Telok Ayer MRT station

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Telok Ayer
தெலுக் ஆயர்
Telok Ayer
Rapid transit
Exit A of Telok Ayer MRT Station.jpg
Exit A of Telok Ayer MRT station.
Location 7 Cross Street
Singapore 048416
Coordinates 1°16′56″N 103°50′54″E / 1.282125°N 103.848472°E / 1.282125; 103.848472
Operated by SBS Transit DTL
Platforms Side
Tracks 2
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  DT18 
Fare zone 1
Opened 22 December 2013; 4 years ago (2013-12-22)
Previous names Cross Street
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Bukit Panjang
Downtown line
towards Expo

Telok Ayer MRT station (DT18) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the Downtown Line, situated on the boundary of Downtown Core and Outram planning areas, Singapore.

It is within walking distance from Chinatown MRT station and Raffles Place MRT station, as well as the famous Lau Pa Sat.


During the early stages of the Circle Line when it was under planning, the Circle Line Extension was planned to terminate at Chinatown. On 12 January 2010, Cross Street station was later renamed to Telok Ayer to honour the rich heritage. Cross Street was also under the key suggestions for Telok Ayer.

Art in Transit[edit]

The station features artwork located at walls, floors and columns of the station created by Lim Shing Ee titled, "Bulbous Abode". The artwork demonstrates a whimsical dreamscapes of large rocks depicting ancient monuments, reminiscing the background of Chinese immigrants of old.[1] The artwork is etched on CeramicSteel architectural panels from PolyVision. Kazunori Takeishi was Lim Shing Ee's partner in this project.[2]


  • A: Far East Bank Building
  • B: China Square Food Centre, Capital Square
  • C: Cross Street


  1. ^ "Downtown Line 1: Art-In-Transit" (PDF). Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Lim Shing Ee. "Our Work at a Train Station in Singapore". Monocircus. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 

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