|Languages||政府大厦 | நகர மண்டபம்|
|Lines||North South Line
East West Line
|Operator||SMRT (NSL & EWL)|
|Structure||Underground (NSL & EWL)|
|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 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|
|NS1 Jurong East||6:05am||6:05am||6:30am||11:55pm|
|NS28 Marina South Pier||5:54am||5:54am||6:20am||11:52pm|
|NS27 Marina Bay||–||–||–||11:56pm|
|East West Line – EW13 City Hall
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|EW1 Pasir Ris||6:01am||6:01am||6:29am||12:11am|
|EW29 Joo Koon||5:57am||5:57am||6:24am||11:52pm|
|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 Jurong East|
|Platform D||East West Line towards Tuas Link|
|B3||Platform B||East West Line towards Pasir Ris|
|Platform C||North South Line towards Marina South Pier|
North South Line & East West Line (B2):
|Platform D: East West Line towards Tuas Link via Raffles Place (→)
Platform A: North South Line towards Jurong East via Dhoby Ghaut (←)
North South Line & East West Line (B3):
|Platform B: East West Line towards Pasir Ris via Bugis (←)
Platform C: North South Line towards Marina South Pier via Raffles Place (→)
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.
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.
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.
|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, 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, Esplanade station (via CityLink Mall)|
|D||Yes||Capitol Building||Capitol Building, Capitol Piazza, Capitol Theatre, Eden Residences Capitol|
- Public toilets at concourse level
- ATMs and Self-service Machines at concourse level
- TransitLink ticket office
Operating Hours: 9:00am and 9:00pm daily.
- 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
City Hall station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.
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 – Bras Basah Rd (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|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points for cars and private buses are located next to station exits:
|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:
|North South Line|
|Jurong East||B/s 4: 04111 – Stamford Rd (Capitol Bldg)||B / D|
|Marina South Pier||B/s 1: 04167 – North Bridge Rd (St. Andrew’s Cath)||B|
|East West Line|
|Pasir Ris||B/s 4: 04151 – Victoria St (Cath of The Good Shepherd)||B / D|
|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.
City Hall station and tunnels were built as part of Contract 107A .