Potong Pasir station

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NE10
Potong Pasir
波东巴西
போத்தோங் பாசிர்
Potong Pasir-NEL.png
*Graphic From SGTrains/Wikipedia/LTA
Statistics
Address 55 Upper Serangoon Road
Singapore 347694
Line(s) North East Line
Structure Underground
Connections Bus Taxi
Abbreviation PTP

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

History

Date Event
20 June 2003 Station officially opened

Political influence

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).

Artworks

  • NE10-Point of View.png
    North East Line: Point of View by Matthew Ngui
    This contemporary work combines graffitied words from the aspirations of ordinary people and everyday images viewed in an intriguing ways. The anamorphic art is only revealed in full when viewed from a certain angle, coming together to form images of surprising detail and depth.[1]

Layout

L1 Street Level
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
B2
APlatform NE10
Potong Pasir
NE9
Boon Keng
NE1CC29
HarbourFront
Platform A/B
BPlatform NE17PTC
Punggol
NE11
Woodleigh
NE10
Potong Pasir

Exits

Exit Disabled-Access Location/Nearby
A Upper Serangoon Road, Potong Pasir Avenue 1
B Handicapped/disabled access Upper Serangoon Road
C Handicapped/disabled access Upper Serangoon Road, Meyappa Chettiar Road, The Poiz Centre & Residences

Transport Services

First/Last Train Timing

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon − Fri Sat Sun & P.H. Daily
North East Line
NE1 HarbourFront 05:57 05:57 06:18 23:43
NE17 Punggol 06:02 06:17 06:37 00:12

Bus

Bus Stop Exit Bus Service
(60269) Potong Pasir Stn Exit B B
13
107
107M
133
142
147
853
853M
(60261) Potong Pasir Stn Exit C C
13
107
107M
133
142
147
853
853M
NR6

References

  1. "Art in Transit". Land Transport Authority.
North East Line [ VTE ]
Stations HarbourFrontOutram ParkChinatownClarke QuayDhoby GhautLittle IndiaFarrer ParkBoon KengPotong PasirWoodleighSerangoonKovanHougangBuangkokSengkangPunggol
North East Line extension: Punggol Coast
Rolling Stock C751AC751C • C851E
Depots Sengkang