Dakota MRT Station

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 CC8 
Dakota
达科达
டகோட்டா
Dakota
Rapid transit
Dakota-CCLPlatform.JPG
Platform level of Dakota MRT station.
Location 201 Old Airport Road
Singapore 397973
Coordinates 1°18′30″N 103°53′18″E / 1.308289°N 103.888253°E / 1.308289; 103.888253
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Connections Bus, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  CC8 
History
Opened 17 April 2010
Previous names Tanjong Katong
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle Line
towards HarbourFront
Location
Concourse of Dakota MRT station.

Dakota MRT Station (CC8) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the Circle Line in the Old Kallang Airport Estate, Singapore. The station has two exit and entry points, on either side of Old Airport Road. It was opened on 17 April 2010 along with the rest of Stage 1 & 2 of the Circle Line.

Dakota station is named after the Dakota DC-3 aircraft that commonly used to land at the nearby Kallang Airport when it was still in commercial use.

History[edit]

The construction of Dakota and the tracks led to the closure of the stretch of Old Airport Road between Cassia Link and Guillemard Camp Road in March 2006. Instead, Jalan Tiga was extended to Guillemard Road, opening up a traffic junction there. In addition, the old Guillemard Camp Road was widened to provide public buses enough space to drive through. Despite the widening of the road, there have been several accidents occurring near the T-junction of Guillemard Road and Guillemard Camp Road. The closed stretch of Old Airport Road has since re-opened on 29 December 2008 at 5am.[1]

It was built as part of stage 2 of the Circle Line by the same joint venture responsible for the Nicoll Highway station.

Built in the middle of a HDB estate and within walking distance of several schools, the station serves many residents in the area since its opening on 17 April 2010. Food enthusiasts living far away can also travel here to the Old Airport Road Hawker Centre.

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level Old Airport Road Market & Food Centre
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Transitlink Counter
B2 Platform A Circle Line towards  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront via  CC9  EW8  Paya Lebar (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B Circle Line towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut via  CC7  Mountbatten (←)

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
Circle Line
to CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5.42am 6.09am 11.51pm
to CC29 HarbourFront 5.37am 6.04am 11.01pm
to CC26 Pasir Panjang 11.32pm
to CC23 one-north 11.48pm
to CC17 Caldecott 12.15am
to CC11 Tai Seng 12.23am
to CC7 Mountbatten 12.28am

Exits[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "News Releases: Re-Opening Of Old Airport Road". Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 2009-01-03. 

External links[edit]