City Hall MRT Station

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NS25
EW13

City Hall
政府大厦
நகர மண்டபம்
City Hall station.png
Platform of City Hall Station
Station statistics
Address 150 North Bridge Road
Singapore 179100
Coordinates 1°17′35.66″N 103°51′7.99″E
Line(s) North South Line
East West Line
Connection Bus, Taxi
Structure Type Underground
Levels 3
Platforms Stacked Island
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened 12 December 1987
Abbreviation CTH
Operator  SMRT 
Services
Preceding Station Mass Rapid Transit Following Station
Dhoby Ghaut
towards Jurong East
North South Line Raffles Place
towards Marina South Pier
Bugis
towards Pasir Ris
East West Line Raffles Place
towards Joo Koon
Location
NS25EW13Cityhall.png

City Hall MRT Station (NS25/EW13) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North South Line and the East West Line, and serves as an interchange station between the two lines.

City Hall station is one of the more prominent and busier stations within the transport system, especially being an interchange station located within the Central Area. The national monument of City Hall is within walking distance from the station.

It is one of the four MRT stations to appear in the "Uniquely Singapore Edition" of the board game Monopoly.

Contents

History

Emergency exercise

On 5 June 2008, 280 youths spent the night at City Hall, learning how to deal with an emergency in a train tunnel.

At around midnight, the young campers boarded a train and as the train departed, there was a simulated bomb explosion. They activated the detrainment ramps at both ends of the train, and evacuated to safety via an escape shaft. The students also used the items from their Ready Bags to "survive" the attack.[1]

Blackout

A power failure and blackout occurred at the station on 6 July 2012 at about 1.30 pm, causing the platforms for north and west-bound trains turned pitch black. Air-conditioning and escalators also stopped functioning. Emergency lighting was turned on immediately after the incident occurred. However, train services were not affected by the incident.[2] Lighting was progressively restored from 2 pm, and was back to normal at 3.15 pm. All escalators have also been turned on. SMRT has apologised for any inconvenience caused.[3]

Train disruptions

This station was part of the series of 2011 MRT train disruptions on 15 and 17 December 2011, caused by a misalignment between the trains' current collector shoes, which collect power from the third rail, and the third rail itself. These were Singapore's two largest MRT disruptions at the time of occurrence.[4][5][6][7]

Art in Transit

There is a mural along the wall of the station called Vitreous Enamelled Mural by Simon Wong. However, this art piece is not under the Art in Transit scheme.

Layout

L1 Street Level
B1 Concourse Faregates, General Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office
CityLink Mall, One Raffles Link,
CC3
Esplanade
B2 Platform A North South Line
towards
NS1
EW24
Jurong East via
NS9
TE2
Woodlands
(→)
Island platform
Platform B East West Line
towards
EW29
Joo Koon (←)
B3 Platform C North South Line
towards
NS28
Marina South Pier (←)
Island platform
Platform D East West Line
towards
EW1
Pasir Ris (→)
towards
CG2
Changi Airport (Transfer at
EW4
Tanah Merah)
(→)

Exits

  • A - Swissotel The Stamford S'pore, Raffles City Tower
  • B - Capitol Building / Capitol Centre, City Hall / Padang, St Andrew's Cathedral
  • C - Esplanade Park, Esplanade - Theatres On the Bay

Rail Service

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon − Fri Sat Sun & P.H. Daily
North South Line
NS1
EW24
Jurong East
06:05 06:05 06:30 23:55
NS7
Kranji
- - - 00:11
NS28
Marina South Pier
05:54 05:54 06:27 23:53
NS27
CE2
Marina Bay
- - - 23:56
East West Line
EW1
Pasir Ris
06:01 06:01 06:29 00:11
EW29
Joo Koon
05:57 05:57 06:24 23:52

