Potong Pasir MRT
All you need to know about the Potong Pasir MRT
Potong Pasir MRT Station (NE10) is an underground station on the North-East Line (NEL) in the Woodleigh and Bidadari planning subzones. The station gets located beneath Upper Serangoon Road, near the intersection of Potong Pasir Avenue 1 and Wan Tho Avenue. In the early nineteenth century, sand quarries dominated the region, garnering it the name Potong Pasir, which means carved sand in Malay. The Potong Pasir MRT is close to the Poiz mixed-use development public and private housing complexes in Potong Pasir and Sennett, several educational institutions.
Potong Pasir MRT station is an underground MRT station on the North-East Line (NEL) in the Singapore Toa Payoh planning area, which opened on June 20, 2003.
Since it gets located in the Potong Pasir SMC, a previous opposition ward ruled by the Singapore People Party until 2011, the Potong Pasir station has been one of Singapore’s most politically engaged stations. Because of these political considerations, the station planned name was Sennett. The route planners did not appear to want the station linked to the estate. It gets decided that it will remain closed permanently. In response to Chiam See Tong’s desires, the station gets founded. Potong Pasir gets chosen to avoid confusion with another Sennett Estate in Singapore’s eastern district on Upper East Coast Road.
- Platform A: North East Line through NE9 Boon Keng to NE1CC29 HarbourFront
- Platform B: North East Line through NE11 Woodleigh to NE17PTC Punggol
Trains travel in both directions utilizing both platforms at Potong Pasir station, two tracks in an island platform design. Full-height Platform screen doors separate the air-conditioned station from the underground environment, improving commuter safety and station comfort. Escalators, stairwells, and elevators lead to the concourse. Expected train arrival times and dominant messages get shown on Passenger Information Systems, which are plasma display panels positioned at each platform. Tactile flooring aids the sight-impaired in getting from the platform to the station exits.
The concourse has fare gates for automatic fee collection passage between the station’s paid and unpaid portions, with at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for passengers in wheelchairs, 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 Centre, where commuters may inquire about travel options, During operational hours.
Point of View by Matthew Ngui
Text messages describing everyday people’s ambitions mixed with urban life imagery such as clock faces on high-rise flats, skilfully coordinated photographs, and text surrounding the station combine to produce extraordinary intricacy and depth views in this magnificent and present work of art.
- Toilets on the street level (near Exit C)
- NEL & Retail Shops on the Street Level of Concourse
- Machine for Self-Service
- Stands for Bicycles
A: Woodleigh Park, Woodleigh Close
B: Cedar Girls’ Secondary School, Sennett Estate, Cedar Girls’ Primary School,
C: The Polz Residences, St Andrew’s Junior School, St Andrew’s Secondary School, Potong Pasir CC, St Andrew’s Junior College
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