Caldecott MRT station
Caldecott MRT station (CC17/TE9) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the Circle line, located in Toa Payoh, Singapore. This station will become an interchange with the Thomson–East Coast line in 2020.
Exit A of Caldecott MRT station.
|Location||38 Toa Payoh Rise|
Singapore 298113 (CCL)
1 Toa Payoh Link
Singapore 297608 (TEL)
|Operated by||SMRT Trains Ltd (SMRT Corporation) (Circle and Thomson–East Coast lines)|
|Platforms||2 (1 island platform) (2 U/C)|
|Tracks||4 (2 U/C)|
|Platform levels||1 (1 U/C)|
|Opened||8 October 2011(Circle line)|
|Opening||2020(Thomson–East Coast line)|
As Bukit Brown MRT station is currently non-operational, the section of tracks between Caldecott station and Botanic Gardens MRT station is the longest between any two stations on the Circle line. Trains move at 80 km/h at this stretch.
When the Circle line was planned, this station was planned to be an empty station, to be opened only when the area are more developed. It was only announced quite later that this station will open other stations of Stage 4 on 11 January 2007, and the station name was renamed to "Caldecott". The station opened on 8 October 2011.
Starting from 2020, Caldecott station will be an interchange station with the Thomson–East Coast line and will serve as the terminus from 2020 to 2021, where it would be replaced by Gardens by the Bay as the Stage 3 of the line opens.
Civil Defence shelterEdit
Caldecott CCL station is one of eleven stations along the Circle line designated as Civil Defence (CD) shelters, which will be activated in times of national emergency. Apart from reinforced construction, the stations are designed and equipped with facilities to ensure the shelter environment is tolerable for people.
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- "Speech by Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Transport, at the Inspection of Downtown Line 1 Station and Announcement of Thomson Line alignment, 29 August 2012, 10.00am at Telok Ayer Station". Ministry of Transport. 29 August 2012. Archived from the original on September 8, 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
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