Marina South Pier
|Languages||滨海南码头 | மரினா சவுத் படகுத்துறை|
|Lines||North South Line|
|Opened||23 Nov 2014|
Marina South Pier MRT Station (NS28) is an underground station and the southern terminus of the North South Line (NSL). It is located within the Straits View planning area, and is built adjacent to the Marina South Pier ferry terminal and underneath Marina Coastal Drive.
The station is named after the ferry terminal it serves, bringing rail connectivity to the seaside areas at Marina South, with Marina South Pier and Marina Bay Cruise Centre being the only nearby landmarks. While passenger ferries are offered to the Southern Islands from Marina South Pier (most frequently St. John’s Island and Kusu Island), cruise ships dock at Marina Bay Cruise Centre which currently sees few visitors on a regular basis.
First / Last Train Timings
|North South Line – NS28 Marina South Pier
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|NS1 Jurong East||6:10am||6:10am||6:38am||11:48pm|
|L1||Street level||Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
|B1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre|
|B2||Platform A||North South Line towards Jurong East|
|Platform B||North South Line Alighting only|
North South Line (B2):
|Platform B: North South Line Alighting only (→)
Platform A: North South Line towards Jurong East via Marina Bay (←)
Marina South Pier station has two underground North South Line 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 connect the platform level to the station concourse above.
Trains from Marina Bay arrive at Platform B, which is used for the alighting of passengers only. Trains switch tracks at a set of points further up the line, then re-enter the station on Platform A, picking up passengers before departing for Marina Bay.
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 connecting platforms and the station exits.
The station has a ticket concourse located at Basement 1, with an unpaid corridor allowing pedestrians to use the station’s underground passages between exits without entering paid areas. Faregates are used 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, 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 or perform card transactions using cash payment.
Toilets are located in the unpaid areas of the station at Basement 1. There are no retail shops within this station.
Art In Transit: “Singapore Tapestry”
The Singapore Tapestry is a 80 square metre mural (31 metres long and 2.6 metres tall) on permanent display at the station, commissioned by LTA as a SG50 gift to Singapore. Nearly 1,500 participants from different walks of life created the clay pieces which were hand-painted, oven-fired and assembled into the mural that now decorates the length of the station concourse.
Art In Transit: “Past. Present. Future.”
Two art pieces formed of around 27,000 retired EZ-Link cards decorate both station exits. One depicts historical landmarks (such as the Old Supreme Court, Saint Andrew’s Church and Central Fire Station) while the other depicts modern structures (such as Marina Bay Sands, the Esplanade and Gardens by the Bay).
Marina South Pier MRT station has two exits at street level (A and B). Both exits offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled, with lift access in addition to escalators and staircases.
|A||Yes||Marina Coastal Drive
|Marina Coastal Drive, Marina Boulevard, Marina South Pier Ferry Terminal|
|B||Yes||Marina Coastal Drive
|Marina Coastal Drive, Marina South Pier Ferry Terminal, Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore|
- Public toilets at concourse level (unpaid areas)
- 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
Marina South Pier 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 Marina South Pier station.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|B/s 1||03419 – Marina Coastal Dr (Marina Sth Pier)||A / B||400|
|B/s 2||03411 – Marina Coastal Dr (Opp Marina Sth Pier)||A / B||400|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to station exits:
|A||Marina Coastal Drive (Southbound)||Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Marina South Pier station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the North South Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:
|North South Line|
|Jurong East||B/s 1: 03419 – Marina Coastal Dr (Marina Sth Pier)||A / B|
In addition, passengers can board regular bus services officially linked to Marina South Pier station depending on the situation on the ground.
Passenger Usage Patterns
Serving Marina South Pier and Marina Bay Cruise Centre, the station encounters low passenger traffic throughout most of the day.
Samsung C&T Corporation was awarded the $357.5 million contract for civil work, involving the construction of Marina South Pier stations and tunnels. Construction work started in December 2009 and involved the challenge of cutting underneath a section of the Marina Coastal Expressway, which was being constructed at the same time.
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