Somerset MRT Station

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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 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
NS7 Kranji 12:15am


Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Concourse Faregates, Top Up Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre, SimplyGo Ticketing 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):
MRT_rail (2)
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 (←)
MRT_rail (2)

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.

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)
  • Top Up Kiosks
  • SimplyGo Ticketing Service Centre
    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.

Exit Location Nearby
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
(Level 1)
*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
C orchardgateway
(Basement 1)
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


Transport Connections

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, 36B, 77, 124, 143, 167, 174, 174e, 190, 518, 518A, 972, 972A, 972M
B/s 2 09038 – Orchard Rd (Opp Somerset Stn) B 7, 7B, 14, 14e, 16, 16M, 65, 106, 111, 123, 175, 502, 502A
B/s 3 08121 – Somerset Rd (Somerset Stn) A 7, 7A, 14, 14A, 14e, 16, 16M, 36, 36A, 36B, 65, 77, 106, 111, 123, 124, 143, 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.

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

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:

Towards Bus stop Exit
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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  • 28 June 2019 at 4:55 AM

    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?


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