20 Jun '11, 2am

Train finally arrives at Woodleigh MRT station

SINGAPORE: Its been an eight-year wait for commuters who have been waiting for MRT trains to stop at the Woodleigh Station along the North-East Line (NEL). The first train stopped at the station at around 5.55am on Monday to kick start train operations at the station which lies in between the Serangoon Interchange and the Potong Pasir MRT station. Former Transport Minister Raymond Lim told Parliament in March this year during the Budget debate that Woodleigh Station had remained closed since the NEL began operations in 2003 because of low commuter traffic in the vicinity. He, however, added that the pace of new developments around Woodleigh has since picked up, and SBS Transit, the operator of the North-east Line had decided to open the station in June this year. Many commuters, especially those living near Woodleigh Station and also in the Braddell Road and Joo Seng area,...

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