|Languages||麦士威 | மெச்ஸ்வெல்|
|Lines||Thomson-East Coast Line|
Maxwell MRT Station (TE18) is an underground station located along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Stage 3. It is built underneath the junction of South Bridge Road, Neil Road and Maxwell Road, bringing rail connectivity to the Chinatown and Maxwell areas, with places of worship, places of interest, commercial and residential developments in the area.
The station is in the vicinity of HDB Kreta Ayer Heights, Kreta Ayer Community Centre, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple & Museum, Fairfield Methodist Church,, Jinrikisha Station, Maxwell Food Court, The URA Centre, Singapore City Gallery and The Scarlet Hotel. It also serves preserved shophouses around Duxton Hill, Ann Siang Hill and Kreta Ayer.
The station is targeted for completion and opening in Year 2021.
First / Last Train Timings
|Thomson-East Coast Line – TE18 Maxwell
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|TE1 Woodlands North||—||—||—|
|TE22 Gardens by the Bay||—||—||—|
|L1||Street level||Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
|B1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre|
|B2||Platform A||Thomson-East Coast Line towards Gardens By The Bay|
|B3||Platform B||Thomson-East Coast Line towards Woodlands North|
Thomson-East Coast Line (B2):
|Platform A: Towards Gardens By The Bay via Shenton Way (→)|
Thomson-East Coast Line (B3):
|Platform B: Towards Woodlands North via Outram Park (←)|
Maxwell station has two platforms in a stacked side platform arrangement, with both platforms utilized for trains travelling in either direction. Owing to land constraints arising from building the station next to existing developments, the stacked platform design was adopted.
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.
The concourse features 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.
A public toilet is located in the unpaid area of the station concourse.
Art in Transit: TBC
Maxwell MRT station will likely have three exits leading to ground level. More details will be confirmed closer to the opening of the station.
- Public toilets at station concourse
- 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 (TBC)
Rail Bridging Services (TBC)
Passenger Usage Patterns
Contract T223 for the Construction of Maxwell Station for Thomson Line was awarded to Hock Lian Seng Infrastructure Pte Ltd at a contract sum of S221.8 million in April 2014. The local company had previously been involved in the construction of Downtown Line’s Gali Batu Depot.
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