Tanjong Pagar MRT station

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 EW15 
Tanjong Pagar
丹戎巴葛
தஞ்சோங் பகார்
Tanjong Pagar
Rapid transit
TJP PLAT.JPG
Platform of Tanjong Pagar MRT station
Location 120 Maxwell Road
Singapore 069119
Coordinates 1°16′35.18″N 103°50′44.56″E / 1.2764389°N 103.8457111°E / 1.2764389; 103.8457111
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Connections Bus, Taxi
Construction
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 1
Parking Yes (Tanjong Pagar Centre)
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  EW15 
History
Opened 12 December 1987; 30 years ago (1987-12-12)
Electrified Yes
Previous names Maxwell
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. Before the Tanjong Pagar Centre (Exit J) opens, there are several exits in the MRT station, all connected by the underpass:

  • A: Peck Seah Street
  • B: Maxwell Road
  • C: Anson Road
  • D: Prince Edward Road
  • E: AXA Tower (formerly Temasek Tower)
  • F: Robinson Road
  • G: Telok Ayer (Amoy Street Market)
  • H: Springleaf Street

The faregates at this station were replaced in 12 October 2012 and the Exit I faregates were replaced on 20 August 2017.

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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