Marina Bay MRT Station

NS27TE20CE2
Marina Bay
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Marina Bay MRT Station – Exit 4
Address 21 Park Street, Singapore 018925 (NSL)
23 Park Street, Singapore 018926 (CCL)
25 Park Street, Singapore 018929 (TEL)
Lines Served   North South Line
  Circle Line
  Thomson-East Coast Line
Operator SMRT Trains (NSL, CCL & TEL)
Structure Underground (All lines)
Platform Island (NSL & CCL)
Stacked Side (TEL)
Opened 4 Nov 1989 (NSL)
14 Jan 2012 (CCL)
13 Nov 2022 (TEL)

Marina Bay MRT Station (NS27/TE20/CE2) is an underground interchange station located in the Downtown Core planning subzone, built alongside Bayfront Avenue. The station connects the North South Line (NSL), the Circle Line (CCL) extension, as well as the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). It joined Dhoby Ghaut and Outram Park stations as a three-line interchange station within the MRT network upon the opening of TEL Stage 3 on 13 Nov 2022.

Serving the Marina Bay area, named after the water body it surrounds, Marina Bay station serves limited nearby developments, but will be situated in the heart of the new Central Business District currently being built around it.

The TEL station was originally targeted for completion and opening in Year 2021. However, it was delayed till 2022 as mentioned in the SMRT Operations Review 2020. TEL 3 opened for passenger service on 13 Nov 2022.

Currently the terminus of the Circle Line extension, Marina Bay will be an intermediate stop for the Circle Line once the Circle Line Stage 6 between Marina Bay and HarbourFront stations opens in 2025. In the meantime, both platforms are utilized for train turnarounds. As reflected in the Future Network Map as of March 2020, the station code will change again to NS27TE20CC33 with the opening of Circle Line Stage 6.

The Marina Bay Temporary Maintenance Facility for Downtown Line trains was also built at this station as part of the Circle Line Extension to facilitate operations of Downtown Line Stage 1. Works to remove the disused tracks leading to the maintenance facility from the Circle Line took place in 2021.


First / Last Train Timings

North South Line – (NS27) Marina Bay
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
NS28 Marina South Pier 6:05am 6:32am 11:58pm
NS1 Jurong East 6:01am 6:26am 11:50pm
NS7 Kranji 12:06am
Circle Line – (CE2) Marina Bay
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
CC6 Stadium 5:59am 6:24am 11:55pm
Thomson-East Coast Line – (TE20) Marina Bay
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
TE1 Woodlands North 6:07am 6:27am 11:53pm
TE9 Caldecott 12:03am
TE14 Orchard 12:13am
TE22 Gardens by the Bay 6:10am 6:30am 12:14am

 


Station Layout

L1 Street Level Bus stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
B1 NSL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Service Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre (NSL)
CCL-NSL Transfer Link Paid Transfer between NSL & CCL, Passenger Service Centre (CCL), Faregates
CCL Platform C Circle Line towards CC6 Stadium (Off-Peak Hours)
Circle Line
towards CC29NE1 HarbourFront (Peak Hours)
CCL Platform D Circle Line towards CC6 Stadium (Off-Peak Hours)
Circle Line towards CC29NE1 HarbourFront (Peak Hours)
Restricted Area Former Marina Bay Temporary Maintenance Facility
TEL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Service Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre (TEL), Retail Shops
TEL-NSL Transfer Link Paid Transfer between TEL & NSL, Faregates to Exit 5
B2 NSL Platform A North South Line towards NS1EW24 Jurong East
NSL Platform B North South Line towards NS28 Marina South Pier
CCL Concourse Transfer Hall; Faregates to CCL-TEL Unpaid Link
TEL-CCL Transfer Link Paid Transfer between TEL & CCL
TEL-CCL Transfer Link Unpaid Transfer between TEL Concourse & CCL Concourse
B3 TEL-NSL & CCL Link Paid Transfer between TEL & CCL / NSL
B4 TEL Platform E Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE22 Gardens by the Bay
B5 TEL Platform F Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North

 


Platforms

Marina Bay Station currently has six platforms, with NSL, CCL and TEL each occupying two platforms.

Circle Line (B1):
[Restricted Area] Former Marina Bay Temporary Maintenance Facility
MRT_rail (2)
Platform C:
Circle Line towards CC6 Stadium via CE1DT16 Bayfront (‚Üí)
Circle Line towards CC29NE1 Harbourfront via CE1DT16 Bayfront (Peak Hours) (‚Üí)
Platform D:
Circle Line towards CC6 Stadium via CE1DT16 Bayfront (‚Üí)
Circle Line towards CC29NE1 Harbourfront via CE1DT16 Bayfront (Peak Hours) (‚Üí)
MRT_rail (2)

The Circle Line platform uses a conventional island platform layout. CCL platforms were renumbered from A & B to C & D respectively upon the opening of the TEL on 13 Nov 2022.

