Potong Pasir station

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NE10

Potong Pasir
波东巴西
போத்தோங் பாசிர்
Potong Pasir-NEL.png
Statistics
Address 55 Upper Serangoon Road
Singapore 347694
Line(s) North East Line
Connections Bus Taxi
Abbreviation PTP

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

History

Date Event
20 June 2003 Station officially opens

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 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.[1]

Layout

L1 Street Level
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
B2 Platform A
NE10

Potong Pasir
NE1
CC29

HarbourFront
Platform A/B
Platform B
NE17
PTC

Punggol
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

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
853C
(60261) Potong Pasir Stn Exit C C
13
107
107M
133
142
147
853
853C
NR6

References

  1. "Potong Pasir MRT Station". SBS Transit. Retrieved 12 November 2011.
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