Marymount MRT Station

 CC16 
Marymount
Station exit A
Languages 玛丽蒙 | மேரிமவுண்ட்
Lines   Circle Line
Operator SMRT
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 28 May 2009

Marymount MRT Station (CC16) is an underground station along the Circle Line (CCL) Stage 3, located at the boundaries of the Marymount and Upper Thomson planning subzones. It is built underneath Marymount Road, near the junction of Marymount Lane and Bishan Street 21. The architectural design of Marymount station is similar to other CCL3 stations Bartley and Lorong Chuan.

The station is named after the road of the same name on the surface, Marymount Road, which in turn took its name from the Marymount Convent of the Little Sisters of the Poor. It serves nearby businesses, housing developments and Raffles Institution.


First / Last Train Timings

Circle Line – CC16 Marymount
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5:37am 6:04am 11:32pm
CC7 Mountbatten 12:09am
CC12 Bartley 12:33am
CC29 HarbourFront 5:25am 5:50am 11:20pm
CC26 Pasir Panjang 11:50pm
CC23 one-north 12:06am
CC17 Caldecott 12:34am

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
B2 Platform A Circle Line towards  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront
Platform B Circle Line towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut

Platforms

Circle Line (B2):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Circle Line towards  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront via  CC17  Caldecott (→)
Platform B: Circle Line towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut via  CC15  NS17  Bishan (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Marymount 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 one floor 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.

Concourse

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. An unpaid walkway runs through the concourse, allowing pedestrians to commute between station exits without having to enter the paid areas of the rail network. As such, faregates are located both at the escalator / staircase landing, and the lift landing.

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: “Superstring” by Joshua Yang

The work consists of a series of single continuous line drawings where the line neither overlaps nor breaks. The drawing of the art wall, with the dimensions of gaps and positions of bolts. The artist aims to bring out the inconsistencies between the planned construction and the final wall which the viewer is facing. The drawing surrounding the ticket machines allows the viewer to see through the glass and the structures behind. In some ways it is a parody of the age-old technique of single point perspective drawing to create an imagined three-dimensional space; here the three-dimensional space is compressed with a single, continuous line so that the viewer becomes aware of the fourth dimension: Time.

Exits

Marymount MRT station has two exits at ground level (A and B), among which only Exit A offers barrier-free accessibility via a lift.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Marymount Road Shunfu Gardens, Shunfu Market and Hawker Centre, Shunfu Ville, Thomson Garden Estate, Thomson Community Centre, Thomson Imperial Court, Thomson Road Post Office, Sin Ming Plaza,
B No Bishan Street 21 Raffles Institution, Bishan Fire Station, St. Theresa’s Home, Rafflesia Condominium, Jalan Pemimpin

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at concourse level
  • Bicycle racks at station exits
  • ATMs and Self-service Machines at 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

Marymount station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as a taxi stand and passenger pick-up point, and a Park and Ride scheme carpark.

Bus

There are two official bus stops linked to Marymount station. Bus stops 3 and 4 are added here to better represent bus connections.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 53121 – Marymount Rd (Marymount Stn) A 54, 74, 74e, 410G, 851, 852
B/s 2 53129 – Marymount Rd (Opp Marymount Stn) A 54, 410W, 851
B/s 3 53319 – Bishan St 21 (Bosch) B 410W
B/s 4 53311 – Bishan St 21 (Opp Bosch) B 410G

Road

A taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off point is located next to Station exit A:

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

Park and Ride

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

Carpark Exit Remarks
Blk 320 Shunfu Road A Multi-Storey Car Park

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Marymount 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 53319 – Bishan St 21 (Bosch) B
 CC29  NE1  HarbourFront 53311 – Bishan St 21 (Opp Bosch) B

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


Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving schools and residential areas in the vicinity, Marymount station encounters low to moderate passenger demand across most of the day.

Construction

Circle Line Stage 3 (CCL3) Contract C853 for the construction of Marymount station, along with the tunnels between Lorong Chuan and Bishan stations and Bishan and Marymount stations, was awarded to Japanese company Taisei Corporation for S$167.7 million.

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