one-north MRT station
Interior of one-north MRT station.
9 Ayer Rajah Avenue|
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Opened||8 October 2011|
Located within one-north, this is the only MRT station to have a name that starts with an uncapitalised letter and includes a hyphen.
As part of the survey, one-north was originally named 'Portsdown'. The options involve 'one-north', 'Portsdown' and 'Ayer Rajah'. In the end, one-north was selected in January 2006. Construction began on 12 March 2006. The station was opened on 8 October 2011, along with Stages 4 and 5 of the Circle Line. The significance of the name one-north is probably from the fact that Singapore is one-degree to the north of the equator, and also for the fact that the station is close to many Quaternary Industries like Biopolis and Fusionopolis.
Art in Transit
The artwork featured in this station under the Art in Transit programme is A Visual Narrative Of Pandemonic Rhythmic Movement by Yek Wong. This piece, split in three parts and stretching from above Platform B doors to the skylight, is an abstraction of colours, shapes and lines. The lines are in fact depictions of MRT commuter traffic from morning to evening (going from left to right).
- Martin, Mayo. "Circle Line Art! The final destination(s)! A sneak peek!". TODAYonline Blogs. Archived from the original on 27 December 2011. Retrieved 12 October 2011.
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