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Caldecott MRT Station is an underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the Circle Line in Singapore. Unlike its namesake though, it is much closer to Lorong 1 Toa Payoh than Caldecott Hill and MediaCorp. It is situated on Toa Payoh Rise, a road on a hill that links Toa Payoh and Thomson estates which also forms the Toa Payoh West and Thomson sub-constituency of the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC. It is a 10-minute walk from Braddell.

As the Bukit Brown will only be operational after the Bukit Brown area has been developed enough, the section of track between Caldecott and Botanic Gardens is the longest on the Circle Line. Trains move at 110 km/h at this stretch.

Opening in 2019, Caldecott station will be an interchange station with a new line, Thomson Line.

History[]

When the Circle Line was initially planned, this station was planned to be a shell station and to be topped up and opened only when the surroundings were more developed. It was only announced quite later that Caldecott will be opened with the Stage 4 on 11 January 2007.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded contract T213 for the construction of Thomson Line station to Samsung C&T Corporation for a cost sum of approximately $285 million on 25 July 2013. Samsung C&T Corporation has been involved with the few projects such as Expo, Somapah and Changi South stations, as well as the Marina Coastal Expressway. Construction will start on September 2013 and is expected to complete by 2020.

Caldecott was only first mentioned when Huang Wen decided to go to Circle Line Open House on 2 October 2011. There is a bus 235 there.

Art in Transit[]

The artwork featured in this station under the Art in Transit programme is The Cartography Of Memories by Hazel Lim, located on the lift shaft in the station. The artist gathered responses from some 100 members of the public about their memories of the places they've lived in, and used phrases and words from the responses to create a literal text map of the Thomson area, where the station is located.

Station layout[]

L1 Street Level MediaCorp Headquarters
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Transitlink Counter
B2 Platform 1 Circle Line towards HarbourFront via Botanic Gardens
(No service to Bukit Brown) (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2 Circle Line towards Dhoby Ghaut via Marymount (←)
B3 Platform 3 Thomson-East Coast Line (future service) towards Gardens by the Bay via Onraet (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 4 Thomson-East Coast Line (future service) towards Tanjung Puteri via Shunfu (←)

Passenger Usage Patterns[]

Platforms Services
Circle Line
Platform 1
CCL (N) - Bartley & Serangoon
Circle Line
Platform 2
CCL (S) - Holland Village & one-North

Transport connections[]

Rail[]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
Circle Line
to Dhoby Ghaut 5.34am 6.02am 11.30pm
to HarbourFront 5.28am 5.52am 11.23pm
to Pasir Panjang 11.53pm
to one-north 12.09am
to Mountbatten 12.07am
to Bartley 12.30am

References[]

External links[]

  • Template:Official website


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