Somerset MRT Station

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 NS23 
Somerset MRT Station
索美塞地铁站
சாமர்செட்
Stesen MRT Somerset
Rapid transit
SomersetMRTStation.jpg
Platform of Somerset MRT station.
Location 1 Somerset Road
Singapore 238162
Coordinates 1°18′1.85″N 103°50′20.50″E / 1.3005139°N 103.8390278°E / 1.3005139; 103.8390278
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Connections Bus, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Underground
Levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  NS23 
History
Opened 12 December 1987
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South Line
Location
Entrance to Somerset station before the construction of 313@Somerset.

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[citation needed], who wrote a series of stories on Malaya, Borneo and Singapore while staying at Raffles Hotel during his stay in Singapore in the 1930s

To commemorate Total Defence Day in 2000, the Singapore Civil Defence Force conducted the first ever Shelter Open House at this station on 15 and 16 February.[citation needed]

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.

History[edit]

Bomb hoax[edit]

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.[1]

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level 313@Somerset & Orchard Central
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
B2 Platform A North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS22  Orchard (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier via  NS24  NE6  CC1  Dhoby Ghaut (←)

Exits[edit]

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Police arrest 21-year-old man in connection with bomb hoax call". Channel News Asia. 28 September 2007. 

External links[edit]