百胜 | பிராஸ் பாசா
|Address||65 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189561|
|Line Served||Circle Line|
|Opened||17 Apr 2010|
Bras Basah MRT Station (CC2) is an underground station along the Circle Line (CCL) Stage 1, located in the Central area. It is built underneath Bras Basah Road, bordering Waterloo Street and Queen Street, and serves the surrounding civic district within the Museum planning area. Nearby buildings include the Singapore Art Museum, SMU campus, NTUC Income Centre and Manulife Centre.
This station is affected by longer intervals (single platform operations) of around 15 mins on selected days in June and July 2023 after 9:00pm to facilitate additional maintenance works.
Bras Basah is Malay for “wet rice”. When rice carried as boat cargo got wet, they were laid out to dry at the banks of what became known as Sungei Bras Basah (now Stamford Canal).
The station is 35 metres underground, and houses the longest escalators throughout the Singapore rail network at 41.3 metres in length, which connects the station concourse (B1) to the transfer level (B4) and takes approximately one minute to travel. The station design by renowned local architectural firm WOHA was selected through the Marina Line Architectural Design Competition, organised jointly by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore and the Singapore Institute of Architects.
A prominent design feature of the station is the station roof, which appears to be a reflection pool from the surface, but doubles up as a skylight, allowing abundant natural light to reach the lower levels of the deep station. This design has won the station multiple international design awards.
Built in close proximity to Bencoolen station along the Downtown Line, the stations are connected by an underground public (unpaid) link which is part of SMU.
First / Last Train Timings
|Circle Line – (CC2) Bras Basah
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Weekdays & Sat||Sun & Public Holidays||Daily|
|CC1 Dhoby Ghaut||5:54am||6:21am||12:03am|
|CC26 Pasir Panjang||–||–||11:20pm|
|CC11 Tai Seng||–||–||12:11am|
|L1||Street level||Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
|B1||Ticket Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Service Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre|
|B4||Transfer Hall||Escalators to Concourse and Platforms|
|B5||Platform A||Circle Line towards CC29NE1 HarbourFront|
|Platform B||Circle Line towards CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut|
Levels B2 and B3 are service floors and not for public access.
Circle Line (B5):
|Platform A: Circle Line towards CC29NE1 HarbourFront via CC3 Esplanade (→)
Platform B: Circle Line towards CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut (←)
Bras Basah station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement. A set of escalators and stairs connect to the Transfer Hall above (B4), where another escalator ascends to the Concourse level (B1). On the other hand, a set of lifts connect the platform directly to the Concourse level.
Entering the paid areas, the station roof functions as a skylight, bringing natural light into the lower depths into the station. 41.3-metre long escalators – the longest throughout Singapore’s rail network – link the Concourse level (B1) with the Transfer Hall (B4), and a final set of escalators connect that to the Platform level (B5). To conserve energy in the face of low-moderate passenger demand, only one set of escalators are switched on at one time.
Art in Transit: “The Amazing Neverending Underwater Adventures! ” by Tan Kai Syng
A 29-minute video cycle titled ‘The Amazing Neverending Underwater Adventures!’ by Tan Kai Syng is the only video artwork commissioned by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) for the Art in Transit programme. It is screened every evening from 1929hrs, at the concourse level of the station (underneath the skylight). Centered around action heroine Desyphus, it comprises 29 chapters and 29 riddles, questioning our ‘realities’ of the here and now.
- Retail Shop at CCL Concourse (B1)
- Public Toilets at CCL Concourse (B1)
- ATMs & Self-Service Machines
Bras Basah MRT station has three exits leading to ground level (A, D and E). Exit A and E are equipped with escalators, while Exit D is a flight of steps. Exits B and C connect to the Singapore Management University (SMU)’s Li Ka Shing Library, where public lifts within the building provide the only form of disabled access to street level in the vicinity. SMU’s publicly-accessible Basement Concourse seamlessly connects to other parts of the campus.
|A||Queen Street||Bras Basah Complex, Carlton Hotel, Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, CHIJMES, Church of Sts. Peter & Paul, National Library, NTUC Income Centre, NTUC Trade Union House, Peranakan Museum, SMU (Admin Building), St. Joseph’s Church, The National Design Centre, The Substation|
|B||SMU Campus||SMU Campus, National Museum of Singapore via SMU, Peranakan Museum via SMU, The Substation via SMU, Vanguard Building via SMU, Stamford Centre via SMU, Fort Canning Park via SMU, Bencoolen MRT Station via SMU|
|D||Waterloo Street||Fort Canning Park, Fort Canning Art Centre, Manulife Centre, NAFA Campus, National Archives of Singapore, National Museum of Singapore, PoMo, Rendezvous Hotel Singapore, School of The Arts (SOTA), Singapore Philatelic Museum, The Cathay, YMCA|
|E||Bras Basah Road|
Bras Basah station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.
There are five official bus stops linked to Bras Basah station.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|B/s 1||04179 – Bras Basah Rd (Aft Bras Basah Stn Exit A)||A||7, 14, 14e, 16, 16M, 36, 77, 106, 111, 131, 162, 162M, 167, 175, 502, 502A, 518, 518A, 652, 656, 660, 663, 665, 850E, 857, 951E|
|B/s 2||04019 – Bencoolen St (Opp Bencoolen Stn Exit B)||D||131, 147, 166, 857|
|B/s 3||04121 – Stamford Rd (SMU)||B||7, 14, 14e, 16, 16M, 36, 77, 106, 111, 124, 131, 147, 162, 162M, 166, 167, 174, 174e, 175, 190, 652, 656, 660, 663, 665, 850E, 857, 951E|
|B/s 4||04151 – Victoria St (Cath of The Good Shepherd)||B||130, 133, 145, 197, 851, 851e, 960, 960e|
|B/s 5||01012 – Victoria St (Hotel Grand Pacific)||A||2, 7, 12, 12e, 32, 33, 51, 61, 63, 80, 175|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to station exits:
|B||Queen Street (SMU Li Ka Shing Library dropoff)||Taxi stand (B08), pick-up/drop-off point|
|E||Waterloo Street (Manulife Centre)||Pick-up/drop-off point|
MRT Bus Bridging Service
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Bras Basah station, MRT Bridging 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:
|Circle Line (CCL Bridging Bus)
|CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut||B/s 3: 04121 – Stamford Rd (SMU)||B|
|CC29NE1 HarbourFront||B/s 1: 04179 – Bras Basah Rd (Aft Bras Basah Stn Exit A)||A|
In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stops 1 & 3 when activated.
Passenger Usage Patterns
As a Central region station serving the civic districts, Bras Basah station encounters moderate demand levels from visitors to various attractions in the vicinity, as well as students from the Singapore Management University.
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 Bras Basah station was Museum Station.