Potong Pasir MRT Station

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 NE10 
Potong Pasir
波东巴西
போத்தோங் பாசிர்
Potong Pasir-plat.png
Platform of Potong Pasir Station
Station statistics
Address 55 Upper Serangoon Road
Singapore 347694
Coordinates 1°19′52″N 103°52′09″E
Line(s) North East Line
Connection Bus, Taxi
Structure Type Underground
Levels 2
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 20 June 2003
Abbreviation PTP
Operator  SBS Transit 
Services
Preceding Station Mass Rapid Transit Following Station
Boon Keng
towards HarbourFront
North East Line Woodleigh
towards Punggol
Location
NE10 PTP.png

Potong Pasir MRT Station (NE10) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North East Line.

Contents

Art in Transit

Point of View by Matthew Ngui features text messages recording the aspirations of ordinary people being embedded into familiar images of urban life like clock faces high-rise flats.[1]

Political influence

As Potong Pasir station was located in the Potong Pasir SMC, an former opposition ward managed by the Singapore People's Party until 2012, it was one of the stations most involved in the political scenario of Singapore.

The intended name for the station was actually Sennett, mainly because of such political reasons. It seemed that the route planners did not want the station to sound synonymous with the estate. It was also rumoured to continue staying closed when the North East Line opened in 2003.

During the general elections in 2001, Chiam See Tong and Sitoh Yih Pin of the Singapore People's Party and the People's Action Party respectively, both dangled the station as a carrot, and promised the residents that they would appeal for the station to be opened should they be voted into office, as part of their publicity campaigns.

However, even though the SDA won the seat, the station eventually opened, and the station was renamed Potong Pasir, partly due to complaints from Chiam and residents. It was also claimed "the name made more sense".

There is another Sennett Estate in the eastern part of Singapore and is located along Upper East Coast Road. The name was changed to avoid confusion with this Sennett Estate.

Layout

L1 Street Level
B1 Concourse Faregates, General Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
B2 Platform A North East Line

towards  NE1  CC29  HarbourFront (→)

Island platform
Platform B North East Line

towards  NE17  PTC  Punggol (←)

Exits

A Upper Serangoong Road
Potong Pasir Avenue 1
B Upper Serangoong Road
C Upper Serangoong Road
Meyappa Chettiar Road

Rail Service

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon − Fri Sat Sun & P.H. Daily
North East Line
to NE1 HarbourFront 05:58 05:58 06:18 23:43
to NE17 Punggol 06:17 06:17 06:37 00:12

References

  1. [1] "Potong Pasir MRT Station". SBS Transit. Retrieved 12 November 2011.

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