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
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 Ticket Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Service Kiosks, 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

Platforms

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 (→)
MRT_rail (2)
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 NS27CE2TE20 Marina Bay¬†(‚Üź)
MRT_rail (2)

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).

Concourse

The station has a combined ticket concourse located at Basement 2.

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 signage 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.

Exits

Raffles Place MRT station has 13 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).

Barrier-free accessibility using lifts from/to street level at station level B1 is available at:

  • Exit D, Republic Plaza
    (Closes at 10pm on Weekdays (Mon – Fri), 4:30pm on Saturdays & Closed on Sundays / Public Holidays)
  • Exit H, Six Battery Road
    (Lift operates Mondays – Saturdays from 5:30am to 12:15am; Sundays / Public Holidays from 6:00am to 12:15am)
  • Exit M, CIMB Plaza
Exit Location Nearby
A Raffles Place Park (South) Bank of Singapore Centre, Bharat Building, CapitaSpring, Clifford Centre, Clifford Pier, Customs House, Malacca Centre, Malacca Street, OUE Bayfront, Link & Tower, PLUS, RB Capital Building, The Arcade, The Fullerton Bay Hotel
B Raffles Place Park (North) 20 Collyer Quay, Bank of Singapore Centre, Battery Road, Clifford Pier, Collyer Quay Centre, Customs House, Great Eastern Centre, HSBC Building, Market Street Hawker Centre (CapitaSpring), MYP Centre, OCBC Centre, OUE Bayfront, Link & Tower, The Fullerton Bay Hotel, Yueh Hai Ching Temple
C Ocean Financial Centre
(Basement 1)
Raffles Place Post Office (Ocean Financial Centre)
D Republic Plaza
(Basement 1)
E Collyer Quay D’almeida Street, PLUS
F Cecil Street 18 Robinson, 51@Telok Ayer (China Square), Amoy Hotel, Battery Road, CapitaGreen, Capital Square, City House, Cross Street Exchange, Far East Square, Fu Tak Chi Museum, ISCA Building, Manulife Tower, Prudential Tower, Robinson Road, Samsung Hub, The House of Eden, The Octagon, Tong Eng Building
G Chulia Street Boat Quay, Masjid Moulana Mohamed Ali, UOB Plaza
H Bonham Street Asian Civilisations Museum, Bank of China Building, Maybank Tower, Merlion Park, One Fullerton, The Arts House at The Old Parliament, The Fullerton Hotel, The Fullerton Waterboat House, Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall
I Finalyson Green 6 Raffles Quay, AIA Tower, Ascott Raffles Place, Asia Square, Hong Leong Building, IOI Central Boulevard Towers, Lau Pa Sat, One Finlayson Green, SGX Centre
J Marina Bay Link Mall
(Underpass)
Customs House, Marina Bay Financial Centre, One Marina Boulevard (NTUC Centre), One Raffles Quay, The Promontory@Marina Bay
Out-of-system transfer to DT17 Downtown
K One Raffles Place
(Basement 1)
¬†—
L One Raffles Place
(Basement 1)
¬†—
M CIMB Plaza
(Basement 1)
30 Raffles Place (CIMB Plaza)

Notes:

  • 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.
  • Lift at Exit H operates Mondays – Saturdays from 5:30am to 12:15am; Sundays / Public Holidays from 6:00am to 12:15am

Transport Connections

Raffles Place station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.

Bus

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
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
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

Road

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
E D’almeida Street (outside Bharat Building) Taxi stand (E11), pick-up/drop-off point
MRT Bus Bridging Service

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Raffles Place station, MRT Bridging 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 (NSL Bridging Bus)
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 (EWL Bridging Bus)
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.

Construction

Raffles Place and Tanjong Pagar stations and tunnels were built as part of Contract 108.


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3 thoughts on “Raffles Place MRT Station

  • 21 November 2022 at 9:39 AM
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    According to SMRT Journeys on Raffles Place MRT, I don’t know why there were 13 exits in this station. It also includes Exit K and L to One Raffles Place, and M.

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    • 21 November 2022 at 9:46 AM
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      M is to CIMB Plaza.

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  • 1 November 2022 at 2:53 PM
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    Can you out-of-system transfer to Downtown MRT Station from Raffles Place MRT Station by Exit C?

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