Know Everything About Mattar MRT Station
Mattar MRT station gets located between the Merpati Road and Mattar Road intersection, and it serves surrounding schools, institutions, private housing estates, and HDB flats along Circuit Road.
The Mattar MRT station is located within the MacPherson planning subzone and takes its name from the adjoining Mattar Road. Merpati Road will be re-routed to pass directly over the station shortly. Canossa Convent Primary School, MacPherson Primary School, HDB, and private housing estates are within walking distance of the station.
The 16 stations of the 21-kilometre (13-mile) Downtown Line Stage 3 (DTL3) from River Valley (formerly Fort Canning) to Expo stations get presented on August 20, 2010, making the station the first to be announced. The line was supposed to be finished by 2017. In April 2011, Sato Kogyo (S) Pte Ltd was awarded Contract 932 for the building of Mattar station and accompanying tunnels for S$199.85 million (US$158.89 million). The station and tunnels were supposed to be built in the second quarter of this year and finished in 2017. This station had a Downtown line 3 (DTL3) Tunnelling Works Ceremony on July 11, 2012. The station opened on October 21, 2017, as the Land Transport Authority had announced on May 31, 2017.
Both platforms at Mattar station are used for trains travelling in either direction, forming an island platform arrangement. The air-conditioned station is separated from the tunnel environment by full-height Platform screen doors, which improve commuter safety and station comfort.
Expected train arrival times and messages get displayed on passenger information systems, which are plasma display panels positioned at each platform. The visually impaired can use tactile flooring to help them get from the platform to the exits. A pair of cripple sidings, divided by a concrete wall and hidden from view from the platform, run parallel to the running lines.
The concourse has faregates for automatic fee collection and access between the station’s paid and unpaid sectors and at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for passengers in wheelchairs, those carrying heavy objects, or those travelling with prams.
Commuters can buy single or multiple journey tickets from General Ticketing Machines, which also accept contactless card transactions. Commuters can make travel queries at the station office, which serves as a Passenger Service Centre during operating hours.
Genevieve Chua’s “Agar Panel”
Mattar Road’s religious environment gets firmly embedded in the neighbourhood. The use of incense in the artwork represents a spiritual space made up of gathering and dissipating small drifting particles of historical events. Agarwood, also known as gaharu, jinks, or oud, is a rare and unusual type of incense produced by a beetle that feeds on the resin at the base of the Agar tree. When burned for healing, protection, or mediation, this relationship between bug and tree can last up to thirty years, resulting in a complex blend of unusual colour and beautiful aroma. A nebula, or cosmic landscape, is created from a cluster of agarwood shavings, evoking the Arab community’s past and present.
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