|Languages||纬壹 | ஒன்-நார்த்|
|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, infocomm 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|
|CC1 Dhoby Ghaut||5:36am||5:57am||11:17pm|
|CC26 Pasir Panjang||–||–||12:06am|
|L1||Street level||Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
|B1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre|
|B2||Platform A||Circle Line towards HarbourFront|
|Platform B||Circle Line towards Dhoby Ghaut|
Circle Line (B2):
|Platform A: Circle Line towards HarbourFront via Kent Ridge (→)
Platform B: Circle Line towards Dhoby Ghaut via Buona Vista (←)
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.
The station concourse at Basement 1 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 or perform card transactions using cash payment.
The concourse level is also fully integrated within Fusionopolis. Underground exits lead to the Basement of the Connexis and Galaxis buildings, which further connect to other parts of the Fusionopolis development. Toilets are located within the Connexis building. 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).
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 and Escalator Exit D link to the basement of Fusionopolis (Connexis and Galaxis buildings).
|A||No||Ayer Rajah Avenue||Ayer Rajah Avenue, Aldersgate Methodist Church, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), Fairfield Methodist Primary School, Fairfield Methodist Secondary School, INSEAD, Dover Vista Zone|
|B||Yes||Portsdown Road||Portdown Road, Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Nepal Park, Unilever Four Acres Singapore Campus, ESSEC Buisness School, One-North Residences, One-North Park|
|C||Yes||Connexis||Fusionopolis, Connexis, Symbiosis, Fraser Place Fusionopolis|
|D||No||Galaxis||Fusionopolis, Connexis, Symbiosis, Fraser Place Fusionopolis|
- Public toilets within Fusionopolis
- Bicycle racks at station exits
- 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
one-north station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as a taxi stand and passenger pick-up point.
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|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to Circle Line station exits:
|B||Portsdown Road (Westbound)||Taxi stand, 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:
|Dhoby Ghaut||B/s 1: 18051 – Ayer Rajah Ave (one-north Stn)||A|
|HarbourFront||B/s 2: 18059 – Ayer Rajah Ave (Opp one-north Stn)||A|
In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to one-north station for free rides.
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.
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.