Bras Basah MRT Station
Escalators in Bras Basah MRT station.
|Location||65 Bras Basah Road
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Opened||17 April 2010|
Bras Basah MRT Station (CC2) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the Circle Line in the Museum Planning Area of Singapore, surrounded by the Singapore Management University. This station opened on 17 April 2010.
The station's construction required the realignment of Bras Basah Road for 2 years before re-cladding of the Singapore Management University for another 2 years. This station was completed on April 2007 mainly due to the presence of Singapore Management University.
The station was commissioned through the Marina Line Architectural Design Competition jointly organized by the Land Transport Authority and the Singapore Institute of Architects. The competition required no track record and is acknowledged by the industry as one of the best run competitions held in Singapore to date.
During the opening of the station in 17 April 2010, Transport Minister Raymond Lim, who officiated the opening, said : "The Circle Line will enhance the quality of commute for the public – connecting homes, workplaces and social and recreational destinations more quickly and seamlessly." He also added that the stations will connect commuters to the "doorsteps of major cultural destinations" like the Esplanade and Fort Canning.
In addition, it won the Chicago Athenaeum and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and International Architecture Awards in 2011.
The station is located near Singapore Art Museum, nearby to Waterloo Street and a few minutes walk to Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. It is also linked to the Singapore Management University and Plaza by the Park tower at concourse level, below Bras Basah Road.
The station is at 35 metres below ground and its island platform is located at basement 5. This station was the deepest station from it's opening until 22 December 2013 when the Downtown Line at Promenade MRT Station was completed. It is also the station with the longest escalator, at 41.3 metres. To let light into the station, a reflective pool of water with glass panels outside the Singapore Management University was created.
A video work was commissioned for the Art in Transit for this station. It is presented in 29 units of sound and images, forming a narrative of an action figure caught in a Chain of Wonderful Underwater Adventures. It is displayed in the evening at the concourse level of the station.
|L1||Street Level||Singapore Art Museum, Singapore Management University|
|B1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Transitlink Counter|
|B4||Transfer Hall||Escalators to concourse and platforms|
|Platform A||Circle Line towards via HarbourFront Esplanade (→)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|Platform B||Circle Line towards (←) Dhoby Ghaut|
- A: Bras Basah Complex, Singapore Art Museum
- B and C: SMU, National Museum and Fort Canning Park
- D and E: Waterloo Street
|Destination||First train||Last train|
|Mon – Sat||Sunday &
|to CC1 Dhoby Ghaut||5.54am||6.21am||12.03am|
|to CC29 HarbourFront||5.39am||6.06am||10.50pm|
|to CC26 Pasir Panjang||–||–||11.20pm|
|to CC23 one-north||–||–||11.36pm|
|to CC17 Caldecott||–||–||12.03am|
|to CC11 Tai Seng||–||–||12.11am|
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