Newton MRT station
North South Line Platform of Newton MRT station.
|Location||49 Scotts Road|
235 Bukit Timah Road
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation) (North South Line)|
SBS Transit DTL (Downtown Line)
|Depth||12 metres (39 ft) (North South Line platforms)|
|Opened||12 December 1987 (North South Line)|
27 December 2015 (Downtown Line)
|Previous names||Newton Circus|
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
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.
- 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
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.
Newton MRT station exits before the opening of the Downtown line
A C151B train at Newton MRT station