Recently we have seen pictures of empty MRT trains at bus stops and public areas that were put up by LTA to encourage commuters to take public transport.
Do you find it really funny that they actually show a picture of an empty train with 2 persons standing in it?
The reality for all commuters is this – the trains and train stations are so crowded that sometimes, you do not even get a place to stand! Let’s check out the 10 most crowded MRT stations during peak hours.
1) Jurong East
The hub for all Westies is one of the busiest places during peak hours. The queues at Jurong East are like snakes and sometimes will start from one platform and end on the other platform. Even though there is more than one platform going to the same direction, the queues are still endless.
2) Choa Chu Kang
For those staying in Bukit Panjang and Choa Chu Kang, the easiest way to connect to Jurong East/Buona Vista is via Choa Chu Kang. Hence, the crowd here in Choa Chu Kang in the morning can easily overwhelm you if you are not prepared for it.
In the morning, the train going northbound will see the crowd coming in droves at Woodlands. The queues at the stations are endless and you can say that having a little space to stand on while queuing is a blessing.
The crowds at Yishun are getting really bad nowadays with all the new BTOs completed in the area. Morning crowds tend to extend from one end of the platform to the other end, and multiple queues will form as there is simply no space to handle the crowds.
5) Ang Mo Kio
Being one of the oldest neighbourhood in Singapore, Ang Mo Kio naturally has more residents crowding the train station. The overcrowding issue is made worse by the fact that the southbound trains are already fully packed before they reached Ang Mo Kio. Good luck in waiting for a train here, for you can probably get in on the 3rd or 4th train.
After the Circle Line calls Bishan its interchange station, Bishan has become crowded during peak hours. It is common to see droves of people crowding the small little platforms in Bishan without the chance of getting onto an already overcrowded train.
7) Toa Payoh
The old neighbourhood in Singapore deserves the title of being overcrowded too. The good thing about this station is the fact that the station is relatively big, so the squeeze at the station is not too bad. Nonetheless, the frustration of trying to get on a southbound train in the morning is very real indeed.
8) Dhoby Ghaut
Another interchange station worthy to be on this list, Dhoby Ghaut is an interchange station to 3 lines – the North-South line, the North-East line and the Circle Line. It is no joke trying to take a train here during peak hours, for the queues are always long.
9) City Hall
It is expected that City Hall will be crowded as there are many people who works here. The crowds are mostly office workers rushing to the office or rushing home, hence the pushing and jostling can get out of hand sometimes. Moreover, the interchange station for the North-South and the East-West line is a must for someone who stays in the East and works in the North.
10) Raffles Place
The crème of the crop – Raffles Place is CBD and hence, the busiest of all MRT station. To say that it is overcrowded appears to undermine the crowds that it handles. Sufficient to say, Raffles Place is not a place where you would like to be at during peak hours because you will be squeezed, shoved and pushed into and out of trains.
There you have it, the 10 stations that make you feel like uber-ing. Do you agree?
This article was first published on goodyfeed.com