Need To Know About The Downtown MRT
The Downtown MRT station is an underground MRT station on the Downtown line, located in Singapore’s Downtown Core. Downtown MRT primarily serves the Marina Bay Financial Centre, Asia Square, Central Boulevard Towers, and Marina One and is beneath Central Boulevard between junctions of Straits View and Marina View. Raffles Place station on the North South and East West lines and Marina Bay station on the North South and Circle lines, are all within walking distance. When Marina One opens- later in 2022, it intends to immediately connect to Shenton Way station on the Thomson–East Coast line.
It’s near Marina View and Straits View, beneath Central Boulevard.The downtown station serves the new and developing Downtown commercial centre Marina Reservoir region near high-rise office buildings and residential units. Its subterranean Marina Bay Link Mall connects to the Raffles Place MRT station via an underground pedestrian mall network.
The Circle line Extension was supposed to terminate at Chinatown during Stage One planning, and it by both the Circle and Eastern Region lines until 2007. The present Downtown line One uses the segment between Bayfront and Chinatown. On January 11, 2011, the station was rebranded Downtown from Landmark.
Although the station is called Downtown, it should not mistaken for the Downtown MRT Line, which runs through the station. The only MRT station where the MRT line’s name is associated with an actual MRT station is the Downtown MRT station.
Downtown Line (B2) Platforms
Platform B: Downtown Line via DT18 to DT35CG1 Expo () Telok Ayer
Downtown MRT station features two platforms in a side platform format, similar to Telok Ayer and Chinatown stations further down the line, with trains running in both directions using both platforms. The air-conditioned station is isolated from the subterranean environment by full-height Platform screen doors, which improve commuter safety and station comfort. The concourse reached through escalators, stairs, and lifts. Expected train arrival times and messages displayed on Passenger Information Systems are plasma display panels positioned at each platform.
The concourse design enclosed space with tracks in the centre and platforms on both sides. Above the platforms and tracks is a lofty ceiling giving a sense of vastness. It includes faregates for automatic fare collection and access between the station’s paid and unpaid sectors at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for passengers in wheelchairs carrying heavy objects or those travelling with prams. Commuters can buy tickets for single or multiple travels from General Ticketing Machines, which Top-up Machines accept contactless card transactions.
Art in Transit
Bamboo leaves’ biological structure serves as inspiration for the artwork. The thick cell networks of leaves, seen under a microscope, are a conceptual reference for the intricate business networks that surround the station. The merging green colours depict the area above as being vibrant. When viewed up close, the mosaic resembles a perspective of the bamboo leaves’ biological structure, while when looked at from afar, it reveals blades of leaves controlling commuter flows.
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