Caldecott MRT Station

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 CC17  TE9 
Caldecott MRT Station
Stesen MRT Caldecott
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)
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 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 which also forms the Toa Payoh West and Thomson sub-constituency of the Bishan-Toa Payoh Electoral Constituency. It is a 10-minute walk from Braddell.

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 is the longest on the Circle Line. This train however speeds at 80 km/h all the time.

Opening in 2020, Caldecott station will be an interchange station with a new line, 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 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 towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut via  CC16  Marymount (←)
B3 Platform B Thomson-East Coast Line (future service) towards  TE31  DT37  Sungei Bedok via  TE10  Mount Pleasant (→)
Island platform
Platform A Thomson-East Coast Line (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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