Farrer Park MRT Station

NE8
Farrer Park
花拉公园 | ஃபேரர் பார்க்
Station interior
Address 250 Race Course Road, Singapore 218703
Line Served   North East Line
Operator SBS Transit
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 20 Jun 2003

Farrer Park MRT Station (NE8) is an underground station along the North East Line (NEL), located within the Farrer Park and adjacent to the Kampong Java and Lavender planning subzones. The station sits underneath the Connexion building, an integrated hospital and hotel complex.

Farrer Park was named after John Farrer, who was President of the Municipal Commissioners from 1919 to 1931. The area was renamed to Farrer Park in 1935 after the old Singapore Turf Club moved to Bukit Timah, leaving behind an old racecourse where Farrer Park Primary School now stands.

The station is located in the vicinity of residential apartments near Pek Kio and Tessenohn Road, shophouses and commercial / residential mixed developments near Owen Road and Rangoon Road, as well as condominiums and shopping centres near Kitchener Road. Not to be confused with this station is Farrer Road station along the Circle Line.


First / Last Train Timings

North East Line – (NE8) Farrer Park
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Saturdays Sun & Public Holidays Weekdays Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
NE1 HarbourFront 6:02am 6:03am 6:23am 11:48pm 11:47pm
NE17 Punggol 5:57am 5:58am 6:18am 12:08am 12:08am

 


Station Layout

L1 Street level Connexion, Bus stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
B2 Platform A North East Line towards NE1CC29 HarbourFront
Platform B North East Line towards NE17PTC Punggol

Platforms (B2):

Platform A: North East Line towards NE1CC29 HarbourFront via NE7DT12 Little India (→)
Platform B: North East Line towards NE17PTC Punggol via NE9 Boon Keng (←)

Farrer Park station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement, with both platforms utilized for trains travelling in either direction. Full-height Platform screen doors isolate the air-conditioned station from the tunnel environment, enhancing commuter safety and station comfort. With the concourse level wrapping around the platform, the ceiling is two floors high at platform level, conveying a spacious feel. A set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to the concourse above.

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. An unpaid corridor runs between both ends of the station, allowing pedestrians to commute between station exits without having to enter the rail network.

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. Additionally, a Transitlink Ticket Office at the concourse serves commuters from 1200hrs – 1930hrs daily.

Art in Transit: “Rhythmic Exuberance” by Poh Siew Wah

The sporting activity of Farrer Park’s glorious past is captured through paintings that combine figurative drawings and abstract expression. Sports as varied as soccer and swimming and atheletics, are depicted through expressive brush drawings in black ink alternated with paintings of abstract shapes and lines in pastel colours.

Civil Defence shelter

Farrer Park NEL station is one of thirteen stations along the North East 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 NEL concourse
  • Retail shops at NEL Concourse
  • ATM & Self-Service Machine
  • Transitlink Ticket Office (Open 1200hrs – 1930hrs daily)
  • Bicycle Stands

Exits

Farrer Park MRT station has nine exits leading to ground level (A, B, C, E, F, G, H and I). Exits C, D, E and F all branch out from the South end of the station, while the other exits extend out to the north. A basement Exit I leads to City Square Mall.

Exit Location Nearby
A Rangoon Road Rangoon Road, Farrer Square, Fortuna Hotel, Park Hotel Farrer Park, The Claremont Hotel, Serangoon Building
B Tessensohn Road Tessensohn Road, Sing Joo Avenue, R66 Apartments, Rangoon 88, Urban Lofts, Rangoon Court, 8 Farrer Suites, Jool Suites, Singapore Indian Fine Art Society, Club CSC @ Tessensohn, Singapore Khalsa Association
C Race Course Road Connexion Building
D Gloucester Road Gloucester Road, Owen Road, Farrer Park Gardens, Cairnhill Neighbourhood Police Post, Farrer Park Suites, Owen 88, ABC Premium Hostel, Suites @ Owen, The Hindu Centre, Pek Kio Market & Food Court
E Northumberland Road Farrer Park View, Farrer Park Primary School, Farrer Park Tennis Centre, Farrer Park Fields, Pek Kio Community Centre, Dorset Road
F Roberts Lane Farrer Park View, Farrer Park Primary School, Farrer Park Tennis Centre, Farrer Park Fields, Pek Kio Community Centre, Dorset Road
G Serangoon Road Serangoon Road, Perumal Road, Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple
H City Green City Green, City Square Mall, Centrium Square, Parkroyal on Kitchener Road, Mustafa Centre, SPA Building, Hotel 165, Verdun House, CRU Centre, Tai Hoe Hotel, CIty Square Residences, Somme Road, The Citron, Studios @ Marine, Kerrisdale, Sturdee Residences, Singapore Indian Development Assosciation (SINDA), Khalse Kindergarten, Umar Pulavar Tamil Language Centre
I City Square Mall
(Basement 1)
City Square Mall

 


Transport Connections

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

Bus

There are two official bus stops linked to Farrer Park station. Additional bus stops are added to better reflect the transport connections.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 07211 – S’goon Rd (Aft Farrer Pk Stn Exit G) G 21, 23, 64, 65, 66, 67, 125, 130, 139, 141, 147, 857, NR6
B/s 2 50251 – Rangoon Rd (Farrer Pk Stn Exit A) A 131, 141
52059 – Rangoon Rd (Opp Farrer Pk Stn) G 141
50279 – Gloucester Rd (Farrer Pk Stn Exit D) D 141

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
D Race Course Road (Northbound) Taxi stand (F29), pick-up/drop-off point
C Race Course Road (Southbound) Taxi stand (F28), pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

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

Towards Bus stop Exit
North East Line
NE1CC29 HarbourFront B/s 2: 50251 – Rangoon Rd (Farrer Pk Stn Exit A) A
NE17PTC Punggol B/s 1: 07211 – S’goon Rd (Aft Farrer Pk Stn Exit G) G

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


Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving a mix of commercial, civic and housing districts, Farrer Park station encounters moderate demand levels from developments in the vicinity.

Construction Trivia

Farrer Park and Little India NEL station and tunnels were built as part of NEL Contract 706. To accommodate the construction of the station, the formerly straight Race Course Road was broken up to its current two-part alignment, with both ends linked by junctions with Rangoon Road. Owen Road was also broken into two, as evident from its current alignment between Serangoon Road and Pek Kio estate.

Future Developments


Major Incidents


Gallery


External Links & References

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