莱佛士坊 | ராஃபிள்ஸ் பிளேஸ்
|Address||5 Raffles Place, Singapore 048618|
|Lines Served||North South Line
East West Line
|Operator||SMRT Trains (NSL & EWL)|
|Structure||Underground (NSL & EWL)|
|Opened||12 Dec 1987|
Raffles Place MRT Station (NS26/EW14) is an underground cross-platform interchange station along the North South Line (NSL) and East West Line (EWL). It is located within the Downtown Core (Raffles Place planning subzone), near Battery Road and D’Almeida Street.
The station opened along with City Hall in December 1987 and both stations serve as cross-platform interchanges between the North South Line and East West Line, allowing commuters to switch trains at the appropriate station without having to ascend or descend platform levels. Raffles Place station offers Eastbound EWL & Northbound NSL trains on the upper level, and Westbound EWL & Southbound NSL on the lower level.
Raffles Place Station serves the financial district of the same name, at the mouth of the Singapore River. Named after the founder of modern Singapore, Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, the area was at the heart of Singapore’s financial centre, with low-rise buildings housing mercantile offices, banks and trading companies in the past, which have made way for the tallest office buildings in Singapore. At street level, Raffles Place Park just above the station forms a green space nestled within Singapore’s iconic city landscape.
Below ground, a network of pedestrian underpasses connect the station to many nearby developments, hence the large number of exits. It also serves the subterranean Marina Bay Link Mall (Exit J), which extends further via an underground pedestrian mall network and eventually connects to DT17 Downtown station.
First / Last Train Timings
|North South Line – (NS26) Raffles Place
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Weekdays & Sat||Sun & Public Holidays||Daily|
|NS1 Jurong East||6:03am||6:28am||11:53pm|
|NS28 Marina South Pier||5:56am||6:21am||11:55pm|
|NS27 Marina Bay||–||–||11:58pm|
|East West Line – (EW14) Raffles Place
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Weekdays & Sat||Sun & Public Holidays||Daily|
|EW1 Pasir Ris||5:59am||6:27am||12:08am|
|Connecting to CG2 Changi Airport||–||–||11:24pm|
|EW33 Tuas Link||6:00am||6:26am||11:58pm|
|L1||Street level||Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
|B1||Shops||Raffles Xchange, Retail Shops, Linkways to other exits|
|B2||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office|
|B3||Platform A||East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris|
|Platform B||North South Line towards NS1EW24 Jurong East|
|B4||Platform C||East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link|
|Platform D||North South Line towards NS28 Marina South Pier|
North South Line & East West Line (B3):
|Platform A: East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris via EW13NS25 City Hall (→)
Platform B: North South Line towards NS1EW24 Jurong East via NS25EW13 City Hall (→)
North South Line & East West Line (B4):
|Platform C: East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link via EW15 Tanjong Pagar (←)
Platform D: North South Line towards NS28 Marina South Pier via NS27CE2 Marina Bay (←)
Raffles Place station has a total of four platforms, arranged in two stacked island platforms. The North South Line (NSL) and the East West Line (EWL) occupy two tracks each, enabling cross-platform interchange between lines. In particular, passengers arriving on the EWL from the West can conveniently transfer to the NSL towards Orchard and Toa Payoh by walking across the platform, and vice-versa for NSL (Southbound) to EWL (Westbound).
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 two platform levels to the station concourse above. 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 combined ticket concourse located at Basement 2. It 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 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.
Escalators, stairs and lifts connect the concourse with the platforms below. There are escalators that lead to Basement 3 and others that lead straight to Basement 4, and commuters are advised to follow the signages to the correct escalator.
Civil Defence shelter
Raffles Place station is designated as a Civil Defence (CD) shelter, which will be activated in times of national emergency. Apart from reinforced construction, the station is 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.
- Public Toilets and Retail Shops at Raffles XChange (B1)
- ATMs and Self-service Machines within the station
- TransitLink ticket office
Operating Hours: 8:00am to 9:00pm on Weekdays and 8:00am to 5:00pm on Saturdays. Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
Raffles Place MRT station has ten exits, some of which are surface exits and others linking to basement levels of adjacent buildings. Out-of-system transfers can be made to Downtown station via Marina Bay Link Mall (Basement Exit J), or to Telok Ayer via Street Level (Exit F).
