Somerset MRT Station
Platform of Somerset MRT station.
|Location||1 Somerset Road
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Opened||12 December 1987|
Somerset MRT Station (NS23) is an underground station on the North South Line of the Mass Rapid Transit in Singapore, located under 313@Somerset Shopping Centre between Orchard Road and Somerset Road. It was upgraded in 2002, the first phase of station upgrading works on the system. Somerset MRT Station was named in reference to an English playwright, novelist and short story writer, William Somerset Maugham, who wrote a series of stories on Malaya, Borneo and Singapore while staying at Raffles Hotel during his stay in Singapore in the 1930s
The section of tracks between this station and Dhoby Ghaut is the shortest between any two MRT Stations on the North South Line, taking 1 minute for a train to travel between these two stations. Unlike most other underground stations, the toilets in this station are located on the street level rather than the concourse level.
A call was made from a public telephone at the station concourse at about 5 p.m. on 26 September 2007 about a bomb at the station. The police arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with the incident two days later on the morning of September 28, 2007 after finding no bomb.
|L1||Street Level||313@Somerset & Orchard Central|
|B1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control|
|B2||Platform A||North South Line towards via Jurong East (→) Orchard|
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|Platform B||North South Line towards via Marina South Pier (←) Dhoby Ghaut|
- A – Comcentre, Singapore Power Building and Skate Park
- B – 313@Somerset, Cathay Cineleisure Orchard, Centrepoint Shopping Centre, Meritus Mandarin Singapore, The Heeren Shops, Faber House, Orchard Point, Peranakan Place, Emerald Hill
- C - Orchard Gateway, Orchard Central, Orchard Plaza
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon – Sat||Sunday &
|North South Line|
|to NS1 Jurong East||6.09am||6.37am||11.24pm|
|to NS28 Marina South Pier||5.51am||6.16am||11.52pm|
|to NS7 Kranji||–||–||12.15am|
- "Police arrest 21-year-old man in connection with bomb hoax call". Channel News Asia. 28 September 2007.
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