Telok Ayer MRT Station

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Telok Ayer
தெலுக் ஆயர்
Telok Ayer
Rapid transit
Telok Ayer Downtown OpenHouse Dec7.jpg
Platform 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
Previous names Cross Street
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Bukit Panjang
Downtown Line

Telok Ayer MRT Station (DT18) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the Downtown Line at the boundary of Downtown Core and Outram planning areas, Singapore. It is a 10-minute walk from Raffles Place station and is located under Cross Street at the junction with Telok Ayer Street.[1]


Telok Ayer station was originally called Cross Street. During the early stages of the Circle Line when it was under planning, the Circle Line Extension was planned to terminate at Chinatown. Now, the section between Bayfront and Chinatown is used by the current Downtown Line.

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.[2] The artwork is etched on CeramicSteel architectural panels from PolyVision. Kazunori Takeishi was Lim Shing Ee's partner in this project. [3]

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level Exit/ Entrance

Far East Bank Building, China Square Food Centre, Capital Square, Cross Street

B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
B2 Side platform, doors will open on the left
Platform B Downtown Line MRT Singapore Destination 12.png towards  DT19  NE4  Chinatown
Platform A Downtown Line MRT Singapore Destination 11.png towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang via  DT17  Downtown
Side platform, doors will open on the left


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

Transport connections[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Downtown Line
to DT1 Bukit Panjang 6.11am 6.29am 12.11am
to DT19 Chinatown 6.06am 6.26am 12.11am



  1. ^ "Cross Street Station". Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 2008-04-07. 
  2. ^ "Downtown Line 1: Art-In-Transit" (PDF). Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Lim Shing Ee. "Our Work at a Train Station in Singapore". Monocircus. Retrieved 6 January 2017. 

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