Marina Bay MRT Station

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Not to be confused with Marine Parade MRT Station.
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 NS27  CE2  TE20 
Marina Bay MRT Station
滨海湾地铁站
மரீனா பே
Stesen MRT Teluk Marina
Rapid transit
Mrb ccl exit.JPG
Exit A of 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
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms Island (North South & Circle Lines)
Stacked side (Thomson-East Coast Line)
Tracks 4 (6 when Thomson East-Coast Line is built)
Connections Bus, 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)
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  NS27  CE2  TE20 
History
Opened 4 November 1989 (North South Line)
14 January 2012 (Circle Line)
2021 (Thomson-East Coast Line)
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
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle Line
towards HarbourFront
Thomson-East Coast Line
Future service
Location

Marina Bay MRT Station (NS27/CE2/TE20) is an underground interchange Mass Rapid Transit station on the North South Line and Circle Line in Singapore, located in the Central Area. Marina Bay MRT Station is designed by Aedas. It was the southern terminus of the North South Line until late November 2014. However, most trains terminate at Marina Bay instead of Marina South Pier possibly due to the low passenger demand at Marina South Pier. Passengers who are going to Marina South Pier should observe the television screens on the station platforms and listen to announcements which will notify commuters when a train that is terminating at Marina South Pier arrives. 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.

The Circle Line station was awarded the winner of Small Project Award at the World Architecture Festival in 2012.[1]

When the Thomson-East Coast Line part of the station opens in 2021, Marina Bay will be a triple-line interchange station, the third one in Singapore after Dhoby Ghaut and Outram Park. The Thomson East-Coast Line's station will connect to the concourses of NSL and CCLe. The platforms of the line will be at basement 4 (to Sungei Bedok) and basement 5 (to Woodlands North).

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, most trains still terminate 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. 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.[2]

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level
B1
CCL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Transfer Linkway
Restricted Area Temporary Maintenance Facility
Platform A Circle Line towards  CC6  Stadium via  CE1  DT16  Bayfront (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B Circle Line towards  CC6  Stadium via  CE1  DT16  Bayfront (→)
Circle Line (future service) via  CC32  Prince Edward
B2
NSL Concourse Transfer Hall, Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Shops
Platform A North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS26  EW14  Raffles Place (→)
North South Line alighting passengers only →
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier (←)
B3 Transfer Linkway Transfer to both North South Line platforms, Circle Line and Transfer Hall

Exits[edit]

  • A: Bayfront Avenue Taxi Stand
  • B: 500m walk to Downtown MRT Station

At present it is one of the secluded stations that does not receive high demand except for passengers transferring from the Circle to the North South line ((Bayfront) -> Marina Bay (Circle line) -> Marina Bay (North-South line) -> (Marina South Pier)), or vice versa ((Marina South Pier) -> Marina Bay (North-South line) -> Marina Bay (Circle line) -> (Bayfront)). The other secluded station is one stop further on the North South line, which is the North South Line terminus, Marina South Pier.

Marina Bay code change[edit]

After the completion of the Circle Line Stage 6, the station code for Marina Bay will be changed from the current CE2 to CC33 in 2025.[citation needed]

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
North South Line
to NS1 Jurong East 6.01am 6.26am 11.50pm
to NS28 Marina South Pier 5.57am 6.20am 12.00am
to NS7 Kranji - - 12.07am
Circle Line
to CC6 Stadium 5.59am 6.24am 11.55pm

Gallery[edit]

Circle Line
Circle Line
North South line
North South Line
Two platforms of Marina Bay station

References[edit]

  1. ^ "World Architecture Festival Winners 2012". EMAP publishing. Retrieved 14 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ground freezing first for Singapore rail project". TunnelTalk. 2 July 2014. Retrieved 18 December 2014. 

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