Potong Pasir MRT Station

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 NE10 
Potong Pasir
波东巴西
போத்தோங் பாசிர்
Potong Pasir
Rapid transit
Ne10potongpasir.jpg
Platform of Potong Pasir MRT station.
Location 55 Upper Serangoon Road
Singapore 347694
Coordinates 1°19′52″N 103°52′09″E / 1.331161°N 103.869058°E / 1.331161; 103.869058
Operated by SBS Transit (ComfortDelGro)
Line(s)
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Connections Bus, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  NE10 
History
Opened 20 June 2003
Electrified Yes
Previous names Sennett
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards HarbourFront
North East Line
towards Punggol
Location
Faregates within Potong Pasir Station

Potong Pasir MRT Station (NE10) is a Mass Rapid Transit station on the North East Line in Toa Payoh planning area, Singapore. The station is located in the Potong Pasir subzone and underneath the traffic junction of Upper Serangoon Road and Potong Pasir Avenue 1. The station is also within the vicinity of Saint Andrew's Village, a mega cluster of schools from the Saint Andrew's family of schools, as well as the Kallang River.

Art in Transit in this station is Point of View by Matthew Ngui.[1]

Political influence[edit]

As Potong Pasir station was located in the Potong Pasir SMC, a former opposition ward managed by the Singapore People's Party until 2012, it was one of the stations most involved in the political scenario of Singapore.

The intended name for the station was actually Sennett, mainly because of such political reasons. It seemed that the route planners did not want the station to sound synonymous with the estate. It was also rumoured to continue staying closed, together with Geylang Bahru when the North East Line opened in 2003.

During the Singapore general elections in 2001, Chiam See Tong and Sitoh Yih Pin of the Singapore People's Party and the People's Action Party respectively, both dangled the station as a carrot, and promised the residents that they would appeal for the station to be opened should they be voted into office, as part of their publicity campaigns.

However, even though the SDA won the seat, the station eventually opened, and the station was renamed Potong Pasir, partly due to complaints from Chiam and residents. It was also claimed "the name made more sense".

There is another Sennett Estate in the eastern part of Singapore and is located along Upper East Coast Road. The name was changed to avoid confusion with this Sennett Estate.

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level Bus Stops, Ananas Cafe, 7-Eleven Convenience Shop, Potong Pasir Market
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre, Shops
B2 Platform A North East Line MRT Singapore Destination 6.png towards  NE1  CC29  HarbourFront via  NE9  Boon Keng
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B North East Line MRT Singapore Destination 7.png towards  NE17  PTC  Punggol via  NE11  Woodleigh

Exits[edit]

All exits lead to different parts of Upper Serangoon Road.

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Fri Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
North East Line
to NE1 HarbourFront 5.58am 5.57am 6.18am 11.43pm
to NE17 Punggol 6.16am 6.17am 6.37am 12.12am

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Potong Pasir MRT Station". SBS Transit. Retrieved 12 November 2011. 

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