Esplanade MRT Station

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Esplanade MRT Station
Stesen MRT Esplanade
Rapid transit
Platform level of Esplanade MRT station.
Location 90 Bras Basah Road
Singapore 189562
Coordinates 1°17′36″N 103°51′19″E / 1.293436°N 103.855381°E / 1.293436; 103.855381
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 3
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  CC3 
Fare zone 1
Opened 17 April 2010
Previous names Convention Centre
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle Line
towards HarbourFront
A signage board of Esplanade MRT station.
Completed entrance of Esplanade MRT station.

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.

There is a link from Circle Line's Esplanade station to City Hall via the underground shopping centre CityLink Mall or basement 2 of Raffles City shopping mall.


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.[1]


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.[2]


  • A: Suntec City
  • B: Marina Square
  • C: Marina Square
  • D: CityLink Mall
  • E: Civilian War Memorial
  • G: Raffles City (B2)

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level Suntec City
B CityLink Mall,  NS25  EW13  City Hall
B1 Transfer Level Esplanade Xchange, Underpass to Suntec City, One Raffles Link
Out-of-system transfer to  NS25  EW13  City Hall
B2 Concourse Faregates, ticketing machines, station control, Transitlink counter
Platform A Circle Line towards  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront via  CC4  DT15  Promenade (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B Circle Line towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut via  CC2  Bras Basah (←)

Transport connections[edit]


Destination First train Last train
Mon – Sat Sundays and
Public holiday
Circle Line
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


  1. ^ "Underpass linking City Hall MRT to Suntec City Mall open to public". Channel NewsAsia. 30 April 2008. 
  2. ^ "Circle Line Art" (PDF). Retrieved March 14, 2013. 

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