Caldecott MRT Station
Exit B of Caldecott MRT station.
|Location||38 Toa Payoh Rise
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Tracks||4 (2 U/C)|
|Platform levels||3 (1 U/C)|
|Opened||8 October 2011 (Circle Line)
2020 (Thomson-East Coast Line)
Unlike its namesake though, it is much closer to Lorong 1 Toa Payoh than Caldecott Hill and MediaCorp. It is situated on Toa Payoh Rise, a road on a hill that links Toa Payoh and Thomson estates. It is a 10-minute walk from Braddell station.
As the Bukit Brown MRT Station will only be operational after the Bukit Brown area has been developed enough, the section of track between Caldecott and Botanic Gardens stations is the longest on the Circle Line. This train moves at 80 km/h at this stretch.
When the Circle Line was initially planned, this station was planned to be a shell station and to be topped up and opened only when the surroundings were more developed. It was only announced quite later that Caldecott will be opened with the Stage 4 on 11 January 2007.
Art in Transit
The artwork featured in this station under the Art in Transit programme is The Cartography Of Memories by Hazel Lim, located on the lift shaft in the station. The artist gathered responses from some 100 members of the public about their memories of the places they've lived in, and used phrases and words from the responses to create a literal text map of the Thomson area, where the station is located.
|B1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Transitlink Counter|
|B2||Platform A||Circle Line towards via HarbourFront → Botanic Gardens
(No service to ) Bukit Brown
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|Platform B||Circle Line towards via Dhoby Ghaut ← Marymount
Circle Line towards via Marina Bay ← (peak hour only) Marymount
|TEL Mezzanine||Linkway between Concourse and TEL platform|
|B3||Platform B||Thomson-East Coast Line (future service) towards via Woodlands North ← Upper Thomson
|Platform A||Thomson-East Coast Line (future service) towards via Woodlands North ← Upper Thomson|
There are two exits, A & B, both to Toa Payoh Rise.
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon – Sat||Sunday &
|to CC1 Dhoby Ghaut||5.34am||6.02am||11.30pm|
|to CC29 HarbourFront||5.28am||5.52am||11.23pm|
|to CC26 Pasir Panjang||–||–||11.53pm|
|to CC23 one-north||–||–||12.09am|
|to CC7 Mountbatten||–||–||12.07am|
|to CC12 Bartley||–||–||12.30am|
- "Speech by Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Transport, at the Inspection of Downtown Line 1 Station and Announcement of Thomson Line alignment, 29 August 2012, 10.00am at Telok Ayer Station". Ministry of Transport. 29 August 2012. Archived from the original on September 8, 2012. Retrieved August 29, 2012.
- "Speech by Mr Raymond Lim, Minister for Transport, at the Visit to Kim Chuan Depot, 25 January 2008, 9.00 AM". Singapore Government Media Release. 2008-01-25.
- Martin, Mayo. "Circle Line Art! The final destination(s)! A sneak peek!". For Art's Sake!. TODAYonline Blogs. Retrieved 11 October 2011.