HarbourFront MRT Station

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 NE1  CC29 
HarbourFront MRT Station
港湾地铁站
துறைமுகம்
Stesen MRT HarbourFront
Rapid transit
HarbourFront MRT Station 201012.jpg
North East Line platform of HarbourFront MRT station.
Station statistics
Address 81 Telok Blangah Road
83 Telok Blangah Road
Singapore 098867 / 098886
Coordinates 1°15′55″N 103°49′20″E / 1.265297°N 103.82225°E / 1.265297; 103.82225
Line(s)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Underground
Levels 3
Platforms Island
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened 20 June 2003 (North East Line)
8 October 2011 (Circle Line)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code  NE1  CC29 
Operator SBS Transit (ComfortDelGro) (North East Line)
SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation) (Circle Line)
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
Terminus North East Line
towards Punggol
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle Line Terminus
Location

HarbourFront MRT Station (NE1/CC29) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit interchange of the North East Line and the Circle Line in Singapore. It is located in the south of Singapore next to the HarbourFront Centre, previously known as the Singapore World Trade Centre. It serves as a terminal station of the North East Line and the Circle Line. This station is also one of the most convenient in a sense that passengers do not have to walk long distances to interchange between lines.

Location[edit]

HarbourFront station is located next to the HarbourFront Centre and VivoCity, and is connected to Sentosa by cable car. Buses to and from Sentosa do so from the HarbourFront Bus Interchange next to the station. When the Sentosa Express monorail line to Sentosa began service on 15 January 2007 as a virtual interchange, Sentosa became more effectively linked with most of the towns of Singapore. The station also provides public transport to the prominent tourist destination of Mount Faber, of which HarbourFront lies in its shadow, and lies within the Bukit Merah planning area.

History[edit]

HarbourFront station opened on 20 June 2003 with the rest of the North East Line. The week after VivoCity opened, weekend passenger traffic doubled to more than 60,000 passengers each day, surpassing Dhoby Ghaut, formerly the busiest station on the North East Line. Due to the sudden jump in passenger traffic, the number of faregates facing the linkway to VivoCity had been increased by two from seven. The Circle Line section of the station began revenue service on 8 October 2011, replacing Marymount as a terminal station for the Circle Line which makes it a terminal station for two lines, becoming the first MRT station in Singapore to be a double-line terminus station.

The North East Line's overrun tunnel at this station will be extended by 50 metres, to the tune of an estimated S$8.2 million. Works has started and expected to be completed by the end of 2014. The station's operations are unaffected by the works as most of the enhancement works are done away from the station itself.[1]

Art in Transit[edit]

The station features two sets of artwork under the Art in Transit programme. The interior of the North East Line station and walkways to station exits feature the artwork Enigmatic Appearances by Ian Woo. Abstract images on blue enamel panels evoke a sense of open seas, a reference to the station's proximity to the sea.[2] The second piece of artwork, Commuting Waves by Jason Ong, features in the Circle Line station. Using commuter traffic data of HarbourFront station on weekdays and weekends, the artist created two sets of two-dimensional glass waveforms resembling fishes, tying in with the station's water theme.

Cultural references[edit]

The station was one of four stations featured in the Uniquely Singapore edition of Monopoly.

Station layout[edit]

L2 Overhead Bridge
L1 Street Level Telok Blangah Road, VivoCity, HarbourFront Centre, HarbourFront Bus Interchange
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Transitlink Counter
B2
Platforms
Staircase from Concourse to both MRT Stations
Platform A North East Line towards  NE17  PTC  Punggol via  NE3  EW16  Outram Park (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B North East Line towards  NE17  PTC  Punggol via  NE3  EW16  Outram Park (→)
Platform A No regular service
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform B Circle Line towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut via  CC28  Telok Blangah (←)

Exits[edit]

  • A: HarbourFront Bus Interchange
  • B: HarbourFront Centre
  • C: VivoCity, Sentosa Express, Sentosa Boardwalk
  • D: Mount Faber Park
  • E: HarbourFront Centre, VivoCity

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Fri Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
North East Line
to NE17 Punggol 5.58am 6.00am 6.20am 11.55pm
Circle Line
to CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5.30am 5.30am 5.51am 11.03pm
to CC7 Mountbatten 11.40pm
to CC12 Bartley 12.04am

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Work on track to speed up NEL service". Channel News Asia. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Art in Transit on the North East Line". SBS Transit. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 

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