Marina South Pier MRT station
Platform level of Marina South Pier MRT station.
|Location||33 Marina Coastal Drive|
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Platforms||2 (1 island platform)|
|Parking||Yes (Marina Bay Cruise Centre)|
|Opened||23 November 2014|
|Previous names||Marina View|
Marina South Pier MRT station (NS28) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station along the North South Line, located in Straits View planning area, Singapore. Built as part of the North South Line Extension, it is the southern terminus on the North South Line. The station is located near the Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore and the Marina South Pier, hence its name.
Trains from Marina Bay MRT station arrive at Platform B, which is used for alighting passengers only. Trains switch to another track at a crossover track meters away from the station, before re-entering the station at Platform A to pick up passengers and continue its journey towards Marina Bay station. (Refer to the first two images in the gallery section)
In the 2008 Land Transport Master Plan, the one-kilometer North South Line extension was one of the upcoming projects rolled out by the Land Transport Authority to expand Singapore's rail network. The extension is a continuation from Marina Bay station, the then terminus on the North South Line. The extension which consists of one station, was expected to be completed in 2015. The station's working name was given as Marina Pier.
A S$357.5 million contract was awarded to Samsung C&T Corporation in December 2009 for civil works of the North South Line extension. Despite the fatality of a Bangladeshi worker during construction, the station opened ahead of schedule. It was officially opened by then Minister for Transport, Lui Tuck Yew on 22 November 2014 and opened for passenger service the following day.
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 meter wall mural called the Singapore Tapestry was unveiled at the station. This permanent artwork was presented as an SG50 gift from the Land Transport Authority to Singaporeans. The mural was made of a series of oven-fired clay tiles and done by about 1,500 people. Over a period of six months, people from varying backgrounds made clay representations of what represents Singapore.
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Marina South Pier - Station Amenities
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