Marina Bay MRT station

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 NS27  CE2  TE20 
Marina Bay
滨海湾
மரீனா பே
Marina Bay
Rapid transit
Circle Line Marina Bay platform.jpg
Circle Line platforms
Location 21 Park Street
23 Park Street
Singapore 018925 / 018926
Coordinates 1°16′33.95″N 103°51′16.83″E / 1.2760972°N 103.8546750°E / 1.2760972; 103.8546750
Owned by Land Transport Authority
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms Island (North South line & Circle line)
Stacked Side (Thomson-East Coast line)
Tracks 4 (6 when Thomson East-Coast Line is built)
Connections Bus stop, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Underground
Depth 38m (When Thomson East-Coast Line is built)
Platform levels 2 (4 when Thomson East-Coast Line is built)
Parking No[2]
Bicycle facilities Yes (external)
No (inside station)[1]
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  NS27  CE2  TE20 
History
Opened 4 November 1989; 28 years ago (1989-11-04) (North South Line)
14 January 2012; 6 years ago (2012-01-14) (Circle Line)
Opening 2021; 3 years' time (2021) (Thomson East-Coast Line)
Electrified Yes
Previous names Telok Ayer Basin, Marina South
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South line
Terminus
towards Stadium
Circle line
Stadium Shuttle
Terminus
clockwise / outer
Circle line
Future service
anticlockwise / inner
Thomson–East Coast line
Future service
Location

Marina Bay MRT station (NS27/CE2/TE20) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange station on the North South Line and Circle Line, located on the boundary of Downtown Core and Straits View planning areas, Singapore.

It was the southern terminus on the North South Line until 2014 when Marina South Pier MRT station opened although there are frequent train services terminating at this station, possibly owing to the low ridership of Marina South Pier station. Currently, Marina Bay station is the terminus of the Circle Line Extension.

The Circle Line section of the station was awarded the winner of the Small Project Award at the World Architecture Festival in 2012.[3]

When Stage 3 of the Thomson-East Coast Line opens in 2021, Marina Bay station will become a triple-line interchange, joining Dhoby Ghaut MRT station and Outram Park MRT station. Ground freezing will be applied for the first time in Singapore rail construction when building the Thomson-East Coast Line part of this station, where it under-crosses the existing North South Line and Circle Line tunnels.[4]

Even though this station was named after the Marina Bay, it is not the nearest MRT station to the bay; Bayfront MRT station and Downtown MRT station are all nearer to Marina Bay than Marina Bay station is.

In 2025, when Stage 6 of the Circle Line opens, Marina Bay station will be directly linked to HarbourFront MRT station via Singapore's southern coast, thereby "closing the circle".

History[edit]

On 28 November 1986, the last civil contract was awarded for the construction of MRT station at Marina Bay to Gammon-Antara Koh joint venture under Contract 310 and completed on 4 November 1989. The station requires significant diversion and land reclamation works at Marina Bay to facilitate the development of New Downtown.

On 8 January 2006, this station was one of the four stations that participated in Exercise Northstar V.

Circle Line Contract 901 for the construction and completion of Marina Bay CCL station was awarded to local company Hock Lian Seng Infrastructure Pte. Ltd. for S$348.4 million in February 2008. The scope also includes addition and alteration works to the existing North South Line (NSL) Marina Bay station, localised diversions of the East Coast Parkway and Marina Street as well as demolition of an expunged vehicular underpass.[5]

Incidents[edit]

On 15 June 2015, train services between Marina Bay and Marina South Pier Stations was disrupted after a train fault at this station.

On 7 October 2017, a small fire was spotted trackside in the tunnel between this station and Raffles Place MRT station, but it died down by itself. Its cause is not clear, but it might have been linked to a tunnel flood that occurred further up the line.[6][7]

Exits[edit]

  • A: Marina Station Road, Marina South Pier, Marina Barrage,[8] Bayfront Avenue Taxi Stand
  • B: Asia Square, Central Boulevard, Marina Bay City Gallery, Marina Bay Financial Centre, Marina Bay Link Mall, Marina Bay Residences, Marina Bay Sands, Marina Bay Suites, Marina Boulevard, The Promontory @ Marina Bay[9]

It is possible to walk 500 meters to Downtown MRT station from Exit B of the station.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SMRT > Trains > NetworkMap > MarinaBay". smrt.com.sg. SMRT. 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017. Marina Bay Station Amenities 
  2. ^ "SMRT > Trains > NetworkMap > MarinaBay". smrt.com.sg. SMRT. 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017. Marina Bay Station Amenities 
  3. ^ "World Architecture Festival Winners 2012". EMAP publishing. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ground freezing first for Singapore rail project". TunnelTalk. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 
  5. ^ LTA awards civil contract for Marina Bay MRT Station
  6. ^ "Water in the tunnel, trackside fire caused train disruption on NSL: SMRT". Channel NewsAsia. 8 October 2017. 
  7. ^ "NSL disruption: Train services between Ang Mo Kio and Newton will not be available until earliest Sunday". The Straits Times. 7 October 2017. 
  8. ^ "SMRT > Trains > NetworkMap > MarinaBay". smrt.com.sg. SMRT. 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017. Marina Bay Location Map 
  9. ^ "SMRT > Trains > NetworkMap > MarinaBay". smrt.com.sg. SMRT. 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017. Marina Bay Location Map 

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