City Hall MRT Station

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Not to be confused with City Hall Station (Seoul).
 NS25  EW13 
City Hall MRT Station
政府大厦地铁站
நகர மண்டபம்
Stesen MRT City Hall
Rapid transit
CityHall MRTStation.jpg
Platform of City Hall MRT station.
Station statistics
Address 150 North Bridge Road
Singapore 179100
Coordinates 1°17′35.66″N 103°51′7.99″E / 1.2932389°N 103.8522194°E / 1.2932389; 103.8522194
Line(s)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Underground
Levels 3
Platforms Stacked island
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened 12 December 1987
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code  NS25  EW13 
Operator SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South Line
towards Pasir Ris
East West Line
towards Joo Koon
Location
Concourse level of City Hall Station

City Hall MRT Station (NS25/EW13) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station in Singapore, that is part of the North South Line and the East West Line in Singapore, and serves as an interchange station between the two lines.

It is located in the Civic District in the Downtown Core, which is within the Central Area, the central business district of Singapore. It is situated underground, beneath the junction of Stamford Road and North Bridge Road, and is thus east of the Singapore River. The commercial district of Raffles Place and the respective Raffles Place station is located across the River. City Hall station is one of the more prominent and busier stations within Singapore's transport system, especially being an interchange station located within the Central Area. The national monument of City Hall is within walking distance from the station.

Additionally, it is one of the four MRT stations to appear in the "Uniquely Singapore Edition" of the board game Monopoly. It was also mentioned in the 2009 film Whiteout.

History[edit]

Emergency exercise[edit]

On June 5, 2008, 280 youths spent the night at City Hall, learning how to deal with an emergency in a train tunnel.

At around midnight, the young campers boarded a train and as the train departed, there was a simulated bomb explosion. They activated the detrainment ramps at both ends of the train, and evacuated to safety via an escape shaft. The students also used the items from their Ready Bags to "survive" the attack.[1]

Blackout[edit]

A power failure and blackout occurred at the station on 6 July 2012 at about 1.30 pm, causing the platforms for north and west-bound trains turned pitch black. Air-conditioning and escalators also stopped functioning. Emergency lighting was turned on immediately after the incident occurred. However, train services were not affected by the incident.[2] Lighting was progressively restored from 2 pm, and was back to normal at 3.15 pm. All escalators have also been turned on. SMRT has apologised for any inconvenience caused.[3]

Train disruptions[edit]

This station was part of the series of 2011 MRT train disruptions on 15 and 17 December 2011, caused by a misalignment between the trains' current collector shoes, which collect power from the third rail, and the third rail itself. These were Singapore's two largest MRT disruptions at the time of occurrence.[4][5][6][7]

Public art[edit]

There is a mural along the wall of the station called Vitreous Enamelled Mural by Simon Wong. However, this art piece is not under the Art in Transit scheme.

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level Exit/ Entrance
G1 Linkway to CityLink Mall, One Raffles Link
Out-of-system transfer to  CC3  Esplanade
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Transitlink
B2 Platform A North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS24  NE6  CC1  Dhoby Ghaut (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform D East West Line towards  EW29  Joo Koon via  EW14  NS26  Raffles Place (←)
B3 Platform C North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier via  EW14  NS26  Raffles Place (←)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform B East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW12  DT14  Bugis (→)

Exits[edit]

On the ticket level of the station, it leads directly up to street level, with access by escalator, and has two exits, one leading up to North Bridge Road, and one leading to the Raffles City and to the adjacent Stamford Road. The underground CityLink Mall is also linked to the station, providing access to Suntec City, Marina Square, Esplanade Theatres and, along with Raffles City, Esplanade on the Circle Line.

  • A : Singapore Recreation Club, The Cenotaph, Bras Basah Complex, Fairmont Singapore, Raffles City Shopping Centre / Convention Centre, SMRT HQ, War Memorial Park, Carlton Hotel, National Library, Raffles Hotel, Singapore Management University, Cathedral of The Good Shepherd, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Art Museum, Swissotel The Stamford S'pore, Chijmes, NTUC Income Centre / Trade Union House
  • B : Peranakan Museum, Supreme Court Building, Capitol Building / Capitol Centre, Parliament House, Singapore Philatelic Museum, The Adelphi Lifestyle Mall, City Hall / Padang, Peninsula Excelsior Hotel, St Andrew's Cathedral, The Arts House, Armenian Church, Funan Digitalife Mall, Peninsula Plaza, Stamford Court / Stamford House, The Substation, Asian Civilisations Museum, Grand Plaza Park Hotel
  • C : Marina Square / Marina Leisureplex, Esplanade Park, Singapore Flyer, Esplanade – Theatres On the Bay, Suntec City / S'pore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Marina Mandarin / Mandarin Oriental / Pan Pacific Hotel Marina / The Ritz-Carlton Millenia S'pore / Conrad Centennial S'pore

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
North South Line
to NS1 Jurong East 6.05am 6.33am 11.20pm
to NS28 Marina South Pier 5.54am 6.20am 11.54pm
to NS7 Kranji 12.11am
East West Line
to EW1 Pasir Ris 6.01am 6.29am 12.11am
to EW29 Joo Koon 5.57am 6.24am 11.52pm

References[edit]

  1. ^ "280 youths take part in emergency exercise in MRT tunnel". Channel NewsAsia. 2008-06-06. 
  2. ^ "Power blackout at City Hall MRT station". Channel NewsAsia. July 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ "City Hall MRT lights, escalators back on after blackout". Channel NewsAsia. July 6, 2012. 
  4. ^ Low, Ignatius (December 16, 2011). "Singapore's MRT Breakdown Chaos Leaves Thousands Stranded". The Straits Times. Retrieved November 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ "MRT breaks down again". Channel NewsAsia. 2011-12-17. 
  6. ^ "North-South Line service resumes after 7-hour disruption". Channel NewsAsia. 2011-12-17. 
  7. ^ "Service disruption on North-South Line on 17 Dec 2011". 

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