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     Circle MRT Line
地铁环线
The Circle Line is coloured orange on system maps.
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)
Status Operational
Termini Dhoby Ghaut
HarbourFront
Marina Bay
Stations 33 (excluding Bukit Brown)
Services 3
Operation
Opened 28 May 2009 (Stage 3)
17 April 2010 (Stages 1 & 2)
8 October 2011 (Stages 4 & 5 except Bukit Brown)
14 January 2012 (Marina Bay Extension)
2025 (Stage 6)
Owner Land Transport Authority
Operator(s) SMRT Trains
Character Fully underground
Rolling stock C830
C830C
Technical
Line length 35.7 km (22.2 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 instandard gauge
Electrification 750V DC Third rail

The 35.7-kilometre Circle MRT Line (CCL) is Singapore's fourth Mass Rapid Transit line, and the first medium capacity line. This underground line is 35.7 kilometres (22.2 mi) long with 30 stations (excluding Bukit Brown) and is fully automatically operated. As the name implies, the line is an orbital line linking all radial lines leading to the city, and also covering many parts of the Central Area. It will also connect to Marina South via a spur line branching off from Promenade and ending at Marina Bay. Circle Line is not a full circle, and the Stage 6 will only merge the section from Marina Bay to HarbourFront.

The first part opened to the public from Bartley to Marymount on May 28, 2009. When finished, the line will connect all MRT lines, and will allow passengers to bypass the downtown area, so that the City Hall and Raffles Place interchange stations will be less crowded. The second part opened to the public from Bartley to Dhoby Ghaut on April 17, 2010 while the remaining parts will be opened in October 8, 2011. Circle Line Extension (CCLe) had been in operation since 14 January 2012.

Overview

As the name implies, the line is an orbital circle route linking all radial routes leading to the city. Plans for the Circle Line were laid out in the 1980s, when the then Minister for Communications and Information, Dr Yeo Ning Hong stated that such a system "would be feasible when the population reaches four million."

Construction started in April 2002, and the Circle Line was supposed to be opened in stages from 2006 to 2010, with an estimated cost of S$6.7 billion, but the Nicoll Highway collapse caused the opening of the first stage to be delayed to 28 May 2009 (the Stage 1 of which it is not affected by Nicoll Highway collapse), and the line fully opened on 8 October 2011, at an escalated cost of nearly $10 billion.

Stations

The main route goes between Dhoby Ghaut and HarbourFront, with a branch line between Marina Bay and Stadium. Its train frequency is 5 minutes during off-peak, and 2.5 minutes during peak hours, the branch line is being extended to HarbourFront.

Station Number Station Name Images Interchange/Notes
Dhoby Ghaut DhobyGhaut-CCLPlatform.JPG Interchange with the North South Line and the North East Line
 CC2  Bras Basah Escalators in Bras Basah MRT Station, Singapore.jpg  
 CC3  Esplanade Esplanade-CCLStation.JPG Out-of-system transfer to the North South Line and the East West Line
Promenade Promenade-CCLPlatform.JPG Interchange with the Downtown Line
 CC5  Nicoll Highway NicollHighway-CCLPlatform.JPG  
 CC6  Stadium Stadium-CCLPlatform-FrontView.JPG Marina Bay shuttle terminus during off-peak hours
 CC7  Mountbatten
 CC8  Dakota  
Paya Lebar PayaLebar-CCLPlatform-TopView.JPG Interchange with the East West Line
MacPherson MacPherson-CCLPlatform.JPG Interchange with the Downtown Line
 CC11  Tai Seng CC11 Tai Seng exterior.jpg  
 CC12  Bartley Bartley MRT Towards HarbourFront.jpg  
Serangoon CC13Serangoon.jpg Interchange with the North East Line
 CC14  Lorong Chuan Lorong Chuan MRT for Wikipedia.jpg  
Bishan Bishan CCL.JPG Interchange with the North South Line
 CC16  Marymount  
Caldecott Interchange with the Thomson-East Coast Line
 CC18  Bukit Brown CC18BukitBrown.jpg Closed until further notice; Reserved station; Not in operation
Botanic Gardens Interchange with the Downtown Line
 CC20  Farrer Road  
 CC21  Holland Village  
Buona Vista Interior of the Circle Line section of Buona Vista MRT Station, Singapore - 20110820.jpg Interchange with the East West Line
 CC23  one-north CC23one-north.jpg  
 CC24  Kent Ridge CC24KentRidge.jpg  
 CC25  Haw Par Villa  
 CC26  Pasir Panjang  
 CC27  Labrador Park  
 CC28  Telok Blangah  
HarbourFront HarbourFront MRT Station-CircleLinePlatform (1).jpg Interchange with the North East Line
Stage 6 (Under planning) (Completion by 2025)
 CC30  Keppel
 CC31  Cantonment
 CC32  Prince Edward
Circle Line Extension
Bayfront Bayfront MRT Station (CCL) - Platform B.jpg Cross-Platform Interchange with the Downtown Line
Marina Bay Circle Line Marina Bay platform.jpg Interchange with the North South Line and the Thomson-East Coast Line (2021)

Out of system transfer to  DT17  Downtown


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