HarbourFront MRT Station

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 NE1  CC29 
HarbourFront
港湾
துறைமுகம்
HarbourFront
Rapid transit
CC29 HarbourFront station.jpg
Circle Line platform of HarbourFront MRT station.
Location 81 Telok Blangah Road
83 Telok Blangah Road
Singapore 098867 / 098886
Coordinates 1°15′55″N 103°49′20″E / 1.265297°N 103.82225°E / 1.265297; 103.82225
Operated by SBS Transit (ComfortDelGro) (North East Line)
SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation) (Circle Line)
Line(s)
Platforms Island
Tracks 4
Connections HarbourFront Bus Interchange, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 2
Parking Yes (Vivocity)
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  NE1  CC29 
History
Opened 20 June 2003; 14 years ago (2003-06-20) (North East Line)
8 October 2011; 6 years ago (2011-10-08) (Circle Line)
Electrified Yes
Previous names World Trade Centre
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
Terminus North East Line
towards Punggol
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle Line Terminus
clockwise / outer
Circle Line
Future service
anticlockwise / inner
Location

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 MRT Station, Circle Line Platform A.
HarbourFront MRT Station, Circle Line Platform.
HarbourFront MRT Station, North East Line Platform.

Location[edit]

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.

History[edit]

World Trade Centre station was constructed since 20 June 1997 and needed a road realignment along Telok Blangah Road, to allow the construction of the station. Later on, after 9/11 terrorist attacks, World Trade Centre exhibition halls were demolished and the station did a last-minute renaming in January 2002 to HarbourFront. 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.[1]

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'.[2]Cash top-ups at passenger service centres will no longer be accepted from 1 September 2017 at this station.

Art in Transit[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Cultural references[edit]

The station was one of four stations featured in the Uniquely Singapore edition of Monopoly.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Work on track to speed up NEL service". Channel News Asia. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Adrian Lim. "Three new stations to close loop for Circle Line". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2016-01-16. 
  3. ^ "Art in Transit on the North East Line". SBS Transit. Retrieved 11 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Circle Line Art" (PDF). Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 19 April 2016. 

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