Marina South Pier MRT Station

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MRT Singapore Destination 5.png
 NS28 
Marina South Pier
滨海南码头
மரினா சவுத் படகுத்துறை
Marina South Pier
Rapid transit
Marina South Pier Station.JPG
Platform level of Marina South Pier MRT Station.
Location 33 Marina Coastal Drive
Singapore 018948
Coordinates 1°16′15.45″N 103°51′47.67″E / 1.2709583°N 103.8632417°E / 1.2709583; 103.8632417
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Connections Bus, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  NS28 
Fare zone 1
History
Opened 23 November 2014 (2014-11-23)
Electrified Yes
Previous names Marina View, Marina Pier
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South Line Terminus
Location

Marina South Pier MRT Station (NS28) is the southern terminal station of the North South Line in Straits View planning area, Singapore. This station is located on reclaimed land and is built as part of the North South Line Extension opened on 23 November 2014. An opening ceremony was graced by the Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew the day before. There is a cul-de-sac after Platform B that runs off to the shore.

The station is located near the Marina South Pier and the Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore. An extension to Marina Barrage was previously planned but plans for that were shelved, which eventually forms the future Thomson-East Coast Line.

History[edit]

Originally the station's name was Marina View, but since the name was taken in 2009 for the proposed development, the station's working name was renamed to Marina Pier when the Land Transport Authority updated the rail map for Circle Line Stage 1 & 2 on 3 May 2010.[1] When the map was updated on 19 September 2011 to include the Circle MRT Line Stage 4 & 5, it was finally renamed to Marina South Pier.

A $357.5 million contract was awarded to Samsung C&T Corporation for the civil works of the extension. Construction works for the station started in December 2009.

Besides Christmas Day and on the first day of Chinese New Year, the station was also closed when the trains run 24-hours during the state funeral of S R Nathan. The station therefore reduced its frequencies during the 2015 Southeast Asian Games to about 1 in 4 trains.

Public art[edit]

Two art pieces made up of nearly 27,000 old EZ-Link cards which were phased out in 2009 will adorn the station, called "Past. Transition. Present", featuring colonial and modern landmarks. One piece, titled “Past”, depicts historical landmarks including the Supreme Court and Central Fire Station. The other piece, “Present”, showcases places such as Marina Bay Sands, the Esplanade and Gardens by the Bay. This project is an effort by the Singapore Contemporary Young Artists.

On 23 October 2015, an 80 square metre wall mural called the Singapore Tapestry on permanent display was unveiled at the station. This is an SG50 gift from the Land Transport Authority to Singapore. The mural is made of a series of oven-fired clay tiles, a composite artwork by nearly 1,500 participants. People from all walks of life were invited to make clay representations of what they see as the Singapore story over the course of six months. [2]

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level Marina South Pier, Marina Bay Cruise Centre
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Transitlink Counter
B2 Platform B North South Line No train service. Alighting only.
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform A North South Line MRT Singapore Destination 4.png Towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS27  CE2  TE20  Marina BayBoarding only.

Exits[edit]

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
North South Line
Northbound to NS1 Jurong East 6.10am 6.38am 11.48pm
to NS7 Kranji 12:04am

Note: During weekends, only one in four southbound trains terminate at Marina South Pier, while other southbound trains terminate at the previous station, Marina Bay.During the weekdays,majority of the southbound train turn around here instead of Marina Bay.During early morning when train started or late night,increase number of train will terminate at previous station,Marina Bay.

For example:

  • First train - Terminates at Marina Bay
  • Second train - Terminates at Marina Bay
  • Third train - Terminates at Marina Bay
  • Fourth train - Terminates at Marina South Pier

Accidents and incidents[edit]

According to a Ministry of Manpower Workplace Safety and Health Council report:

On 8 August 2012, a Bangladeshi worker was dismantling a supporting structure that formed part of an Earth Retaining Stabilizing Structure (ERSS) used at the C156 Marina Bay worksite. The worker had been assigned to remove bolts from a waler section to be dismantled. Following the removal of the bolts, the waler sections were to be hoisted by a crane out of the worksite. During the hoisting of one waler section, another waler section which the worker had been standing on became dislodged as it was still connected to the waler section being hoisted. Both the worker and this waler section plunged to the base of the ERSS, and this waler section crushed the worker, killing him.[3]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Projects". Land Transport Authority. 2010-05-03. 
  2. ^ "Celebrating Diversity". Channel News Asia. 2015-10-23. 
  3. ^ "Worker Dies After Being Crushed by Wailer" (PDF). Ministry of Manpower WSHC. 2012-08-08.