Marina Bay MRT Station

NS27CE2
Marina Bay
滨海湾 | மரீனா பே
Station Exit B
Station Exit B
Address 21 Marina Station Road, Singapore 018990 (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)
Year 2021 (TEL)

Marina Bay MRT Station (NS27/CE2) is an underground interchange station along the North South Line (NSL) also serving as the terminus of the Circle Line (CCL) Extension. Located in the Downtown Core planning subzone, the station is built along alongside Bayfront Avenue.

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. By Year 2021, Marina Bay will be an interchange station with the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL), bearing the station code NS27CE2TE20 . It will then join Dhoby Ghaut and Outram Park stations as the only three-line interchange stations within the MRT network.

Currently the terminus of the Circle Line extension, Marina Bay will be an enroute 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. A Temporary Maintenance Facility for Downtown Line trains was also built at this station as part of the Circle Line Extension, which is now used as a siding.


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 6:29am 11:56pm
NS1 Jurong East 6:01am 6:26am 11:50pm
Ns7 Kranji 12:07am
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
TE22 Gardens by the Bay

 


Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 NSL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre (NSL)
CCL Paid Transfer Link Paid Transfer between NSL & CCL, Passenger Service Centre (CCL), Faregates
CCL Platform A Circle Line towards CC6 Stadium and CC29NE1 HarbourFront (Peak Hours)
CCL Platform B Circle Line towards CC6 Stadium and CC29NE1 HarbourFront (Peak Hours)
Restricted Area Temporary Maintenance Facility
B2 CCL Concourse Transfer Hall
NSL Platform A North South Line towards NS1EW24 Jurong East
NSL Platform B North South Line towards NS28 Marina South Pier

Platforms

Marina Bay Station currently has four platforms, with the North South Line (NSL) and the Circle Line (CCL) occupying two platforms each. The future Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) will add another two platforms to the station.

Circle Line (B1):
[Restricted Area] Former Downtown Line Temporary Maintenance Facility and Circle Line siding
MRT_rail (2)
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Circle Line towards CC6 Stadium & CC29NE1 Harbourfront (Peak Hours) via CE1DT16 Bayfront (→)
Platform B: Circle Line towards CC6 Stadium & CC29NE1 Harbourfront (Peak Hours) via CE1DT16 Bayfront (→)
MRT_rail (2)

The Circle Line platform uses a conventional island platform layout. Similar to the NSL platforms, Full-height Platform screen doors isolate the air-conditioned station from the tunnel environment, enhancing commuter safety and station comfort. Passenger Information Systems, which are plasma display screens located at each platform, display expected train arrival times, destinations and key messages. Tactile flooring helps to guide the visually-handicapped from the platform to the station exits and other platforms on connecting rail lines. A set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to the concourse two floors below.

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 Downtown Line Temporary Maintenance Facility. 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.

The Temporary Maintenance Facility was built as part of the Circle Line Extension and is now used for stabling Circle Line trains. 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.

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 (←)
MRT_rail (2)

The North South Line platforms are arranged in a conventional island platform layout. Full-height Platform screen doors isolate the air-conditioned station from the tunnel environment, enhancing commuter safety and station comfort. Passenger Information Systems, which are plasma display screens located at each platform, display expected train arrival times, destinations and key messages. Tactile flooring helps to guide the visually-handicapped from the platform to the station exits and other platforms on connecting rail lines. A set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to the concourse above.

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.

Concourse

North South Line and Circle Line ticket concourses are located at Basement 1 and Basement 2 respectively. 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.

General Ticketing Machines allow commuters to purchase tickets for single or multiple journeys, and along with TransitLink Add Value Machines (NSL) and Top-up Machines (CCL), 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 A faregates.

Transfer Hall escalators
Transfer Hall escalators

Connecting the NSL concourse and the CCL concourse is the transfer linkway at Basement 1, which provides a paid link between both lines for the benefit of transfer commuters. 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. The unpaid areas reaching deep into B2 are provisions for the future Thomson-East Coast Line station and a pedestrian mall network linking with future adjacent buildings. Several faregates separate the paid and unpaid areas at Basement 2, which are covered up and no longer in use.

Toilets are located at Basement 2 of the Circle Line Concourse. There are no retail shops located in this station.

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

“Train Rides on Rainy Days” comprises of two sets of photographs, ‘greenery’ and ‘blue evening’ 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.

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.

Thomson-East Coast Line (U/C)
Thomson-East Coast Line

Marina Bay station has two underground Thomson-East Coast Line platforms in a stacked side arrangement, with the Gardens by the Bay / Sungei Bedok bound platform above the Woodlands North bound platform and is expected to open for passenger service in Year 2021.

Exits

Marina Bay MRT station has two exits leading to ground level (A and B), of which only Exit A offers barrier-free accessibility for the disabled. More exits will be built in the future.

Exit Location Nearby
A Bayfront Avenue
B Central Boulevard Asia Square, Marina Bay Financial Centre, Marina Bay Link Mall, Marina Bay Residences, Marina Bay Suites, Marina One, Marina One Residences, One Marina Boulevard, One Raffles Quay, Red Dot Design Museum, The Heart, The Sail @ Marina Bay, The Promontory @ Marina Bay, The Westin Singapore

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at CCL concourse level (B2)
  • ATMs and Self-service Machines at NSL concourse level

Safety Features

  • Emergency Train Stop buttons on the station platform, when activated, will prevent approaching trains from entering the station, and any train already stopped at the platform will be prevented from moving off.
  • Emergency telephones at station platforms and the intercom system inside the lifts enable commuters to communicate with station staff in the Passenger Service Centre.
  • Emergency door handles allow the platform doors to be opened manually from the train-side in the event of failure.
  • Fire Extinguishers in various locations
  • All escalators equipped with Emergency Stop buttons

Transport Connections

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

Bus

Marina Bay station is officially linked to several bus stops in the vicinity. Bus Stop 1 is currently unused.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 2 03539 – Central Blvd (Marina Bay Stn) A / B 97, 97e, 106, 133, 400, 502, 502A, 513, 651, 653, 654, 655, 657, 661, 666, 667, 668, 670, 671, 672, 982E
B/s 3 03391 – Marina Blvd (Marina Bay Financial Ctr) B 97, 97e, 106, 133, 400, 513, 651, 653, 654, 655, 657, 661, 666, 667, 668, 670, 671, 672, 982E

Bus Stop 3 along Marina Boulevard also an official bus stop of Downtown station along the Downtown Line.

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
 B Bayfront Avenue (Northbound) Taxi stand (E40), pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

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

Towards Bus stop Exit
North South Line
NS1EW24 Jurong East B/s 2: 03539 – Central Blvd (Marina Bay Stn) A / B
NS28 Marina South Pier B/s 3: 03391 – Marina Blvd (Marina Bay Financial Ctr) B
Circle Line
CC6 Stadium B/s 2: 03539 – Central Blvd (Marina Bay Stn)

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


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.

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.


Major Incidents


Gallery

North South Line Platform B, used for train turnarounds, as well as train services to Marina South Pier
North South Line Platform B, used for train turnarounds, as well as train services to Marina South Pier

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