Farrer Road MRT
Farrer Road MRT: Everything You Need To Know
Farrer Road MRT Station (CC20) is a Circle Line (CCL) Stage 4 underground station located at the – intersection of the Farrer Court and Tyersall planning subzones. The station serves the surrounding Farrer Gardens housing development and several condominiums and private residences, schools, and places of worship. Farrer Road MRT station on the North-East Line is not to get confused with this one.
To allow the Farrer Road MRT – construction, previously straight Race Course Road gets divided into two sections, with both ends connected by connections with Rangoon Road. The 55 properties required for the Farrer Park MRT station and Race Course Road realignment must get relinquished by March 1997. The date of possession for the 51 lots necessary for the expansion of Tessensohn Road and complete renovation, on the other hand, can be delayed until December 1997.
On June 15, 1997, NEL Contract 706 got awarded for construction. The Singapore Civil Defence Force held the second annual Shelter Open House on the 15–16 February 2003, with the Chinatown, Serangoon, and Hougang stations.
Art in Motion
Farrer Park has a strong sports legacy and history and is the location of Singapore’s first horse racing turf club, from which the street name ‘Old Racecourse Road’ derives its name. With the Horse Racing and Soccer series of artworks named Rhythmic Exuberance by Singapore artist Poh Siew Wah, Farrer Park’s interior design reflects the essence of the locality’s athletic tradition. Poh’s other sculpture, Aviation, commemorated the first airplane landing in Singapore in 1911 along the Old Racecourse Road in Farrer Park.
Circle Line Platforms (B3):
Farrer Road station has two platforms in an island configuration. Full-height Platform screen doors keep the air-conditioned station apart from the – subterranean environment, improving commuter safety and station comfort.
The platform level gets linked to the concourse level two stages above through escalators, stairs, and a lift. The concourse wraps around the platform, creating a wide inner area around the platform’s center, providing the appearance of spaciousness.
Passenger Information Systems, which are plasma display displays installed on each station, display estimated train arrival times and notifications. Tactile flooring aids visually impaired people in getting from the platform to the station exits. Basement 2 is a service floor that is not open to the public. The platform level gets regarded as a hanging corridor accessible via an elevator.
Deep escalators connect the Concourse and Platform levels.
The station concourse at Basement 1 has faregates for automatic fee collection and access between paid and unpaid portions of the station, including at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for the advantage of passengers with wheelchairs, those carrying heavy objects, 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 Center, where commuters may make travel queries.
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