Mountbatten MRT Station

 CC7 
Mountbatten
Station exit A
Languages 蒙巴登 | மவுண்ட்பேட்டன்
Lines   Circle Line
Operator SMRT
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 17 Apr 2010

Mountbatten MRT Station (CC7) is an underground station along the Circle Line (CCL) Stage 2, located between the Kallang and Geylang planning areas. It is built underneath the junction of Mountbatten Road, Old Airport Road and Stadium Boulevard.

Serving the Mountbatten subzone, the area and the station is named after British Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten (1900-79), the Supreme Allied Commander of the South East Asia Command who accepted the Japanese surrender of Singapore during the Second World War.

Apart from residential flats, Mountbatten station also serves nearby schools, markets and fast food outlets at Stadium Boulevard.


First / Last Train Timings

Circle Line – CC7 Mountbatten
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5:44am 6:11am 11:53pm
CC29 HarbourFront 5:35am 6:03am 11:00pm
CC26 Pasir Panjang 11:30pm
CC23 one-north 11:46pm
CC17 Caldecott 12:14am
CC11 Tai Seng 12:22am

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):
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Platform A: Circle Line towards  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront via  CC8  Dakota (→)
Platform B: Circle Line towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut via  CC6  Stadium (←),
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Mountbatten 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 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

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Faregates and PSC

The station concourses 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.

Art in Transit: “Lord Mountbatten Thinks of Pink” by Jason Wee

Lord Louis ‘Dickie’ Mountbatten, friend to Noel Coward, Jawaharlal Nehru and Lee Kuan Yew, once thought it a good idea to paint a fleet of ships pink in wartime. In 1940, he invented Mountbatten Pink as a naval camouflage colour for the Fifth Flotilla. The naval commander reasoned that pink pigments will match the colour of the sky at dawn and dusk, making the ships harder to see by the enemy. Using these unusual connections as inspiration, the artwork depicts a modern container ship at those ‘pink’ hours, a vessel typical of those moored off the Fort Road shoreline close to the station. This station, and Mountbatten Road beside it, is eponymously named after him, the colourful last Viceroy of India.

Civil Defence shelter

Mountbatten CCL station is one of eleven stations along the Circle 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.

Exits

Mountbatten MRT station has two exits at ground level (A and B), both of which offer barrier-free accessibility for the the disabled.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Jalan Lima Mountbatten Square, Singapore School for the Deaf, Mountbatten Vocational School, Kallang Estate Market, Old Airport Road Hawker Centre, Cassia Crescent, Guillemard Village (Former Badminton Association), Jamiyah Children’s Home, Mountbatten Centre, Kallang Netball Centre, Kallang Squash & Tennis Centre
B Yes Dakota Crescent Old Airport Road, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore Sports Council, Broadrick Secondary School, Long Beach KING, McDonald’s (Stadium Boulevard), KFC (Stadium Boulevard),

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

Mountbatten station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, Passenger pick-up points, as well as designated Park and Ride scheme carparks.

Bus

There are three official bus stops linked to Mountbatten station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 80279 – Mountbatten Rd (Mountbatten Stn Exit B) B 12, 14, 30, 158, 196, 401
B/s 2 80149 – Mountbatten Rd (S.A. Deaf) A 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 31, 32, 33, 158, 196
B/s 3 80141 – Mountbatten Rd (Opp S.A. Deaf) A 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 31, 32, 33, 158, 196

Road

Pick-up/drop-off points are located next to Circle Line station exits:

Exit Road Provisions
A Pine Close (carpark road) Pick-up/drop-off point
B Old Airport Road (Westbound) Pick-up/drop-off point

 

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Mountbatten 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 2: 80149 – Mountbatten Rd (S.A. Deaf) A
 CC29  NE1  HarbourFront B/s 3: 80141 – Mountbatten Rd (Opp S.A. Deaf) A

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


Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving a mix of commercial and residential developments in the vicinity, Mountbatten station encounters low to moderate demand throughout the day.

Construction

Circle Line Stage 2 (CCL2) Contract 823 for the construction and completion of Mountbatten, Dakota and Paya Lebar stations and tunnels was awarded to Japanese and local companies Nishimatsu-Lum Chang Joint Venture.

The working name for Mountbatten station was Old Airport Road Station.

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