Raffles Place MRT Station

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Raffles Place MRT Station - Surface Exit B designed in colonial-inspired architecture
Raffles Place MRT Station –¬† Exit B
Address 5 Raffles Place, Singapore 048618
Lines Served   North South Line
  East West Line
Operator SMRT Trains (NSL & EWL)
Structure Underground (NSL & EWL)
Platform Stacked Island
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‚Äôs 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
NS7 Kranji 12:08am
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


Station Layout

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):
MRT_rail (2)
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 (→)
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North South Line & East West Line (B4):
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Platform C: East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link¬†via EW15 Tanjong Pagar¬†(‚Üź)
Platform D: North South Line¬†towards NS28 Marina South Pier via NS27CE2 Marina Bay¬†(‚Üź)
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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.

Station Amenities

  • 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
Exit Location Nearby
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
(Basement 1)
Ocean Financial Centre
D Republic Plaza
(Basement 1)
Republic Plaza
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  DT17  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.


Transport Connections

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) B 10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 130, 131, 162, 167, 196, 196e, 652, 656, 660, 663, 665, 850E, 951E, 971
B/s 2 03031 РRobinson Rd (Raffles Pl Stn Exit F) F 10, 10e, 70, 75, 100, 107, 130, 162, 196, 196e, 652, 656, 660, 663, 665, 850E, 868E, 951E
B/s 3 03021 РCecil St (Prudential Twr) F 57, 131, 167, 167e, 971
B/s 4 05319 РChurch St (OCBC Ctr) A 186, 970
B/s 5 03011 РFullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq) B 10, 10e, 57, 70, 75, 100, 107, 130, 131, 162, 167, 196, 196e, 652, 656, 660, 663, 665, 850E, 868E, 951E, 971


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

Exit Road Provisions
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:

Towards Bus stop Exit
North South Line
NS1EW24 Jurong East B/s 5: 03011 РFullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq) B
NS28 Marina South Pier B/s 1: 03019 РCollyer Quay (OUE Bayfront) B
East West Line
EW1 Pasir Ris B/s 2: 03031 РRobinson Rd (Raffles Pl Stn Exit F) F
EW33 Tuas Link B/s 1: 03019 – Collyer Quay (OUE Bayfront) B

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stops 1, 2 & 5 when activated.

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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