Marina Bay MRT Station

 NS27  CE2 
Marina Bay
Station exit B
Languages 滨海湾 | மரீனா பே
Lines   North South Line
  Circle Line
Operator SMRT (NSL & CCL)
Structure Underground (All lines)
Platform Island (NSL & CCL)
Stacked Side (TEL)
Opened 4 Nov 1989 (NSL)
14 Jan 2012 (CCL)
Year 2021 (TEL)

Marina Bay MRT Station (NS27/CE2) is an underground interchange station along the North South Line (NSL) also serving as the terminus of the Circle Line (CCL) Extension. Located in the Downtown Core planning subzone, the station is built along alongside Bayfront Avenue.

Serving the Marina Bay area, named after the water body it surrounds, Marina Bay station serves limited nearby developments, but will be situated in the heart of the new Central Business District currently being built around it. By Year 2021, Marina Bay will be an interchange station with the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL), bearing the station code  NS27  CE2  TE20 .It will then join Dhoby Ghaut and Outram Park stations as three-line interchange stations within the MRT network.

Marina Bay is also the terminus of a majority of North South Line trains, likely owing to low passenger traffic at Marina South Pier (the actual NSL terminus station). Both NSL platforms are used for train turnarounds.

Currently the terminus of the Circle Line extension, Marina Bay will be an enroute stop for the Circle Line once the Circle Line Stage 6 between Marina Bay and HarbourFront stations opens in 2025. In the meantime, both platforms are utilized for train turnarounds. A Temporary Maintenance Facility for Downtown Line trains was also built at this station as part of the Circle Line Extension, which is now used as a siding.


First / Last Train Timings

North South Line – NS27 Marina Bay
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Sat Sun &
PHs
Daily
NS1 Jurong East 6:01am 6:01am 6:26am 11:50pm
NS7 Kranji 12:07am
NS28 Marina South Pier 6:05am 6:05am 6:29am 11:56pm
Circle Line – CE2 Marina Bay
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
CC6 Stadium 5:59am 6:24am 11:55pm
Thomson-East Coast Line (U/C)
Thomson-East Coast Line – TE20 Marina Bay
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
TE1 Woodlands North
TE22 Gardens by the Bay

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 NSL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
CCL Platform A Circle Line towards  CC6  Stadium (Off-peak hours) and  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront (Peak hours)
CCL Platform B Circle Line towards  CC6  Stadium (Off-peak hours) and  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront (Peak hours)
Restricted Area Temporary Maintenance Facility
B2 CCL Concourse Transfer Hall, Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
NSL Platform A North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East
NSL Platform B North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier
B3 Transfer Hall Linkway between North South LineCircle Line and future Thomson-East Coast Line platforms

Platforms

North South Line (B2):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform B:
North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier (→),
and Terminating trains towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS26  EW24  Raffles Place (←)
Platform A:
North South Line (from  NS28 ) towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS26  EW24  Raffles Place (←),
including Terminating trains arriving from Raffles Place
MRT_rail (2)

Marina Bay Station currently has four platforms, with the North South Line (NSL) and the Circle Line (CCL) occupying two platforms each. The future Thomson-East Coast Line will add another two platforms to the station.

Firstly, the North South Line platforms are arranged in a conventional island platform layout. Full-height Platform screen doors isolate the air-conditioned station from the tunnel environment, enhancing commuter safety and station comfort. Passenger Information Systems, which are plasma display screens located at each platform, display expected train arrival times, destinations 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. A set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to the concourse above.

As shown in the diagram above, platforms at Marina Bay are used both for train turnarounds and trains heading to/from Marina South Pier. Using a set of points north of the station, terminating trains arriving from Raffles Place arrive at either Platform A or B to before heading back towards Raffles Place and Jurong East. At the same time, passing-through-trains call at Platform B towards Marina South Pier, and at Platform A towards Jurong East.

Circle Line (B1):
[Restricted Area] Former Downtown Line Temporary Maintenance Facility and Circle Line siding
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MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Circle Line towards  CC6  Stadium via  CE1  DT16  Bayfront (→)
Platform A: Circle Line towards  CC6  Stadium via  CE1  DT16  Bayfront (→)
MRT_rail (2)

The Circle Line platform also uses a conventional island platform layout. Similar to the NSL platforms, Full-height Platform screen doors isolate the air-conditioned station from the tunnel environment, enhancing commuter safety and station comfort. Passenger Information Systems, which are plasma display screens located at each platform, display expected train arrival times, destinations 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. A set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to the concourse two floors below.

As part of the Circle Line Extension, train services on the Circle Line will operate as a shuttle between Marina Bay and Stadium stations throughout most of the day. However, during the weekday peak hours, train services from Marina Bay will serve the full line, operating between Marina Bay and HarbourFront stations. Both platforms are utilized alternately by terminating trains.

With the platforms at Basement 1 accessible only via the Transfer Hall at Basement 3, Marina Bay CCL station is the first underground MRT station to have its platform level above the concourse level.

Just beside the Circle Line station is the former Downtown Line Temporary Maintenance Facility. As Downtown Line Stage 1 (22 Dec 2013 to 26 Dec 2015) was disconnected from the main depot at Gali Batu, the Temporary Maintenance Facility was used to provide for low-level maintenance work for the Bombardier Movia C951 rolling stock prior to the opening of Downtown Line Stage 2. In the meantime, trains used the Circle Line’s Kim Chuan Depot for the launching of trains and major maintenance works.

