced by Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and Adviser to Pasir Ris-Punggol Grassroots Organisations.

2.     Mr Chua Chong Kheng, LTA's Group Director Rail (Thomson and Existing Lines), said at the event, "LTA, ST Electronics and SMRT have worked very hard on this project and we are very pleased to complete the installation and testing of the half height platform screen doors at Pasir Ris on schedule, despite the challenges of working in an operational station. We would like to thank the commuters, residents and other stakeholders for their understanding and look forward to their continued support as we roll out the installation to the other stations."

3.     Pasir Ris, Yishun and Jurong East stations are the first group of above-ground MRT stations on the North-South-East-West line (NSEWL) to be fitted with half height platform screen doors under this pilot stage.

4.     Installation works and testing and commissioning activities at Yishun and Jurong East Stations are progressing on schedule for completion by December 2009.

5.     Installation works at the remaining 33 above-ground stations of the NSEWL will be rolled out from 2010 and are scheduled for completion by 2012.

Ensuring commuters' safety during installation

6.     As the majority of the works can only be carried out within operational stations over a period of time, the LTA and its contractors, together with SMRT, will take all necessary measures to ensure the safety of commuters during the installation period.

7.     Signages will be displayed at the stations and platforms to inform commuters of the installation works, while authorised staff will be available to provide any necessary assistance. Messages will also be broadcast more frequently over the station public announcement system to remind commuters not to step over the yellow line.

8.     LTA seeks the commuter's co-operation in ensuring their own personal safety during the construction period.

Background on half height platform screen door

9.     The installation of half height platform screen doors at the above-ground MRT stations of the NSEWL is an initiative introduced in the Land Transport Master Plan launched in 2008. The aim is to enhance commuters' safety and reduce the incidence of track intrusions. Under this installation programme, all above-ground MRT stations of the NSEWL will be fitted with half height platform screen doors by 2012.

10.     The contract to install the screen doors and associated works was awarded to Singapore Technologies Electronics Ltd in August 2008.