Things To Know About The Mountbatten MRT
Mountbatten MRT station is an underground MRT station on the Circle line in Singapore, located on the border of Kallang and Geylang. The region and Mountbatten MRT station, which serve the Mountbatten subzone, are named after British Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, Supreme Allied Commander of Southeast Asia Japanese surrender of Singapore during WWII.
Mountbatten station, located at the intersection of Mountbatten Road, Old Airport Road, and Stadium Boulevard, serves residents of the Old Kallang Airport Estate Kallang Sports Complex’s numerous sports facilities, including Kallang Field, Kallang Tennis Centre, and Kallang Netball Centre. Stadium MRT Station and Dakota MRT station are within walking distance of Mountbatten station.
Mountbatten MRT Station (CC7) is a Circle Line (CCL) Stage 2 underground station between the Kallang and Geylang planning districts.
It is constructed beneath Mountbatten Road, Old Airport Road, and Stadium Boulevard. The area and station, which serve the Mountbatten subzone, are named after British Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten (1900-79), the Supreme Allied Commander of the South East Asia Command who accepted the Japanese surrender of Singapore during WWII. Mountbatten station also serves adjacent schools, stores, and fast-food restaurants on Stadium Boulevard addition to residential apartments.
Circle Line of Platforms (B2):
Mountbatten station has an island platform arrangement with two platforms. The air-conditioned station is isolated from the environment by full-height Platform screen doors, which improve commuter safety and station comfort. The platform level connects to the concourse level one floor above through escalators, stairs, and a lift. Because the concourse wraps around the platform, it creates an inner space that gives the appearance of spaciousness.
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.
Construction on the Mountbatten MRT station began on September 26, 2003, with traffic realignment at the Old Airport Road/Mountbatten Road intersection. Old Airport Road was the name of the road before the station was built. Because the Old Airport Road is surrounded by two stations renamed Mountbatten. Mountbatten was named after Supreme Allied Commander (Southeast Asia) Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, who received the Japanese surrender of Singapore during WWII. The station, along with the remainder of the Circle line’s Stages 1 and 2, opened on April 17, 2010. Nishimatsu-Lum Chang joint venture, the same joint venture that built the Nicoll Highway station, was in charge of this station’s construction.
Art in Transit:
In WWII, Lord Louis ‘Dickie’ Mountbatten, a friend of Noel Coward, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Lee Kuan Yew felt it would be a good idea to paint a fleet of ships pink. Mountbatten Pink was created in 1940 as a naval camouflage color for the Fifth Flotilla. Pink pigments, the commander reasoned, would match the color of the sky at dawn and sunset, making the ships less visible to the adversary. The artwork depicts a modern container ship at those ‘pink’ hours, a vessel typical of those moored off the Fort Road beach near the station, using these odd links as inspiration.
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