|Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station|
An entrance to the station with the exterior view in the background.
|Location||375 Commonwealth Avenue|
|Operated by||SMRT Trains Ltd (SMRT Corporation)|
|Platforms||2 (1 island platform)|
|Opened||12 March 1988|
Commonwealth MRT station is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West line in Queenstown, Singapore located at Commonwealth Avenue near the junction of Commonwealth Drive. The station serves the residential neighbourhoods of Commonwealth and Tanglin Halt. The station is in the vicinity of schools such as New Town Primary School, CHIJ Kellock, Faith Methodist Church, and Queensway Secondary School.
The residential estates and station bearing the same name were named after Commonwealth Avenue built around 1963, which in turn was named after the British Commonwealth of Nations. Commonwealth station is a transport node for residents in the vicinity of Commonwealth Avenue, serving adjacent schools, places of worship, housing developments and businesses.
On 5 January 1985, Lim Kah Ngam and Aoki had won Contract 203 for the construction of Commonwealth and Buona Vista stations together with the viaduct from Queensway to Clementi Road. The station opened on 12 March 1988, as part of the extension of the MRT system from Outram Park to Clementi.
Commonwealth had however retrofitted with platform screen doors from January 2011 and started operations on 28 April that year together with Queenstown, and the fans began operating on 25 June 2012 together with Buona Vista station.
- Lim Kah Ngam and Aoki win MRT contract
- "Riding the MRT train to Clementi". The Business Times. 12 March 1988. Retrieved 22 October 2017 – via NewspaperSG.
- Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
- "Enhancing Connectivity and Comfort for Commuters". LTA. 2011-10-13. Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. Retrieved 2011-10-13.
- "New bridges for Commonwealth and Queenstown MRT stations". The Straits Times. 2015-08-23. Retrieved 2015-08-23.
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