one-north MRT Station

CC23
one-north
纬壹 | ஒன்-நார்த்
Station exit B
Address 9 Ayer Rajah Avenue, Singapore 138647
Lines Served   Circle Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 8 Oct 2011

one-north MRT Station (CC23) is an underground station along the Circle Line (CCL) Stage 4, located within the One North planning subzone. It is built within the one-north business park, which was developed for the R&D and high technology cluster, comprising biomedical sciences, info-comm technology (ICT) and media industries. Architecture practice Aedas designed the station.

The station takes its name from the one-north business park, a reference to Singapore’s latitude being (slightly over) one degree north of the equator. The station is nestled within the basement of Fusionopolis, a research and development complex comprising retail outlets and serviced apartments. It is also the only station across the Singapore rail network to have a name starting with a lowercase letter.

Apart from the one-north business park itself, the station also serves the older Ayer Rajah Industrial Estate, as well as schools and housing developments along the nearby Dover Road.


First / Last Train Timings

Circle Line – (CC23) one-north
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5:36am 5:57am 11:17pm
CC7 Mountbatten 11:54pm
CC12 Bartley 12:17am
CC29 HarbourFront 5:41am 6:05am 11:35pm
CC26 Pasir Panjang 12:06am

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B2 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre, Retail Shops
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):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Circle Line towards CC29NE1 HarbourFront via CC24 Kent Ridge (→)
Platform B:
Circle Line towards CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut via CC22EW21 Buona Vista (←)
Circle Line towards CE2NS27 Marina Bay via CC22EW21 Buona Vista (Peak Hour Alternate Trains) (←)
MRT_rail (2)

one-north 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 one floor above. With a large atrium in the middle and a skylight, the platform and concourse walkways are bathed in natural lighting a large interior space is created, 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.

Concourse

The station concourse at Basement 2 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.

The concourse level is also fully integrated within Fusionopolis (B2). Underground exits lead to the Basement of the Connexis and Galaxis buildings, which further connect to other parts of the Fusionopolis development. Retail shops are located within unpaid areas of the concourse in addition to more retail outlets within Fusionopolis.

Art in Transit: “A Visual Narrative Pandemonic Rhythmic Movement” by Yek Wong

This triptych is a visual metaphor of the operational timeline of the Mass Rapid Transit system. The zigzagging intertwining looping dance-like linear elements weaving through time (from left to right) represent passengers’ daily commutes. The pulsating background of shifting magenta, cyan, pink, orange, green and black give the illusion of the progression of time. Viewed as a whole, each of the three panels resembles time-lapsed video or photography of commuters getting into the train to get to their destinations: getting off the train to go to work, go to lunch, finish work; and get home. The image of the entire MRT system depicted in an abstract manner, is a narration of synchronized chaos and rhythmic-poetry from morning (left panel), to afternoon (middle panel), and into evening (right panel).

Station Amenities

  • Retail Shops at concourse level
  • Public Toilets at concourse level
  • ATMs & Self Service Machines
  • Bicycle racks at station exits

Exits

one-north MRT station has two exits at ground level (A and B), of which only Exit B has lifts for barrier-free accessibility.
Basement Exit C links to Basement 2 of Fusionopolis One, while and Escalator Exit D directly connects to street level at Galaxis.

Exit Location Nearby
A Ayer Rajah Avenue Aldersgate Methodist Church, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Fairfield Methodist School (Primary), Fairfield Methodist School (Secondary), INSEAD, Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
B Portsdown Road Anglo-Chinese Junior College, ESSEC Buisness School, NTU @ one-north
C Connexis Connexis, Symbiosis
via Fusionopolis Level 2: Mediacorp Campus
D Galaxis Galaxis

 


Transport Connections

one-north station connects to several bus stops, taxi stands and passenger pick-up points in the vicinity.

Bus

There are four official bus stops linked to one-north station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 18051 – Ayer Rajah Ave (one-north Stn) A 91, TS6
B/s 2 18059 – Ayer Rajah Ave (Opp one-north Stn) A 91, TS6
B/s 2 18159 – Portsdown Rd (one-north Stn/Galaxis) B 191
B/s 2 18151 – Portsdown Rd (Opp one-north Stn/Galaxis) B 191

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
A Ayer Rajah Avenue (Eastbound), outside Fusionopolis One Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B Portsdown Road (Westbound) Pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting one-north 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 1: 18051 – Ayer Rajah Ave (one-north Stn) A
CC29NE1 HarbourFront B/s 2: 18059 – Ayer Rajah Ave (Opp one-north Stn) A

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


Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving Fusionopolis and the surrounding business park, one-north station encounters strong peak hour passenger demand during the peak hours, but moderate to weak demand across the off-peak hours.

Construction

Circle Line Stage 4 (CCL4) Contract C855 for the construction of Holland, Buona Vista, one-North and National University Hospital stations and associated tunnels was awarded to Japanese and local companies Nishimatsu / Lum Chang Joint Venture.

Future Developments


Major Incidents


Gallery

Station Exit A
Station Exit A

External Links & References

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