Farrer Road MRT station

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 CC20 
Farrer Road
花拉路
ஃபேரர் சாலை
Farrer Road
Rapid transit
FRR platform level.jpg
Platform level of Farrer Road MRT station.
Location71 Farrer Road
Singapore 261006
Coordinates1°19′02″N 103°48′27″E / 1.317319°N 103.807431°E / 1.317319; 103.807431
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
PlatformsIsland
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels2
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code CC20 
History
Opened8 October 2011; 7 years ago (2011-10-08)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesFarrer
Location

Farrer Road MRT station (CC20) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the Circle Line, located along the boundary of Bukit Timah and Tanglin planning areas, Singapore.

Farrer Road station is built underneath its namesake road, near the junction with Empress Road.

History[edit]

The junction of Farrer Road and Empress Road had been realigned from 1 December 2004, this marks the start of construction of Farrer Road MRT station. The station was renamed from Farrer to Farrer Road in 11 January 2007.

On May 24, 2007, a section of Cornwall Gardens Road above a section between Holland Village and Farrer Road stations along the Circle Line collapsed, creating a 3 metre deep hole. No one was injured, but some of the households lost their access to cable TV and Internet, as well as the water supply. This is the third road that caved in during the construction of the Circle Line.[citation needed]

It is so often mistaken for Farrer Park MRT station that the station masters have put up a sign informing both locals and tourists that Farrer Road MRT is not the one located near the famous Mustafa Centre that they probably wanted to visit.[1]

Art in Transit[edit]

The artwork featured in this station under the Art in Transit programme is Art Lineage by Erzan Adam. In this community project, using lines as a key element to emphasise unity in art and in the community, members of the public were invited to paint coloured lines in any way they liked over three canvasses. The artist then digitised and overlayered the images to create a single piece, which is now displayed on the lift shaft in the station.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Here are the most annoying station names on the Singapore MRT network | CityMetric". www.citymetric.com. Retrieved 2018-12-11.
  2. ^ Martin, Mayo. "Circle Line Art! The final destination(s)! A sneak peek!". For Art's Sake!. TODAYonline Blogs. Archived from the original on 27 December 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2011.

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle line
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