Bras Basah MRT
All You Must Know About The Bras Basah MRT
Bras Basah MRT station is an underground MRT station on Singapore’s Circle Line (CCL), located in the Museum planning area. Bras Basah MRT beneath Bras Basah Road, between Waterloo and Queen Streets. This station is close to the National Museum of Singapore, the Singapore Art Museum, the Peranakan Museum, and the Singapore School of Arts. It is also close to the Singapore Management University (SMU). An underground link connects the station to the nearby Bencoolen station on the Downtown Line (DTL). It was first announced as Museum MRT station as part of the Marina MRT line merged into the CCL Stage 1 project.
The Bras Basah MRT Station is an underground station in the Central district on the Circle Line Stage 1 constructed beneath the Bras Basah Road.
About Bras Basah MRT
The Malay word Bras Basah means “wet rice.” When rice carried as boat cargo became wet, it set out to dry along with the banks of Sungei Bras Basah (now Stamford Canal). The station is 35 metres underground and has the longest escalators in the Singapore rail network, measuring 41.3 metres in length and taking approximately one minute to go from the station concourse (B1) to the transfer level (B4). The Marina Line Architectural Design Competition, organized jointly by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore and the Singapore Institute of Architects, selected the station design by famous local architectural firm WOHA. The station roof, which looks to be a reflection pool from the surface but doubles as a skylight, allowing abundant natural light to reach the deep station’s lower levels, is a design feature. The station has won numerous international design awards for this style.
The station is part of the Marina MRT line and was first announced as an Art Museum station in November 1999. (MRL). From Dhoby Ghaut to Stadium, there were six stations on the MRL. The station’s working name was changed to “Museum” in 2001, and it would be included in CCL Stage 1 when the MRL merged with the CCL. On December 19, 2001, Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. (Singapore) Pte Ltd and a joint venture with Woh Hup and NCC were awarded Contract 825 design and construction of Bras Basah station and accompanying tunnels for a total of S$343.9 million (US$192 million). The Dhoby Ghaut, Esplanade, and Promenade stations were also built under the contract.
Location and services
The station is between the Dhoby Ghaut and Esplanade stations on the Circle line. CC2 is the official station code. The station is open every day from 5:39 a.m. to 12:03 a.m. (6:06 a.m. on Sundays and Public Holidays). Train frequency fluctuates between 5 and 7 minutes during peak hours. The Bras Basah station on the DTL has an underground link to the nearby Bencoolen station. The station beneath Bras Basah Road is the Singapore Art Museum and the Singapore Management University’s Li Ka Shing Library. As its working name implies, the station serves several museums and cultural sites, including the Peranakan Museum, the China Cultural Centre, the Philatelic Museum, and the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts National Museum.
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