City Hall MRT Station

 NS25  EW13 
City Hall
Station Exit B
Languages 政府大厦 | நகர மண்டபம்
Lines   North South Line
  East West Line
Operator SMRT (NSL & EWL)
Structure Underground (NSL & EWL)
Platform Stacked Island
Opened 12 Dec 1987

City Hall MRT Station (NS25/EW13) is an underground cross-platform interchange station along the North South Line (NSL) and East West Line (EWL). It is located within the Downtown Core (City Hall planning subzone), near Stamford Road and the junctions with North Bridge Road and Saint Andrew’s Road.

The station opened along with Raffles Place in December 1987 and both stations serve as cross-platform interchanges between the North South Line and East West Line, allowing commuters to switch trains at the appropriate station without having to ascend or descend platform levels. City Hall station offers Westbound EWL & Northbound NSL trains on the upper level, and Eastbound EWL & Southbound NSL on the lower level.

City Hall Station serves the civic district and named after the old City Hall, which in 2015, has been converted into the National Gallery Singapore together with the adjacent Old Supreme Court Building. Nearby landmarks include the Padang, the Cenotaph, Raffles City and Capitol Plaza among many others.

Below ground, a network of pedestrian underpasses connect the station to nearby developments. Commuters can walk to  CC3  Esplanade station via the subterranean Citylink Mall (Exit C) or Basement 2 of Raffles City (Exit A).


First / Last Train Timings

North South Line – NS25 City Hall
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Sat Sun &
PHs
Daily
NS1 Jurong East 6:05am 6:05am 6:30am 11:55pm
NS7 Kranji 12:11am
NS28 Marina South Pier 5:54am 5:54am 6:20am 11:28am
NS27 Marina Bay 11:56pm
East West Line – EW13 City Hall
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Sat Sun &
PHs
Daily
EW1 Pasir Ris 6:01am 6:01am 6:29am 12:11am
11:50pm*
EW29 Joo Koon 5:57am 5:57am 6:24am^ 11:52am
11:36am*

* = Revised Last Train timings

From Sunday to Thursday nights (Except eves of public holidays), the Last Train to Pasir Ris and Joo Koon on the East West Line will depart City Hall station at 11:50pm and 11:36am respectively, after which train services will terminate at Tanah Merah or Jurong East where the last train timings remain unchanged. To allow for more track maintenance time, this arrangement will last from 14 February 2016 till end August 2016.

^ = Revised First Train timings

On Sundays, train services between Joo Koon and Queenstown along the East West Line, and between Jurong East and Bukit Gombak along the North South Linewill commence late. The first westbound train for Joo Koon departs Queenstown at 6:49am and earlier trains will terminate at Queenstown. To allow for more track maintenance time, this arrangement will last from 5 June 2016 to 18 December 2016.


Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
M CityLink Mall Exit C to CityLink Mall, Esplanade Station
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office
B2 Platform A North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East
Platform D East West Line towards  EW33  Tuas Link
B3 Platform B East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris
Platform C North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier

Platforms

North South Line & East West Line (B2):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform D: East West Line towards  EW33  Tuas Link via  EW14  NS26  Raffles Place (→)
Platform A: North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS24  NE6  CC1  Dhoby Ghaut (←)
MRT_rail (2)
North South Line & East West Line (B3):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform B: East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW12  DT14 
 Bugis (←)
Platform C: North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier via   NS26  EW14  Raffles Place (→)
MRT_rail (2)

City Hall station has a total of four platforms, arranged in two stacked island platforms. The North South Line (NSL) and the East West Line (EWL) occupy two tracks each, enabling cross-platform interchange between lines. In particular, passengers arriving on the EWL from the East can conveniently transfer to the NSL towards Orchard and Toa Payoh by walking across the platform, and vice-versa for NSL (Southbound) to EWL (Eastbound).

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 a lift connect the two platform levels to the station concourse above. 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 connecting platforms and the station exits.

Concourse

The station has a combined ticket concourse located at Basement 1. It 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 TransitLink Add Value 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 office is also located at this station, operating from 9:00am to 9:00pm daily.

Escalators, stairs and lifts connect the concourse with the platforms below. There are escalators that lead to Basement 2 and others that lead straight to Basement 3, and commuters are advised to follow the signages to the correct escalator.

Toilets are located in the unpaid areas of the station, near the Passenger Service Centre. There are no retail shops located within the station, but can be found within adjacent developments.

Civil Defence shelter

City Hall station is designated as a Civil Defence (CD) shelter, which will be activated in times of national emergency. Apart from reinforced construction, the station is designed and equipped with facilities to ensure the shelter environment is tolerable for all shelterees during shelter occupation. These facilities include protective blast doors, decontamination facilities, ventilation systems, power and water supply systems and a dry toilet system.

