Potong Pasir MRT Station

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 NE10 
Potong Pasir MRT Station
波东巴西地铁站
போத்தோங் பாசிர்
Stesen MRT Potong Pasir
Rapid transit
Ne10potongpasir.jpg
Platform of Potong Pasir MRT station.
Station statistics
Address 55 Upper Serangoon Road
Singapore 347694
Coordinates 1°19′52″N 103°52′09″E / 1.331161°N 103.869058°E / 1.331161; 103.869058
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  NE10 
Operator SBS Transit (ComfortDelGro)
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards HarbourFront
North East Line
towards Punggol
Location
Faregates within Potong Pasir Station

Potong Pasir MRT Station (NE10) is located on the North East Line, Singapore. The station is located in the Potong Pasir area and on the southern end of Upper Serangoon Road and Potong Pasir Avenue 1. The station is also located near the Saint Andrew's Village, a mega cluster of schools from the Saint Andrew's family of schools.

Art in Transit in this station is Point of View by Matthew Ngui.[1]

Political influence[edit]

As Potong Pasir station was located in the Potong Pasir SMC, an former opposition ward managed by the Singapore People's Party until 2012, it was one of the stations most involved in the political scenario of Singapore.

The intended name for the station was actually Sennett, mainly because of such political reasons. It seemed that the route planners did not want the station to sound synonymous with the estate. It was also rumoured to continue staying closed, together with Woodleigh when the North East Line opened in 2003.

During the Singapore general elections in 2001, Chiam See Tong and Sitoh Yih Pin of the Singapore People's Party and the People's Action Party respectively, both dangled the station as a carrot, and promised the residents that they would appeal for the station to be opened should they be voted into office, as part of their publicity campaigns.

However, even though the SDA won the seat, the station eventually opened, and the station was renamed Potong Pasir, partly due to complaints from Chiam and residents. It was also claimed "the name made more sense".

There is another Sennett Estate in the eastern part of Singapore and is located along Upper East Coast Road. The name was changed to avoid confusion with this Sennett Estate.

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level Bus Stops, Ananas Cafe, 7-Eleven Convenience Shop, Potong Pasir Market
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre, Shops
B2 Platform A North East Line towards  NE1  CC29  HarbourFront via  NE9  Boon Keng (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B North East Line towards  NE17  PTC  Punggol via  NE11  Woodleigh (←)

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Fri Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
North East Line
to NE1 HarbourFront 5.58am 5.57am 6.18am 11.43pm
to NE17 Punggol 6.16am 6.17am 6.37am 12.12am

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Potong Pasir MRT Station". SBS Transit. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 

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