Somerset MRT Station

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Somerset MRT Station
Stesen MRT Somerset
Rapid transit
Platform of Somerset MRT station.
Location 1 Somerset Road
Singapore 238162
Coordinates 1°18′1.85″N 103°50′20.50″E / 1.3005139°N 103.8390278°E / 1.3005139; 103.8390278
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  NS23 
Fare zone 1
Opened 12 December 1987
Previous names Killiney
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South Line
Entrance to Somerset station before the construction of 313@Somerset.

Somerset MRT Station (NS23) is an underground station on the North South Line of the Mass Rapid Transit in Singapore, located under 313@Somerset Shopping Centre between Orchard Road and Somerset Road. It was upgraded in 2002, the first phase of station upgrading works on the system. At 313 @ Somerset, there is a 24-hour linkway involved.

To commemorate Total Defence Day in 2000, the Singapore Civil Defence Force conducted the first ever Shelter Open House at this station on 15 and 16 February.[citation needed]

The section of tracks between this station and Dhoby Ghaut is the shortest between any two MRT Stations on the North South Line, taking 1 minute for a train to travel between these two stations. Unlike most other underground stations, the toilets in this station are located on the street level rather than the concourse level.


Bomb hoax[edit]

A call was made from a public telephone at the station concourse at about 5 p.m. on 26 September 2007 about a bomb at the station. The police arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with the incident two days later on the morning of September 28, 2007 after finding no bomb.[1]

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level 313@Somerset & Orchard Central
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Somerset Xchange
B2 Platform A North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS22  TE14  Orchard (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier via  NS24  NE6  CC1  Dhoby Ghaut (←)


Transport connections[edit]


Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
North South Line
to NS1 Jurong East 6.09am 6.34am 11.58pm
to NS28 Marina South Pier 5.51am 6.24am 11.49pm
to NS27 Marina Bay 11.52pm
to NS7 Kranji 12.15am


  1. ^ "Police arrest 21-year-old man in connection with bomb hoax call". Channel News Asia. 28 September 2007. 

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