Due to ongoing renovation works at Oxley @ Raffles (Formerly known as Chevron House), barrier-free accessibility from/to street level is limited to lifts at Republic Plaza (Exit D), for which the exit is closed during the following hours:
- Weekdays (Mondays – Fridays): Closed at 10pm
- Saturdays: Closed at 4:30pm
- Sundays / Public Holidays: Closed
|A||Raffles Place Park (South)||Bank of Singapore Centre, Bharat Building, Change Alley, Clifford Centre, Malacca Centre, One Raffles Place, Royal Brothers Building, The Arcade
via Change Alley:
Clifford Pier, OUE Link, OUE Tower, The Fullerton Bay Hotel
|B||Raffles Place Park (North)||Income At Raffles, Great Eastern Centre, HSBC Building, OCBC Centre, OCBC Centre South, One Raffles Place, Oxley @ Raffles, Singapore Land Tower, MYP Centre|
|C||Ocean Financial Centre
|Ocean Financial Centre|
|E||Collyer Quay||PLUS, Ocean Financial Centre (Street Level)|
|F||Cecil Street||Robinson Road, Church Street, AMOY Hotel, CapitaGreen, Capital Square, China Square, City House, Far East Square, Fuk Tak Chi Museum, Prudential Tower, Manulife Tower, Robinson Tower, Samsung Hub|
|G||Chulia Street||Battery Road, Boat Quay, Moulana Mohd Ali Mosque, UOB Plaza|
|H||Bonham Street||Asian Civilisations Museum, Bank Of China Building, Merlion Park, The Fullerton Hotel, Maybank Tower, One Fullerton, Six Battery Road, The Arts House at the Old Parliament, Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall, Raffles Landing Site|
|I||Finalyson Green||Raffles Quay, Marina Boulevard, Ascott Raffles Place, Lau Pa Sat Festival Market, One Finalyson Green, SGX Centre, SO Sofitel Singapore|
|J||Marina Bay Link Mall||Buildings via Exit J Underpass (400 – 700m away)
Asia Square / The Westin Singapore, Marina Bay Financial Centre, Marina Bay Link Mall, Marina Bay Residences, Marina Bay Suites, One Marina Boulevard (NTUC Centre), One Raffles Quay, One Shenton, The Promontory @ Marina Bay, The Sail @ Marina Bayvia One Marina Boulevard:
Customs House, OUE Bayfrontvia Marina Bay Link Mall:
Out-of-system transfer to Downtown
- Exit D to Republic Plaza closes at 10pm on Weekdays (Mon – Fri), 4.30pm on Saturdays and is closed on Sundays / Public Holidays.
- Exit J to One Raffles Quay / Marina Bay Link Mall is open from 5.30am to 12.30am daily.
Raffles Place station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.
There are five official bus stops linked to Raffles Place station.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|B/s 1||03019 – Collyer Quay (OUE Bayfront)||A||10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 131, 162, 167, 167e, 196, 196e, 652, 656, 660, 663, 665, 700, 850E, 951E, 971E|
|B/s 2||03031 – Robinson Rd (Raffles Pl Stn Exit F)||F||10, 10e, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 162, 196, 196e, 652, 656, 660, 663, 665, 850E, 868E, 951E|
|B/s 3||03021 – Cecil St (Prudential Twr)||F||57, 131, 167, 167e, 700, 971E|
|B/s 4||05319 – Church St (OCBC Ctr)||A||186, 970|
|B/s 5||03011 – Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq)||B / H||10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 128, 130, 131, 162, 167, 167e, 196, 196e, 652, 656, 660, 663, 665, 700, 850E, 868E, 951E, 971E|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points for cars and private buses are located next to station exits:
|B||Battery Road (outside Straits Trading Building)||Taxi stand (E13), pick-up/drop-off point|
|D||D’almeida Street (outside Bharat Building)||Taxi stand (E11), pick-up/drop-off point|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Raffles Place station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the North South Line or East West Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:
|North South Line|
|NS1EW24 Jurong East||B/s 5: 03011 – Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq)||B|
|NS28 Marina South Pier||B/s 1: 03019 – Collyer Quay (OUE Bayfront)||A|
|East West Line|
|EW1 Pasir Ris||B/s 5: 03011 – Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq)||B|
|EW33 Tuas Link||B/s 1: 03019 – Collyer Quay (OUE Bayfront)||A|
In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at selected bus stops officially linked to Raffles Place station, depending on the situation on the ground.
Passenger Usage Patterns
Raffles Place is a key interchange station linking the North South Line with the East West Line. Located within the City Centre, the station serves many office buildings and other attractions in the vicinity, in addition to being a key transport node for NSL/EWL transfer passengers. Hence, the station encounters high demand throughout the day, especially during the peak hours, but significantly lower demand on weekends.
Raffles Place and Tanjong Pagar stations and tunnels were built as part of Contract 108.
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