Bayfront MRT station

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 DT16  CE1 
Bayfront
海湾舫
பேஃபிரண்ட்
Bayfront
Rapid transit
Cross platform interchange of Bayfront station.jpg
Cross platform interchange of Bayfront station
Location 11 Bayfront Avenue
Singapore 018957
Coordinates 1°16′56″N 103°51′34″E / 1.282347°N 103.859317°E / 1.282347; 103.859317
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation) (Circle Line)
SBS Transit DTL (Downtown Line)
Line(s)
Platforms Stacked Island
Tracks 4
Connections Bus, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 4
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  DT16  CE1 
History
Opened 14 January 2012; 6 years ago (2012-01-14) (Circle Line)
22 December 2013; 4 years ago (2013-12-22) (Downtown Line)
Electrified Yes
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Stadium
Circle line
Stadium Shuttle
Terminus
towards Bukit Panjang
Downtown line
towards Expo
Location

Bayfront MRT station (DT16/CE1) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange station on the Downtown Line and Circle Line, located in Downtown Core, Singapore.

Bayfront station primarily serves the integrated resort of Marina Bay Sands. It is also currently the nearest MRT station to Gardens by the Bay, but this title will be taken by Gardens by the Bay MRT station when it opens in 2021.

This station is one of five MRT stations on the network that feature cross-platform interchange; the others are Jurong East MRT station, City Hall MRT station, Raffles Place MRT station and Tanah Merah MRT station.

History[edit]

Circle Line platform at Bayfront MRT station.
Downtown Line platforms. This picture was taken before the opening of the DTL.

During the early stages of the Circle Line when it was under planning, the Circle Line Extension was initially planned to terminate at Chinatown, which also parallels to the proposed Eastern Region Line.

Construction of Bayfront MRT station started in January 2007. The top-down method was used for the construction while the Marina Bay Sands project is ongoing since 12 March 2006. The tunnels broke through on 13 April 2010 before the opening of Circle Line. The Circle Line Extension was diverted to terminate at Marina Bay, and to close the loop by 2025. While the station name was taken from the Bayfront area, another name, Marina Bay Sands was considered. Bayfront was finalized on 10 January 2010 by the Land Transport Authority. On 14 January 2012, the Circle Line station platforms were opened. On 22 December 2013, the Downtown Line station platforms were opened.

Art in Transit[edit]

Titled as "When the Ships Comes In" by Lee Wen is a mural, composed of a collage, located on the underground linkway of the station. The collage of images of ships, drawn by young Singaporeans, brings a remembrance of the past of Port of Singapore and Singapore's future hopes.[1]

Exits[edit]

  • A: Bayfront Avenue
  • B: Gardens by the Bay
  • C and D: Marina Bay Sands
  • E: Bayfront Avenue, Sands Expo and Convention Centre

Services and connections[edit]

At the platform level, there are several platforms for the Bayfront MRT station:

  • Platform A, located at B2 is for trains heading towards Marina Bay (Circle Line)
  • Platform B, located at B3 is for trains heading towards Bukit Panjang via Promenade (Downtown Line)
  • Platform C, located at B3 is for trains heading towards Stadium via Promenade (Circle Line)
  • Platform D, located at B2 is for trains heading towards Chinatown and Expo via Downtown (Downtown Line)

In addition, bus services 97, 106, 133, 502, 518 also stops at two of the key stops at Bayfront Avenue, which is next to Marina Bay Sands and Bayfront MRT station respectively.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Downtown Line 1: Art-In-Transit" (PDF). Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 

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