MacPherson MRT station

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 CC10  DT26 
MacPherson
麦波申
மெக்பர்சன்
MacPherson
Rapid transit
CC10 DT26 MacPhersonExit E.jpg
Exit E of MacPherson station
Location171 Paya Lebar Road
10 Circuit Link
Singapore 409048/378956
Coordinates1°19′36″N 103°53′24″E / 1.32665°N 103.890019°E / 1.32665; 103.890019
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation) (Circle Line)
SBS Transit DTL (Downtown Line)
Line(s)
PlatformsIsland (Circle Line)
Side (Downtown Line)
Tracks4
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels3
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code DT26  CC10 
History
Opened17 April 2010; 9 years ago (2010-04-17) (Circle Line)
21 October 2017; 22 months ago (2017-10-21) (Downtown Line)
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Bukit Panjang
Downtown line
towards Sungei Bedok
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle line
towards HarbourFront
Location

MacPherson MRT station (CC10/DT26) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange station on the Downtown Line and Circle Line in Geylang planning area, Singapore.

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.

History[edit]

DTL Platform of MacPherson station
Circle Line platform level of MacPherson MRT station.

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.

The Downtown Line portion of this station opened on 21 October 2017, as announced by the Land Transport Authority on 31 May 2017, the extended platforms are in Basement 4.[1]

Art-in-Transit[edit]

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.[2]

Civil Defence Shelter[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Factsheet: Downtown Line 3 to Open on 21 October 2017 | Press Room | Land Transport Authority". www.lta.gov.sg. Retrieved 2017-06-03.
  2. ^ "MacPherson Station". SGTrains.com.

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