|Languages||港湾 | துறைமுகம்|
|Lines||North East Line
|Operator||SBS Transit (NEL)
(NEL & CCL)
|Platform||Island (NEL & CCL)|
|Opened||20 Jun 2003 (NEL)
8 Oct 2011 (CCL)
HarbourFront MRT Station (NE1/CC29) is an underground interchange station along the North East Line (NEL) and Circle Line (CCL) Stage 5, serving as the terminating station of both lines. It is located within the Maritime Square planning subzone, built underneath Telok Blangah Road and adjacent to the Vivocity and HarbourFront Centre developments.
Formerly to be known as World Trade Centre station, the station and surrounding area was renamed to HarbourFront in the wake of the September 2011 terrorist attacks and in tandem with the demolition of exhibition halls. The name characterizes HarbourFront as a gateway to Keppel Harbour, lined with waterfront developments.
HarbourFront station serves the Vivocity shopping centre, nearby office buildings and is also a gateway for visitors heading for Sentosa Island and HarbourFront Cruise Terminal. Bus services are offered from the HarbourFront Bus Interchange in addition to many bus services along Telok Blangah Road.
First / Last Train Timings
|North East Line – NE1 HarbourFront
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Weekdays & Sat||Sun &
|Circle Line – CC29 HarbourFront
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|CC1 Dhoby Ghaut||5:30am||5:51am||11:03pm|
|L1||Street level||HarbourFront Bus Interchange, Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
|B2||NEL, CCL Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, TransitLink Ticket Office, Paid linkway between NEL and CCL concourses|
|B3||Platform A||North East Line towards Punggol|
|Platform B||North East Line towards Punggol|
|Platform A||Circle Line terminating trains, alighting only|
|Platform B||Circle Line towards Dhoby Ghaut|
North East Line (B2):
|Platform B: North East Line towards Punggol via Outram Park (→)
Platform A: North East Line towards Punggol Outram Park (→)
Circle Line (B2):
|Platform B: Circle Line terminating trains, alighting only
Platform A: Circle Line towards Dhoby Ghaut via Telok Blangah (←)
HarbourFront station has four platforms, with the North East Line (NEL) and the Circle Line (CCL) occupying two platforms in an island platform arrangement, both at Basement 3. Full-height Platform screen doors isolate the air-conditioned station from the tunnel environment, enhancing commuter safety and station comfort. All platforms are served by a set of escalators, stairs and lifts which connect to the concourse and transfer linkway one floor 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 and other platforms on connecting rail lines.
For the NEL, only Platform A will be used to turnaround trains during the off-peak hours. During the peak hours, both platforms will be used. For the CCL, Platform A is used only for the alighting of passengers from trains arriving from Telok Blangah. Trains will switch tracks further up the line and return to Platform B to pick up a fresh load of passengers for its next journey.
North East Line and Circle Line ticket concourses are both located at Basement 2. They 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 offices at each concourse function 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 between 0800hrs and 2100hrs daily, but closed for mealbreak between 1600hrs to 1700hrs. Both concourses are connected with paid links and an unpaid corridor runs around the concourses, leading to various station exits. The CCL ticket concourse is located adjacent to an underground exit to Basement 2 of Vivocity.
Toilets are located in the unpaid areas of the concourse. There are several retail shops within the station.
NEL Art in Transit: “Enigmatic Appearances” by Ian Woo
Abstract images on blue vitreous enamel panels evoke a sense of open seas and ocean-bound vessels. This maritime theme is depicted through clean, uncluttered line drawings of nature, water and symbols of the marine industry rendered in the artist’s fluid, minimalist style. A pair of footprints located at platform level adds a gentle touch of humour to the southernmost station of the North East Line.
CCL Art in Transit: “Commuting Waves” by Jason Ong
The artwork consisting of a pair of three-dimensional waveforms draws a contextual link between HarbourFront and train commuters. It is derived through elements of chance by computing the travel patterns of commuters on a particular weekday and weekend. The pitch and spacing of the glass planes represent the passenger volumes and train frequencies during the operating hours. The fragmented planes developed through repetitions and variations are influenced by the gradual process of transformation in minimalist music while the arrangement of the colours and the images of HarbourFront water are determined by the principle of serial music composition. Commuting Waves is essentially a reflection of the rhythm and flow of human activities captured in time.
