Farrer Road MRT Station

CC20
Farrer Road
花拉路 | ஃபேரர் சாலை
Station exit B
Address 71 Farrer Road, Singapore 268857
Lines Served   Circle Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 8 Oct 2011

Farrer Road MRT Station (CC20) is an underground station along the Circle Line (CCL) Stage 4, located at the boundaries of the Farrer Court and Tyersall planning subzones. It is built underneath Farrer Road, the thoroughfare which gives the station its name, and is located near the Farrer Gardens Estate.

Farrer Road was named after John Farrer, who was President of the Municipal Commissioners from 1919 to 1931. The station serves the nearby Farrer Gardens housing estate, many condominiums and private homes, schools, and places of worship. Not to be confused with this station is Farrer Park station along the North East Line.


First / Last Train Timings

Circle Line – (CC20) Farrer Road
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5:43am 6:04am 11:23pm
CC7 Mountbatten 12:00am
CC12 Bartley 12:24am
CC29 HarbourFront 5:34am 5:59am 11:29pm
CC26 Pasir Panjang 11:59pm
CC23 one-north 12:15am

Station Layout

L2 Overhead Bridge Overhead bridge accross Farrer Road
L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
B2 Staff Restricted Access
B3 Platform A Circle Line towards CC29NE1 HarbourFront
Platform B Circle Line towards CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut
Circle Line
towards CE2NS27 Marina Bay (Peak Hours)

Platforms

Circle Line (B3):
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Platform A: Circle Line towards CC29NE1 HarbourFront via CC21 Holland Village (→)
Platform B:
Circle Line towards CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut via CC19DT9 Botanic Gardens (←)
Circle Line towards CE2NS27 Marina Bay via CC19DT9 Botanic Gardens (Peak Hour Alternate Trains) (←)
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Farrer Road station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement. 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 a lift connects the platform level to the concourse level two floors above. With the concourse wrapping around the platform, a large interior space is created around the middle of the platform, giving the impression of spaciousness.

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.

Basement 2 is a service floor and not for public access. However, it can be seen from the platform level as a suspended corridor accessible by lift.

Concourse

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Deep escalators linking Concourse and Platform level

The station concourse at Basement 1 feature 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.

 

Art in Transit: “Art Lineage” by Erzan B Adam

Art Lineage explores how multi- and inter-cultural relationships within a community interact and negotiate to co-exist. The lines distinct to each ‘artist’, is the creation of the community. The final artwork is a compositional play of these lines to show how different races and cultures within the community can interact harmoniously to co-exist. With involvement of the community and the use of lines as the sole element, this artwork emphasizes unity, conceptually and visually. Erzan’s work is essentially a reflection of Singapore’s integrated multi-racial and multi-cultural society.

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at concourse level (B1)
  • Bicycle racks at station exits

Exits

Farrer Road MRT station has two exits at ground level (A and B), of which only Exit B is barrier-free.
For barrier-free access to Exit A, use the overhead bridge across Farrer Road which is served by lifts from Exit B.

Exit Location Nearby
A Farrer Road
(Southbound)
Farrer Drive, Woollerton Park
B Farrer Road
(Northbound)
Farrer Road, Queen’s Road, Church of Saint Ignatius, Empress Rd Mkt & FC, Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, Nanyang Primary School, Singapore International Baptist Church, Singapore International Campus, Saint John’s Chapel, Saint Margaret’s Secondary School

 


Transport Connections

Farrer Road station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as a taxi stand and passenger pick-up point.

Bus

There are two official bus stops linked to Farrer Road station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 11119 – Farrer Rd (Farrer Rd Stn Exit A) A 5N, 48, 93, 153, 165, 174, 186, 855, 961, 961M
B/s 2 11111 – Farrer Rd (Farrer Rd Stn Exit B) B 48, 93, 153, 165, 174, 186, 855, 961, 961M

Road

A taxi stand and pick-up/drop-off point is located next to Station Exit B:

Exit Road Provisions
B Farrer Road (Northbound) Taxi stand (H05), pick-up/drop-off point

 


Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Farrer Road station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle 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
CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut B/s 2: 11111 – Farrer Rd (Farrer Rd Stn Exit B) B
CC29NE1 HarbourFront B/s 1: 11119 – Farrer Rd (Farrer Rd Stn Exit A) A

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


Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving residential areas, schools and places of worship in the vicinity, Farrer Road station encounters moderate passenger demand across most of the day.

Construction

Circle Line Stage 4 (CCL4) Contract C854 for the construction of Thomson, Adam and Farrer stations and tunnels (inclusive of Bukit Brown shell station) was awarded to Japanese company Taisei Corporation.

Future Developments


Major Incidents


Gallery

Escalators to concourse level
Escalators to concourse level

External Links & References

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