Everything you need to know about the Dakota MRT
Dakota MRT Station (CC8) is an underground station in the Geylang planning area on the Circle Line (CCL) Stage 2. It gets located beneath Old Airport Road, near the Geylang River, at the intersection of Jalan Dua. The suburb and station, which serve the Dakota estate, are named after the Douglas DC-3 passenger plane, also known as the Dakota, which used to land at Kallang Airport until it gets decommissioned. Dakota MRT station also serves surrounding condominiums, schools, and the famed Old Airport Road Hawker Centre residential apartments.
Tanjong Katong was the name of the station before it gets established. Dakota was renamed in March 2005 because Tanjong Katong was too far away.
Circle Line (B2):
- Platform A: Circle Line through CC9EW8 Paya Lebar to CC29NE1 HarbourFront
- Platform B: Circle Line through CC7 Mountbatten to CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut, Circle Line via CC7 Mountbatten (Peak Hour Alternate Trains) to CE2NS27 Marina Bay
The island platform configuration at Dakota MRT station includes two platforms. The air-conditioned station is isolated from the tunnel environment by full-height Platform screen doors, which improve commuter safety and station comfort. Because the concourse wraps around the platform, it creates a wide inner area that gives the appearance of spaciousness. Expected train arrival times and dominant messages get shown on Passenger Information Systems, which are plasma display panels positioned at each platform.
The station concourses in Basement 1 include fare gates for automatic fee collection and offer passage between the paid and unpaid portions of the station, including at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for passengers in 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. The station office serves as a Passenger Service Centre, where commuters may inquire about travel options During operational hours.
Art in Transit:
Tiny things, little stories by A Dose of Light is the artwork featured in this station. This work attempts to capture a visual history and narrative of Dakota Crescent before the station gets completed by using things found inside people’s houses, along HDB flat corridors, and outdoor places to tell an open-ended tale of the space.
Shelter for Civil Defense:
Dakota CCL station is one of eleven Civil Defense (CD) shelters along the Circle Line that will activate in the event of a national disaster. The stations are constructed and supplied with facilities to guarantee that the shelter environment is comfortable for all shelters during their stay. Protective blast doors, decontamination facilities, ventilation systems, power and water supply systems, and a dry toilet system are among the features available.
- Concourse level public restrooms (B1)
- Self-service machines and ATMs
- Station exits have bike racks.
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