Exits

City Hall MRT station has two exits at ground level (A and B) and another two exits at Basement 1 (C and D), all of which offer barrier-free accessibility. Out-of-system transfers can be made to Esplanade station.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Raffles City Stamford Road / Beach Road, Bras Basah Complex, Carlton Hotel, Cathedral of the Good Sheperd, CHIJMES, Fairmont Singapore, National Library, National Museum of Singapore, NTUC Income Centre, Raffles Hotel, Raffles City Convention Centre, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore Recreation Club, SMRT HQ, Singapore Management University (SMU), Swissotel The Stamford Singapore, NTUC Trade Union House,  CC3  Esplanade station (via Raffles City Basement 2)
B Yes St. Andrew’s Cathedral North Bridge Road / Stamford Road, Eden Residences Capitol, Armenian Church, City Hall Building, Funan DigitaLife Mall, Grand Park City Hall, National Gallery Singapore, Padang, Parliament House, Peninsula Excelsior Hotel, Peninsula Plaza, Peranakan Museum, SCCCI Building, Singapore Philatelic Museum, St Andrew’s Cathedral, The Adelphi Lifestyle Mall, The Arts House, The Substation, The Treasury
C Yes Citylink Mall Citylink Mall, Esplanade – Theatres On The Bay, Esplanade Park, Marina Square, One Raffles Link, Suntec City, Suntec City Convention & Exhibition Centre,  CC3  Esplanade station (via CityLink Mall)
D Yes Capitol Building Capitol Building, Capitol Piazza, Capitol Theatre, Eden Residences Capitol

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at concourse level
  • ATMs and Self-service Machines at concourse level
  • TransitLink ticket office
    Operating Hours: 9:00am and 9:00pm daily.

Safety Features

  • Emergency Train Stop buttons on the station platform, when activated, will prevent approaching trains from entering the station, and any train already stopped at the platform will be prevented from moving off.
  • Emergency telephones at station platforms and the intercom system inside the lifts enable commuters to communicate with station staff in the Passenger Service Centre.
  • Emergency door handles allow the platform doors to be opened manually from the train-side in the event of failure.
  • Fire Extinguishers in various locations
  • All escalators equipped with Emergency Stop buttons

Transport Connections

City Hall station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.

Bus

There are four official bus stops linked to City Hall station. Bus Stop 3, formerly serving Bus Service 130 at Coleman Street, was replaced by a new bus stop along St. Andrew’s Road in April 2015, and subsequently abolished in May 2016.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 04167 – North Bridge Rd (St. Andrew’s Cath) B 1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5N, 6N, 61, 124, 145, 166, 174, 174e, 197, NR1, NR2, NR5, NR6, NR7, NR8
B/s 2 04168 – North Bridge Rd (Opp Peninsula Plaza) B 32, 51, 63, 80, 195, 851, 961, 961C
B/s 3 — Abolished —
B/s 4 04111 – Stamford Rd (Capitol Bldg) B / D 7, 14, 14e, 16, 36, 77, 106, 111, 128, 131, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 175, 700, 700A, 850E, 857, 951E, 971E
B/s 5 02049 – Prinsep St (Raffles Hotel) A 14, 14e, 16, 36, 77, 106, 111, 128, 130, 131, 133, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 502, 502A, 518, 518A, 700, 700A, 850E, 857, 951E, 960

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
A Stamford Road (driveway outside Raffles City) Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
A North Bridge Road (outside Raffles City) Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
D North Bridge Road (outside Capitol Centre) Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point

In addition, more taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located around Raffles City and are not shown above.

Rail Bridging Services

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

Towards Bus stop Exit
North South Line
 NS1  EW24  Jurong East B/s 4: 04111 – Stamford Rd (Capitol Bldg) B / D
 NS28  Marina South Pier B/s 1: 04167 – North Bridge Rd (St. Andrew’s Cath) B
East West Line
 EW1  Pasir Ris B/s 4: 04151 – Victoria St (Cath of The Good Shepherd) B / D
 EW33  Tuas Link B/s 1: 04167 – North Bridge Rd (St. Andrew’s Cath) B

In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at selected bus stops officially linked to City Hall station, depending on the situation on the ground.


Passenger Usage Patterns

City Hall is a key interchange station linking the North South Line with the East West Line. Located within the Ciry Centre, the station serves many shopping centres, office buildings and other attractions in the vicinity, in addition to being a key transport node for NSL/EWL transfer passengers. Hence, the station encounters high demand throughout the day.

Construction

City Hall station and tunnels were built as part of Contract 107A .

Future Developments


Major Incidents


Gallery

 


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