|Languages||花拉公园 | பேரர் பார்க்|
|Lines||North East Line|
|Opened||20 Jun 2003|
Farrer Park MRT Station (NE8) is an underground station along the North East Line (NEL), located within the Farrer Park and adjacent to the Kampong Java and Lavender planning subzones. The station sits underneath the Connexion building, an integrated hospital and hotel complex.
Farrer Park was named after John Farrer, who was President of the Municipal Commissioners from 1919 to 1931. The area was renamed to Farrer Park in 1935 after the old Singapore Turf Club moved to Bukit Timah, leaving behind an old racecourse where Farrer Park Primary School now stands.
The station is located in the vicinity of residential apartments near Pek Kio and Tessenohn Road, shophouses and commercial / residential mixed developments near Owen Road and Rangoon Road, as well as condominiums and shopping centres near Kitchener Road. Not to be confused with this station is Farrer Road station along the Circle Line.
First / Last Train Timings
|North East Line – NE8 Farrer Park
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Weekdays||Sat, Sun & PHs|
|L1||Street level||Connexion, Bus stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point|
|B1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre|
|B2||Platform A||North East Line towards HarbourFront|
|Platform B||North East Line towards Punggol|
|Platform B: North East Line towards Punggol via Boon Keng (→)
Platform A: North East Line towards HarbourFront via Little India (←)
Farrer Park station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement, with both platforms utilized for trains travelling in either direction. Full-height Platform screen doors isolate the air-conditioned station from the tunnel environment, enhancing commuter safety and station comfort. With the concourse level wrapping around the platform, the ceiling is two floors high at platform level, conveying a spacious feel. A set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to the 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 the station exits.
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. An unpaid corridor runs between both ends of the station, allowing pedestrians to commute between station exits without having to enter the rail network.
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. Additionally, a Transitlink Ticket Office at the concourse serves commuters from 1200hrs – 1930hrs daily.
Art in Transit: “Rhythmic Exuberance” by Poh Siew Wah
The sporting activity of Farrer Park’s glorious past is captured through paintings that combine figurative drawings and abstract expression. Sports as varied as soccer and swimming and atheletics, are depicted through expressive brush drawings in black ink alternated with paintings of abstract shapes and lines in pastel colours.
Civil Defence shelter
Farrer Park NEL station is one of thirteen stations along the North East Line designated as Civil Defence (CD) shelters, which will be activated in times of national emergency. Apart from reinforced construction, the stations are 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.
Farrer Park MRT station has nine exits leading to ground level (A, B, C, E, F, G, H and I). Exits C, D, E and F all branch out from the South end of the station, while the other exits extend out to the north. A basement Exit I leads to City Square Mall.
|A||Yes||Rangoon Road||Rangoon Road, Farrer Square, Fortuna Hotel, The Claremont Hotel, Serangoon Building|
|B||No||Tessensohn Road||Tessensohn Road, Sing Joo Avenue, R66 Apartments, Rangoon 88, Urban Lofts, Rangoon Court, 8 Farrer Suites, Jool Suites, Singapore Indian Fine Art Society, Club CSC @ Tessensohn, Singapore Khalsa Association|
|C||Yes||Race Course Road||Connexion Building|
|D||No||Gloucester Road||Gloucester Road, Owen Road, Farrer Park Gardens, Cairnhill Neighbourhood Police Post, Farrer Park Suites, Owen 88, ABC Premium Hostel, Suites @ Owen, The Hindu Centre, Pek Kio Market & Food Court|
|E||No||Northumberland Road||Farrer Park View, Farrer Park Primary School, Farrer Park Tennis Centre, Farrer Park Fields, Pek Kio Community Centre, Dorset Road|
|F||No||Roberts Lane||Farrer Park View, Farrer Park Primary School, Farrer Park Tennis Centre, Farrer Park Fields, Pek Kio Community Centre, Dorset Road|
|G||No||Serangoon Road||Serangoon Road, Perumal Road, Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple|
|H||Yes||City Green||City Green, City Square Mall, Centrium Square, Parkroyal on Kitchener Road, Mustafa Centre, SPA Building, Hotel 165, Verdun House, CRU Centre, Tai Hoe Hotel, CIty Square Residences, Somme Road, The Citron, Studios @ Marine, Kerrisdale, Sturdee Residences, Singapore Indian Development Assosciation (SINDA), Khalse Kindergarten, Umar Pulavar Tamil Language Centre|
|I||Yes||City Square Mall||Access to Basement 1|
- Public toilets at NEL concourse
- Transitlink Ticket Office (Open 1200hrs – 1930hrs 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
Farrer Park station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.
There are two official bus stops linked to Farrer Park station. Additional bus stops are added to better reflect the transport connections.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|B/s 1||07211 – S’goon Rd (Sri Srinivasa Perumal Tp)||G||21, 23, 64, 65, 66, 67, 125, 130, 139, 141, 147, 857, NR6|
|B/s 2||50251 – Rangoon Rd (Farrer Pk Stn Exit A)||A||131, 141|
|–||52059 – Rangoon Rd (Opp Farrer Pk Stn)||G||141|
|–||50279 – Gloucester Rd (Farrer Pk Stn Exit D)||D||141|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to North East Line station exits:
|D||Race Course Road (bef Owen Rd)||Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
|D, E, F||Carpenter Street||Taxi stand|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Farrer Park station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the North East Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:
|North East Line|
|HarbourFront||B/s 2: 50251 – Rangoon Rd (Farrer Pk Stn Exit A)||A|
|Punggol||B/s 1: 07211 – S’goon Rd (Sri Srinivasa Perumal Tp)||G|
In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Farrer Park station for free rides.
Passenger Usage Patterns
Serving a mix of commercial, civic and housing districts, Farrer Park station encounters moderate demand levels from developments in the vicinity.
Farrer Park and Little India NEL station and tunnels were built as part of NEL Contract 706. To accommodate the construction of the station, the formerly straight Race Course Road was broken up to its current two-part alignment, with both ends linked by junctions with Rangoon Road. Owen Road was also broken into two, as evident from its current alignment between Serangoon Road and Pek Kio estate.
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