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Learn About The Station Of Stadium MRT

Stadium MRT station is an MRT station on the Circle Line located underground (CCL). The Stadium MRT is located in Kallang, Singapore’s Central Region, and serves the Singapore Sports Hub, including the National Stadium, Indoor Stadium, Kallang Theatre, and Leisure Park Kallang. SMRT Trains is in charge of its operation. The station announces in 2001 as part of the Marina MRT line branch to either Kallang or Paya Lebar. The line later merged into the CCL as Stage 1, and the station opened on April 17, 2010, when the CCL’s Stages 1 and 2 began service. The station designed WOHA as part of the Marina Line Architectural Design Competition.

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Stadium MRT Station (CC6) is an underground station in the Kallang planning area on the Circle Line (CCL) Stage 1. The Singapore Sports Hub is here.

About Stadium MRT

The station named after the nearby National Stadium serves as the focal point of the Singapore Sports Hub and hosts significant events. The Circle Line rail services run as a shuttle service to Marina Bay, and it is also the ending station for the Marina Bay shuttle. The station design WOHA a renowned local architectural firm whose chosen as the winner of the Marina Line Architectural Design Competition, an open design competition hosted by the Land Transport Authority of Singapore and the Singapore Institute of Architects. The station, designed as a giant underground sculpture, includes an internal space that extends from the surface to the platform level, providing the public with a moment of spatial grandeur.

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History

Before the station’s construction, the closest MRT stations to the National Stadium were the Kallang and Lavender stations which were quite far away. Additionally, traffic bottlenecks restricted entry to the National Stadium during events at the facility. The Marina Route (MRL) was confirmed to serve the National Stadium when stations for the line were revealed. The line runs along Stadium Boulevard. When the MRL merged into the CCL in 2001, the station became part of Stage 1 of the Circle Line (CCL).

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Architecture

A WOHA architectural team led by Wong Mun Summ and Richard Hassell designed the stadium station. In 2000, the Marina Line Architectural Design Competition, jointly hosted by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), commissioned two stations[d]. The station was built to manage huge people during important events, with an open-air concourse and plaza space to accommodate the masses and avoid overcrowding inside the station. The station’s open-ended design allows it to link to future ground-level constructions.

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