Somerset MRT Station

NS23
Somerset
索美塞 | சாமர்செட்
Somerset MRT Station - Exit B
Somerset MRT Station – Exit B
Address 1 Somerset Road, Singapore 238162
Line Served   North South Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 12 Dec 1987

Somerset MRT Station (NS23) is an underground station along the North South Line (NSL). It is located within the planning subzone of the same name, and is built underneath Somerset Road, near the junction of Penang Road.

The station is named after Somerset Road, and along with nearby roads such as Exeter, Oxley, Killiney, Dublin, Devonshire, etc., were named after English cities and suburbs. Somerset station now serves the Orchard Road shopping belt, bringing rail connections to the retail and entertainment area, with many shopping centres, hotels, office buildings and upscale condominiums and private houses in the vicinity. Underground pedestrian walkways connect the Basement ticket concourse seamlessly to nearby developments.


First / Last Train Timings

North South Line – (NS23) Somerset
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
NS28 Marina South Pier 5:50am 6:15am 11:48pm
NS27 Marina Bay 11:52pm
NS1 Jurong East 6:09am 6:34am 11:59pm
NS7 Kranji 12:15am

 


Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
B2 Platform A North South Line towards NS1EW24 Jurong East
Platform B North South Line towards NS28 Marina South Pier

Platforms

North South Line (B2):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: North South Line towards NS1EW24 Jurong East via NS22 Orchard (→)
Platform B: North South Line towards NS28 Marina South Pier via NS24NE6CC1 Dhoby Ghaut (←)
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Somerset station has two underground North South Line 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 connect the platform level 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.

Concourse

The station has a ticket concourse located at Basement 1, with an unpaid corridor allowing pedestrians to use the station’s underground passages between exits without entering paid areas. Faregates are used 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.

Station Amenities

  • Retail Shops at concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • Public toilets at Street Level, in 313@somerset (Exit B, Level 1)
  • Bicycle racks at station exits
  • ATMs and Self-service Machines at concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • TransitLink Concession Card Replacement Office
    Open from 1000hrs to 1800hrs daily, except public holidays.
    Closed for mealbreak between 1400hrs – 1500hrs.

Exits

Somerset MRT station has two exits at street level (A and B) and an additional two underground exits branching out from the ticket concourse, linking to nearby developments. All exits offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled, with Exits A and B having their own lift access. Pedestrians using the underground exits may access lifts to street level from other buildings.

Exit B is open from 5:40am – 12:30am daily.

Exit Location Nearby
A Somerset Road / Exter Road Somerset Road, Comcentre, High Commission of India, Killiney Road Post Office, The Red Box, Orchard NPC, Skate Park, TripleOne Somerset, Winsland House
B 313@somerset / Orchard Road
(Level 1)
Orchard Road, 313@somerset, Cineleisure Orchard, Concorde Hotel S’pore, Grand Park Orchard, Holiday Inn Orchard City Centre, Hotel Grand Central, Mandarin Orchard Singapore, OG Orchard Point, Orchard Central, Orchard Plaza, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, Peranakan Place, The Centrepoint, The Hereen, Holiday Inn Express Singapore
C orchardgateway
(Basement 1)
Underground access to B1 & B2 of orchardgateway

via B2 Underpass:
Emerald Hill, Singapore Visitor Centre

D Hotel Jen / orchardgateway
(B2)
orchardgateway, Hotel Jen

via Orchard Central Level B2 Underpass to The Centrepoint:
Concorde Hotel Singapore, Cuppage Plaza, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, Hotel Grand Central, Hotel Supreme, Orchard Plaza, Orchard Point, The Centrepoint, United House, 51 Cuppage Road

 


Transport Connections

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

Bus

There are three official bus stops linked to Somerset station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 09037 – Orchard Rd (Opp Mandarin Orchard) B 36, 77, 124, 128, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 167e, 171, 174, 174e, 190, 518, 518A, 700, 700A, 971E, 972, NR6
B/s 2 09038 – Orchard Rd (Opp Somerset Stn) B 1N, 2N, 3N, 4N, 5N, 6N, 7, 7B, 14, 14e, 16, 65, 106, 111, 123, 175, 502, 502A, NR6
B/s 3 08121 – Somerset Rd (Somerset Stn) A 7, 7A, 14, 14e, 16, 36, 65, 77, 106, 111, 123, 124, 128, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 167e, 171, 174, 174e, 175, 190, 700, 700A, 971E, 972, NR1, NR2, NR3, NR5, NR8

Road

Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located at the driveways of adjacent developments. This list is not exhaustive owing to many adjacent developments with their own driveways.

Exit Road Provisions
B Somerset Road (Orchard Gateway driveway) Taxi stand (A22), Pick-up/drop-off point
B Killiney Road (Next to Orchard Central) Taxi stand

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Somerset station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the North South 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 3: 08121 – Somerset Rd (Somerset Stn) A
NS28 Marina South Pier B/s 2: 09038 – Orchard Rd (Opp Somerset Stn) B

In addition, passengers can board regular bus services officially linked to Somerset station depending on the situation on the ground.


Passenger Usage Patterns

Located within the Orchard area in Central Singapore, Somerset station serves a large number of developments in the vicinity such as shopping centres, office buildings, and condominiums. It encounters moderate to high demand throughout the day, mostly from shoppers and tourists visiting the area.

Construction

Future Developments


Major Incidents


Gallery


External Links & References

One thought on “Somerset MRT Station

  • 28 June 2019 at 4:55 AM
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    This website was incredibly helpful! The photos and the information aided me greatly.
    I now know that even though Somerset does not have a Ticket OFFICE, it does have a Passenger Service Centre. I plan to go there to buy ezlink cards. Am I correct that I can do that?

    Reply

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