Exterior view of Khatib MRT station.
|Location||201 Yishun Avenue 2|
|Operated by||SMRT Trains Ltd (SMRT Corporation)|
|Platforms||2 (1 island platform)|
|Opened||20 December 1988|
|Previous names||Nee Soon South|
The station is located at the junction of Yishun Ring Road and Yishun Avenue 2, and is one of the two stations that currently serve Yishun New Town; the other being Yishun MRT station. The section of tracks between this station and Yio Chu Kang MRT station is the longest between any two stations on the North South line.
Khatib is an Arabic word (خطيب khaṭīb) meaning a person who delivers the sermon during Friday prayers and Eid (Hari Raya) prayers in the mosque.
Formerly named Nee Soon South, it was renamed to Khatib in January 1987 after Sungei Khatib Bongsu, a river nearby, and a military base nearby, along with Yishun MRT station which was initially named Nee Soon. In 1990, there was a power failure which occurred at Yishun station, affecting services at this station.
In 2002, lift upgrading commenced at this station and was completed on 10 January 2003.
After several successful tests at Jurong East, Yishun and Pasir Ris, installation of the half-height screen doors started and operations commenced on 30 September 2011. The station was installed with high-volume low-speed fans, which began operations since 28 August 2012. On 29 October 2013, TITAN faregates were installed at this station.
- "MRT stations getting local touch". NewspaperSG: The Business Times. 28 November 1986. p. 2.
- "Three MRT stations to be renamed". The Straits Times. 28 November 1986. p. 15.
- "Power failure at MRT Station". NespaperSG: The Straits Times. 29 May 1990. p. 23.
- Wong, Siew Ying (26 January 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2012.
- "Enhancing Connectivity and Comfort for Commuters". Land Transport Authority. 13 October 2011. Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
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