Potong Pasir station
|North East Line: Due to mid-life upgrading works, train services between Serangoon and Punggol stations will end at 11pm. Shuttle bus services are available between Serangoon and Punggol stations. Certain bus services will be extended to coincide with the last shuttle bus timing.
: Bus Service 253, 255, 257, 400 and 402 will have operate at a lower frequency during off-peak hours. Affected commuters may try the on-demand bus service during these time.
: Bus Service NR7 will not be in operation. Affected commuters may try the on-demand bus service from 11.30pm to 2pm.
: Bus Service 913 will be amended to loop at Woodlands Avenue 3 (Marsiling Stn), skipping Woodlands Centre Rd from 17 March 2018. Please refer to SMRT's Website for more information.
: Bus Service 913M will be introduced from 17 March 2018. Please refer to SMRT's Website for more information.
|Address|| 55 Upper Serangoon Road|
|Line(s)||North East Line|
|20 June 2003||Station officially opens|
As Potong Pasir station was located in the Potong Pasir SMC, a 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.
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.
|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|
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|
- "Potong Pasir MRT Station". SBS Transit. Retrieved 12 November 2011.
|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|