Newton MRT station

MRT station in Singapore

Newton MRT station (NS21/DT11) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station in Singapore. It is an interchange station between the North South MRT Line and Downtown MRT Line. The station was formerly known as Newton Circus. It is one of the stations that is not connected from North South line to Downtown line. The station transit area is public.

 NS21  DT11 
Rapid transit
North South Line Platform of Newton MRT station.
General information
Location49 Scotts Road
Singapore 228234 (NSL)
235 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 229901 (DTL)
Coordinates1°18′47″N 103°50′18″E / 1.312956°N 103.838442°E / 1.312956; 103.838442
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation) (North South Line)
SBS Transit DTL (ComfortDelGro Corporation) (Downtown Line)
Platforms4 (2 island platforms)
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Structure typeUnderground
Depth12 metres (39 ft) (North South Line platforms)
Platform levels2
ParkingYes (External)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code NS21  DT11 
Opened12 December 1987; 36 years ago (1987-12-12) (North South Line)
27 December 2015; 8 years ago (2015-12-27) (Downtown Line)
Previous namesNewton Circus
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South line
towards Bukit Panjang
Downtown line
towards Expo

History change

Concourse level of the station

The station was opened on 12 December 1987 and the original station code is N4. Downtown Line station was opened on 27 December 2015, reducing the need to take bus services 171 and 700/700A.

On 5 October 2017, a Platform screen door on the North South Line platform did not work. The door, which is fitted with sensors to detect when the train doors opens, did not open when the train doors opened. SMRT staffs directed passengers to the nearest working door. A similar case happened at the Downtown Line platform at Botanic Gardens station.

On 7 to 8 October, this station was the temporary terminating point for trains travelling from Marina South Pier. This was due to the Bishan tunnel flooding which caused train services to be suspended between Ang Mo Kio and Newton. Normal train services resumed at around 2pm on 8 October.[1]

As part of Exercise Station Guard 2018, a security exercise, X-ray machines and metal detectors are used in this station. It is also used as part of a trial in November 2018.[2][3]

Exits change

  • A: Balmoral Plaza, Goldbell Towers, Scotts Rd / Bukit Timah Rd, Sheraton Towers Singapore, Alliance Francaise De Singapour, Prudential@Scotts
  • B: Cairnhill Community Club, Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (NEA, PUB, Newton Food Centre, Scotts Rd / Cairnhill Rd), Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)
  • C: Alliance Francaise De Singapour, Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road), Anglo-Chinese School (Primary), Balmoral Plaza, Barker Road Methodist Church, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Related pages change

References change

  1. "Timeline of NSL disruption due to flooded MRT tunnel". Channel NewsAsia. 8 October 2017. Archived from the original on 7 November 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2018.
  2. Khan, Ahmad (4 February 2018). "Commuters try out X-ray machines, metal detectors in Newton MRT station security exercise". Channel NewsAsia. Archived from the original on 28 January 2019.
  3. "Commuters to undergo security screening at MRT stations as part of 6-month LTA trial". Channel NewsAsia. 5 November 2018. Archived from the original on 28 January 2019.

Other websites change

  Media related to Newton MRT Station at Wikimedia Commons