Circle MRT Line

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 CCL 
Circle MRT line
Rush hour in Bishan MRT Station Circle Line.JPG
Bishan MRT station, one of the most crowded stations on the Circle line.
Overview
Native nameLaluan MRT Bulatan
地铁环线
இணைப்பு எம்ஆர்டி வழி
TypeRapid transit
SystemMass Rapid Transit (Singapore)
StatusOperational
Under construction (Stage 6)
TerminiDhoby Ghaut
Stadium (All trains departing from Marina Bay will end here during off-peak hours)
HarbourFront
Marina Bay
Stations30 (Operational) (excluding Bukit Brown)
3 (Under construction)
Services3
Daily ridership398,000 (May 2015)
Operation
Opened28 May 2009; 10 years ago (2009-05-28) (Stage 3)
17 April 2010; 9 years ago (2010-04-17) (Stages 1 and 2)
8 October 2011; 7 years ago (2011-10-08) (Stages 4 and 5)
14 January 2012; 7 years ago (2012-01-14) (Circle line extension)
2025; 6 years' time (2025) (Stage 6)
OwnerLand Transport Authority
Operator(s)SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
CharacterFully Underground
Depot(s)Kim Chuan
Rolling stockC830
C830C
Technical
Line length35.5 km (22.1 mi) (Operational)
4 km (2.5 mi) (Under construction)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification750 V DC third rail
Operating speedlimit of 78 km/h (48 mph)
Route map
MRT map CC.svg

The 35.7-kilometre Circle MRT Line (CCL) is Singapore's fourth Mass Rapid Transit line, and the first medium capacity line.[1] This underground line is 35.7 kilometres (22.2 mi) long with 28 stations (excluding Bukit Brown) and is fully automatically operated.[2] 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 October 8, 2011. Circle Line Extension (CCLe) had been in operation since 14 January 2012.

Stations[change | change source]

Alstom Metropolis C830 rolling stock for the Circle Line parked in the depot.
one-north Station on the Circle Line.
Station Number Station Name Interchange/Notes
 CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut Change to North South Line
Change to North East Line
 CC2  Bras Basah  
 CC3  Esplanade  
 CC4  DT15  Promenade Change to Downtown Line
 CC5  Nicoll Highway  
 CC6  Stadium Marina Bay shuttle terminus
 CC7  Mountbatten
 CC8  Dakota  
 CC9  EW8  Paya Lebar Change to East West Line
 CC10  DT26  MacPherson Change to Downtown Line
 CC11  Tai Seng  
 CC12  Bartley  
 CC13  NE12  Serangoon Change to North East Line
 CC14  Lorong Chuan  
 CC15  NS17  Bishan Change to North South Line
 CC16  Marymount  
 CC17  TE9  Caldecott Change to Thomson-East Coast Line (under construction)
 CC18  Bukit Brown (Not in operation until further notice)
 CC19  DT9  Botanic Gardens Change to Downtown Line (under construction)
 CC20  Farrer Road  
 CC21  Holland Village  
 CC22  EW21  Buona Vista Change to East West Line
 CC23  one-north  
 CC24  Kent Ridge  
 CC25  Haw Par Villa  
 CC26  Pasir Panjang  
 CC27  Labrador Park  
 CC28  Telok Blangah  
 CC29  NE1  HarbourFront Change to North East Line
Stage 6 (2025)
 CC30  Keppel Under Planning
 CC31  Cantonment Under Planning
 CC32  Prince Edward Under Planning
Circle Line Extension
 CC4  DT15  Promenade Change to Downtown Line
 CE1  DT16  Bayfront Change to Downtown Line
 CE2  NS27 ' TE20  Marina Bay Change to North South Line
Change to Thomson-East Coast Line (under construction)

References[change | change source]

  1. Ee, Gerard (2009-05-23) (Speech). Circle Line Discovery. Singapore. http://app.ptc.gov.sg/get_content.aspx?id=news230509201341. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  2. "ALSTOM chosen for the world's longest fully automated metro line in Singapore". railway-technology.com. 2002-02-20.