Clarke Quay MRT station

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 NE5 
Clarke Quay
克拉码头
கிளார்க் கீ
Clarke Quay
Rapid transit
Ne5 clarke quay exterior.jpg
Exit A of Clarke Quay MRT station.
Location10 Eu Tong Sen Street
Singapore 059815
Coordinates1°17′19″N 103°50′48″E / 1.288708°N 103.846606°E / 1.288708; 103.846606
Operated bySBS Transit (ComfortDelGro)
Line(s)
PlatformsIsland
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels1
ParkingYes (The Central)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code NE5 
Fare zone1
History
Opened20 June 2003; 15 years ago (2003-06-20)
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards HarbourFront
North East line
towards Punggol
Location

Clarke Quay MRT station (NE5) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North East Line in Singapore River planning area, Singapore.[1]

Despite its name, Clarke Quay station is not physically located within Clarke Quay which lies on the northern bank of the Singapore River. Rather, the station is built along the southern bank of the river, directly connected to The Central. The station is located on the opposite side of the Singapore River where Clarke Quay is actually situated. The distance between Clarke Quay and the previous station, Chinatown, is the shortest distance between two MRT stations in Singapore, a mere 360 metres. These factors probably attribute to the fact that the station has one of the lowest ridership along the North East Line

History[edit]

Exit B of Clarke Quay MRT station.
Platform level of the station.

The former Ellenborough Market was acquired in 1995 for the construction of Clarke Quay MRT station, including some HDB flats at Clarke Quay. Residents were told to move out by December 1996. These include Block 1 Tew Chew Street. Clarke Quay opened in 20 June 2003, and the construction of The Central, a shopping mall, also begun for completion in October 2006.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NE5 - Clarke Quay". SBS Transit. Retrieved March 14, 2013.

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