Farrer Road MRT Station

 CC20 
Farrer Road
Station exit B
Languages 花拉路 | பேரர் சாலை
Lines   Circle Line
Operator SMRT
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 8 Oct 2011

Farrer Road MRT Station (CC20) is an underground station along the Circle Line (CCL) Stage 4, located at the boundaries of the Farrer Court and Tyersall planning subzones. It is built underneath Farrer Road, the thoroughfare which gives the station its name, and is located near the Farrer Gardens Estate.

Farrer Road was named after John Farrer, who was President of the Municipal Commissioners from 1919 to 1931. The station serves the nearby Farrer Gardens housing estate, many condominiums and private homes, schools, and places of worship. Not to be confused with this station is Farrer Park station along the North East Line.


First / Last Train Timings

Circle Line – CC20 Farrer Road
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5:43am 6:04am 11:23pm
CC7 Mountbatten 12:00am
CC12 Bartley 12:24am
CC29 HarbourFront 5:34am 5:59am 11:29pm
CC26 Pasir Panjang 11:59pm
CC23 one-north 12:15am

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
B3 Platform A Circle Line towards  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront
Platform B Circle Line towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut

Basement 2 is a service floor and not for public access.

Platforms

Circle Line (B3):
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Platform A: Circle Line towards  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront via  CC21  Holland Village (→)
Platform B: Circle Line towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut via  CC19  DT9  Botanic Gardens (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Farrer Road station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement. 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 connects the platform level to the concourse level two floors above. With the concourse wrapping around the platform, a large interior space is created around the middle of the platform, giving the impression of spaciousness.

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.

Basement 2 is a service floor and not for public access. However, it can be seen from the platform level as a suspended corridor accessible by lift.

Concourse

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Deep escalators linking Concourse and Platform level

The station concourse at Basement 1 feature 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.

Toilets are located at concourse level, near the Passenger Service Centre. There are no retail shops within this station.

Art in Transit: “Art Lineage” by Erzan B Adam

Art Lineage explores how multi- and inter-cultural relationships within a community interact and negotiate to co-exist. The lines distinct to each ‘artist’, is the creation of the community. The final artwork is a compositional play of these lines to show how different races and cultures within the community can interact harmoniously to co-exist. With involvement of the community and the use of lines as the sole element, this artwork emphasizes unity, conceptually and visually. Erzan’s work is essentially a reflection of Singapore’s integrated multi-racial and multi-cultural society.

Exits

Farrer Road MRT station has two exits at ground level (A and B), both of which are accessible to the disabled.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Farrer Road
(Southbound)
Woollerton Park, Gallop Gables, Gallop Green, Spanish Village, The Leveliz, The Wilshere, Sutton Place, Waterfall Garden, Tulip Garden, Holland Gems, Botanika, Holland Height, Woollerton Park Apartment
B Yes Farrer Road
(Northbound)
Farrer Road, Queen’s Road, Empress Road Market & Hawker Centre, Singapore International Baptist Church, Nanyang Primary School, Catholic Church Of Saint Ignatius, Lutheran Church Of Our Redeemer, Singapore International Campus, Saint John’s Chapel, Saint Margaret’s Secondary School, Sacred Heart Hall, Nanyang Kindergarden

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at concourse level
  • Bicycle racks at station exits

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

Farrer Road station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as a taxi stand and passenger pick-up point, and a designated Park & Ride car park.

Bus

There are two official bus stops linked to Farrer Road station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 11119 – Farrer Rd (Opp Farrer Rd Stn) A 5N, 48, 93, 153, 165, 174, 186, 855, 961, 961C
B/s 2 11111 – Farrer Rd (Farrer Rd Stn) B 48, 93, 153, 165, 174, 186, 855, 961, 961C

Road

A taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off point are located next to Circle Line station exit A:

Exit Road Provisions
A Farrer Road (Northbound) Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point

Park and Ride

Farrer Road station has one carpark in the vicinity designated under the Park & Ride (P&R) Scheme:

Carpark Exit Remarks
Blk 8A Empress Road B Multi-Storey Car Park. Not valid for ad-hoc usage. Parking is allowed at deck 6A and 6B only.

Rail Bridging Services

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

Towards Bus stop Exit
Circle Line
 CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut B/s 2: 11111 – Farrer Rd (Farrer Rd Stn) B
 CC29  NE1  HarbourFront B/s 1: 11119 – Farrer Rd (Opp Farrer Rd Stn) A

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


Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving residential areas, schools and places of worship in the vicinity, Farrer Road station encounters moderate passenger demand across most of the day.

Construction

Circle Line Stage 4 (CCL4) Contract C854 for the construction of Thomson, Adam and Farrer stations and tunnels (inclusive of Bukit Brown shell station) was awarded to Japanese company Taisei Corporation.

Future Developments


Major Incidents


Gallery

Escalators to concourse level
Escalators to concourse level

External Links & References

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