Dhoby Ghaut MRT

by | Jun 4, 2022

Dhoby Ghaut MRT

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What Should Know About Dhoby Ghaut MRT

Dhoby Ghaut station has been part of the early MRT network designs since 1982, built-in 1987 as part of the MRT network’s Phase I. The station has been served by the North-South line since 1989, following the network’s operational division. The Stamford Canal had to get diverted when excavating through part of Mount Sophia to create the North-East line platforms, which finished in 2003. 

The platforms for the Circle line, as well as Stages 1 and 2, opened in 2010. With five underground levels, Dhoby Ghaut MRT is Singapore’s only triple-line MRT interchange station. It is 28 meters (92 feet) deep at its deepest point. Three are part of the Art-in-Transit scheme in the North East and Circle lines stations, a set of Art Seats on the Circle line platforms, and an art piece above the North-South line platforms.

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The MRT interchange station Dhoby Ghaut is located at the eastern end of Orchard Road and serves the North-South, North East, and Circle lines.


An original underpass, which opened on December 8, 1990, helped relieve traffic congestion at the traffic light across Orchard Road before the building of the North-East Line, the Circle Line, and The Atrium. Exercise Northstar V, a fake terrorist exercise held on January 8, 2006, included Dhoby Ghaut as one of four participating stations. The Dhoby Ghaut MRT station is also one of the four MRT stations featured in the first edition of Monopoly in Singapore.

Station layout

The Circle Line platforms get located beneath the North-South Line/North East Line linkway at Basement Two. Passengers transferring from the North-East Line to the Circle Line can use the escalators and stairways flanked by a prominent orange wall. Those transmitting from the North-South Line to the Circle Line can use the set of escalators beside the linkway that leads directly to the Circle Line platforms.

Within the paid area of Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station, there are four lifts, which are listed below for your convenience:

  • Concourse and platform lift for the North-South Line.
  • Transfer linkway, Circle Line concourse, and platforms get served by a lift.
  • The transfer linkway and transfer hall get served by a lift.
  • The North-East Line concourse, Platforms, and transfer hall get served by a lift.

Public art

On the walls of the linkway between the North-South Line and the North-East Line, Milenko and Delia Prvacki’s artwork Interchange may get discovered. Baet Yoke Kuan, a local artist, made a three-dimensional relief work inspired by the theme of’man and the environment’ on the massive columns that support the station’s Circle Line sector.


The Dhoby Ghaut MRT station features four ground-level exits (A, B, E, F) and two underground exits (C, D), with Exits A, B, E, and F being wheelchair accessible. Exits C and D link to the Istana Park underpass and Plaza Singapura’s Basement 2, respectively, while exits E and F get integrated within The Atrium@Orchard.

At street level, Exits A and B, Exits E and F at Dhoby Ghaut Green, and The Atrium@Orchard, share a single lift between the two exits.

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