Esplanade MRT

by | Jun 7, 2022

Esplanade MRT

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What To Know About The Esplanade MRT

The Circle line’s Esplanade MRT station is an underground MRT station on the Circle Line (CCL). It is at the intersection of Bras Basah Road, Raffles Boulevard, and Nicoll Highway in Singapore’s Downtown Core. The station serves the Esplanade and other developments such as War Memorial Park, Suntec City Mall, and the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre name suggests. The Esplanade MRT station connects to the neighbouring City Hall station via the CityLink Mall, an underground shopping development.

The Convention Centre MRT station was formerly part of the Marina MRT line (MRL), and was later merged into Stage 1 of the CCL. In 2005, the station was renamed to its current name after a public vote.

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Built beneath the intersection, the Esplanade MRT Station (CC3) is an underground station on the Circle Line (CCL) Stage 1 in the Central District.

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About Esplanade MRT

Serve adjacent sites such as Raffles City, Raffles Hotel, Civilian War Memorial, South Beach, and Suntec Convention Centre. One Raffles Link the station name from the near performing arts centre, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. A network of pedestrian underpasses connects the station to surrounding developments below ground. Commuters can walk to the NS25 EW13 City Hall stop from the Citylink Mall (Exit D) or Raffles City’s Basement 2. (Exit G).


The station is part of the Marina MRT line, was first announced as a Convention Centre station in November 1999. (MRL). From Dhoby Ghaut to Stadium stations, the MRL had six stations. When the MRL merged into the CCL in 2001, the station became part of Stage 1 of the Circle Line (CCL). On August 7, 2001, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) awarded Contract 825 to a joint venture consisting of Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Woh Hup Pte Ltd, and NCC International AB for the design and construction of the Convention Centre station and accompanying tunnels. The Dhoby Ghaut, Bras Basah and Promenade stations are under the S$343.9 million (US$192 million) contract.

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Circle Line of Platforms (B3)

The island platform design at Esplanade station features two platforms. The air-conditioned station is isolated from the environment by full-height Platform screen doors, which improve commuter safety and station comfort. At each end of the station, escalators, stairs, and a lift connect two different Concourses (B2). Expected train arrival times and messages displayed on Passenger Information Systems are plasma display panels positioned at each platform. Tactile flooring aids the sight-impaired in getting from the platform to the station exits.

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Basement 2 has two independent ticket concourses, one on either end of the station. Both have fare gates for automatic fare collection and access between the paid and unpaid parts of the station, including at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for passengers in wheelchairs, those carrying heavy things, and 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. During operation hours’ the station office (located on the East concourse) serves as a Passenger Service Centre, where commuters can make travel queries. The station office is also available on the West concourse, although it is now unoccupied.

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