Caldecott MRT Station

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MRT Singapore Destination 14.png
 CC17  TE9 
Rapid transit
Exit B of Caldecott MRT station.
Location 38 Toa Payoh Rise
Singapore 298113
Coordinates 1°20′16″N 103°50′22″E / 1.337761°N 103.839447°E / 1.337761; 103.839447
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Platforms Island
Tracks 4 (2 U/C)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 3 (1 U/C)
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  CC17  TE9 
Opened 8 October 2011 (Circle Line)
2020 (Thomson-East Coast Line)
Electrified Yes
Previous names Thomson
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle Line
towards HarbourFront
Circle Line
towards HarbourFront
Thomson-East Coast Line
Future service
towards Sungei Bedok

Caldecott MRT Station (CC17/TE9) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the Circle Line in Toa Payoh, Singapore.

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.

Starting from 2020, Caldecott station will be an interchange station with the Thomson-East Coast Line.[1]

The station serves as a terminus of the Thomson-East Coast Line from 2020 to 2021, where it would be replaced by Gardens by the Bay as the third phase of the line opens.


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.[2]

Art in Transit[edit]

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.[3]

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Transitlink Counter
B2 Platform A Circle Line MRT Singapore Destination 9.png towards  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront via  CC19  DT9  Botanic Gardens
(No service to  CC18  Bukit Brown)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B Circle Line MRT Singapore Destination 8 (1).png towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut via  CC16  Marymount
Circle Line MRT Singapore Destination 10.png towards  CE2  NS27  Marina Bay via  CC16  Marymount (peak hour only)
TEL Mezzanine Linkway between Concourse and TEL platform
B3 Platform B Thomson-East Coast Line MRT Singapore Destination 13.png (future service) towards  TE1  Woodlands North via  TE8  Upper Thomson
Island platform
Platform A Thomson-East Coast Line MRT Singapore Destination 13.png (future service) towards  TE1  Woodlands North via  TE8  Upper Thomson


There are two exits, A & B, both to Toa Payoh Rise.

Transport connections[edit]


Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Circle Line
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


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