Pasir Panjang MRT Station

 CC26 
Pasir Panjang
Station exit A
Languages 巴西班让 | பாசிர் பாஞ்சாங்
Lines   Circle Line
Operator SMRT
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 8 Oct 2011

Pasir Panjang MRT Station (CC26) is an underground station along the Circle Line (CCL) Stage 5, located at the boundaries of the Pasir Panjang 2 and Port planning subzones. It is built underneath Pasir Panjang Road, and located next to Pasir Panjang Food Court and near the Currency House.

Pasir Panjang, which means “long sand” in Malay, is a reference to the long sandy beaches that once stretched along the coast. The land has since been reclaimed for Pasir Panjang Port, and the area is home to private homes, condominiums and commercial buildings, which this station serves.


First / Last Train Timings

Circle Line – CC26 Pasir Panjang
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5:30am 5:51am 11:10pm
CC7 Mountbatten 11:47pm
CC12 Bartley 12:11am
CC29 HarbourFront 5:40am 6:04am 11:42pm

Station Layout

L2 Overhead bridge Across Pasir Panjang Road
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  CC27  Labrador Park (→)
Platform B: Circle Line towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut via  CC25  Haw Par Villa Station (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Pasir Panjang 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. The concourse wraps around the platform, creating a large interior space which gives the station a spacious feel.

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

View of platform as seen from concourse
View of platform as seen from 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.

Toilets are located at concourse level, near the Passenger Service Centre. There are no retail shops within this station.

Art in Transit: “Lieutenant Adnan” by Ho Tzu Nyen

Lieutenant Adnan Saidi was a 27 year old infantry officer whose bravery and eventual sacrifice, in one of the fiercest battles in Singapore’s history, makes him the stuff of legends. This is the Battle of Pasir Panjang, fought against the Japanese during World War Two. Situated in close proximity to the battle site, this artwork at Pasir Panjang station honours the fighting spirit of this war hero, by taking the form of an imaginary film, featuring in the leading, titular role, popular real-life action star, Aaron Aziz. The artwork comprises three sets of images, namely: a vertical centrepiece at the lift shaft, a diptych at both ends of the platform, and a quartet of images at the concourse, near to the station control. The vertical centrepiece takes the form of film-stills that sequentially reconstruct a heroic action, while the platform diptych narrates the life story of Lieutenant Adnan. Finally, the concourse quartet enacts a moment of the battle in the classical style of western ‘history paintings’. These three sets of images are positioned to encourage commuters to actively piece the artwork together through the exploration of the station space, while uncovering a fragment of Singapore’s history.

Exits

Pasir Panjang MRT station has just one exit leading to ground level (A).

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Pasir Panjang Road
(Westbound)
Pasir Panjang Food Centre, Pasir Panjang Neighbourhood Police Post, Pasir Panjang Park, Currency House, Soka Youth Centre, Poh Ern Shih Temple, Phoh Teck Siang Tng Temple, Golden Agri Plaza, Reflections at Bukit Chandu (Opium Hill), Kent Ridge Park

An overhead bridge with escalators connect Exit A to the Eastbound side of Pasir Panjang Road. For barrier-free access across the road, commuters can use the pedestrian crossing at the junction with Harbour Drive.

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

Pasir Panjang station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as a passenger pick-up/drop-off point.

Bus

There are two official bus stops linked to Pasir Panjang station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 15191 – Pasir Panjang Rd (Pasir Panjang Stn) A 10, 30, 51, 143, 175, 176, 188
B/s 2 15199 – Pasir Panjang Rd (Opp Currency House) A 10, 30, 51, 143, 175, 176, 188, 188E

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
A Pasir Panjang Road (Westbound) Pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Pasir Panjang 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: 15191 – Pasir Panjang Rd (Pasir Panjang Stn) A
 CC29  NE1  HarbourFront B/s 2: 15199 – Pasir Panjang Rd (Opp Currency House) A

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


Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving residential and commercial areas, Pasir Panjang station is utilized by residents and workers alike, encountering low to moderate demand across the day.

Construction

Circle Line Stage 5 (CCL5) Contract C856 for the construction of West Coast, Pasir Panjang, Alexandra, Telok Blangah and HarbourFront stations and associated tunnels was awarded to local company Sembawang Engineers & Constructors Pte Ltd.

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