Circle MRT Line
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Circle MRT Line
The Circle Line is coloured orange on system maps.
|System||Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)|
|Opened||28 May 2009 (Stage 3)
17 April 2010 (Stages 1 & 2)
2011 (Stages 4 & 5 except Bukit Brown)
2012 (Marina Bay Extension)
|Owner||Land Transport Authority|
|Rolling stock||Alstom Metropolis C830|
|Line length||35.7 km (22.2 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
The 35.7-kilometre Circle MRT Line (CCL) is Singapore's fourth Mass Rapid Transit line, and the first medium capacity line. This underground line is 35.7 kilometres (22.2 mi) long with 28 stations (excluding Bukit Brown) and is fully automatically operated. As the name implies, the line is an orbital line linking all radial lines leading to the city, and also covering many parts of the Central Area. It will also connect to Marina South via a spur line branching off from Promenade and ending at Marina Bay. Circle Line is not a full circle, and the Stage 6 will only merge the section from Marina Bay to HarbourFront.
The first part opened to the public from Bartley to Marymount on May 28, 2009. When finished, the line will connect all MRT lines, and will allow passengers to bypass the downtown area, so that the City Hall and Raffles Place interchange stations will be less crowded. The second part opened to the public from Bartley to Dhoby Ghaut on April 17, 2010 while the remaining parts will be opened in 2011. Only the Marina Bay Extension will be opened in 2012.
Circle Line Stations [change]
|Station Number||Station Name||Interchange|
|Stages 1, 2 & 3|
|CC1 / NS24 / NE6||Dhoby Ghaut||North South Line, North East Line|
|CC4 / DT15||Promenade||Downtown Line and Marina Bay Extension|
|CC9 / EW8||Paya Lebar||East West Line|
|CC10 / DT26||MacPherson||Downtown Line|
|CC13 / NE12||Serangoon||North East Line|
|CC15 / NS17||Bishan||North South Line|
|Stages 4 & 5|
|CC18||Bukit Brown||Provisional name|
|CC19 / DT9||Botanic Gardens||Downtown Line|
|CC22 / EW21||Buona Vista||East West Line|
|CC25||Haw Par Villa|
|CC29 / NE1||HarbourFront||North East Line|
- Ee, Gerard (2009-05-23) (Speech). Circle Line Discovery. Singapore. http://app.ptc.gov.sg/get_content.aspx?id=news230509201341. Retrieved 2012-01-06.
- "ALSTOM chosen for the world’s longest fully automated metro line in Singapore". railway-technology.com. 2002-02-20. http://www.railway-technology.com/contractors/suburban/alstom/press5.html.