MacPherson MRT station
Exit E of MacPherson station
|Location||171 Paya Lebar Road|
10 Circuit Link
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation) (Circle Line)|
SBS Transit DTL (Downtown Line)
|Platforms||Island (Circle Line)|
Side (Downtown Line)
|Opened||17 April 2010 (Circle Line)|
21 October 2017 (Downtown Line)
Named after the nearby MacPherson estate, which itself was named after Colonel Ronald MacPherson , the first Colonial Secretary of the Straits Settlements in 1867, this station serves not only the residents of MacPherson estate but also the working class in Ubi industrial estate.
On 23 May 2003, construction began with the realignment of Paya Lebar Road. Realignment of Circuit Link and Ubi Avenue 2 began on 15 January 2004.
The station was opened on 17 April 2010 along with the rest of Stage 1 & 2 of the Circle Line. The original platforms are in Basement 2.
On the Circle Line, the featured artwork Virtuous Cycle by Kay Kok Chung Oi signifies the symbolic meaning of this station, portraying the congregation of human dynamism and its cerebral energy, channeled and sustained by the ‘machinery’ of the station. The different colours of the arrows signify the public converging upon the MacPherson vicinity while the station is represented by the red rectangles. The station performs the role of a conduit, connecting people to MacPherson, as well as celebrating the continuous vibrancy of the MacPherson community itself.
Civil Defence Shelter
MacPherson CCL station is one of eleven stations along the Circle Line designated as Civil Defence (CD) shelters, which will be activated in times of national emergency. Apart from reinforced construction, the stations are designed and equipped with facilities to ensure the shelter environment is tolerable for all shelterees during shelter occupation. These facilities include protective blast doors, decontamination facilities, ventilation systems, power and water supply systems and a dry toilet system.
- "Factsheet: Downtown Line 3 to Open on 21 October 2017 | Press Room | Land Transport Authority". www.lta.gov.sg. Retrieved 2017-06-03.
- "MacPherson Station". SGTrains.com.
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