Raffles Place MRT station

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 EW14  NS26 
Raffles Place
莱佛士坊
ராஃபிள்ஸ் பிளேஸ்
Raffles Place
Rapid transit
RafflescityMRTextcopy.jpg
Station exit of Raffles Place station
Location5 Raffles Place
Singapore 048618
Coordinates1°17′1.97″N 103°51′5.52″E / 1.2838806°N 103.8515333°E / 1.2838806; 103.8515333Coordinates: 1°17′1.97″N 103°51′5.52″E / 1.2838806°N 103.8515333°E / 1.2838806; 103.8515333
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation) (North South and East West Lines)
Line(s)     East West line      North South line
Platforms4 (2 island platforms)
Tracks4
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels2
ParkingYes (External)
Bicycle facilitiesYes (External)
No (Inside station)[1]
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code EW14  NS26 
History
Opened12 December 1987; 32 years ago (1987-12-12)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesCentral
Services
Previous station   Mass Rapid Transit   Next station
towards Pasir Ris
East West line
towards Tuas Link
towards Jurong East
North South line
Location

Raffles Place MRT station (EW14/NS26) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange station on the North South Line and the East West Line in Downtown Core, Singapore. It is directly underneath the centre of the financial area of Raffles Place, located in the Downtown Core area, south of the Singapore River. It is one of the more prominent and busier stations within Singapore's transport system during peak hours, especially being an interchange station located within the Central Area. The station has many entrances/exits, the two main ones facing the Raffles Gardens, with the building being a miniature facade of the historic John Little building, just before the Telok Ayer and Downtown MRT Station came on board.

This station used to be the largest and deepest MRT station in Singapore, but the record was broken by Dhoby Ghaut in 2003 and then by Bras Basah in 2010, then by Promenade in 2013 which is 43 metres below ground. It is also one of the four MRT stations to appear in "Uniquely Singapore Edition" of the board game Monopoly.

The station is the only MRT station to ever participate in three terrorist exercises, which are Exercise Northstar IV on January 11, 2004, Exercise Northstar V, when it was one of four stations which participated in the exercise on January 8, 2006, as well as Exercise Northstar VII on July 7, 2009 together with Sentosa and VivoCity. At Raffles Place, most southbound trains will then terminate at Marina Bay while few others at Marina South Pier.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "SMRT > Trains > NetworkMap > RafflesPlace". www.smrt.com.sg. SMRT. Retrieved 7 June 2017. Station Amenities

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