Potong Pasir MRT Station
Platform of Potong Pasir MRT station.
|Location||55 Upper Serangoon Road
|Operated by||SBS Transit (ComfortDelGro)|
|Opened||20 June 2003|
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.
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.
|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 towards via HarbourFront → Boon Keng|
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|Platform B||North East Line towards via Punggol ← Woodleigh|
All exits lead to different parts of Upper Serangoon Road.
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon – Fri||Sat||Sunday &
|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|
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