Botanic Gardens station
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|Address||100 Cluny Park Road|
491 Cluny Park Road
Botanic Gardens (CC19/DT9) is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the and the .
|8 October 2011||Station officially opened|
|27 December 2015||Station interchanged with|
On 11 March 2012, Masud al-Mamun, 35, was killed at the site after a concrete slab fell on him. At the time of accident, he was operating an excavator deep in the ground. Rescuers had to use a breaking tool kit to break a portion of the concrete slab. It took nearly five hours to reach the man lying motionless on the ground. This is the first casualty related case in the construction of the Downtown Line.
2017 train disruption
In the morning of 3 May 2017 at around 7.30am, train services towards Chinatown (Downtown Line) were disrupted for 7 hours due to a platform screen door (PSD) malfunction. This was due to a signalling-related fault which resulted in the doors being unable to open automatically as stated by SBS Transit. The staff first tried to manually operates those doors. However, the decision was eventually made at around 9.35am to close the platform to enable engineers to resolve the fault. The fault was eventually rectified at 12.55pm and the platform was reopened for passenger service. The faulty doors however remained closed for more in-depth repairs to be conducted after the last train departed.
: Aquatic Fauna No. 1 by Lam Hoi Lit & Chua Chye Teck
Nature is brought onto the platform with a large mural inspired by the traditional technique of Chinese paper cutting. Paper cuttings of different varieties of plants, seeds, branches, fish and rocks are complemented by a water feature inside the station, serving as a prelude for commuters journeying to the Botanic Gardens.
: WHAT IS A TREE? by Shirley Soh
Trees presented in different mediums around the station pay tribute to its namesake and Singapore’s widespread greenery. The iconic Tembusu tree appears as a photograph, metal artwork and sandblasted silhouette, are accompanied by quotes by poets, artists and nature lovers found on the station’s floor.
|L1||Street Level||Singapore Botanic Gardens|
|B1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre|
|Transfer Linkway||between Concourse and Concourse|
|A||Singapore Botanic Gardens, French Embassy, Cluny Park Road|
|B||Singapore Botanic Gardens, Bukit Timah Road|
First/Last Train Timing
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon − Fri||Sat||Sun & P.H.||Daily|
|Bus Stop||Exit||Bus Service|
|(41021) Botanic Gdns Stn||A/B|
|(41029) Opp Botanic Gdns Stn||A/B|
- "Bangladeshi worker killed after concrete slab falls on him". AsiaOne. Archived on 19 April 2012.
- "Platform doors at Botanic Gardens MRT station malfunction, causing 7-hour disruption". Channel NewsAsia (3 May 2017). Archived on 3 May 2017.
- "Art in Transit". Land Transport Authority.
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