Did you know that there are three tracks at Paya Lebar (Circle Line) station?
[A/B] – Normal Passenger Services
Platforms A and B serve normal passenger service Circle Line (CCL) trains heading towards HarbourFront and Dhoby Ghaut/Marina Bay respectively.
[C/D] – Withdrawal Purposes
The middle platform (Platforms C and D) at Paya Lebar is mainly used for withdrawal purposes, similar to the middle platform at Ang Mo Kio station on the North-South Line (NSL).
After the peak hours, additional trains that were deployed will end its service at this platform and will head back to the depot.
Layout at Paya Lebar CCL Station
Paya Lebar is currently the only underground station to have a dedicated middle platform for train withdrawals in the train network. Passengers are advised not to board the train at the middle platform at Paya Lebar, unless being directed by the station staff.
Before Circle Line Stages 4/5
Prior to the opening of the Circle Line Stage 4 and 5 from Caldecott to HarbourFront, the middle track served as a terminal for trains plying the Marymount-Paya Lebar short-working trip during peak periods to reduce train intervals.
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