Potong Pasir station
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|Address||55 Upper Serangoon Road|
Potong Pasir (NE10) is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the .
|20 June 2003||Station officially opened|
As Potong Pasir station was located in the Potong Pasir SMC, a former opposition ward managed by the Singapore People's Party until 2011, 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 2001 General Election, 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 opposition won the seat, the station was eventually opened and was renamed Potong Pasir to avoid confusion with Sennett Estate (which was located along Upper East Coast Road).
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|B1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre|
|A||Upper Serangoon Road, Potong Pasir Avenue 1|
|B||Upper Serangoon Road|
|C||Upper Serangoon Road, Meyappa Chettiar Road, The Poiz Centre & Residences|
First/Last Train Timing
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon − Fri||Sat||Sun & P.H.||Daily|
|North East Line|
|Bus Stop||Exit||Bus Service|
|(60269) Potong Pasir Stn Exit B||B|
|(60261) Potong Pasir Stn Exit C||C|
- "Art in Transit". Land Transport Authority.
|North East Line||[ V • T • ]|
|Stations||HarbourFront • Outram Park • Chinatown • Clarke Quay • Dhoby Ghaut • Little India • Farrer Park • Boon Keng • Potong Pasir • Woodleigh • Serangoon • Kovan • Hougang • Buangkok • Sengkang • Punggol|
North East Line extension: Punggol Coast
|Rolling Stock||C751A • C751C • C851E|
|Others||North East Line Bridging Service|