Dakota MRT station

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 CC8 
Dakota
达科达
டகோட்டா
Dakota
Rapid transit
Dakota MRT Platform.jpg
Platform A of Dakota MRT station with featured artwork.
Location201 Old Airport Road
Singapore 397973
Coordinates1°18′30″N 103°53′18″E / 1.308289°N 103.888253°E / 1.308289; 103.888253
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
PlatformsIsland
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels2
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code CC8 
History
Opened17 April 2010; 8 years ago (2010-04-17)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesTanjong Katong
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle line
towards HarbourFront
Location

Dakota MRT station (CC8) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the Circle Line in Geylang planning area, Singapore.

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.

History[edit]

Concourse of Dakota MRT station.
Platform B of Dakota.

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.[1]

Art in Transit[edit]

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.

Exits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "News Releases: Re-Opening Of Old Airport Road". Land Transport Authority. Archived from the original on 2011-05-27. Retrieved 2009-01-03.

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