Botanic Gardens MRT station

Mass Rapid Transit station in Singapore

Botanic Gardens MRT Station (CC19/DT9) is an interchange MRT station in Singapore. It is one of four stations where commuters can transfer from the Circle MRT Line to Downtown MRT Line,

 CC19  DT9 
Botanic Gardens
பூ மலை
Kebun Bunga
Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange
Exit A of the station near the entrance to the Botanic Gardens.
General information
Location100 Cluny Park Road
Singapore 257494 (CCL)
491 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259777 (DTL)
Coordinates1°19′21″N 103°48′55″E / 1.322519°N 103.815406°E / 1.322519; 103.815406
Operated bySMRT Trains Ltd (SMRT Corporation) (Circle line)
SBS Transit DTL Pte Ltd (ComfortDelGro Corporation) (Downtown line)
Platforms4 (2 island platforms)
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels2
Disabled accessYes
Opened8 October 2011; 12 years ago (2011-10-08) (Circle line)
27 December 2015; 8 years ago (2015-12-27) (Downtown line)
Previous namesAdam, Old University, Cluny Road[1][2]
Preceding station Mass Rapid Transit Following station
Farrer Road
towards HarbourFront
Circle Line Caldecott
Circle Line
Future service
Bukit Brown
Tan Kah Kee Downtown Line Stevens
towards Expo
Singapore MRT/LRT system map
Singapore MRT/LRT system map
Botanic Gardens
Botanic Gardens station in Singapore

This station is located near the Singapore Botanic Gardens at the intersection of Bukit Timah Road and Cluny Park Road, hence its name. It is also near the National University of Singapore Bukit Timah campus and is behind Serene Centre.

As Bukit Brown Station will only be operational after the Bukit Brown area has been developed enough, the section of track between Botanic Gardens and Caldecott is the longest on the Circle Line.

As the distance between the Circle Line and Downtown Line platforms is relatively long, it has travelators, the fourth station after Dhoby Ghaut, Serangoon and Bugis to have travelators within the paid area.

History change

The Downtown Line station (DT09) was designed by AEP Consultants and Geoconsult Asia and was constructed by Sembawang Engineers & Constructors. Botanic Gardens station is one of only two MRT stations in Singapore to have an official Malay name. The other station will be the future Gardens by the Bay MRT Station.

Prior to the opening of the station, it was named Adam. Public consultation of the station began in January 2006 and only two names were selected - Botanic Gardens and Cluny Road. Botanic Gardens was eventually selected because this station also goes to the popular UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cluny Road was also selected because it was served by the railway station "Cluny Road" that was closed down in 1930s. On 12 September 2006, the final name is renamed to Botanic Gardens.

References change

  1. "FINALISED NAMES FOR CIRCLE LINE (CCL) STAGES 4&5 STATIONS". Archived from the original on 18 December 2006.
  2. "Station Names For Circle Line Stages 4 And 5". 7 November 2005. Archived from the original on 23 April 2010.