Dakota MRT Station

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 CC8 
Dakota MRT Station
达科达地铁站
டகோட்டா
Stesen MRT Dakota
Rapid transit
Dakota-CCLPlatform.JPG
Platform level of Dakota MRT station.
Station statistics
Address 201 Old Airport Road
Singapore 397973
Coordinates 1°18′30″N 103°53′18″E / 1.308289°N 103.888253°E / 1.308289; 103.888253
Line(s)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Underground
Levels 2
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 17 April 2010
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code  CC8 
Operator SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle Line
towards HarbourFront
Location
Concourse of Dakota MRT station.

Dakota MRT Station (CC8) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the Circle Line in Singapore. The station is served by two exit and entry points. The station was opened on 17 April 2010 along with the rest of Stage 1 & 2 of the Circle Line.

History[edit]

The construction of Dakota and the tracks led to the closure of the stretch of Old Airport Road between Cassia Link and Guillemard Camp Road in March 2006. Instead, Jalan Tiga was extended to Guillemard Road, opening up a traffic junction there. In addition, the old Guillemard Camp Road was widened to provide public buses enough space to drive through. Despite the widening of the road, there have been several accidents occurring near the T-junction of Guillemard Road and Guillemard Camp Road. The closed stretch of Old Airport Road has since re-opened on 29 December 2008 at 5am.[1]

It was built as part of stage 2 of the Circle Line by the same joint venture responsible for the Nicoll Highway station.

Built in the middle of a HDB estate and within walking distance of several schools, the station serves many residents in the area since its opening on 17 April 2010. Food enthusiasts living far away can also travel here to the legendary Old Airport Road Hawker Centre.

Dakota station is named after the Dakota DC-3 aircraft that commonly used to land at the nearby Kallang Airport when it was still in commercial use.

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level Old Airport Road Market & Food Centre
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Transitlink Counter
B2 Platform A Circle Line towards  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront via  CC9  EW8  Paya Lebar (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B Circle Line towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut or  CE2  NS27  Marina Bay via  CC7  Mountbatten (←)

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
Circle Line
to CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5.42am 6.09am 11.51pm
to CC29 HarbourFront 5.37am 6.04am 11.01pm
to CC26 Pasir Panjang 11.32pm
to CC23 one-north 11.48pm
to CC17 Caldecott 12.15am
to CC11 Tai Seng 12.23am
to CC7 Mountbatten 12.28am

References[edit]

  1. ^ "News Releases: Re-Opening Of Old Airport Road". Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 

External links[edit]