Marina Bay MRT Station

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 NS27  CE2  TE20 
Marina Bay
滨海湾
மரீனா பே
Marina Bay
Rapid transit
Circle Line
Circle Line
North South line
North South Line
Two Platforms of Different lines in Marina Bay MRT station.
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 North South Line & Circle Line: Island
Thomson-East Coast Line: Stacked side
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 (5 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 (North South Line)
14 January 2012 (Circle Line)
Opening 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
Thomson-East Coast Line
Future service
Location

Marina Bay MRT Station (NS27/CE2/TE20) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit interchange station on the North South Line and Circle Line in Downtown Core, Singapore. The station is designed by Aedas. It was the southern terminus of the North South Line until late November 2014.

During peak hours, Circle Line trains that begin from here terminate at HarbourFront MRT station, with a few trains terminating at Stadium. However, during off peak hours, usually all trains departing here terminate at Stadium.

The Circle Line station was awarded the winner of Small Project Award at the World Architecture Festival in 2012.[3] When the Thomson-East Coast Line opens in 2021, Marina Bay will become a triple-line interchange station, just like Dhoby Ghaut and Outram Park.

History[edit]

The station is located on a reclaimed land with no developed infrastructure surrounding it, and hence, contrary to what the name implies, there is in fact a slight distance between the actual town of Marina Bay and the station. This station is usually used for locals to travel from other parts of Singapore and connects passengers to a bus service that brings them to a nearby recreational area. After the opening of Marina South Pier station, there are trains still terminating here despite not being the actual terminus for the North South Line. A few other trains do carry on and terminate at the actual terminus, Marina South Pier, possibly due to low demand at Marina South Pier itself. This restriction for North South Line was removed on March 2017(except weekends and PH),on mid-April(Saturday and PH only),end-April(PH only) and officially on end May 2017 due to the new signalling system and all trains now end at Marina South Pier at all occasions .

Circle Line trains that begin from here terminate at HarbourFront MRT station, with a few trains terminating at Stadium during peak hours. However, during off peak hours, usually all trains departing here terminate at Stadium.

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

Since the opening of the Circle Line platforms, this station is the first underground station in the Singapore MRT to have its platform above the concourse level.

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

Construction of Thomson-East Coast Line[edit]

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-cross the existing North-South Line and Circle Line tunnels.[4]

Exits[edit]

  • A: Marina Station Road, Marina South Pier, Marina Barrage,[5] 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[6]

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". www.smrt.com.sg. SMRT. 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017. Marina Bay Station Amenities 
  2. ^ "SMRT > Trains > NetworkMap > MarinaBay". www.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. ^ "SMRT > Trains > NetworkMap > MarinaBay". www.smrt.com.sg. SMRT. 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017. Marina Bay Location Map 
  6. ^ "SMRT > Trains > NetworkMap > MarinaBay". www.smrt.com.sg. SMRT. 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017. Marina Bay Location Map 

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