Farrer Park MRT Station

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Not to be confused with Farrer Road MRT Station. ‹See Tfd›
 NE8 
Farrer Park MRT Station
花拉公园地铁站
பேரர் பார்க்
Stesen MRT Farrer Park
Rapid transit
Farrer Park MRT Station, Aug 06.JPG
Platform of Farrer Park MRT station.
Station statistics
Address 250 Race Course Road
Singapore 218703
Coordinates 1°18′44″N 103°51′15″E / 1.312314°N 103.854028°E / 1.312314; 103.854028
Line(s)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Underground
Levels 2
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 20 June 2003
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code  NE8 
Operator SBS Transit (ComfortDelGro)
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards HarbourFront
North East Line
towards Punggol
Location
Interior of Farrer Park Station
Exterior view of Farrer Park Station

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.

History[edit]

Before the station opened, the Singapore Civil Defence Force conducted the second ever Shelter Open House on 15–16 February 2003, together with Chinatown, Serangoon, and Hougang stations.

Art in Transit[edit]

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.[1][2]

Incidents[edit]

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.[3]

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".[4]

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level City Square Mall
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
B2 Platform A North East Line towards  NE1  CC29  HarbourFront via  NE7  DT12  Little India (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B North East Line towards  NE17  PTC  Punggol via  NE9  Boon Keng (←)

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Fri Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Art Invitational. Art Outreach Singapore. 2005. p. 15. Retrieved 2009-01-29. 
  2. ^ Quek, Bruce (August 10, 2009). "Art in Transit". National Library Board Singapore. Retrieved January 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "NEL train services delayed due to technical difficulties: SBS Transit". Channel News Asia. 2007-12-25. 
  4. ^ "20-min delay on North-East Line". The Straits Times. 7 April 2012. 

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