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|
|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||Ticket Concourse||Faregates, Top Up Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre, SimplyGo 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 NS27CE2TE20 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).
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.
- Public Toilets and Retail Shops at Raffles XChange (B1)
- ATMs and Self-service Machines within the station
- Top Up Kiosks
- SimplyGo 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 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
|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
|Raffles Place Post Office (Ocean Financial Centre)|
|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
|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
|L||One Raffles Place
|30 Raffles Place (CIMB Plaza)|
- 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
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, 131A, 162, 167, 196, 196A, 196e, 652, 656, 660, 663, 665, 850E, 951E|
|B/s 2||03031 – Robinson 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 – Cecil St (Prudential Twr)||F||57, 131, 167|
|B/s 4||05319 – Church St (OCBC Ctr)||A||186, 970|
|B/s 5||03011 – Fullerton 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|
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|
|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:
|North South Line (NSL Bridging Bus)
|NS1EW24 Jurong East||B/s 5: 03011 – Fullerton Rd (Fullerton Sq)||B|
|NS28 Marina South Pier||B/s 1: 03019 – Collyer Quay (OUE Bayfront)||B|
|East West Line (EWL Bridging Bus)
|EW1 Pasir Ris||B/s 2: 03031 – Robinson 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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