Tanjong Pagar MRT station

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 EW15 
Tanjong Pagar
丹戎巴葛
தஞ்சோங் பகார்
Tanjong Pagar
Rapid transit
EW15 Tanjong Pagar Platform B.jpg
Platform B of Tanjong Pagar MRT station
Location120 Maxwell Road
Singapore 069119
Coordinates1°16′35.18″N 103°50′44.56″E / 1.2764389°N 103.8457111°E / 1.2764389; 103.8457111
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels1
ParkingYes (AXA Tower, International Plaza, Tanjong Pagar Centre)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code EW15 
History
Opened12 December 1987; 31 years ago (1987-12-12)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesMaxwell
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West line
towards Tuas Link
Location

Tanjong Pagar MRT station (EW15) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West Line in Downtown Core, Singapore. This station primarily serves the business district along Robinson Road and Shenton Way. It sits at the Tanjong Pagar area, alongside the Anson Road, Robinson Road and Cecil Street area.

Historically, the area was a fishing village, with Tanjong Pagar in Malay referring to wooden stakes propping the kelongs (offshore huts) above the waterline. Land reclamation has since extended the coastline, where the current Central Business District now stands.

History[edit]

The station was first opened on 12 December 1987, as part of the extension of the system to Outram Park.[1]

The station was expanded in 2004 to facilitate disabled access and the new Exit I was later opened in 2006, which was the lift-only former exit to Choon Guan Street and Tanjong Pagar Ricoh Park, had a direct lift to the general ticketing machines as well as the faregates at street level. These were modified in the early part of 2017. It was later integrated with the Tanjong Pagar Centre development via the ticket concourse and the Tanjong Pagar Xchange, located at basement 2 and basement 1, which is also Exit J and this is the only barrier-free accessibility. Then there is also another exit, called Exit K which is also linked to Exit J and goes to Frasers Tower. Exit E, which is located at AXA Tower, is currently closed for renovation.

Artwork[edit]

There is an artwork called Stainless Steel Mobiles by artist Anthony Poon hanging from the ceiling on the station as well as a polymarble mural by Aw Tee Hong called Epic of Singapore.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Soon Neo, Lim; Cua, Genevieve (11 December 1987). "A new era in commuting and shopping". Business Times. Singapore. p. 11. Retrieved 24 February 2018 – via NewspaperSG.

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