Promenade MRT Station

 CC4  DT15 
Promenade
Station exit A
Languages 宝门廊 | புரொமனெட்
Lines
Operators SMRT (CCL)
SBS Transit (DTL)
Structure Underground
(CCL & DTL)
Platforms Side (CCL & DTL)
Opened 17 Apr 2010 (CCL)
22 Dec 2013 (DTL)

Promenade MRT Station (CC4/DT15) is an underground interchange station located in the Downtown Core (Marina Centre planning subzone), connecting the Circle Line (CCL) and the Downtown Line (DTL), while serving as an interchange between regular Circle Line train services to Dhoby Ghaut and Circle Line Extension train services to Marina Bay via Bayfront.

Located underneath Temasek Avenue and adjacent to Millenia Tower, the station brings rail connections to Suntec City and the Marina Centre area, along with attractions such as the Singapore Flyer and the Seating Gallery. It also serves the nearby Marina Reservoir area.

The design of the station is unique for an interchange station, comprising four side platforms stacked vertically over multiple floors. The deepest platform is at Basement 7 for Downtown Line train services towards Bukit Panjang, at 43 metres below ground level.


First / Last Train Timings

Circle Line – CC4 Promenade
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5:50am 6:17am 11:59pm
CC29 HarbourFront 5:43am 6:10am 10:54pm
CC26 Pasir Panjang 11:24pm
CC23 one-north 11:40pm
CC17 Caldecott 12:08am
CC11 Tai Seng 12:15am
CC6 Stadium 6:05am 6:28am 11:59pm
CE2 Marina Bay 6:15am 6:35am 11:48pm
Downtown Line – DT15 Promenade
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
DT1 Bukit Panjang 6:18am 6:36am 12:18am
DT35 Expo 6:00am 6:20am 12:05am

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, CCL Passenger Service Centre, Shop
B2 CCL Platform B Circle Line towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut and  CE2  NS27  Marina Bay
B4 CCL Platform A
DTL Transfer concourse
Circle Line towards  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront,
DTL Passenger Service CentreTransfer concourse to Downtown Line platforms
B6 DTL Platform D Downtown Line towards DT35CG1 Expo
B7 DTL Platform C Downtown Line towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang

Levels B3 and B5 are service floors and not for public access.

Platforms

Basement 2:
Old Platform Provisions (Not in use)
Platform B: Circle Line towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut via  CC3  Esplanade (←)
Circle Line towards  CE2  NS27  Marina Bay via  CE1  DT16  Bayfront (←)
Basement 4:
Old Platform Provisions, now partly occupied by DTL transfer concourse
Platform A: Circle Line towards  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront via  CC5  Nicoll Highway (→)
Basement 6:
Platform D: Downtown Line towards  DT35CG1 Expo via  DT16  CE1  Bayfront (←)
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Basement 7:
Platform C: Downtown Line towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang via  DT14  EW12  Bugis (→)
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Promenade station has four platforms utilized by both rail lines for trains travelling in either direction, arranged in a four side platforms spanning four separate underground floors, with the Circle Line occupying the upper two and the Downtown Line occupying the lower two. A cross-platform interchange was not possible at this station as the Circle Line makes a very sharp right turn towards Esplanade, interfering with the Downtown Line which heads straight towards Bayfront. Tightening the curve radius to allow the Circle Line to occupy the two currently unused platforms might not have been possible.

As a result, the station was opened with an unused tunnel at Basements 2 and 4, where another platform would have been located, and the current Circle Line platforms operated as side platforms with large concourse areas. The Downtown Line side platforms were eventually built underneath the existing Circle Line station in a stacked formation (Basement 6 and 7), with its two tracks located directly underneath the unused platform at Basement 4. A part of the previously-unused Basement 4 unused platform was used to construct the DTL transfer concourse, where escalators and lifts connect it to the lower DTL platform levels. (There are no direct lifts or escalators to the station concourse; passengers commuting to and from the DTL platform(s) must change escalators or lifts at B4). The thought process behind such constructions are unknown.

As an interchange station for the Circle Line Extension, Circle Line train services towards Marina Bay will operate as a shuttle between Stadium and Marina Bay stations throughout most of the day. These services will operate every alternate train between Dhoby Ghaut and HarbourFront. However, during weekday peak hours, train services from Marina Bay will serve the full line, operating between Marina Bay and HarbourFront stations.

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.

