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Dakota MRT station

Coordinates: 1°18′30″N 103°53′18″E / 1.308289°N 103.888253°E / 1.308289; 103.888253
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Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station
Platform A of Dakota MRT station with featured artwork in November 2017.
General information
Location201 Old Airport Road
Singapore 397973
Coordinates1°18′30″N 103°53′18″E / 1.308289°N 103.888253°E / 1.308289; 103.888253
Operated bySMRT Trains Ltd (SMRT Corporation)
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels1
ParkingYes (External)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Opened17 April 2010; 14 years ago (2010-04-17)
Previous namesTanjong Katong, Dunman[1]

Dakota MRT station is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station. It is on the Circle line.

The station is located around Old Airport Road, which is near Geylang.

History[change | change source]

On October 2005, construction on the Dakota MRT station started.

The station was opened on 17 April 2010. It was opened together with the Stage 1 and 2 of the Circle Line.

Naming[change | change source]

The station is named after the Dakota DC-3 aircraft. This aircraft have landed many times at the former Kallang Airport in Singapore.

Other names which is Dunman was planned and Tanjong Katong was until March 2005. In the end, Dakota was chosen.[2]

Art in station[change | change source]

There is an artwork featured in this station. It is called Little things, little stories. It was made by A Dose of Light. The artwork shows objects found in residents of Dakota Crescent HDB flats. Since the blocks are very old, the pictures includes some items that is historic. Those items are rarely or not used anymore.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Annex A FINALISED NAMES FOR CIRCLE LINE (CCL) STAGES 1-3 STATIONS". www.lta.gov.sg. Archived from the original on 18 December 2006.
  2. "News Releases: Re-Opening Of Old Airport Road". Land Transport Authority. Archived from the original on 27 May 2011. Retrieved 3 January 2009.
  3. "LTA Art in Transit". www.lta.gov.sg. Retrieved 2023-02-10.

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