Farrer Park MRT Station
Platform of Farrer Park MRT station.
|Location||250 Race Course Road
|Operated by||SBS Transit (ComfortDelGro)|
|Opened||20 June 2003|
Farrer Park MRT Station (NE8) is a station located along the North East Line on the Mass Rapid Transit. The station is between Little India and Boon Keng in Singapore. It is located at the northern end of Little India and Kitchener Road.
Art in Transit
Farrer Park is an area with a rich sporting heritage and history, and also known for being the site of Singapore's earliest horse racing turf club from the street name 'Old Racecourse Road' draws its name from. Farrer Park's interior design captured the spirit of the locality's sporting heritage with the Horse Racing and Soccer series of artworks titled Rhythmic Exuberance, by Singapore artist Poh Siew Wah. Another artwork by Poh, titled Aeroplane paid tribute to the first aeroplane landing in Singapore in 1911 at the Old Racecourse Road in Farrer Park.
The service has only suffered two instances of delay. In both cases, a delay of 20 minutes was sufficient to make the press.
On the evening of 25 December 2007, some technical difficulties were experienced along the North East Line caused delays for train services. A member of the public who was affected by the delay said she waited for at least 20 minutes for the train at the station.
Trains along the North East Line were delayed from about 3.15 pm to 3.36 pm on 6 April 2012 due to a signalling fault, affecting services between Chinatown and HarbourFront stations. One train had to be turned round to the northbound direction at Farrer Park MRT Station to "regulate service".
|A||Farrer Park Mall (U/C)|
|B||Race Course Road
|C||Race Course Road
City Square Mall [Basement 2]
City Square Mall [Escalators]
|L1||Street Level||City Square Mall|
|B1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre|
|B2||Platform A||North East Line towards via HarbourFront Little India (→)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|Platform B||North East Line towards via Punggol Boon Keng (←)|
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon – Fri||Sat||Sunday &
|North East Line|
|to NE1 HarbourFront||6.02am||6.01am||6.22am||11.47pm|
|to NE17 Punggol||6.11am||6.13am||6.33am||12.08am|
- "Art Invitational" (PDF). Art Outreach Singapore. 2005. p. 15. Retrieved 2009-01-29.
- Quek, Bruce (August 10, 2009). "Art in Transit". National Library Board Singapore. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
- "NEL train services delayed due to technical difficulties: SBS Transit". Channel News Asia. 2007-12-25.
- "20-min delay on North-East Line". The Straits Times. 7 April 2012.
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