Eight years after its development, Woodleigh MRT station finally opened yesterday.

However, the first day of operations at Woodleigh caused confusion among several commuters.

Passengers were surprised by the new stop between the Serangoon and Potong Pasir stations, alighting at Woodleigh when they had meant to alight at Serangoon.

The recently opened station is located between the Serangoon and Potong Pasir stations on the North East Line (NEL). Its opening was coupled with the operation of the 16 stations on the same line.

Around 1,400 passengers had already entered or exited the station by 1pm yesterday, according to SBS Transit, which operates the NEL.

The Woodleigh station had been closed since the opening of the NEL because of low commuter traffic in the vicinity.

Former Transport Minister Raymond Lim announced in March that the station would open in June. Various new developments are arising in the area, including the Stamford American International School, which is slated to open in August and expected to have over 3,000 students.

New condominiums in the vicinity include 8 @ Woodleigh, Blossoms @ Woodleigh and Parc Mondrian.

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