Promenade MRT station

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 DT15  CC4 
Promenade
宝门廊
புரொமனாட்
Promenade

Rapid transit
CC̩4 Promenade Platform A.jpg
Platform B of Promenade station during peak hours
Location2 Temasek Avenue
10 Temasek Avenue
Singapore 039193/ 039194
Coordinates1°17′35″N 103°51′40″E / 1.293131°N 103.861064°E / 1.293131; 103.861064
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation) (Circle Line)
SBS Transit DTL (Downtown Line)
Line(s)
PlatformsSeparated Stacked Side (Circle Line and Downtown Line)
Tracks4
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Depth43 metres (141 ft)
Platform levels7
ParkingYes (Millenia Walk)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code DT15  CC4 
History
Opened17 April 2010; 8 years ago (2010-04-17) (Circle Line)
14 January 2012; 6 years ago (2012-01-14) (Circle Line Extension)
22 December 2013; 4 years ago (2013-12-22) (Downtown Line)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesMillenia
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle line
towards HarbourFront
towards Stadium
Circle line
Stadium Shuttle
towards Marina Bay
towards Bukit Panjang
Downtown line
towards Expo
Location

Promenade MRT station (DT15/CC4) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange station on the Downtown Line and Circle Line in Downtown Core, Singapore. At this station, the Circle Line branches out into two routes, similar to the situation at Tanah Merah MRT station. The first route, the Circle Line Extension, goes towards Marina Bay MRT station via Bayfront MRT station. The second route is the main route which goes towards Dhoby Ghaut MRT station via Bras Basah MRT station and Esplanade MRT station.

With the construction of the Downtown Line platforms below the Circle Line platforms, this station is currently one of the deepest stations in the entire MRT network, behind Bras Basah MRT station[Reference needed]. Its deepest platform is at a depth of 42 metres below ground, where the platform is for Downtown Line trains bound for Bukit Panjang MRT station.[1]

History[edit]

HarbourFront-bound platform level of Promenade MRT station.
Notice the unused platform on the right, which was meant to be a cross-platform interchange with the Downtown line and later converted to a transfer link-way to the Downtown Line platforms.
Exit A of Promenade MRT station outside Millenia.
Platform D of Promenade MRT Station bound for Expo.

Before the station was built, it was tentatively named Millenia. However, the naming rights for Millenia expired in 2005 and the name was thus selected to be Promenade, which reflects the area's heritage. During the construction of the Promenade MRT station for the Circle Line, on 25 March 2003, the section of Rochor Road (from ECP to Suntec City) was realigned. On 27 November 2003, Temasek Avenue was also realigned.[citation needed]

The station was opened on 17 April 2010 along with the rest of Stages 1 and 2 of the Circle Line. On 14 January 2012, Circle Line Extension was opened and this station became an interchange for the extension. On 22 December 2013, this station became an interchange with the Downtown Line.[2]

Unusual Layout[edit]

It is the only station to have four separated stacked side platforms on its own levels -

  • Basement 2: Circle Line towards Dhoby Ghaut or Marina Bay
  • Basement 4: Circle Line towards HarbourFront
  • Basement 5: Downtown Line towards Expo
  • Basement 7: Downtown Line towards Bukit Panjang

This is due to lack of space and the tight corridor at Temasek Avenue area.[3][4]

Art in Transit[edit]

The Circle Line part of the station features giant drips of disco balls suspended from the ceiling. This artwork is by :phunk and is titled "Dreams in a Social Cosmic Odyssey".[5]

The Downtown Line platforms of the station features an artwork that depicts the grounds of tiers of Singapore's history, culture, growth and development. It is "Earthcake" by Ana Prvacki.[6]

Nearby Places[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Downtown Line". Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Land Transport Masterplan: Downtown Line Stage 1 to open on Dec 22". The Straits Times. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  3. ^ "CC4 DT15 Promenade".
  4. ^ ""Phantom" Stations & MRT Lines".
  5. ^ "Five best MRT stations to spot cool art". TimeOut Singapore. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Downtown Line 1: Art-In-Transit" (PDF). Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 16 October 2013.

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