The Temporary Maintenance Facility was built as part of the Circle Line Extension and is now used for stabling Circle Line trains. Concealed from view behind a concrete partition wall, the facility can be seen from the scissors crossing just north of the station, with a single access track joining the northbound track.

Concourse

North South Line and Circle Line ticket concourses are located at Basement 1 and Basement 2 respectively. 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 TransitLink Add Value Machines (NSL) and Top-up Machines (CCL), 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.

Transfer Hall escalators
Transfer Hall escalators

Connecting the NSL concourse and the CCL concourse is the transfer linkway at Basement 2, which provides a paid link between both lines for the benefit of transfer commuters. Near the CCL concourse, the transfer linkway emerges at an atrium where a set of five escalators (3 in paid areas and 2 outside of paid areas) descend to the B3 Transfer Hall, where passengers can ascend to the CCL platforms. The unpaid areas reaching deep into B3 are provisions for the future Thomson-East Coast Line station and a pedestrian mall network linking with future adjacent buildings. Several faregates separate the paid and unpaid areas at Basement 3.

Toilets are located in the unpaid areas of both concourse levels. There are no retail shops located in this station.

CCL Art in Transit: “Train Rides on Rainy Days” by Nah Yong En

“Train Rides on Rainy Days” comprises of two sets of photographs, ‘greenery’ and ‘blue evening’ taken from the inside of MRT trains on the East-West and North-South Lines during rainy days. The photographic works are of places that we might probably have become so familiar with that we no longer consciously notice.

Civil Defence shelter

Marina Bay NSL station is one of six stations along the North South 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.

Thomson-East Coast Line (U/C)
Thomson-East Coast Line (B?):
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Platform A: Towards  TE22  Gardens By The Bay via  TE21  Marina South (→)
Platform B: Towards  TE1  Woodlands North via  TE19  Shenton Way (←)
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Marina Bay station has two underground Thomson-East Coast Line platforms in an island platform arrangement, expected to open for passenger service in Year 2021.

Exits

Marina Bay MRT station has two exits leading to ground level (A and B), of which only Exit A offers barrier-free accessibility for the disabled. More exits will be built in the future.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Bayfront Avenue Gardens By The Bay, Marina Barrage
B No Central Boulevard Asia Square, Central Boulevard, Marina Bay City Gallery, Marina Bay Financial Centre , Marina Bay Link Mall, Marina Bay Residences, Marina Bay Sands, Marina Bay Suites, Marina Boulevard, The Promontory @ Marina Bay, Marina One Integrated Development

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at concourse level
  • ATMs and Self-service Machines at NSL concourse level

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

Marina Bay station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.

Bus

Marina Bay station is officially linked to several bus stops in the vicinity. Bus Stop 1 is currently unused.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 2 03539 – Central Blvd (Marina Bay Stn) A / B 97, 97e, 106, 133, 400, 402, 502, 502A, 513, 982E
B/s 3 03391 – Marina Blvd (Marina Bay Financial Ctr) B 97, 97e, 106, 133, 400, 402, 513, 982E

Bus Stop 3 along Marina Boulevard also an official bus stop of Downtown station along the Downtown Line.

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
 B Bayfront Avenue (Northbound) Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

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

Towards Bus stop Exit
North South Line
 NS1  EW24  Jurong East B/s 2: 03539 – Central Blvd (Marina Bay Stn) A / B
 NS28  Marina South Pier B/s 3: 03391 – Marina Blvd (Marina Bay Financial Ctr) B
Circle Line
 CC6  Stadium B/s 2: 03539 – Central Blvd (Marina Bay Stn)

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


Passenger Usage Patterns

An an interchange station linking the North South Line with the Circle Line extension, Marina Bay station encounters moderate numbers of transfer passengers between the two lines along with moderate demand from limited surrounding developments. Demand is expected to increase manyfold when the new Central Business District develops in the surrounding area.

Construction

Marina Bay NSL station and tunnels were built as part of NSL Contract 310.

Circle Line Contract 901 for the construction and completion of Marina Bay CCL station was awarded to local company Hock Lian Seng Infrastructure Pte. Ltd. for S$348.4 million in Feb 2008. The scope also includes addition and alteration works to the existing North South Line (NSL) Marina Bay station, localised diversions of the East Coast Parkway and Marina Street as well as demolition of an expunged vehicular underpass.

The Circle Line station was designed by Aedas Architecture. As an integral part of Singapore’s Marina Bay development and an interchange station for two major metro lines, Marina Bay Station is located in a public park. The design aims to integrate the station into the park landscape through landscaping. The translucent ETFE canopy acts as a skylight to allow natural light penetrating deep into the underground hall. To further minimise the visual impact of the station to the surrounding park landscape, only the lift, entrance glazed enclosure, lightweight canopy and reflective pool are visible on street level, giving users full view of the park from the station entrance.

Future Developments

Circle Line Stage 6 between HarbourFront and Marina Bay stations is scheduled for completion in 2025. A pedestrian mall network will link the station with adjacent buildings in the future.


Major Incidents


Gallery

North South Line Platform B, used for train turnarounds, as well as train services to Marina South Pier
North South Line Platform B, used for train turnarounds, as well as train services to Marina South Pier

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