Civil Defence shelter
HarbourFront 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.
HarbourFront MRT station has four exits leading ground level (A, B, C and D), among which Exits D does not offer barrier-free accessibility. Underground exit E leads to Basement 2 of the VivoCity shopping mall.
Passengers heading to HarbourFront Bus Interchange can use Exit A.
|A||Yes||HarbourFront Bus Interchange||Telok Blangah Road, Seah Im Road, HarbourFront Bus Interchange, Seah Im Food Center|
|B||Yes||HarbourFront Centre||HarbourFront Centre, Singapore Cruise Centre, Singapore Port Institute Building, Harbourfront Tower 1 & 2, Keppel Bay Tower, Merrill Lynch HarbourFront, Caribbean at Keppel Bay, Reflections at Keppel Bay, Singapore Cable Car|
|C||Yes||Telok Blangah Road
|St. James Power Station, Prima Tower, Sentosa Boardwalk, Sentosa Bridge, VivoCity|
|D||No||Telok Blangah Road
|Telok Blangah Road, Temenggong Road, Harbourlights, Telok Blangah House, Bay Hotel, Temenggong Mosque, Mount Faber Park, Marang Trail|
|VivoCity, Sentosa Express monorail, Sentosa Boardwalk|
- Public toilets at concourse level
- ATMs and Self-service Machines at concourse level
- TransitLink Ticket Office
– Operating Hours: 0800hrs – 2100hrs daily
Closed 1600hrs – 1700hrs for mealbreak
- 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
HarbourFront station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.
There is a bus interchange and four official bus stops linked to HarbourFront station.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|HarbourFront Bus Interchange||A||65, 80, 93, 123M, 124, 188, 188E, 855, 963, 963E|
|B/s 1||14119 – Telok Blangah Rd (Opp VivoCity)||D||10, 30, 30e, 57, 61, 65, 80, 97, 97e, 100, 123M, 131, 143, 145, 166, 855, NR1, NR6|
|B/s 2||14121 – Telok Blangah Rd (HarbourFront Stn Exit B)||B||10, 30, 30e, 57, 61, 97, 97e, 100, 131, 143, 145, 166, 188R, 963R, RWS8|
|B/s 3||14129 – Telok Blangah Rd (HarbourFront Stn Exit A)||A||10, 30, 30e, 57, 61, 65, 80, 97, 97e, 100, 123M, 131, 143, 145, 166, 188R, 855, 963R, NR1, NR6|
|B/s 4||14141 – Telok Blangah Rd (VivoCity)||C||10, 30, 30e, 57, 61, 65, 80, 97, 97e, 100, 123M, 131, 143, 145, 166, 855, NR1, NR6, RWS8|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to station exits:
|B||HarbourFront Centre||Taxi stand|
|C||Vivocity||Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
|D||Telok Blangah Road (Eastbound)||Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting HarbourFront station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the North East Line or Circle Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:
|North East Line|
|Punggol||B/s 1: 14119 – Telok Blangah Rd (Opp VivoCity)||D|
|Dhoby Ghaut||HarbourFront Bus Interchange||A|
In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to HarbourFront station for free rides.
Passenger Usage Patterns
HarbourFront is an important interchange station linking the North East Line with the Circle Line, and as such, encounters large numbers of transfer passengers between the two lines. Serving commuters in and out of the popular Sentosa and HarbourFront areas, passenger traffic through this station is high throughout the day.
North East Line Contract 711 for the construction and completion of World Trade Centre station and associated tunnels was awarded to Korean company Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. The working name for HarbourFront station was World Trade Centre Station.
Circle Line Stage 5 (CCL5) Contract C856 for the construction of West Coast, Pasir Panjang, Alexandra, Telok Blangah and HarbourFront stations and associated tunnels was awarded to local company Sembawang Engineers & Constructors Pte Ltd.
LTA spent S$8.2 million to extend the North East Line’s overrun tunnel by around 50 metres to facilitate faster train turnarounds. Works were completed by end 2014.
Circle Line Stage 6 between HarbourFront and Marina Bay stations is scheduled for completion in 2025.