Bayfront MRT Station

CE1DT16
Bayfront
Station exit B
Languages 海湾舫 | பேஃபிரண்ட்
Lines
Operators SMRT (CCL)
SBS Transit (DTL)
Structure Underground
(CCL & DTL)
Platforms Island (CCL & DTL)
Opened 14 Jan 2012 (CCL)
22 Dec 2013 (DTL)

Bayfront MRT Station (CE1/DT16) is a cross-platform, underground interchange station located in the Downtown Core (Bayfront subzone), connecting the Circle Line (CCL) and the Downtown Line (DTL).

Located underneath Bayfront Avenue, the station brings rail connections to the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort comprising hotels, a casino, retail shops, a museum and an expo and convention centre. It also serves the nearby Marina Reservoir and Gardens By The Bay (Bay South).

The station is unique in being the only cross-platform interchange station served by separate rail operators; hence the station is jointly operated by SMRT Trains and SBS Transit. As part of the Circle Line Extension, the CCL station code is CE1 which differs from the regular CC prefix for CCL stations.


First / Last Train Timings

Circle Line – CE1 Bayfront
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
CC6 Stadium 6:02am 6:26am 11:57pm
CE2 Marina Bay 6:17am 6:37am 11:51pm
Downtown Line – DT16 Bayfront
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
DT1 Bukit Panjang 6:15am 6:33am 12:18am
DT35 Expo 6:02am 6:22am 12:04am

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, Shops
B2 Platform A Downtown Line towards DT35CG1 Expo
Platform B Circle Line towards CE2NS27 Marina Bay
B3 Platform C Downtown Line towards DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang
Platform D Circle Line towards  CC6  Stadium (off-peak hours) and  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront (peak hours)

Platforms

Basement 2:
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Downtown Line towards DT35CG1 Expo via  DT17  Downtown (←)
Platform B: Circle Line towards  CE2  NS27  Marina Bay (←)
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Basement 3:
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Platform C: Downtown Line towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang via  CC4  DT15  Promenade (→)
Platform D: Circle Line towards  CC6  Stadium / CC29NE1 HarbourFront via  CC4  DT15  Promenade (→)
MRT_rail (2)

Bayfront station has four platforms utilized by both rail lines for trains travelling in either direction. Arranged in a two island platforms spanning two underground floors, the cross platform transfer layout allows for quicker transfer between lines and optimized commuter flow based on their direction of travel. Full-height Platform screen doors isolate the air-conditioned station from the tunnel environment, enhancing commuter safety and station comfort. A set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to the concourse above.

As part of the Circle Line Extension, train services on the Circle Line will operate as a shuttle between Marina Bay and Stadium stations throughout most of the day. However, during weekday peak hours, train services from Marina Bay will serve the full line, operating between Marina Bay and HarbourFront stations.

Passenger Information Systems, which are plasma display screens located at each platform, display expected train arrival times and key messages. Tactile flooring helps to guide the visually-handicapped from the platform to the station exits.

Concourse

The concourse features faregates for automatic fare collection and provides access between paid and unpaid areas of the station, with at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for the benefit of passengers-in-wheelchairs and those carrying bulky items or travelling with prams.

General Ticketing Machines allow commuters to purchase tickets for single or multiple journeys, and along with Top-up Machines, offer contactless card transactions. The station office functions as a Passenger Service Centre, and is staffed during operating hours, where commuters may make travel inquiries or perform card transactions using cash payment. A Transitlink ticket offices to serve commuters, which only operates in the afternoon of Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

A single convenience store is present in this station. Finally, the concourse has public toilets located at Concourse level, near Exit A, and another near Exit D within The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands.

Art in Transit: “When The Ship Comes In” by Lee Wen

The artwork commemorates Singapore as an important port of call for ships in the early days. The mural is composed of a collage of images of ships drawn by young Singaporeans, reflecting on the past and projecting hope for the future.

Exits

Bayfront MRT station has three exits at ground level (A and two Bs), but only Exit A is inaccessible to the disabled. Underground Exits C, D and E connect to Basement 2 of Marina Bay Sands.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A No Bayfront Avenue Street Level: Bayfront Avenue, Bayfront Link
B Yes Marina Bay Sands Hotel Street Level exit: Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Sands SkyPark, Bayfront Avenue, Sheares Link
Underpass: Gardens by the Bay (Bay South)
C Yes Marina Bay Sands The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, MasterCard Theatres, ArtScience Museum, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza, Crystal Pavillions, Marina Bay City Gallery, The Promontory @ Marina Bay, Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade, Helix Bridge
D Yes
E Yes Marina Bay Sands Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Bayfront Link

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at concourse level
  • Transitlink ticket office at concourse
    Operating hours: Sat, Sun & PHs, 1200hrs – 2000hrs
    Closed between 1545hrs – 1645hrs for meal break
  • Convenience store at concourse

Transport Connections

Bayfront station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points at selected exits.

Bus

There are three official bus stops linked to Bayfront station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 03511 Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands MICE) D/E 97, 97e, 106, 133, NR1, NR6
B/s 2 03509 Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands Hotel) B 97, 97e, 106, 133, 502, 502A, 518, 518A
B/s 3 03519 Bayfront Ave (Opp Marina Bay Sands MICE) A 97, 97e, 106, 133, 502, 502A, 518, 518A

Road

Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to station exits:

Exit Road Provisions
B Sheares Link
(Sands Hotel, Tower 1 driveway)
Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
C Bayfront Avenue
(outside Sands Casino)
Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
D/E Bayfront Avenue
(outside Sands Expo & Convention Ctr)
Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Bayfront station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the Circle Line or Downtown Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:

Towards Bus stop Exit
Circle Line
 CC6  Stadium Bs 1: 03511 Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands MICE) D/E
 CE2  NS27  Marina Bay Bs 3: 03519 Bayfront Ave (Opp Marina Bay Sands MICE) A
Downtown Line
 DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang B/s 1: 03511 Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands MICE) D/E
DT35CG1 Expo B/s 3: 03519 Bayfront Ave (Opp Marina Bay Sands MICE) A

In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Bayfront station for free rides.


Passenger Usage Patterns

As the sole rail connection to the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort, Gardens By The Bay (as of 2016) and the nearby Marina Reservoir, the station is well-utilized by many commuters throughout the day, heading in and out of the Bayfront area, or transferring between the Circle Line extension and the Downtown Line. Various amenities in the vicinity include tourist attractions and retail shops.

Construction

Downtown Line Stage 1 (DTL1) Contract 906 for the Design, Construction & Completion of Bayfront Station and Associated Tunnels was awarded to local company Sembawang Engineers & Constructors Pte Ltd for approximately S$463 million.

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