Bayfront MRT Station

CE1DT16
Bayfront
海湾舫 | பேஃபிரண்ட்
Station exit B
Address 11 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018957
Lines Served   Circle Line
  Downtown Line
Operators SMRT Trains (CCL)
SBS Transit (DTL)
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 14 Jan 2012 (CCL)
22 Dec 2013 (DTL)

Bayfront MRT Station (CE1/DT16) is a cross-platform, underground interchange station located in the Downtown Core (Bayfront subzone), connecting the Circle Line (CCL) and the Downtown Line (DTL).

Located underneath Bayfront Avenue, the station brings rail connections to the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort comprising hotels, a casino, retail shops, a museum and an expo and convention centre. It also serves the nearby Marina Reservoir and Gardens By The Bay (Bay South).

The station is unique in being the only cross-platform interchange station served by separate rail operators; hence the station is jointly operated by SMRT Trains and SBS Transit. As part of the Circle Line Extension, the CCL station code is CE1 which differs from the regular CC prefix for CCL stations.


First / Last Train Timings

Circle Line – (CE1) Bayfront
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
CC6 Stadium 6:02am 6:26am 11:57pm
CE2 Marina Bay 6:17am 6:37am 11:51pm
Downtown Line – (DT16) Bayfront
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
DT1 Bukit Panjang 6:15am 6:33am 12:18am
DT35 Expo 6:02am 6:22am 12:04am

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point, Marina Bay Sands
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, TransitLink Ticket Office, Retail Shops
Underpass Underpass to Gardens By The Bay (Bay South)
B2 Platform A Downtown Line towards DT35CG1 Expo
Platform B Circle Line towards CE2NS27 Marina Bay
B3 Platform C Downtown Line towards DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang
Platform D Circle Line towards CC6 Stadium (Off-Peak Hours)
Circle Line
towards CC29NE1 HarbourFront (Peak Hours)

Platforms

Basement 2:
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Platform A: Downtown Line towards DT35CG1 Expo via DT17 Downtown (←)
Platform B: Circle Line towards CE2NS27 Marina Bay (←)
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Basement 3:
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Platform C: Downtown Line towards DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang via CC4DT15 Promenade (→)
Platform D:
Circle Line towards CC6 Stadium via CC4DT15 Promenade (Off-Peak Hours) (→)
Circle Line towards CC29NE1 HarbourFront via CC4DT15 Promenade (Peak Hours) (→)
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Bayfront station has four platforms utilized by both rail lines for trains travelling in either direction. Arranged in a two island platforms spanning two underground floors, the cross platform transfer layout allows for quicker transfer between lines and optimized commuter flow based on their direction of travel. 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 lifts connect to the concourse above.

As part of the Circle Line Extension, train services on the Circle Line will operate as a shuttle between Marina Bay and Stadium stations throughout most of the day. 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.

Concourse

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. A Transitlink ticket offices to serve commuters, which only operates in the afternoon on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.

Art in Transit: “When The Ship Comes In” by Lee Wen

The artwork commemorates Singapore as an important port of call for ships in the early days. The mural is composed of a collage of images of ships drawn by young Singaporeans, reflecting on the past and projecting hope for the future.

Station Amenities

  • Public Toilets at concourse level
  • Retail Shop at concourse level
  • ATMs
  • Transitlink Ticket Office at concourse
    Operating hours: Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays: 1200hrs – 2000hrs
    Closed between 1545hrs – 1645hrs for meal break

Exits

Bayfront MRT station has two exits at ground level (A and B), but only Exit A is inaccessible to the disabled.
In addition, Exit B at Concourse Level (B1) also leads to the Gardens By The Bay underpass which is at Marina Bay Sands Level B2M.
Underground Exits C, D and E connect to Basement 2M of Marina Bay Sands.

Exit Location Nearby
A Bayfront Avenue Bayfront Avenue, Bayfront Link
B Marina Bay Sands Hotel Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Sands SkyPark, Bayfront Avenue, Sheares Link

via Underpass:
Gardens by the Bay (Bay South), Marina Bay Sands (Staff Entrance)

C Marina Bay Sands Marina Bay Sands
– The Shoppes
– Theaters
– ArtScience Museum
– Hotel
– Sands SkyPark
– Coach Terminal
D Marina Bay Sands
– The Shoppes
– Theaters
– ArtScience Museum
– Sands Expo and Convention Centre
The Helix Bridge
E Marina Bay Sands
– Sands Expo and Convention Centre
Bayfront Link, Marina Bay City Gallery, The Promontory @ Marina Bay

Transport Connections

Bayfront 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 three official bus stops linked to Bayfront station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 03511 Bayfront Ave (Aft Bayfront Stn Exit E) D/E 97, 97e, 106, 133, NR1, NR6
B/s 2 03509 Bayfront Ave (Bayfront Stn Exit B/MBS) B 97, 97e, 106, 133, 502, 502A, 518, 518A
B/s 3 03519 Bayfront Ave (Bayfront Stn Exit A) A 97, 97e, 106, 133, 502, 502A, 518, 518A

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
B Sheares Link
(Sands Hotel, Tower 1 driveway)
Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
C Bayfront Avenue
(outside Sands Casino)
Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
D/E Bayfront Avenue
(outside Sands Expo & Convention Ctr)
Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Bayfront 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
CC6 Stadium B/s 1: 03511 Bayfront Ave (Aft Bayfront Stn Exit E) E
CE2NS27 Marina Bay B/s 3: 03519 Bayfront Ave (Bayfront Stn Exit A) A
Downtown Line
DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang B/s 1: 03511 Bayfront Ave (Aft Bayfront Stn Exit E) E
DT35CG1 Expo B/s 3: 03519 Bayfront Ave (Bayfront Stn Exit A) A

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stops 1 & 3 when activated.


Passenger Usage Patterns

As the sole rail connection to the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort, Gardens By The Bay (as of 2016) and the nearby Marina Reservoir, the station is well-utilized by many commuters throughout the day, heading in and out of the Bayfront area, or transferring between the Circle Line extension and the Downtown Line. Various amenities in the vicinity include tourist attractions and retail shops.

Construction

Downtown Line Stage 1 (DTL1) Contract 906 for the Design, Construction & Completion of Bayfront Station and Associated Tunnels was awarded to local company Sembawang Engineers & Constructors Pte Ltd for approximately S$463 million.

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