Serangoon MRT Station

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 NE12  CC13 
Serangoon MRT Station
实龙岗地铁站
சிராங்கூன்
Stesen MRT Serangoon
Rapid transit
Ne12 Serangoon 2.jpg
NEL platform of Serangoon MRT station.
Station statistics
Address 600 Upper Serangoon Road
21 Serangoon Central
Singapore 534801 / 556082
Coordinates 1°21′00″N 103°52′23″E / 1.349944°N 103.873092°E / 1.349944; 103.873092
Line(s)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Underground
Levels 4
Platforms Island
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened 20 June 2003 (North East Line)
28 May 2009 (Circle Line)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code  NE12  CC13 
Operator SBS Transit (ComfortDelGro) (North East Line)
SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation (Circle Line)
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards HarbourFront
North East Line
towards Punggol
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle Line
towards HarbourFront
Location

Serangoon MRT Station (NE12/CC13) is an underground interchange station on the North East Line and the Circle Line in Singapore. The station is located in the Serangoon Central area, at the intersection of Upper Serangoon Road and Serangoon Central. This station sees relatively heavy usage during peak periods, because a number of bus services which used to go to the city area now terminate at Serangoon Bus Interchange instead.

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, Farrer Park and Hougang stations.

The artwork in the North East Line side of the station under the Art in Transit programme is Memories of Childhood by Eng Joo Heng. The artwork featured in the Circle Line side is called View of Life by Sarkasi Said. The author used 18 original batik paintings on cloth which were photographed and printed onto a sheet of glass.

Circle Line[edit]

The Circle Line portion of the station opened on 28 May 2009.[1] This is the second station in the MRT system after Dhoby Ghaut to have a travelator within the paid-area of the station. An integrated development, consisting of the nex shopping mall and a Serangoon Bus Interchange, is built on the site directly above the Circle Line part of this station.[2][3]

Station sinking incident[edit]

In February 2005, excavation for the tunnels under the existing North East Line station for the Circle Line interchange station hit an unusually large body of groundwater. This caused settlement of the North East Line station as well as the Serangoon viaduct directly above the station, with the station sinking by 1 cm. As a result, trains bound for Punggol pulling off the station have to pass by the affected area at a lower speed.[4][5] By the first few months of 2007, train speeds started picking up once again after the excavation was near completion.

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level nex, Serangoon Bus Interchange
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Passenger Service Centre
B2 Platform A North East Line towards  NE1  CC29  HarbourFront via  NE11  Woodleigh (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B North East Line towards  NE17  PTC  Punggol via  NE13  Kovan (←)
Platform A Circle Line towards  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront via  CC14  Lorong Chuan (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B Circle Line towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut via  CC12  Bartley (←)

Exits[edit]

  • A: Upper Serangoon Road (Southbound)
  • B: Serangoon NEX
  • C: Serangoon Central
  • D: Serangoon Central, Upper Serangoon Road (Northbound)
  • E, F, G and H: Serangoon NEX

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Fri Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
North East Line
to NE1 HarbourFront 5.54am 5.54am 6.14am 11.39pm
to NE17 Punggol 6.20am 6.21am 6.41am 12.16am
Circle Line
to CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5.44am 5.44am 6.11am 11.40pm
to CC29 HarbourFront 5.18am 5.18am 5.42am 11.13pm
to CC26 Pasir Panjang 11.43pm
to CC23 one-north 11.59pm
to CC7 Mountbatten 12.17am
to CC17 Caldecott 12.27am
to CC12 Bartley 12.40am

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