Raffles Place MRT Station

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 NS26  EW14 
Raffles Place MRT Station
莱佛士坊地铁站
ராஃபிள்ஸ் பிளேஸ்
Stesen MRT Raffles Place
Rapid transit
Ns25 rafflesplace.jpg
South-bound platform of Raffles Place Station
Station statistics
Address 5 Raffles Place
Singapore 048618
Coordinates 1°17′1.97″N 103°51′5.52″E / 1.2838806°N 103.8515333°E / 1.2838806; 103.8515333
Line(s)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Underground
Levels 3
Platforms Stacked Island
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened 12 December 1987
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code  NS26  EW14 
Operator SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South Line
towards Pasir Ris
East West Line
towards Joo Koon
Location
Exterior view of Raffles Place MRT Station
Raffles Xchange

Raffles Place MRT Station (NS26/EW14) is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange station on the North South Line and the East West Line in Singapore. It is directly beneath the centre of the financial district of Raffles Place, located in the Downtown Core area, south of the Singapore River. It is one of the more prominent and busier stations within Singapore's transport system, especially being an interchange station located within the Central Area. The station has a large number of entrances/exits, the two main ones facing the Raffles Gardens, with the building being a miniature facade of the historic John Little building.

History[edit]

This station used to be the largest and deepest MRT station in Singapore, but the record was broken by Dhoby Ghaut in 2003 and then by Bras Basah in 2010, then by Promenade in 2013 which is 43 metres below ground. It is also one of the four MRT stations to appear in "Uniquely Singapore Edition" of the board game Monopoly.

The station is the only MRT station to ever participate in three terrorist exercises, which are Exercise Northstar IV on January 11, 2004, Exercise Northstar V, when it was one of four stations which participated in the exercise on January 8, 2006, as well as Exercise Northstar VII on July 7, 2009 together with Sentosa and VivoCity.

Station layout[edit]

'L1 Street Level Entrance/Exit
B1 Linkway to Raffles Xchange, Shops
B2 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Transitlink Counter
B3 Platform A East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  NS25  EW13  City Hall (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the left/right
Platform B North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS25  EW13  City Hall (→)
B4 Platform C East West Line towards  EW29  Joo Koon via  EW16  Outram Park (←)
Island platform, doors will open on the left/right
Platform D North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier via  NS27  CE2  Marina Bay (←)

Exits[edit]

There are several exits at Raffles Place MRT Station, all are in an expanded value. It is located sometimes at the historical buildings and sights, whereby it is very hard for people to see.

  • A : Bharat Building, Royal Brother Building, Clifford Centre, The Arcade, Malacca Centre, 63 Market St, One Raffles Place, Raffles Place Park
  • B : The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Chevron House, Great Eastern Centre, Straits Trading Building, Clifford Pier, 16 Collyer Quay, OCBC Centre, Customs House, HSBC Building, Singapore Land Tower, Change Alley, Golden Shoe Carpark, One Raffles Place, Raffles Place Park
  • C : Ocean Towers
  • D : Republic Plaza
  • E : Equity Plaza, Ocean Financial Centre
  • F : Capital Square, Fuk Tak Chi Museum, PWC Building, China Square, Great Eastern Centre, Samsung Hub, City House, Market Street CP, Robinson Tower, Far East Square, Prudential Tower
  • G : Boat Quay, Moulana Mohd Ali Mosque, UOB Plaza
  • H : Bank of China Building, One Fullerton, Raffles Landing Site, Merlion Park, Six Battery Rd, The Fullerton (Hotel), The Arts House at the Old Parliament, Asian Civilisations Museum, Maybank Tower, Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall
  • I : SGX Centre, Lucrum Capital Building, Ascott Raffles Place, Lau Pa Sat Festival Market
  • J : The Promontory@Marina Bay, Marina Bay Suites, Marina Bay Financial Centre, The Sail @ Marina Bay, One Raffles Quay, Marina Bay Link Mall, One Marina Boulevard (NTUC Centre), Marina Bay Residences

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
North South Line
to NS1 Jurong East 6.03am 6.31am 11.19pm
to NS28 Marina South Pier 5.57am 6.22am 11.58pm
to NS7 Kranji 12.09am
East West Line
to EW1 Pasir Ris 5.59am 6.27am 12.09am
to EW29 Joo Koon 5.59am 6.25am 11.58pm

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