References

  1. "280 youths take part in emergency exercise in MRT tunnel". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 6 June 2008.
  2. "Power blackout at City Hall MRT station". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  3. "City Hall MRT lights, escalators back on after blackout". Channel NewsAsia Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  4. "Singapore's MRT Breakdown Chaos Leaves Thousands Stranded". Ignatius Low (The Straits Times, 16 December 2011). Retrieved 3 November 2012.
  5. "MRT breaks down again". Channel NewsAsia Retrieved 17 December 2011.
  6. "North-South Line service resumes after 7-hour disruption". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
  7. "Service disruption on North-South Line on 17 Dec 2011". SMRT Cooperation.
List of MRT Stations VTE
North South Line Jurong EastBukit BatokBukit GombakChoa Chu KangYew TeeKranjiMarsilingWoodlandsAdmiraltySembawangCanberraYishunKhatibYio Chu KangAng Mo KioBishanBraddellToa PayohNovenaNewtonOrchardSomersetDhoby GhautCity HallRaffles PlaceMarina BayMarina South Pier
East West Line Pasir RisTampinesSimeiTanah MerahBedokKembanganEunosPaya LebarAljuniedKallangLavenderBugisCity HallRaffles PlaceTanjong PagarOutram ParkTiong BahruRedhillQueenstownCommonwealthBuona VistaDoverClementiJurong EastChinese GardenLakesideBoon LayPioneerJoo KoonGul CircleTuas CrescentTuas West RoadTuas Link
Changi Airport Extension: Tanah MerahExpoChangi Airport
North East Line HarbourFrontOutram ParkChinatownClarke QuayDhoby GhautLittle IndiaFarrer ParkBoon KengPotong PasirWoodleighSerangoonKovanHougangBuangkokSengkangPunggol
Circle Line Dhoby GhautBras BasahEsplanadePromenadeNicoll HighwayStadiumMountbattenDakotaPaya LebarMacPhersonTai SengBartleySerangoonLorong ChuanBishanMarymountCaldecottBukit BrownBotanic GardensFarrer RoadHolland VillageBuona Vistaone-northKent RidgeHaw Par VillaPasir PanjangLabrador ParkTelok BlangahHarbourFront
Circle Line Extension: StadiumNicoll HighwayPromenadeBayfrontMarina Bay
Downtown Line Stage 2 Bukit PanjangCashewHillviewBeauty WorldKing Albert ParkSixth AvenueTan Kah KeeBotanic GardensStevensNewtonLittle IndiaRochor
Stage 1 BugisPromenadeBayfrontDowntownTelok AyerChinatown
Stage 3 Fort CanningBencoolenJalan BesarBendemeerGeylang BahruMattarMacPhersonUbiKaki BukitBedok NorthBedok ReservoirTampines WestTampinesTampines EastUpper ChangiExpo
DTL Extension XilinSungei Bedok
Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 1 Woodlands NorthWoodlandsWoodlands South
Stage 2 SpringleafLentorMayflowerBright HillUpper ThomsonCaldecott
Stage 3 Mount PleasantStevensNapierOrchard BoulevardOrchardGreat WorldHavelockOutram ParkMaxwellShenton WayMarina BayMarina SouthGardens by the Bay
Stage 4 Tanjong RhuKatong ParkAmberMarine ParadeMarine TerraceSiglapBayshore
Stage 5 Bedok SouthSungei Bedok
Stations in operational lines that are denoted in italics have yet to open.
North South Line [ VTE ]
Jurong EastBukit BatokBukit GombakChoa Chu KangYew TeeKranjiMarsilingWoodlandsAdmiraltySembawangCanberraYishunKhatibYio Chu KangAng Mo KioBishanBraddellToa PayohNovenaNewtonOrchardSomersetDhoby GhautCity HallRaffles PlaceMarina BayMarina South Pier
East West Line [ VTE ]
Pasir RisTampinesSimeiTanah MerahBedokKembanganEunosPaya LebarAljuniedKallangLavenderBugisCity HallRaffles PlaceTanjong PagarOutram ParkTiong BahruRedhillQueenstownCommonwealthBuona VistaDoverClementiJurong EastChinese GardenLakesideBoon LayPioneerJoo KoonGul CircleTuas CrescentTuas West RoadTuas Link

Changi Airport Extension: Tanah MerahExpoChangi Airport