  Platform A (Basement 4) Platform B (Basement 2)
Off-Peak Alternate train services terminating at
–  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront
–  CC6  Stadium
Alternate train services terminating at
 CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut
 CE2  NS27  Marina Bay
Peak All train services terminating at
–  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront

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 main 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 Top-up Machines, offer contactless card transactions. Station offices at both CCL and DTL concourses function as Passenger Service Centres and are staffed during operating hours, where commuters may make travel inquiries or perform card transactions using cash payment.  The SMRT station office is located at Basement 1 while the SBS Transit station office is located at Basement 4 (paid area).

With the DTL platforms built underneath the CCL station, an additional concourse at Basement 4 links the CCL station with the DTL station, where an SBS Transit station office is located. The DTL concourse occupied part of a disused platform opposite of CCL Platform A. There are no direct lifts or escalators to the DTL concourse; passengers commuting from the CCL concourse at B1 change escalators or lifts at B4.

A single convenience store is present in this station. The station concourse has an unpaid link at Basement 1 that allows commuters to use the station’s underground walkways between exits without entering the paid areas of the station. Finally, the station has public toilets located at the Basement 1 concourse level.

CCL Art in Transit: “Dreams in Social Cosmic Odyssey” by :phunk Studios

Dreams in Social Cosmic Odyssey
Dreams in Social Cosmic Odyssey

The artwork comprising huge metallic droplets hanging from the ceiling represents an illuminated celebration of collective dreams, cleverly plays with the skylight to illuminate the space with glowing reflections of the light dancing from the water droplets of life, creating a kaleidoscope of patterns on the station floors, walls and ceilings. Analogous to a Promenade usually next to a river or large body of water, it illustrates the interaction between people and society, day and night, sky and water.

The installation is among the largest artworks installed at MRT stations island-wide.

DTL Art in Transit: “Earthcake” by Ana Prvackihe

A collage of many coloured strata layers, Earthcake draws analogies to the geology of the Earth and thousand layer cakes commonly seen in Singapore. Exposing the stratification of earth and soil reveals the intertwined strata of thousand-year old soil and a thousand-layer cake, depicting Singapore’s food culture and its connection to its history and culture.

Exits

Promenade MRT station has three exits at ground level (A, B and C), of which Exit B is inaccessible to the disabled. Lifts at Exits A and C provide barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Raffles Boulevard Conrad Centennial SG, F1 Pit Building, Helix Bridge, Mandarin Oriental, Marina Promenade, Marina Square, Millenia Tower, Millenia Walk, Pan Pacific Hotel, Raffles Boulevard, Ritz Carlton Millenia Singapore, Singapore Flyer, The Float @ Marina Bay
B No Centennial Tower Centennial Tower, Conrad Centennial Singapore, Millenia Tower, Millenia Walk
C Yes Temasek Avenue Suntec City Mall, Suntec City Towers

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at CCL concourse level
  • Convenience store at CCL concourse level

Transport Connections

Promenade station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points at selected exits.

Bus

There are two official bus stops linked to Promenade station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 02169 Temasek Ave (Promenade Stn Exit B) B 97, 97e, 107M
B/s 2 02161 Temasek Ave (Promenade Stn) A 36, 70M, 97, 97e, 106, 111, 133, 162M, 502, 502A, 518, 518A, 700A, 857, 868

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
A Raffles Boulevard (Millenia Walk) Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
Temasek Avenue (Millenia Tower) Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B Temasek Avenue (Millenia Walk) Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
C Temasek Boulevard
(Suntec City Tower 3 & 4)
Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Promenade station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the Circle Line or Downtown Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:

Towards Bus stop Exit
Circle Line
 CC29  NE1  HarbourFront  B/s 2: 02161 Temasek Ave (Promenade Stn) A
 CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut
 CE2  NS27  Marina Bay
B/s 2: 02161 Temasek Ave (Promenade Stn) A
Downtown Line
 DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang B/s 1: 02169 Temasek Ave (Promenade Stn Exit B) B
DT35CG1 Expo B/s 2: 02161 Temasek Ave (Promenade Stn) A

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


Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving dense commercial, retail and hotel developments in the Marina Centre area along with tourist attractions, Promenade sees frequent commuter traffic throughout the day. As an interchange station for the Circle Line extension, the station is also utilized frequently by transfer passengers between both branches of the line.

Construction

Circle Line Stage 1 (CCL1) Contract 825 for the construction and completion of Dhoby Ghaut, Bras Basah, Esplanade and Promenade Stations (then known as Museum, Convention Centre and Millenia stations) and tunnels was awarded to local, Chinese and Sweedish companies Woh Hup-Shanghai Tunnel Engineering – NCC Joint Venture.

The working name for Promenade station was Millenia Station.

Downtown Line Stage 1 (DTL1) Contract 902 for the Design, Construction & Completion of Promenade Station and Associated Tunnels was awarded to Chinese company Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. Ltd. for approximately S$231 million in Aug 2008.

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