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Southwest-bound Platform of NE8 Farrer Park MRT station

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Farrer Park MRT Station (NE8) is a station located along the North East Line on the Mass Rapid Transit. The station is between Little India and Boon Keng in Singapore, and managed by SBS Transit. Similar to other stations on the line, it is an underground station. With a total of 14 different exits, Farrer Park Station is the station with the most number of exits on the North East Line.

It is located at the northern end of Little India and Kitchener Road. It is near the first Turf Club and a tennis centre. The station is also situated close to the Jalan Besar Stadium and Swimming Complex. Because of its proximity to Mustafa Centre, it is also frequented by shoppers from the shopping mall.

Farrer Park is an area with a rich sporting heritage and history, and also known for being the site of Singapore's earliest horse racing turf club from the street name 'Old Racecourse Road' draws its name from. Farrer Park's interior design captured the spirit of the locality's sporting heritage with the Horse Racing and Soccer series of artworks titled Rhythmic Exuberance, by Singapore artitst Poh Siew Wah. Another artwork by Poh, titled Aeroplane paid tribute to the first aeroplane landing in Singapore in 1911 at the Old Racecourse Road in Farrer Park.[1]

Before the station opened, the Singapore Civil Defence Force conducted the second ever Shelter Open House on 15–16 February 2003, together with Chinatown, Serangoon, and Hougang stations.

Train serviceEdit

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon - Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
North East Line
to NE1 HarbourFront 6.01am 6.21am 11.46pm
to NE17 Punggol 6.13am 6.33am 12.08am

Current Station LayoutEdit

L1 Street Level City Square Mall (Singapore)
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
B2 Platform A North East Line towards  NE1  CC29  HarbourFront (→)
Island platform, Doors will open on the right
Platform B North East Line towards  NE17  Punggol (←)

ExitsEdit

  • Exit A - Rangoon Road
  • Exit B - Block 681
  • Exit C - Race Course Road
  • Exit D - Gloucester Road
  • Exit E - Block 14A
  • Exit F - Birch Road
  • Exit G - Serangoon Road
  • Exit H - Kitchener Road
  • Exit I - City Square Mall

Bus Services NearbyEdit

The following bus services pass by the bus stops along Serangoon Road:

Bus Stop Code: 07211 (Sri Srinivasa Perumal Tp)
Service Between And Notes
SBS Transit Trunk Services
21 Pasir Ris Bus Interchange Saint Michael's Bus Terminal 20px
23 Tampines Bus Interchange Rochor Canal Road (loop)
64 Sims Place Bus Terminal Mei Ling Street (loop) 20px
65 Tampines Bus Interchange HarbourFront Bus Interchange
66 Bedok Bus Interchange Jurong East Bus Interchange
125 Saint Michael's Bus Terminal Sims Drive (loop)
130 Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange Shenton Way Bus Terminal 20px
139 Toa Payoh Bus Interchange Bukit Merah Bus Interchange
147 Hougang Central Bus Interchange Clementi Bus Interchange 20px
SMRT Buses Trunk Services
67 Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange Tampines Bus Interchange
857 Yishun Bus Interchange Suntec City (loop)
SMRT Buses NightRider Services
NR6 Resorts World Sentosa Anchorvale Drive

The following bus services pass by the bus stops along Rangoon Road:

Bus Stop Code: 50251 (Aft Race Course Road)
Service Between And Notes
SBS Transit Trunk Services
131 Saint Michael's Bus Terminal Bukit Merah Bus Interchange 20px

IncidentsEdit

On the evening of 25 December 2007, some technical difficulties were experienced along the North East Line caused delays for train services. A member of the public who was affected by the delay said she waited for at least 20 minutes for the train at the station.[2]

ReferencesEdit

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nl:Farrer Park (metrostation) ja:ファーラー・パーク駅 zh:花拉公园地铁站

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