Woodleigh MRT Station (NE11)
is an underground Mass Rapid Transit
station of the North East Line
, located on part of the former Bidadari Cemetery
. When the North-East Line opened, it was one of the fully-completed MRT stations in the entire system that was non-operational. The Art In Transit artwork in this station is listed as Slow Motion
by April Ng Kiow Ngor. Part of the station's interior was shown on an episode of Building the Biggest
on Discovery Channel.
It is estimated that if the station was opened, its daily ridership would still be under the 2,000 general benchmark deemed necessary for a station to make economic sense to operate. However, on March 8, 2011, SBS Transit announced the opening of the station on June 20, 2011.
After the maintenance on the lifts, escalators and fare gates were conducted and the platform polished on the eve of the grand opening, the station finally became operational to celebrate the 8th anniversary of the entire line which started in 2003, excluding Buangkok station.
Published information in the Singapore Master Plan as well as several reports in the newspapers have mentioned a planned major housing project where the former Bidadari Cemetery
Currently, existing nearby condominiums include Avon Park, Euro-Asia Park and Blossoms at Woodleigh. There are also several new condominium projects under development in the area including, Parc Mondrian on Woodleigh Close and... Read More