As part of the Circle Line Extension, train services on the Circle Line will operate as a shuttle between Marina Bay and Stadium stations throughout most of the day. However, during the weekday peak hours, train services from Marina Bay will serve the full line, operating between Marina Bay and HarbourFront stations via Bishan. Both platforms are utilized alternately by terminating trains.

With the platforms at Basement 1 accessible only via the Ticket Concourse / Transfer Hall at Basement 2, Marina Bay CCL station is the first underground MRT station to have its platform level above the concourse level.

Just beside the Circle Line station is the former Marina Bay Temporary Maintenance Facility (MBTMF). As Downtown Line Stage 1 (22 Dec 2013 to 26 Dec 2015) was disconnected from the main depot at Gali Batu, the Temporary Maintenance Facility was used to provide for low-level maintenance work for the Bombardier MOVIA C951 rolling stock prior to the opening of Downtown Line Stage 2. In the meantime, trains used the Circle Line’s Kim Chuan Depot for the launching of trains and major maintenance works.

MBTMF was built as part of the Circle Line Extension. Concealed from view behind a concrete partition wall, the facility can be seen from the scissors crossing just north of the station, with a single access track joining the northbound track. The tracks were removed in May 2021.

North South Line (B2):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: North South Line towards NS1EW24 Jurong East via NS26EW14 Raffles Place (→)
Platform B: North South Line¬†towards NS28 Marina South Pier (‚Üź)
MRT_rail (2)

The North South Line platforms are arranged in a conventional island platform layout.

Prior to regular southbound trains being scheduled to turnaround at Marina South Pier, platforms at Marina Bay were used both for train turnarounds and trains heading to/from Marina South Pier. Using a set of points north of the station, terminating trains arriving from Raffles Place arrive at either Platform A or B to before heading back towards Raffles Place and Jurong East. At the same time, passing-through-trains call at Platform B towards Marina South Pier, and at Platform A towards Jurong East.

Thomson-East Coast Line (B3):
MRT_rail (1)
Platform E: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE22 Gardens by the Bay via TE21 Marina South (→)
Thomson-East Coast Line (B4):
MRT_rail (1)
Platform F: Thomson-East Coast Line towards¬†TE1 Woodlands North via TE19 Shenton Way (‚Üź)

The TEL platforms are arranged in a stacked side configuration. Heading south from Marina Bay station, trains pass through the unopened Marina South station.


Concourse

NSL & TEL ticket concourses are located at Basement 1, while the CCL ticket concourse is located at Basement 2.They 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.

Ticketing Service Kiosks at the ticket concourse offer contactless card transactions. The station offices at each concourse function as a Passenger Service Centre, and is staffed during operating hours.

Although the Circle Line ticket concourse is at Basement 2, the Circle Line Passenger Service Centre is at Basement 1, next to Exit 2 faregates.


Paid Links
NSL – CCL Paid Link

The former Exit A was reconstructed to allow for a paid link between the NSL and CCL at Basement 1. Near the CCL concourse, the transfer linkway emerges at an atrium where a set of five escalators (3 in paid areas and 2 outside of paid areas) descend to the B2 Transfer Hall, where passengers can ascend to the CCL platforms. Additional faregates at the transfer hall leads to the unpaid link to the TEL Concourse. The CCL – TEL paid link is also located at this level.

TEL – NSL / CCL Paid Link

A transfer level at B3 of the TEL Station connects it with both the NSL & CCL. The NSL-TEL paid link also branches off to Exit 5 with a dedicated remote faregate line and lift lobby at both B1 and B2 level away from the main TEL ticket concourse.

 


CCL¬†Art in Transit:¬†“Train Rides on Rainy Days” by¬†Nah Yong En

“Train Rides on Rainy Days” comprises of two sets of photographs, ‚Äėgreenery‚Äô and ‚Äėblue evening‚Äô taken from the inside of MRT trains on the East-West and North-South Lines during rainy days. The photographic works are of places that we might probably have become so familiar with that we no longer consciously notice.

TEL Art in Transit: “Walking into the Interstitial” by Tang Ling Nah

Taking the form of trompe l‚ÄôŇďil murals, the artwork draws attention to everyday spaces easily missed by commuters on the go. It also bridges the old Central Business District (CBD) and the new financial centre in Marina Bay, where this station is located.

The artist created original charcoal drawings which were then scanned and printed onto vitreous enamel panels. The artwork takes reference from the stairways, doors, windows and interstitial spaces, such as alleys and corridors, found in areas like Cecil Street, Raffles Place and Shenton Way in the old CBD. The old CBD is transposed into the new financial centre, creating uncanny moments of ‚Äėunfamiliar‚Äô familiarity and invoking memories of an ever-changing city.

Civil Defence shelter

Marina Bay NSL station is one of six stations along the North South 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:
    – CCL Concourse (B2)
    – TEL Concourse near Exit 4
    – TEL linkway near Exit 5 (B1)
  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilet & Baby Care room at TEL Concourse Paid Area (B1)
  • ATMs and¬†Self-service Machines at NSL concourse level
  • Bicycle Racks at station exits
Exits

Marina Bay MRT station has five exits leading to ground level. Exit 1 does not offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled. Exits 3, 4 and 5 were constructed as part of the Thomson-East Coast Line station.

