Nicoll Highway MRT

by | Jun 8, 2022

Nicoll Highway MRT

nicoll highway mrt station

Nicoll Highway MRT, Know About This Station

Nicoll Highway MRT station is an underground MRT station in Singapore that is part of the Circle Line (CCL). The Nicoll Highway MRT is located beneath Republic Avenue near the Kallang River in the Downtown Core and serves the Golden Mile Complex and The Concourse, commercial and residential complexes along Nicoll Highway. SMRT Trains is in charge of the station. The station was first announced in 1999 as part of the Marina MRT line (MRL) and was later added to Stage 1 of the CCL in 2001.

nicoll highway mrt signage

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Nicoll Highway MRT Station (CC5) is an underground station in the Kallang planning area on the Circle Line (CCL) Stage 1.


Nicoll Highway, a key arterial road connecting the Kallang district to the City, is the station’s name. The station is linked to the great civil engineering disaster in Singapore’s recent history a retaining wall fell during construction. The subsequent cave-in collapse killed four people and injured three others, delaying the opening of Stages 1 and 2 of the Circle Line. The current station is around 100 meters from the first station, which was abandoned after the collapse of the Nicoll Highway. This article concludes with a full summary.


Nicoll Highway station was first announced in November 1999 as part of the Marina line (MRL) of the Mass Rapid Transit system, which had six stations from Dhoby Ghaut to Stadium. When the MRL into the CCL in 2001, the station became part of Stage 1 of the Circle Line (CCL). On May 31, 2001, a joint venture between Nishimatsu Building Co Ltd and Lum Chang Building Contractors Pte Ltd granted the contract for the construction of Nicoll Highway station and tunnels for S$270 million (US$150.7 million). A portion of the Nicoll Highway from Ophir Road to Merdeka Bridge had to be temporarily diverted for the station’s construction beginning on March 16, 2002, with bus stations relocating accordingly.

nicoll highway mrt escalator

Circle Line of Platforms (B3):

Two platforms are set up in an island arrangement at Nicoll Highway station. The air-conditioned station is isolated from the environment by full-height Platform screen doors, which improve commuter safety and station comfort. The Station Concourse, one storey above, is accessible through escalators, stairs, and a lift. 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.


The station concourse has fare gates for automatic fee collection and passage between the station’s paid and unpaid portions, with at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for passengers with wheelchairs, those 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. Hours station office serves as a Passenger Service Centre, where commuters can inquire about travel options.

nicoll highway mrt walkway

The Peripherals art in transit

The artwork inspires by Singapore’s natural plants consists of numerous patterns and formations in various colours of grey. Many people consider these plants trivial and superfluous and serve a role in reclaiming territory like Nicoll Highway, providing a layer of cover that prevent soil erosion and loss while also holding the soil firmly together.


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