Botanic Gardens MRT Station

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 CC19  DT9 
Botanic Gardens
植物园
பூ மலை
Kebun Bunga
Rapid transit
Botanic Gardens MRT Station (DTL) - Platform B.jpg
Botanic Gardens Platform B on the Downtown Line.
Location 100 Cluny Park Road
Singapore 257494
Coordinates 1°19′21″N 103°48′55″E / 1.322519°N 103.815406°E / 1.322519; 103.815406
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation) (Circle Line)
SBS Transit DTL (Downtown Line)
Line(s)
Platforms Island
Tracks 4
Connections Bus, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 3
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  CC19  DT9 
History
Opened 8 October 2011 (Circle Line)
27 December 2015 (Downtown Line)
Electrified Yes
Previous names Adam
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle Line
towards HarbourFront
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle Line
(planned)
towards Bukit Panjang
Downtown Line
towards Chinatown
Location
The Art-in-Transit of the Downtown Line section of Botanic Gardens.
Entrance to Botanic Gardens MRT station in 2011, a few weeks before the station officially opened to the public.

Botanic Gardens MRT Station (CC19/DT9) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit interchange station on the Circle Line and Downtown Line in Tanglin, Singapore.

This station is located near the Singapore Botanic Gardens at the intersection of Bukit Timah Road and Cluny Park Road, hence its name. It is also near the National University of Singapore Bukit Timah campus and is behind Serene Centre. As the Bukit Brown station will only be operational after the Bukit Brown area has been developed enough, the section of track between Botanic Gardens and Caldecott is the longest on the Circle Line. As the distance between the Circle Line and Downtown Line platforms is relatively long, it has travelators, the fourth station after Dhoby Ghaut, Serangoon and Bugis to have travelators within the paid area.


The Downtown Line station (DT09) was designed by AEP Consultants and Geoconsult Asia and was constructed by Sembawang Engineers & Constructors.

Botanic Gardens station is the only MRT station in Singapore to have an official Malay name.

History[edit]

Casualty incident[edit]

On 11 March 2012, a worker was killed at a site near the Botanic Gardens, beside the contractor's site office after a concrete slab fell on him. 35-year-old Masud al-Mamun was operating an excavator deep in the ground when the slab fell on him. Rescuers had to use a breaking tool kit to break a portion of the concrete slab. It took nearly five hours to reach the man lying motionless on the ground. This is the first casualty related case in the construction of the Downtown Line.[1]

Art in Transit[edit]

The artwork featured in the Circle Line section under the Art in Transit programme is Aquatic Fauna No. 1 by Kai Lam and Chua Chye Teck. The mural, displayed above the platform doors, contains symbolic imageries of water and aquatic animals using the Chinese paper cutting technique.[2] The "fauna" mural not only highlights the station's proximity to the Botanic Gardens, but also complements the 2-storey high water-cascading wall in the station, the first to have such a feature within the station.

The Downtown Line section features the artwork "What is a Tree?" by Shirley Soh. Various vistas of the Tembusu on the front lawn of the Botanic Gardens are created to pose the ontological questions.

Station layout[edit]

L2 Overhead Bridge Dunearn Road
L1 Street Level Singapore Botanic Gardens, Serene Centre, Cluny Court
Mezzanine Transfer Linkway and Travellators between Circle and Downtown Line Concourses
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Transitlink Counter, Shops, Transfer Linkway
B2 Platform B Circle Line MRT Singapore Destination 9.png towards  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront via  CC20  Farrer Road
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform A Circle Line MRT Singapore Destination 8 (1).png towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut via  CC17  TE9  Caldecott

Circle Line MRT Singapore Destination 10.png towards  CE2  NS27  Marina Bay via  CC17  TE9  Caldecott (peak hour only)
(No service to  CC18  Bukit Brown)
B3 Platform B Downtown Line MRT Singapore Destination 12.png towards  DT19  NE4  Chinatown via  DT10  TE11  Stevens
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform A Downtown Line MRT Singapore Destination 11.png towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang via  DT8  Tan Kah Kee

Exits[edit]

  • A: Adam Food Centre, Cluny Court, French Embassy, Serene Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • B: NUS Faculty of Law, MOE Co-Curricular Activities Branch, Singapore Botanic Gardens

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon - Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
Circle Line
to CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5.45am 6.06am 11.25pm
to CC29 HarbourFront 5.32am 5.57am 11.27pm
to CC26 Pasir Panjang - - 11.57pm
to CC7 Mountbatten - - 12.02am
to CC23 one-north - - 12.13am
to CC12 Bartley - - 12.26am
Downtown Line
to DT1 Bukit Panjang 6.00am 6.21am 12.31am
to DT19 Chinatown 5.46am 6.06am 11.51pm

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lim, Paul (11 March 2012). "Bangladeshi worker killed after concrete slab falls on him". AsiaOne. Retrieved 18 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Annex B: Summary of CCL Art-in-Transit Concepts" (PDF). Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 

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