Newton MRT station

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 DT11  NS21 
Newton
纽顿
நியூட்டன்
Newton

Rapid transit
Newton MRT.JPG
North South Line Platform of Newton MRT station.
Location 49 Scotts Road
Singapore 228234
235 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 229901
Coordinates 1°18′47″N 103°50′18″E / 1.312956°N 103.838442°E / 1.312956; 103.838442
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation) (North South Line)
SBS Transit DTL (Downtown Line)
Line(s)
Platforms Island
Tracks 4
Connections Bus, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Underground
Depth 12 metres (39 ft) (North South Line platforms)
Platform levels 2
Parking Yes (External)
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  DT11  NS21 
History
Opened 12 December 1987; 30 years ago (1987-12-12) (North South Line)
27 December 2015; 2 years ago (2015-12-27) (Downtown Line)
Electrified Yes
Previous names Newton Circus
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Bukit Panjang
Downtown line
towards Expo
towards Jurong East
North South line
Location
Newton MRT station exits
North South Line Concourse level of the station

Newton MRT station (DT11/NS21) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange station on the Downtown Line and North South Line in the planning area of Newton, Singapore. Located along Scotts Road.

The North South Line station is not linked to the Downtown Line’s, hence, passengers are required to exit the former station in order to enter the latter station, or vice versa. A similar situation exists at Tampines MRT station and Bukit Panjang MRT/LRT station. It is considered a "valid transfer" as long as it does not exceed 15 minutes. Passengers are not allowed to top up the travel card at any side to enjoy the same discount.

Art in Transit[edit]

The Downtown Line section of the station features the artwork "Newton" by MessyMsxi. The artwork draws inspiration from Singapore and Newton heritage, featuring the imagined landscape of Singapore in 2200. It envisions an alternative reality of how it may look as the country progresses, and to evolve and develop to newer heights.

Exits[edit]

  • A: Balmoral Plaza, Goldbell Towers, Scotts Rd / Bukit Timah Rd, Sheraton Towers Singapore, Alliance Francaise De Singapour, Prudential@Scotts
  • B: Cairnhill Community Club, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (NEA, PUB, Newton Food Centre, Scotts Rd / Cairnhill Rd), Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)
  • C: Alliance Francaise De Singapour, Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road), Anglo-Chinese School (Primary), Balmoral Plaza, Barker Road Methodist Church, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

History[edit]

On 5 October 2017, a Platform screen door on the southbound North South Line platform malfunctioned. The door, which is fitted with sensors to detect when the train doors opens, failed to open when the train doors opened. SMRT had stationed staff at the platform and on board trains to direct passengers to the nearest working door. This was the second case of malfunctioning doors with the other incident at the southbound Downtown Line platform at Botanic Gardens station.

On 7 to 8 October, this station served as the temporary terminus for north bound trains from Marina South Pier as train services was suspended between Newton and Ang Mio Kio. Service resumed at around 2PM on 8 October.

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