City Hall MRT Station
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|Address||150 North Bridge Road|
|Line(s)||North South Line|
East West Line
|Opened||12 December 1987|
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.
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.
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 to turn 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. 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.
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.
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.
|B1||Concourse||Faregates, General Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office|
|CityLink Mall, One Raffles Link, Esplanade|
|B2||Platform A||North South Line|
towards Jurong East via Woodlands (→)
|Platform B||East West Line|
towards Joo Koon (←)
|B3||Platform C||North South Line|
towards Marina South Pier (←)
|Platform D||East West Line|
towards Pasir Ris (→)
towards Changi Airport (Transfer at Tanah Merah) (→)
- 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
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon − Fri||Sat||Sun & P.H.||Daily|
|North South Line|
|Marina South Pier||05:54||05:54||06:27||23:53|
|East West Line|
- "280 youths take part in emergency exercise in MRT tunnel". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 6 June 2008.
- "Power blackout at City Hall MRT station". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
- "City Hall MRT lights, escalators back on after blackout". Channel NewsAsia Retrieved 6 July 2012.
- "Singapore's MRT Breakdown Chaos Leaves Thousands Stranded". Ignatius Low (The Straits Times, 16 December 2011). Retrieved 3 November 2012.
- "MRT breaks down again". Channel NewsAsia Retrieved 17 December 2011.
- "North-South Line service resumes after 7-hour disruption". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
- "Service disruption on North-South Line on 17 Dec 2011". SMRT Cooperation.
|North South Line||[ V • T • ]|
|Jurong East • Bukit Batok • Bukit Gombak • Choa Chu Kang • Yew Tee • Kranji • Marsiling • Woodlands • Admiralty • Sembawang • Canberra • Yishun • Khatib • Yio Chu Kang • Ang Mo Kio • Bishan • Braddell • Toa Payoh • Novena • Newton • Orchard • Somerset • Dhoby Ghaut • City Hall • Raffles Place • Marina Bay • Marina South Pier|
|East West Line||[ V • T • ]|
|Pasir Ris • Tampines • Simei • Tanah Merah • Bedok • Kembangan • Eunos • Paya Lebar • Aljunied • Kallang • Lavender • Bugis • City Hall • Raffles Place • Tanjong Pagar • Outram Park • Tiong Bahru • Redhill • Queenstown • Commonwealth • Buona Vista • Dover • Clementi • Jurong East • Chinese Garden • Lakeside • Boon Lay • Pioneer • Joo Koon • Gul Circle • Tuas Crescent • Tuas West Road • Tuas Link|