Dakota MRT Station

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Station exit A
Address 211 Old Airport Road, Singapore 397971
Line Served   Circle Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 17 Apr 2010

Dakota MRT Station (CC8) is an underground station along the Circle Line (CCL). It is built underneath Old Airport Road, at the junction of Jalan Dua and right next to the Geylang River.

Serving the Dakota estate, the area and the station is named after the Douglas DC-3 passenger aircraft, commonly known as the Dakota, which commonly landed at Kallang Airport before it was closed. HDB flats in the vicinity are among the oldest in Singapore.

Apart from residential flats, Dakota station also serves nearby condominiums, schools and the popular Old Airport Road Hawker Centre.

First / Last Train Timings

Circle Line – (CC8) Dakota
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5:42am 6:09am 11:51pm
CC7 Mounbatten 12:28am
CC29 HarbourFront 5:37am 6:04am 11:01pm
CC26 Pasir Panjang 11:32pm
CC23 one-north 11:48pm
CC17 Caldecott 12:15am
CC11 Tai Seng 12:23am

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Ticket Concourse Faregates, Top Up Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre
B2 Platform A Circle Line towards CC29NE1 HarbourFront
Platform B Circle Line towards CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut
Circle Line
towards CE2NS27TE20 Marina Bay (Peak Hours)


Circle Line (B2):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Circle Line towards CC29NE1 HarbourFront via CC9EW8 Paya Lebar (‚Üí)
Platform B:
Circle Line towards CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut via CC7 Mountbatten (‚Üź)
Circle Line towards CE2NS27TE20 Marina Bay via CC7 Mountbatten (Peak Hour Alternate Trains) (‚Üź)
MRT_rail (2)

Dakota station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement.


Art in Transit:¬†“Little things, little stories” by A Dose of Light

Little things tell little stories. This artwork narrates an open-ended story of Dakota Crescent through the objects inside residents’ homes, along the HDB flat corridors and shared outdoor spaces. This curation of objects found in Dakota is an attempt to chronicle a visual history and narrative of the space before the station is built. This artwork is a visible time capsule of the Dakota area. As the new Circle Line station will necessarily change the aesthetic and social landscape of Dakota, the objects documented in this work carries with it a context of age and as an alternative visual archive of the estate.

Civil Defence shelter

Dakota CCL station is one of eleven stations along the Circle Line designated as Civil Defence (CD) shelters, which will be activated in times of national emergency. Apart from reinforced construction, the stations are designed and equipped with facilities to ensure the shelter environment is tolerable for all shelterees during shelter occupation. These facilities include protective blast doors, decontamination facilities, ventilation systems, power and water supply systems and a dry toilet system.

Station Amenities

  • Public Toilets at concourse level (B1)
  • ATMs & Self service machines
  • Bicycle racks at station exits
  • Top Up Kiosks


Dakota MRT station has two exits at ground level (A and B), both of which offer barrier-free accessibility for the the disabled.

Exit Location Nearby
A Jalan Dua Chung Cheng High School, Mountbatten CC, Eton House International School, Old Airport Road Market & Food Court
B Dakota Crescent Broadrick Secondary School, WaterBank at Dakota, Dakota Residence, Mountbatten Neighbourhood Police Post, Geylang Park Connector

Transport Connections

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


There are two official bus stops linked to Dakota station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 81181 – Old Airport Rd (Dakota Stn Exit A/Blk 99) A 10, 16, 16M, 30, 30e, 31, 32, 33
B/s 2 81189 РOld Airport Rd (Dakota Stn Exit B/Blk 60) B 10, 16, 16M, 30, 30e, 31, 32, 33, 33B, 401


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

Exit Road Provisions
A Old Airport Road (Eastbound) Taxi stand (I27), Pick-up/drop-off point
B Old Airport Road (Westbound) Pick-up/drop-off point
B Dakota Crescent (outside Block 60) Pick-up/drop-off point

MRT Bus Bridging Service

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Dakota 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:

Towards Bus stop Exit
Circle Line (CCL Bridging Bus)
CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut B/s 2: 81189 – Old Airport Rd (Dakota Stn Exit B/Blk 60) B
CC29NE1 HarbourFront B/s 1: 81181 – Old Airport Rd (Dakota Stn Exit A/Blk 99) A

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stops 1 & 2 when activated.

Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving largely residential developments in the vicinity, Dakota station encounters low to moderate demand throughout the day.


Circle Line Stage 2 (CCL2) Contract 823 for the construction and completion of Mountbatten, Dakota and Paya Lebar stations and tunnels was awarded to Japanese and local companies Nishimatsu-Lum Chang Joint Venture.

The working name for Dakota station was Tanjong Katong Station.


External Links & References

One thought on “Dakota MRT Station

  • 26 October 2020 at 10:51 AM

    ŤĺĺÁßĎŤĺĺ is the only MRT station in Chinese to have at least one chinese character repeated at least once.


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