one-north MRT Station

 CC23 
one-north
Station exit B
Languages 纬壹 | ஒன்-நார்த்
Lines   Circle Line
Operator SMRT
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 8 Oct 2011

one-north MRT Station (CC23) is an underground station along the Circle Line (CCL) Stage 4, located within the One North planning subzone. It is built within the one-north business park, which was developed for the R&D and high technology cluster, comprising biomedical sciences, infocomm technology (ICT) and media industries. Architecture practice Aedas designed the station.

The station takes its name from the one-north business park, a reference to Singapore’s latitude being (slightly over) one degree north of the equator. The station is nestled within the basement of Fusionopolis, a research and development complex comprising retail outlets and serviced apartments. It is also the only station across the Singapore rail network to have a name starting with a lowercase letter.

Apart from the one-north business park itself, the station also serves the older Ayer Rajah Industrial Estate, as well as schools and housing developments along the nearby Dover Road.


First / Last Train Timings

Circle Line – CC23 one-north
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5:36am 5:57am 11:17pm
CC7 Mountbatten 11:54pm
CC12 Bartley 12:17am
CC29 HarbourFront 5:41am 6:05am 11:35pm
CC26 Pasir Panjang 12:06am

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  CC24  Kent Ridge (→)
Platform B: Circle Line towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut via  CC22  EW21  Buona Vista (←)
MRT_rail (2)

one-north 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 a large atrium in the middle and a skylight, the platform and concourse walkways are bathed in natural lighting a large interior space is created, 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.

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.

The concourse level is also fully integrated within Fusionopolis. Underground exits lead to the Basement of the Connexis and Galaxis buildings, which further connect to other parts of the Fusionopolis development. Toilets are located within the Connexis building. Retail shops are located within unpaid areas of the concourse in addition to more retail outlets within Fusionopolis.

Art in Transit: “A Visual Narrative Pandemonic Rhythmic Movement” by Yek Wong

This triptych is a visual metaphor of the operational timeline of the Mass Rapid Transit system. The zigzagging intertwining looping dance-like linear elements weaving through time (from left to right) represent passengers’ daily commutes. The pulsating background of shifting magenta, cyan, pink, orange, green and black give the illusion of the progression of time. Viewed as a whole, each of the three panels resembles time-lapsed video or photography of commuters getting into the train to get to their destinations: getting off the train to go to work, go to lunch, finish work; and get home. The image of the entire MRT system depicted in an abstract manner, is a narration of synchronized chaos and rhythmic-poetry from morning (left panel), to afternoon (middle panel), and into evening (right panel).

Exits

one-north MRT station has two exits at ground level (A and B), of which only Exit B has lifts for barrier-free accessibility. Basement Exit C and Escalator Exit D link to the basement of Fusionopolis (Connexis and Galaxis buildings).

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A No Ayer Rajah Avenue Ayer Rajah Avenue, Aldersgate Methodist Church, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Fairfield Methodist Primary School, Fairfield Methodist Secondary School, INSEAD, Dover Vista Zone
B Yes Portsdown Road Portdown Road, Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Nepal Park, Unilever Four Acres Singapore Campus, ESSEC Buisness School, One-North Residences, One-North Park
C Yes Connexis Fusionopolis, Connexis, Symbiosis, Fraser Place Fusionopolis
D No Galaxis Fusionopolis, Connexis, Symbiosis, Fraser Place Fusionopolis

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets within Fusionopolis
  • 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

one-north station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as a taxi stand and passenger pick-up point.

Bus

There are four official bus stops linked to one-north station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 18051 – Ayer Rajah Ave (one-north Stn) A 91
B/s 2 18059 – Ayer Rajah Ave (Opp one-north Stn) A 91
B/s 2 18159 – Portsdown Rd (one-north Stn) B 191
B/s 2 18151 – Portsdown Rd (Opp one-north Stn) B 191

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
B Portsdown Road (Westbound) Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting one-north 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 1: 18051 – Ayer Rajah Ave (one-north Stn) A
 CC29  NE1  HarbourFront B/s 2: 18059 – Ayer Rajah Ave (Opp one-north Stn) A

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


Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving Fusionopolis and the surrounding business park, one-north station encounters strong peak hour passenger demand during the peak hours, but moderate to weak demand across the off-peak hours.

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.

Future Developments


Major Incidents


Gallery

Station Exit A
Station Exit A

External Links & References

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