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Mountbatten MRT station

Coordinates: 1°18′23″N 103°52′57″E / 1.306306°N 103.882531°E / 1.306306; 103.882531
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Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station
Platform level of Mountbatten MRT station.
General information
Location301 Mountbatten Road
Singapore 398006
Coordinates1°18′23″N 103°52′57″E / 1.306306°N 103.882531°E / 1.306306; 103.882531
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 namesOld Airport Road, Guillemard[1]

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

The station is located at Mountbatten, Singapore. It is near Kallang and Geylang.

The station is built at the junction of Mountbatten Road, Old Airport Road and Stadium Boulevard.[2]

History[change | change source]

On 26 September 2003, construction started at Mountbatten MRT station. It used the name Old Airport Road.

Soon, the name changed to Mountbatten.

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 British Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten, the Supreme Allied Commander of the South East Asia Command. He surrendered Singapore to Japan during the Second World War.

Other names which is Old Airport Road and Guillemard was planned. But in the end, Mountbatten was chosen.[1]

Art in station[change | change source]

There is an artwork featured in the station. It is called Lord Mountbatten Thinks of Pink. It was made by Jason Wee. The artwork shows a picture of a ship in the sea while the background colour is pink. There was a belief that Lord Louis Mountbatten painted his ships pink. It is so that it could blend in with the surroundings during dawn and dusk.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "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. "SMRT > Journey with Us > Trains > NetworkMap > Mountbatten". www.smrt.com.sg. Retrieved 2023-02-08.
  3. "LTA | Art in Transit". www.lta.gov.sg. Retrieved 2023-02-10.

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