Kent Ridge MRT Station

 CC24 
Kent Ridge
Station exit A
Languages 肯特岗 | கெண்ட் ரிஜ்
Lines   Circle Line
Operator SMRT
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 8 Oct 2011

Kent Ridge MRT Station (CC24) is an underground station along the Circle Line (CCL) Stage 4, located at the boundaries of the National University of Singapore and Kent Ridge planning subzones. It is built next to the National University Hospital, and near the junction of Lower Kent Ridge Road and South Buona Vista Road.

The station takes its name from the surrounding area, formerly known as Pasir Panjang Ridge but renamed Kent Ridge to commemorate a visit by the Duke and Dutchess of Kent. Despite sharing the Kent Ridge naming with Kent Ridge Bus Terminal, the two public transport facilities are located far apart and do not connect with each other

Apart from the hospital complex, Kent Ridge station serves the sprawling National University of Singapore campus, along with Singapore Science Park 1 and Kent Ridge Park.


First / Last Train Timings

Circle Line – CC24 Kent Ridge
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5:35am 5:56am 11:15pm
CC7 Mountbatten 11:52pm
CC12 Bartley 12:15am
CC29 HarbourFront 5:35am 6:00am 11:37pm
CC26 Pasir Panjang 12:08am

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):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Circle Line towards  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront via  CC25  Haw Par Villa (→)
Platform B: Circle Line towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut via  CC23  one-north (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Kent Ridge 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. The concourse wraps around the platform, creating a large interior space which gives the station a spacious feel.

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.

Concourse

Faregates and PSC
Faregates and PSC

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, however the adjacent NUH Medical Centre contains retail outlets.

Art in Transit: “Poetry Mix-up” by Mixed Reality Lab

Interacting by reciting or writing poetry has been an important cultural practice from ancient times. However, the interests of the modern generation with their absorption in rapidly emerging technologies, tends to provide less regard and appreciation for traditional literary practices such as poetry. Conversely, cultural computing uses various methods to model the established cultures, allowing users to interact and experience these cultures through modern computing applications. This work combines traditional literary work with modern digital technology to create a familiar and enjoyable platform for the new generation to appreciate traditional literary works. Poetry Mix-up encourages users to experience the creation of a ‘remixed’ variety of poetry by sending a SMS to a digital poetry generator.

The system is currently switched off.

Exits

Kent Ridge MRT station has four exits at ground level (A, B, C and D), of which only Exit B is not equipped with barrier-free accessibility.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Lower Kent Ridge Road Ayer Rajah Expressway, National University Hospital (NUH), National University of Singapore (NUS), DSO National Laboratories (Kent Ridge)
B No South Buona Vista Road Singapore Science Park 1, DSO National Laboratories (Marina Hill), Singapore Science Park 2, Kent Ridge Park
C Yes NUH Medical Centre National University Hospital (NUH)
D Yes NUH Medical Centre National University Hospital (NUH)

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

Kent Ridge station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stand and passenger pick-up points.

Bus

There are four official bus stops linked to Kent Ridge station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 15131 – South Buona Vista Rd (Kent Ridge Stn) D 92, 200
B/s 2 15139 – South Buona Vista Rd (Opp Kent Ridge Stn) B 92, 200
B/s 3 18331 – Lower Kent Ridge Rd (Kent Ridge Stn) A 95
B/s 4 18339 – Lower Kent Ridge Rd (Opp Kent Ridge Stn) A 95

Road

Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to Circle Line station exits:

Exit Road Provisions
A Lower Kent Ridge Road (Eastbound) Pick-up/drop-off point
A Lower Kent Ridge Road (Westbound) Pick-up/drop-off point

There are more Taxi stands and Pick-up/drop-off points located within the National University Hospital complex in addition to the ones listed above.

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Kent Ridge 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 4: 18339 – Lower Kent Ridge Rd (Opp Kent Ridge Stn) A
 CC29  NE1  HarbourFront B/s 4: 18339 – Lower Kent Ridge Rd (Opp Kent Ridge Stn) A

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


Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving a major hospital, university and buisness park, Kent Ridge station encounters high passenger demand throughout most of the day.

Construction

Circle Line Stage 4 (CCL4) Contract C855 for the construction of Holland, Buona Vista, one-North and National University Hospital stations and associated tunnels was awarded to Japanese and local companies Nishimatsu / Lum Chang Joint Venture. The working name for Kent Ridge station was National University Hospital station.

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