Nicoll Highway MRT station

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 CC5 
Nicoll Highway
尼诰大道
நிக்கல் நெடுஞ்சாலை
Nicoll Highway
Rapid transit
CC5 Nicoll Highway Platform level.jpg
Platform level of Nicoll Highway MRT station.
Location20 Republic Avenue
Singapore 038970
Coordinates1°17′59″N 103°51′49″E / 1.299697°N 103.863611°E / 1.299697; 103.863611
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
PlatformsIsland
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels2
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code CC5 
History
Opened17 April 2010; 8 years ago (2010-04-17)
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle line
towards HarbourFront
Terminus
Circle line
Stadium Shuttle
towards Marina Bay
Location

Nicoll Highway MRT station (CC5) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the Circle line in Kallang, Singapore.

Located on the western bank of the Kallang Basin, Nicoll Highway station took its name from Nicoll Highway, a semi-expressway that directly connects Kallang with the Downtown Core. Landmarks within the vicinity of this station include Golden Mile Complex, The Concourse and Kampong Glam.

This is the last station before the Circle Line enters downtown Singapore for trains traveling towards Dhoby Ghaut MRT station or Marina Bay MRT station.

History[edit]

An exit to Nicoll Highway MRT station.
Platform B of the station.

The road was realigned in September 2002 for the construction of the station. As part of the LTA's survey in April 2004 for the Circle Line station names, two names were selected - Nicoll Highway and Kampong Glam. In the end, Nicoll Highway was selected.

On 20 April 2004, a section of tunnel being built for the Circle Line collapsed, apparently when a retaining wall used in the tunnel's construction gave way. This occurred near what was to become the Nicoll Highway station on the Circle line, not far from the Merdeka Bridge. The accident left a collapse zone 150m wide, 100m long, and 30m deep. Four workers were killed, with three more injured and one body which was never recovered.[citation needed]

Consequently, the station site was moved around 100 m south of the initial location. Moreover, the tunnels between Promenade and Stadium were constructed on an alignment that bypassed the collapsed area.[1] The collapse also resulted in the completion of the Circle MRT Line Stage 1 being pushed back from 2008 to 2010.[2]

Art in Transit[edit]

Khiew Huey Chian highlights wild plants frequently overlooked in Singapore using silhouettes of wild plants, resembling these with shapes to create slight contrast but harmony to the entire installation for this station's Art in Transit.

Exits[edit]

  • A: Nicoll Highway, The Concourse, Golden Mile Tower, Golden Mile Food Centre, Citygate, Textile Centre, PARKROYAL Hotel, Golden Mile Complex, The Plaza & Furniture Mall
  • B: Nicoll Highway (Westbound)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NICOLL HIGHWAY PROJECT RESTARTED". Today. Singapore. 30 September 2005. Retrieved 16 June 2018 – via NewspaperSG.
  2. ^ "Transport minister announces next phase of Circle Line will open on Apr 17". Channel NewsAsia. 26 January 2010.

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