Starting today (15 May), members of the public can send in their suggestions for the official names of three stations on the Circle Line 6 (CCL6). Naming exercises were similarly conducted previously for new MRT stations on the Circle Line, Downtown Line and Thomson-East Coast Line to give the public, especially the community living and working around the station, the opportunity to determine this permanent aspect of the station’s identity.
Criteria for Station Naming
2 Station names need to fit one of several criteria: help commuters easily identify where the station is located; illustrate the history and heritage of the station’s location; and/or reflect Singapore’s multi-racial and multi-cultural identity. Stations are not to be named after public structures, or commercial and residential developments.
3 The CCL6 stations involved in the station naming exercise are (working names below):
3) Prince Edward
Ways to Send in Suggestions
4 Contributors can send suggestions to LTA at Online Survey. Besides suggesting new names, they can also propose to keep the current working names along with a brief rationale to explain their submission. The closing date to send in suggestions is 18 June 2017.
5 LTA will collate and shortlist names that meet the naming criteria, before sending a final list of names for endorsement by the Street and Building Names Board. A public polling exercise will be conducted later this year to determine the final MRT station names.
About Circle Line 6
The 4-kilometre CCL6 will have three stations, and will close the loop for the Circle Line (CCL) by connecting HarbourFront station to Marina Bay station. When the three CCL6 stations are completed in 2025, CCL will have a total of 33 stations, including 12 interchange stations with other MRT lines. It will also expand the rail network to areas such as Spottiswoode and the southern edge of our existing Central Business District (CBD).
With CCL6, commuters will enjoy a direct route between areas in the west, such as Pasir Panjang and Kent Ridge, and key employment areas in the CBD, as well as upcoming developments in the Marina Bay area. Commuters travelling from Paya Lebar and Mountbatten will also enjoy faster access to the retail and office centres in the HarbourFront area.
As an orbital line, CCL enhances overall connectivity and capacity, and strengthens the resilience of the MRT network by connecting the existing radial lines and creating multiple routes between stations. For example, a commuter travelling from Jurong East to Marina Bay will have the additional option of transferring to the Circle Line at Buona Vista station.