Exits A & B were renumbered to 2 & 1 respectively when the Thomson-East Coast Line Station opened in November 2022.

Exit Location Nearby
1 Marina Way Asia Square & The Westin Singapore, Central Linear Park, IOI Central Boulevard Towers (U/C), Marina Bay Financial Centre, Marina Bay Link Mall, Marina Bay Residences, Marina Bay Suites, Marina One, Marina One Residences, Marina Way, One Raffles Quay, Red Dot Design Museum, The Sail at Marina Bay
2 Bayfront Avenue Asia Square & The Westin Singapore, Central Linear Park, IOI Central Boulevard Towers (U/C), Marina Bay Financial Centre, Marina Bay Link Mall, Marina Bay Residences, Marina Bay Suites, Marina One, Marina One Residences, Marina Way, One Raffles Quay, Red Dot Design Museum, The Sail at Marina Bay
3 Bayfront Avenue / Park Street
4 Sheares Avenue
5 Park Street Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Singapore Conference Hall

 


Transport Connections

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

Bus

There are 6 bus stops in the vicinity of Marina Bay station.

Bus Stop Exit Bus Routes
03391 – Marina Blvd (Marina Bay Financial Ctr) 1 97, 97e, 106, 133, 400, 513, 651, 653, 654, 655, 657, 661, 666, 667, 668, 670, 671, 672, 982E
03539 – Central Blvd (Marina Bay Stn) 1 97, 97e, 106, 133, 400, 502, 502A, 513, 651, 653, 654, 655, 657, 661, 666, 667, 668, 670, 671, 672, 982E
[Bus Stop not in use] 03551 – Bayfront Ave 2
[Bus Stop not in use] 03559 – Bayfront Ave 3
[Bus Stop not in use] 03561 – Park St 2
[Bus Stop not in use] 03569 – Park St 5

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
2 Bayfront Avenue Taxi stand (E40), Pick-up/drop-off point
3 Bayfront Avenue Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point (U/C)

The taxi stand & pick-up/drop-off point outside Exit 3 is currently under construction as at Nov 2022.

MRT Bus Bridging Service

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Marina Bay station, MRT Bridging Buses may be activated to ply affected stretches of the North South Line, Circle Line or Thomson-East Coast Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:

Towards Bus stop Exit
North South Line (NSL Bridging Bus)
NS1EW24 Jurong East 03539 РCentral Blvd (Marina Bay Stn) 1
NS28 Marina South Pier 03391 РMarina Blvd (Marina Bay Financial Ctr) 1
Circle Line (CCL Bridging Bus)
CC29NE1 HarbourFront 03539 – Central Blvd (Marina Bay Stn) 1
Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL Bridging Bus)
TE1 Woodlands North
03539 – Central Blvd (Marina Bay Stn) 3
TE22 Gardens by the Bay
03391 – Marina Blvd (Marina Bay Financial Ctr) 3

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stops 03391 & 03539 when activated.


Passenger Usage Patterns

An interchange station linking the North-South Line with the Circle Line extension, Marina Bay station encounters moderate numbers of transfer passengers between the two lines along with moderate demand from limited surrounding developments. Demand is expected to increase in the future when the new Central Business District develops in the surrounding area.

Between 1989 and 2014, Marina Bay Station was the southern terminus of the North South Line. When Marina South Pier station opened in 2014, it was no longer the line terminus, but a majority of NSL trains terminated there likely owing to low passenger traffic at Marina South Pier. This arrangement was lifted following the implementation of the new CBTC Signalling System in 2017.

Construction

Marina Bay NSL station and tunnels were built as part of NSL Contract 310.

Circle Line Contract 901 for the construction and completion of Marina Bay CCL station was awarded to local company Hock Lian Seng Infrastructure Pte. Ltd. for S$348.4 million in Feb 2008. The scope also includes addition and alteration works to the existing North South Line (NSL) Marina Bay station, localised diversions of the East Coast Parkway and Marina Street as well as demolition of an expunged vehicular underpass.

The Circle Line station was designed by Aedas Architecture. As an integral part of Singapore’s Marina Bay development and an interchange station for two major metro lines, Marina Bay Station is located in a public park. The design aims to integrate the station into the park landscape through landscaping. The translucent ETFE canopy acts as a skylight to allow natural light penetrating deep into the underground hall. To further minimise the visual impact of the station to the surrounding park landscape, only the lift, entrance glazed enclosure, lightweight canopy and reflective pool are visible on street level, giving users full view of the park from the station entrance.

Contract T226 for the construction of Marina Bay station and its associated tunnels was awarded to Taisei Corporation at a contract sum of S$425 million.

Future Developments

Circle Line Stage 6 between HarbourFront and Marina Bay stations is scheduled for completion in 2025. A pedestrian mall network will link the station with adjacent buildings in the future.


Gallery

Additional Photos at Page 2.


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