Farrer Park MRT Station

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Not to be confused with Farrer Road MRT Station.
 NE8 
Farrer Park
花拉公园
பேரர் பார்க்
Farrer Park-plat.png
Platform of Farrer Park Station
Station statistics
Address 250 Race Course Road
Singapore 218703
Coordinates 1°18′44″N, 103°51′15″E
Lines North East
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure Underground
Levels 2
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 20 June 2003
Code  NE8 
Operator  SBS Transit 
Services
Preceding Station Mass Rapid Transit Following Station
Little India
towards HarbourFront
North East Line Boon Keng
towards Punggol
Location
NE8 RFP.png

Farrer Park MRT Station (NE8) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North East Line.

Before the station opened, the Singapore Civil Defence Force conducted the second ever Shelter Open House on 15 February and 16 February 2003, together with Chinatown, Serangoon and Hougang stations.

Contents

Art in Transit

Farrer Park is an area with a rich sporting heritage and history, and also known for being the site of Singapore's earliest horse racing turf club from the street name 'Old Racecourse Road' draws its name from. Farrer Park's interior design captured the spirit of the locality's sporting heritage with the Horse Racing and Soccer series of artworks titled Rhythmic Exuberance, by Singapore artist Poh Siew Wah. Another artwork by Poh, titled Aeroplane paid tribute to the first aeroplane landing in Singapore in 1911 at the Old Racecourse Road in Farrer Park.[1][2]

Layout

L1 Street Level City Square Mall
B1 Concourse Faregates, General Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office
B2
Platform
Platform A North East Line towards  NE1  CC29  HarbourFront (→)
Island platform, Doors will open on the right
Platform B North East Line towards  NE17  PTC  Punggol (←)

Exits

  • A : Serangoon Road, Rangoon Road
  • B : Tessensohn Road, Race Course Road
  • C : Farrer Park Station Road, Race Course Road, Birch Road
  • D : Race Course Road
  • E : Race Course Road
  • F : Birch Road, Race Course Road, Farrer Park Station Road
  • G : Serangoon Road, Race Course Road
  • H : Fountain Square, Kitchener Rd / Serangoon Rd
  • I : Kitchener Rd / Serangoon Rd

Rail Service

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon − Fri Sat Sun & P.H. Daily
North East Line
to NE1 HarbourFront 6.02am 6.02am 6.23am 11.48pm
to NE17 Pungggol 6.13am 6.13am 6.33am 12.08am

Incidents

The service has only suffered two instances of delay. In both cases, a delay of 20 minutes was sufficient to make the press.

On the evening of 25 December 2007, some technical difficulties were experienced along the North East Line caused delays for train services. A member of the public who was affected by the delay said she waited for at least 20 minutes for the train at the station.[3]

Trains were delayed from about 3.15pm to 3.36pm on 6 April 2012 due to a signalling fault, affecting services between Chinatown and HarbourFront stations. One train had to be turned round to northbound direction at Farrer Park MRT Station to "regulate service".[4]

References

  1. Art Invitational. Art Outreach Singapore. 2005. Page 15. Retrieved 29 Jan 2009
  2. Bruce Quek. "Art in Transit". National Library Board Singapore. 10 Aug 2009. Retrieved 29 Jan 2012
  3. "NEL train services delayed due to technical difficulties: SBS Transit". Channel News Asia. 25 Dec 2007
  4. "20-min delay on North-East Line". The Straits Times. 7 Apr 2012

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