索美塞 | சாமர்செட்
|Address||1 Somerset Road, Singapore 238162|
|Line Served|| North South Line
|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|
|NS1 Jurong East||6:09am||6:34am||11:59pm|
|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|
North South Line (B2):
|Platform A: North South Line towards NS1EW24 Jurong East via NS22TE14 Orchard (→)
Platform B: North South Line towards NS28 Marina South Pier via NS24NE6CC1 Dhoby Ghaut (←)
Somerset station has two underground North South Line platforms in an island platform arrangement.
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.
- 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.
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.
|A||Somerset Road / Exter Road||111 Somerset, Comcentre, Devonshire Building, High Commission of India, Lloyd’s Inn, Orchard Grand Court, Orchard Neighbourhood Police Centre, Regency House, Somerset Skate Park, The Oxley, The Red Box, Tong Xian Tng Temple, Visioncrest Commercial, Winsland House I, Winsland House II, Youth Park|
|B||313@somerset / Orchard Road
|*Scape, 268 Orchard Road, 313@somerset, Ascott Orchard Singapore, Cineleisure Orchard, Grand Park Orchard, Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery, Mandarin Orchard Singapore, Masjid Al-Falah, Orchard Building, Orchard Hills Residences Singapore MGallery, Orchard Shopping Centre, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, The Heeren|
|Design Orchard, Faber House, JEN Singapore orchardgateway by Shangri-La, library@orchard (orchardgateway), Midpoint Orchard, Orchard Plaza, Orchard Point, orchardgateway@emerald, Peranakan Place, Singapore Visitor Centre|
|D||Hotel Jen / orchardgateway
|51 Cuppage Road, Concorde Hotel & Shopping Mall, Cuppage Plaza, Cuppage Terrace, Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre, Hotel Chancellor@Orchard, Hotel Grand Central, Hotel Supreme, Killiney Road Post Office, library@orchard (orchardgateway), Orchard Central, Sian Teck Tng Temple, The Centrepoint, United House|
Somerset station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.
There are three official bus stops linked to Somerset station.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|B/s 1||09037 – Orchard Rd (Bef Cairnhill Rd)||B||36, 77, 124, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 174, 174e, 190, 518, 518A, 972, 972M|
|B/s 2||09038 – Orchard Rd (Opp Somerset Stn)||B||7, 14, 14e, 16, 16M, 65, 106, 111, 123, 175, 502, 502A|
|B/s 3||08121 – Somerset Rd (Somerset Stn)||A||7, 14, 14e, 16, 16M, 36, 65, 77, 106, 111, 123, 124, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 174, 174e, 175, 190, 972, 972M|
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.
|B||Somerset Road (Orchard Gateway driveway)||Taxi stand (A22), Pick-up/drop-off point|
|B||Killiney Road (Next to Orchard Central)||Taxi stand|
MRT Bus Bridging Service
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Somerset station, MRT Bridging 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:
|North South Line (NSL Bridging Bus)
|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 free regular bus services at Bus Stops 1, 2 & 3 when activated.
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.
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