Dakota MRT station
|Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station|
Platform A of Dakota MRT station with featured artwork.
|Location||201 Old Airport Road|
|Operated by||SMRT Trains Ltd (SMRT Corporation)|
|Platforms||2 (1 island platform)|
|Opened||17 April 2010|
|Previous names||Tanjong Katong, Dunman|
Located along Old Airport Road between the junctions of Jalan Dua and Dakota Crescent, Dakota station took its name from the Dakota DC-3 aircraft that used to frequently land at the former Kallang Airport. This station primarily serves the Old Kallang Airport Estate, and is within walking distance to Mountbatten MRT station.
Before the station was built, it was originally known as Tanjong Katong. As Tanjong Katong is too far away, it was renamed to Dakota in March 2005. Construction started in October that year. The old Guillemard Camp Road was widened to provide public buses enough space to drive through. Despite the widening of the road. The closed stretch of Old Airport Road has since re-opened on 29 December 2008 at 5am.
Art in Transit
The artwork featured in this station is Little things, little stories by A Dose of Light (Ang Song Nian and Zhao Renhui). This artwork narrates an open-ended story of Dakota Crescent through the objects inside residents’ homes, along the HDB flat corridors and shared outdoor spaces which attempt to chronicle a visual history and narrative of the space before the station is built.
- "Annex A FINALISED NAMES FOR CIRCLE LINE (CCL) STAGES 1-3 STATIONS". www.lta.gov.sg. Archived from the original on 18 December 2006.
- "News Releases: Re-Opening Of Old Airport Road". Land Transport Authority. Archived from the original on 2011-05-27. Retrieved 2009-01-03.
- Massot, Gilles (2020-04-07). "Getting Around - Public Transport - A Better Public Transport Experience - Art in Transit". LTA. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
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