Botanic Gardens MRT Station

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 CC19  DT9 
Botanic Gardens MRT Station
植物园地铁站
பூ மலை
Stesen MRT Botanic Gardens
Rapid transit
BotanicGardensEntrance.jpg
Entrance to Botanic Gardens MRT station.
Station statistics
Address 100 Cluny Park Road
Singapore 257494
Coordinates 1°19′21″N 103°48′55″E / 1.322519°N 103.815406°E / 1.322519; 103.815406
Line(s)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Underground
Levels 3 (1 U/C)
Platforms Island
Tracks 4 (2 U/C)
Other information
Opened 8 October 2011 (Circle Line)
2016 (Downtown Line)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code  CC19  DT9 
Operator SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation) (Circle Line)
SBS Transit DTL (Downtown Line)
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle Line
towards HarbourFront
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle Line
(planned)
towards Bukit Panjang
Downtown Line
Stage 1 & 2
towards Expo
Location

Botanic Gardens MRT Station (CC19/DT9) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the Circle Line and also the future Downtown Line in Singapore. This station is located near the Singapore Botanic Gardens along Bukit Timah Road, hence its name. It is also near the National University of Singapore Bukit Timah campus and is behind Serene Centre. As the Bukit Brown station will only be operational after the Bukit Brown area has been developed enough, the section of track between Botanic Gardens and Caldecott is the longest on the Circle Line.

History[edit]

Casualty incident[edit]

On 11 March 2012, a worker was killed at a site near the Botanic Gardens, beside the contractor's site office after a concrete slab fell on him. 35-year-old Masud Al Mamun was operating an excavator deep in the ground when the slab fell on him. Rescuers had to use a breaking tool kit to break a portion of the concrete slab. It took nearly five hours to reach the man lying motionless on the ground. This is the first casualty related case in the construction of the Downtown Line.[1]

Art in Transit[edit]

The artwork featured in this station under the Art in Transit programme is Aquatic Fauna No. 1 by Kai Lam and Chua Chye Teck. The mural, displayed above the platform doors, contains symbolic imageries of water and aquatic animals using the Chinese paper cutting technique.[2] The "fauna" mural not only highlights the station's proximity to the Botanic Gardens, but also complements the 2-storey high water-cascading wall in the station, the first to have such a feature within the station.

Station layout[edit]

L2 Overhead Bridge Dunearn Road
L1 Street Level Singapore Botanic Gardens, Serene Centre, Cluny Court
Mezzanine
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Transitlink Counter, Shops, Transfer Linkway
B2 Platform A Circle Line towards  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront via  CC20  Farrer Road (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B Circle Line towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut via  CC17  Caldecott (←)
(No service to  CC18  Bukit Brown)
B3 Platform A Downtown Line (under construction) towards  DT35  CG1  Expo via  DT10  Stevens (→)
Downtown Line (under construction) towards  DT19  NE4  Chinatown via  DT10  Stevens (→)
Island platform, under construction
Platform B Downtown Line (under construction) towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang via  DT8  Tan Kah Kee (←)

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon - Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
Circle Line
to CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5.45am 6.06am 11.25pm
to CC29 HarbourFront 5.32am 5.57am 11.27pm
to CC26 Pasir Panjang - - 11.57pm
to CC7 Mountbatten - - 12.02am
to CC23 one-north - - 12.13am
to CC12 Bartley - - 12.26am

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lim, Paul (11 March 2012). "Bangladeshi worker killed after concrete slab falls on him". AsiaOne. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Annex B: Summary of CCL Art-in-Transit Concepts". Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 

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