Clarke Quay MRT

by | Jun 7, 2022

Clarke Quay MRT

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What Should Know About Clarke Quay MRT Station

The station is located on the river’s southern side and gets connected to Clarke Quay Central. The station lies on the other bank of the Singapore River from Clarke Quay. This Clarke Quay MRT station is close to the Fort Canning and Chinatown MRT stations.

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Clarke Quay MRT Station (NE5) is an underground MRT station on Singapore’s North-East Line, located close to Swissôtel Merchant Court.

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The North-East Line revealed Clarke Quay MRT station for the first time on March 4, 1996. Nishimatsu Construction – Lum Chang Building Contractors – Bachy Soletanche Singapore Joint-Venture (JV) was awarded North-East Line Contract 708 for $171.2 million on June 23, 1997. Residents were relocated to new estates like Tampines, Jurong West, and Bukit Panjang to permit the building of the MRT station. Before the building’s demolition in 1997, residents get told to vacate by December 1996. All of the North-East Line stations, including Clarke Quay, opened on June 20, 2003. The Clarke Quay Central commercial mall, which opened in January 2007, was built from the ground up.

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The station lies on the other bank of the Singapore River from Clarke Quay. The distance between Clarke Quay and the previous station, Chinatown, is only 360 meters, making it the shortest distance between two MRT stations in Singapore. Near the station are the reverse bungee ride, Ministry of Sound nightclub, and Club MoMo. The station stands on the site of the demolished Ellenborough Market, also close to the Riverside Point retail complex.

Civil Defence shelter

Clarke Quay NEL station is one of thirteen Civil Defence (CD) shelters on the North-East Line that will get activated in the national emergency event. The stations are built and outfitted with amenities to guarantee that the shelter environment is pleasant for all shelters during their stay. Blast doors, decontamination facilities, ventilation systems, power and water supply systems, and a dry toilet system are all included in these facilities.


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Clarke Quay station has two platforms in an island platform design, with trains running in both directions using both platforms. The air-conditioned station is separated from the tunnel environment by full-height Platform screen doors, which improve commuter safety and station comfort. The ceiling at the platform level is two levels high due to the concourse level encircling the platform, giving the impression of space; the concourse above gets reached through escalators, stairs, and lifts.

Expected train arrival times and messages get displayed on passenger information systems, which are plasma display panels positioned at each platform. The visually impaired can use tactile flooring to help them get from the platform to the exits.


The concourse has fare gates for automatic fee collection and access between the station’s paid and unpaid sectors and at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for passengers in wheelchairs, those carrying heavy objects, or those traveling with prams.

Commuters can buy single or multiple journey tickets from General Ticketing Machines, which also accept contactless card transactions. Commuters can make travel queries at the station office, which serves as a Passenger Service Centre during operating hours.

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