Botanic Gardens station

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CC19
DT9

Botanic Gardens
植物园
பூ மலை
Botanic Gardens-CCL.png
Botanic Gardens-DTL.png
Statistics
Address 100 Cluny Park Road
491 Cluny Park Road
Singapore 257494
Line(s) Circle Line
Downtown Line
Connections Bus Taxi
Abbreviation BTN

Botanic Gardens (CC19/DT9) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the Circle Line and the Downtown Line.

This station is the fourth station to have travelators within the paid area as the distance between the Circle Line and Downtown Line platforms is relatively long.

History

Date Event
8 October 2011 Station officially opens
27 December 2015 Station interchanges with Downtown Line

Casualty incident

On 11 March 2012, a worker was killed at a site near the Botanic Gardens, beside the contractor's site office after a concrete slab fell on him. Masud al-Mamun, 35, was operating an excavator deep in the ground when the slab fell on him. 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.[1]

2017 Train Disruption

Train service on the Downtown Line were delayed on 3 May 2017, 5.45am due to Platform Screen Doors malfunctioned and could not be automatically open. Staff had to manually operate the doors whenever a train arrived at the station and this took some time which caused a delay to train services. To minimise inconvenience to commuters and enable the engineers to resolve the problem as soon as possible, a decision was subsequently taken to close the city-bound platform (towards Chinatown). With the closure of the platform, train services continue without delay along the Line.

The fault was rectified at 12.54pm later the day and the platform reopened for passenger service. The faulty doors however was remained closed for more in-depth repairs to be conducted after the last train departed.

Art in Transit

Circle Line: Aquatic Fauna No. 1 by Kai Lam and Chua Chye Teck was displayed above the platform doors, contains symbolic imageries of water and aquatic animals using the Chinese paper cutting technique.[2] The "fauna" mural not only highlights the station's proximity to the Botanic Gardens, but also complements the 2-storey high water-cascading wall in the station, the first to have such a feature within the station.
Downtown Line: What is a Tree? by Shirley. Various vistas of the Tembusu on the front lawn of the Botanic Gardens are created to pose the ontological questions.

Layout

L2 Overhead Bridge
L1 Street Level Singapore Botanic Gardens
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
Transfer Linkway between Circle Line Concourse and Downtown Line Concourse
B2 Platform B
CC19
DT9

Botanic Gardens
CC15
NS17

Bishan
CC1
NS24
NE6

Dhoby Ghaut
CE2
NS27

Marina Bay
Platform A/B
Platform A
CC29
NE1

HarbourFront
CC19
DT9

Botanic Gardens
B3 Platform A
DT9
CC19

Botanic Gardens
DT1
BP6

Bukit Panjang
Platform A/B
Platform B
DT35
CG1

Expo
DT16
CE1

Bayfront
DT9
CC19

Botanic Gardens

Exits

Exit Disabled-Access Location/Nearby
A Handicapped/disabled access Singapore Botanic Gardens, French Embassy, Cluny Park Road
B Handicapped/disabled access Singapore Botanic Gardens, Bukit Timah Road

Transport Services

First/Last Train Timing

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon − Fri Sat Sun & P.H. Daily
Circle Line
CC1
Dhoby Ghaut
05:45 05:45 06:06 23:25
CC7
Mountbatten
00:02
CC12
Bartley
00:26
CC29
HarbourFront
05:32 05:32 05:57 23:27
CC26
Pasir Panjang
23:57
CC23
one-north
00:13
Downtown Line
DT1
Bukit Panjang
06:00 06:00 06:21 00:31
DT35
Expo
05:46 05:46 06:06 23:51

Bus

Bus Stop Exit Bus Service
(41021) Botanic Gdns Stn A/B
48
66
67
151
153
154
156
170
171
186
(41029) Opp Botanic Gdns Stn A/B
48
66
67
151
153
154
156
170
171
186

References

  1. "Bangladeshi worker killed after concrete slab falls on him". Paul Lim (AsiaOne, 11 March 2012). Retrived 18 April 2012.
  2. "Annex B: Summary of CCL Art-in-Transit Concepts". Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
Circle Line [ VTE ]
Stations Dhoby GhautBras BasahEsplanadePromenadeNicoll HighwayStadiumMountbattenDakotaPaya LebarMacPhersonTai SengBartleySerangoonLorong ChuanBishanMarymountCaldecottBukit BrownBotanic GardensFarrer RoadHolland VillageBuona Vistaone-northKent RidgeHaw Par VillaPasir PanjangLabrador ParkTelok BlangahHarbourFront
CCL Stage 6: KeppelCantonmentPrince Edward Road
Circle Line Extension: PromenadeBayfrontMarina Bay
Rolling Stock C830C830C • C851E
Depots Kim Chuan
Downtown Line [ VTE ]
Stations Bukit PanjangCashewHillviewBeauty WorldKing Albert ParkSixth AvenueTan Kah KeeBotanic GardensStevensNewtonLittle IndiaRochorBugisPromenadeBayfrontDowntownTelok AyerChinatownFort CanningBencoolenJalan BesarBendemeerGeylang BahruMattarMacPhersonUbiKaki BukitBedok NorthBedok ReservoirTampines WestTampinesTampines EastUpper ChangiExpo
Downtown Line 3 Extension: XilinSungei Bedok
Rolling Stock C951
Depots Gali BatuKim ChuanEast Coast