Esplanade MRT Station
Platform level of Esplanade MRT station.
|Location||90 Bras Basah Road
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Opened||17 April 2010|
|Previous names||Convention Centre|
Esplanade MRT Station (CC3) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the Circle Line in Singapore. The station was opened on 17 April 2010 along with the rest of Stage 1 & 2 of the Circle Line. It is located next to the War Memorial Park, the Suntec City Mall and the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The station also has a link to Raffles City, CityLink Mall, Suntec City Mall and Marina Square.
The underpass linking CityLink Mall and Suntec City Mall had been closed since 2003 to facilitate the construction of the station and pedestrians had to use a temporary covered overhead bridge to cross Raffles Boulevard.
On 30 April 2008, the underpass was reopened to the public after five years of closure. It's also the first of the Circle Line stations where the public can have a glimpse of the interior. The station had almost completed on August 2007. During the opening of the underpass, Suntec City Mall gave away free coffee, chocolates and sweets to pedestrians to mark the reopening of the underpass. There were also music and line dancing performances.
The bridge underwent dismantling starting 12 May 2008.
An artwork by the late Lim Mu Hue, titled Let the show begin, is located on a large wall within the walkway within the station between Raffles City and Marina Square. This black and white artwork features shadow puppetry and other performances enjoyed by the early settlers of Singapore. Consisting of a set of seven pieces of wood block prints depicting various aspects of theatre, the artwork is a collage of early and later works by Lim Mu Hue who died soon after completing this commission.
- A: Suntec City
- B: Marina Square
- C: Marina Square
- D: CityLink Mall
- E: Civilian War Memorial
- F: CHIJMES
- G: Raffles City (B2)
|L1||Street Level||Suntec City|
|B||CityLink Mall, City Hall|
|B1||Transfer Level||Esplanade Xchange, Underpass to Suntec City, One Raffles Link|
|Out-of-system transfer to City Hall|
|B2||Concourse||Faregates, ticketing machines, station control, Transitlink counter|
|Platform A||Circle Line towards via HarbourFront (→) Promenade|
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|Platform B||Circle Line towards via Dhoby Ghaut (←) Bras Basah|
|Destination||First train||Last train|
|Mon – Sat||Sundays and
|to CC1 Dhoby Ghaut||5.52am||6.19am||12.01am|
|to CC29 HarbourFront||5.41am||6.08am||10.51pm|
|to CC26 Pasir Panjang||–||–||11.22pm|
|to CC23 one-north||–||–||11.38pm|
|to CC17 Caldecott||–||–||12.05am|
|to CC11 Tai Seng||–||–||12.13am|
- "Underpass linking City Hall MRT to Suntec City Mall open to public". Channel NewsAsia. 30 April 2008.
- "Circle Line Art" (PDF). Retrieved March 14, 2013.
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