Dakota MRT station
Platform A of Dakota MRT station with featured artwork.
|Location||201 Old Airport Road|
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Opened||17 April 2010|
|Previous names||Tanjong Katong|
Located along Old Airport Road, 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 2005 whereby six months later, the stretch of Old Airport Road between Cassia Link and Guillemard Camp Road in March 2006. In addition, 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.
- A: Jalan Satu, Kong Hwa School, Mountbatten Community Club, Police Logistic Department (Hemmant Road), Cassia View, Block 51 Old Airport Road Market & Food Court, Former Guillemard Road Army Camp, Geylang Park Connector
- B: Broadrick Secondary School, Mountbatten Neighbourhood Police Station, Dakota Crescent, Tanjong Katong Secondary School
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