Farrer Park MRT Station

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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). 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 11:49pm
NE17 Punggol 5:58am 5:58am 6:18am 12:09am 12:09am


Station Layout

L1 Street level Connexion, Bus stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Service Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre, SimplyGo Ticket Office
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 (Ôćĺ)
Platform B: North East Line towards NE17PTC Punggol via NE9 Boon Keng (ÔćÉ)

Farrer Park station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement, with both platforms utilized for trains travelling in either direction.


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.

Art in Transit:┬á“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 concourse
  • Retail shops at Concourse
  • ATM & Self-Service Machine
  • Top Up Kiosks
  • SimplyGo Ticket Office
  • Bicycle Stands


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 Farrer Square Medical Suites, Mustafa Centre, Park Hotel Farrer Park, Parkroyal on Kitchener Road
B 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 Farrer Park Hospital, Farrer Park Medical Centre, One Farrer Hotel & Spa
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 Perumal Road, Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple, Hindu Endowments Board
H City Green Singapore Indian Development Association, Umar Pulavar Tamil Language Centre, Serangoon Plaza, Mustafa Centre, Parkroyal on Kitchener Road
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.


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, 67, 125, 130, 139, 141, 147, 857
B/s┬á2 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


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

MRT Bus Bridging Service

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Farrer Park station, MRT Bridging 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 (NEL Bridging Bus)
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 free regular bus services at Bus Stops 1 & 2 when activated.

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.


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  • 30 October 2020 at 6:00 PM

    Hi I travelled on wheelchair on 30 oct 20. Going to farrer park medical centre, but I all the way to exit C base on the map directory which is helpful . But realized there is no lift at exit c which link directly to farrer park medical centre. Instead we have to go to exit D to access to medical centre. Which there is no shelter between exit D to the medical centre.


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