玛达 | மாத்தார்
|Address||60 Merpati Road, Singapore 379314|
|Lines Served||Downtown Line|
|Opened on||21 October 2017|
Mattar MRT Station (DT25) is an underground station along the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 3. It is built near the junction of Merpati Road and Mattar Road, and serves nearby schools, institutions and private housing estates, along with HDB flats near Circuit Road.
The station takes its name from the nearby Mattar Road and is located within the MacPherson planning subzone. Merpati Road is expected to be re-aligned in the future to pass right over the station.
The station is built in close proximity to Canossa Convent Primary School, MacPherson Primary School, and both HDB and private housing estates.
First / Last Train Timings
|Downtown Line – DT25 Mattar
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|DT1 Bukit Panjang||5:58am||6:16am||12:02am|
|L1||Street level||Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
|B2||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, Retail Shops|
|B4||Platform B||Downtown Line towards Expo|
|Platform A||Downtown Line towards Bukit Panjang|
|Platform B: Downtown Line towards Expo via MacPherson (→)
Platform A: Downtown Line towards Bukit Panjang via Geylang Bahru (←)
Mattar station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement, with both platforms utilized for trains travelling in either direction. 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 and key messages. Tactile flooring helps to guide the visually-handicapped from the platform to the station exits.
Unseen from the platform, a pair of cripple sidings are located parallel to the running tracks, separated by a concrete wall.
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.
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 or perform card transactions using cash payment.
A public toilet is located in the unpaid area of the DTL concourse.
Art in Transit: “Agar Panel” by Genevieve Chua
The religious landscape on Mattar road is deeply ingrained in the area. The idea of incense in the artwork serves to depict a spiritual place that is made up of tiny drifting fragments of historical events accumulating and dispersing. Also known as gaharu, jinks or oud, agarwood is a unique and rare type of incense formed by a beetle feeding on resin at root of the Agar tree. This interaction between insect and tree can take up to thirty years, inducing a complex blend of peculiar colour and exquisite scent; when ignited for healing, protection and mediation. Here, a cluster of agarwood shavings is transformed into a nebula, or cosmic landscape, reminiscent of the Arab community past and present.
Mattar MRT station has two exits at ground level, all of which provide barrier-free accessibility.
|A||Yes||Merpati Road||Canossa Convent, Canossa Convent Primary School, Canossaville Children’s Home, Canossian School|
|B||Yes||Mattar Road||Andrew & Grace Home, Church of Saint Stephen, Circuit Road Food Centre, Darul Ihsan Orphanage, Grace Baptist Church, Home United Youth Football Academy, MacPherson Primary School, Masjid Sallim Mattar|
- Public toilets at DTL concourse
- 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
Mattar station connects to two bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.
There are two official bus stops linked to Mattar station.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|B/s 1||70161 – Merpati Road (Opp Mattar Stn Exit A)||A||40, 61, 63, 65, 66, 135, 154, 155, 158|
|B/s 2||70231 – Mattar Road (Opp Mattar Stn Exit B)||B||40, 61, 63, 65, 66, 135, 154, 155, 158|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to the following station exits:
|A||Merpati Road||Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
|B||Mattar Road||Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Mattar station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the Downtown Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:
|DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang||B/s 2: 70231 – Mattar Road (Opp Mattar Stn Exit B)||B|
|DT35CG1 Expo||B/s 1: 70161 – Merpati Road (Opp Mattar Stn Exit A)||A|
In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Mattar station for free rides.
Passenger Usage Patterns
As a Central region station serving the schools, institutions and residential estates, Mattar station encounters low to moderate demand levels across the day.
Downtown Line Stage 3 (DTL3) Contract 932 for the construction and completion of Mattar Station and its associated tunnels was awarded to Sato Kogyo (S) Pte Ltd for approximately S$199.85 million in April 2011.