Botanic Gardens MRT
Have You Ever Crossed The Botanic Gardens MRT
Botanic Gardens MRT Station (CC19/DT9) is an underground interchange station located near the Tyersall and Dunearn planning subzone boundaries that connects the Circle Line (CCL) with the Downtown Line (DTL). Botanic Gardens MRT also serves the NUS Bukit Timah Campus and several nearby residential projects.
Before the Botanic Gardens MRT inauguration, it gets known as Adam. Taisei Corporation gets granted the contract for the construction and completion of Adam and Farrer stations (containing 6.3 kilometers (250,000,000 miles) of twin bored tunnels) in July 2004 for about S$391 million.
The station’s public consultation began in January 2006, and only two names got chosen: Botanic Gardens and Cluny Road. Botanic Gardens gets subsequently chosen since it links to a prominent UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cluny Road got chosen because it was near the site of a historic railway station called “Cluny Road,” which closed down in the 1930s. The ultimate name of Botanic Gardens gets adopted on September 12 – that year – because it was a popular choice among those surveyed.
DTL Botanic Gardens Platform
In July 2009, Sembawang Engineers and Constructors Pte Ltd was awarded Contract 919 for the design and construction of Stevens station and accompanying tunnels for an estimated S$378.2 million (US$260.02 million). The deal also involves the building of the nearby Stevens station. The station’s construction was set to begin in the third quarter of 2009 and gets expected to be completed by 2015. On March 11, 2012, a worker was murdered when a concrete slab collapsed on him at a construction site at the Botanic Gardens, next to the contractor’s site office. Masud al-Mamun, 35 – an excavator deep below when the slab crashed on him.
Art in Motion
Aquatic Fauna No. 1 by Kai Lam and Chua Chye Teck gets included in the Circle line segment of the Art in Transit program. Using the Chinese paper cutting method, the mural above the platform doors depicts symbolic images of water and aquatic animals.
The “fauna” painting does not emphasize the station’s proximity to the Botanic Gardens – it also compliments the station’s 2-story high water-cascading wall, the first of its kind.
Shirley Soh’s artwork “What is a Tree?” graces the Downtown line portion. On the front lawn of the Botanic Gardens, several viewpoints of the Tembusu get built to raise ontological issues.
Basement 1 has the CCL and DTL station concourses. The concourse has faregates for automatic fee collection and access between paid and unpaid portions of the station and at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for the advantage of passengers with wheelchairs, those carrying heavy things, or those traveling with prams.
Commuters can buy tickets for single or many travels from General Ticketing Machines, like Top-up Machines, which accept contactless card transactions. Station offices (CCL and DTL concourse) serve as Passenger Service Centres, where commuters may submit travel queries.
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