Dhoby Ghaut MRT station

MRT subway station in Singapore
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Dhoby Ghaut Station (NS24/NE6/CC1) is a Mass Rapid Transit station in Singapore. It is an interchange station along North South Line, North East Line and Circle Line.


 NS24  NE6  CC1 
Dhoby Ghaut
多美歌
தோபி காட்
Dhoby Ghaut
Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange and terminus
Photograph of station entrance at ground level. A curved transparent façade with stairs leading to the entrance
Exit E of Dhoby Ghaut MRT station
General information
Location
  • 11 Orchard Road, Singapore 238826 (NSL)[1]
  • 13 Orchard Road, Singapore 238893 (CCL)[2]
  • 60 Orchard Road, Singapore 238889 (NEL)[3]
Coordinates1°17′58″N 103°50′42″E / 1.2994°N 103.84504°E / 1.2994; 103.84504
Operated by
Line(s)
Platforms6 (3 island platforms)[4]
Tracks6[4]
ConnectionsBus, taxi[5]
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Depth28 metres (92 ft)[4]
Platform levels3[4]
Bicycle facilitiesNo[7]
Disabled accessYes[6]
History
Opened
  • 12 December 1987; 36 years ago (1987-12-12) (North South line)
  • 20 June 2003; 20 years ago (2003-06-20) (North East line)
  • 17 April 2010; 13 years ago (2010-04-17) (Circle line)
ElectrifiedYes
Services
Preceding station Mass Rapid Transit Following station
Somerset
towards Jurong East
North–South Line City Hall
Clarke Quay
towards HarbourFront
North East Line Little India
towards Punggol
Terminus Circle Line Bras Basah
towards HarbourFront
Location
A map of the Singapore rail systems, with a color for each line, and a red dot highlighting the location of Dhoby Ghaut station in central Singapore.
A map of the Singapore rail systems, with a color for each line, and a red dot highlighting the location of Dhoby Ghaut station in central Singapore.
Dhoby Ghaut
Dhoby Ghaut station in Singapore

Dhoby Ghaut is the first triple-line interchange station in Singapore. It is the fourth deepest MRT station (after Bras Basah, Promenade and Bencoolen) in Singapore. The deepest point is at 28 metres below ground level.

The station was named after the Indian laundrymen that worked around the area in the early 20th century. The section of track between this station and Somerset is the shortest between any two stations on the North South Line; it takes 1 minute for a train to travel between these two stations. It is one of the station that receives heavy passenger numbers during peak hours.

History change

The North South Line section of Dhoby Ghaut (Code: N1) was the first to open, doing so on 12 December 1987. It was formerly named The Istana, where the president's palace is located. The platforms were built under the former Stamford canal.[8] It became an interchange station with the opening of the North East Line on 20 June 2003 (Code: H5), while the North South Line part of the station underwent upgrading which was completed in 2006. It to date remains the only interchange station serving the North South and North East Lines.

The Circle Line station opened on 17 April 2010, at which point Dhoby Ghaut became the first station in Singapore to be an interchange between three MRT lines. It is currently the only triple-line interchange station on the MRT network; however, with the opening of Stage 3 of the Thomson-East Coast MRT Line in 2021, two other stations, Outram Park and Marina Bay, will also become triple-line interchanges.

Dhoby Ghaut is the fourth deepest MRT station (after Bras Basah, Promenade and Bencoolen) in Singapore, with the deepest point at 28 metres below ground level.[9] It is one of only four stations on the MRT network to have travelators with the other three being Bugis, Serangoon and Botanic Gardens stations.

References change

  1. "Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station (NS24)". OneMap. Singapore Land Authority. Archived from the original on 2021-12-12. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  2. "Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station (CC1)". OneMap. Singapore Land Authority. Archived from the original on 2021-12-12. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  3. "Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station (NE6)". OneMap. Singapore Land Authority. Retrieved 8 March 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Cite error: The named reference DGB 2 was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).
  5. Cite error: The named reference SMRT mAP was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).
  6. Cite error: The named reference LTA Tactile was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).
  7. "Dhoby Ghaut – Amenities". SMRT Journeys. Archived from the original on 23 September 2021. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  8. Singapore : the making of a nation-state 1300-1975. Secondary One, [Textbook]. Singapore. Curriculum Planning & Development Division. Singapore: Curriculum Planning & Development Division, Ministry of Education. 2014. ISBN 9789814431859. OCLC 872616522.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  9. "Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station". SAA. Archived from the original on 2018-09-03. Retrieved 2017-11-14.