HarbourFront MRT station
Circle Line platform of HarbourFront MRT station.
|Location||81 Telok Blangah Road|
83 Telok Blangah Road
Singapore 098867 / 098886
|Operated by||SBS Transit (ComfortDelGro) (North East Line)|
SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation) (Circle Line)
|Connections||HarbourFront Bus Interchange, Taxi|
|Opened||20 June 2003 (North East Line)|
8 October 2011 (Circle Line)
|Previous names||World Trade Centre|
HarbourFront MRT station (NE1/CC29) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange station on the North East Line and Circle Line in Bukit Merah planning area, Singapore. This station is directly connected to VivoCity, and is the nearest MRT station to Sentosa. Other landmarks nearby include HarbourFront Bus Interchange, HarbourFront Centre and the Singapore Cruise Centre.
HarbourFront station is the terminus of both the North East Line and Circle Line, making it the only MRT station on the network to be the terminus of two lines; Sungei Bedok MRT station will have a similar situation when it opens in 2024. HarbourFront station is the southernmost MRT station in Singapore.
In 2025, when Stage 6 of the Circle Line opens, HarbourFront station will be directly linked to Marina Bay MRT station via Singapore's southern coast, thereby "closing the circle".
HarbourFront station serves the vicinity of HarbourFront, located at the southernmost point of mainland Bukit Merah. The station itself is located in close proximity to HarbourFront Centre and VivoCity. Buses to and from Sentosa originate from the HarbourFront Bus Interchange, located near the station. When the Sentosa Express monorail line to Sentosa began service on 15 January 2007 as a virtual interchange, Sentosa became more effectively linked with most of the towns of Singapore. The station also provides public transport to the prominent tourist destination of Mount Faber.
HarbourFront station opened on 20 June 2003 with the rest of the North East Line. After VivoCity opened, weekend passenger traffic doubled to more than 60,000 passengers each day, surpassing Dhoby Ghaut, formerly the busiest station on the North East Line. Due to the sudden jump in passenger traffic, the number of faregates facing the linkway to VivoCity had to be increased from seven to nine. The Circle Line section of the station began revenue service on 8 October 2011, replacing Marymount as a terminal station for the Circle Line, thus making HarbourFront station the first and currently the only double-line terminus station in Singapore.
The North East line's overrun tunnel at this station was extended by 50 metres for about S$8.2 million. Works were completed by the end of 2014. The station's operations were unaffected by the works as most of the enhancement works were done away from the station itself.
On LTA's MasterPlan of 2013, its said that the Circle Line would extend from HarbourFront, travel through three new stations and then connect with Marina Bay station, hence 'completing the Circle'.
Now, the Circle Line platform currently uses the 'Spanish Solution', where the trains would move on to an overrun, before turning back, similar to the Marina South Pier/ Expo terminus.
Art in Transit
The station features two sets of artwork under the Art in Transit programme. The interior of the North East Line station and walkways to station exits feature the artwork Enigmatic Appearances by Ian Woo. Abstract images on blue enamel panels evoke a sense of open seas, a reference to the station's proximity to the sea. The second piece of artwork, Commuting Waves by Jason Ong, features in the Circle Line station. Using commuter traffic data of HarbourFront station on weekdays and weekends, the artist created two sets of two-dimensional glass waveforms resembling fishes, tying in with the station's water theme.
The station was one of four stations featured in the Uniquely Singapore edition of Monopoly.
- "Work on track to speed up NEL service". Channel News Asia. Retrieved 24 October 2012.
- Adrian Lim. "Three new stations to close loop for Circle Line". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2016-01-16.
- "Art in Transit on the North East Line". SBS Transit. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
- "Circle Line Art" (PDF). Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
- SBS Transit's HarbourFront MRT station official website
- SMRT's HarbourFront MRT station official website
- Changi Airport to HarbourFront MRT station Route Map
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