Clarke Quay MRT Station

Clarke Quay
கிளார்க் கீ
Stesen MRT Clarke Quay
Rapid transit
Ne5 clarke quay.jpg
Interior of NE5 Clarke Quay MRT station
Station statistics
Address 10 Eu Tong Sen Street
Singapore 059815
Coordinates 1°17′19″N 103°50′48″E / 1.288708°N 103.846606°E / 1.288708; 103.846606
Connections SMRT, SBS buses
Levels 2
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 20 June 2003
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Code NE5
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards HarbourFront
North East Line
towards Punggol
Clarke Quay MRT Station

Clarke Quay MRT Station (NE5) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North East Line in Singapore.[1] It is located next to Swissôtel Merchant Court at the junction of Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road and Merchant Road. Located directly above the station is the mixed development complex, The Central.



The station is located on the opposite side of the Singapore River where Clarke Quay is actually situated. The distance between Clarke Quay and the previous station, Chinatown, is the shortest distance between two MRT stations in Singapore, a mere 360 metres. The reverse bungee ride, the Ministry of Sound nightclub and Club MoMo are located near to the station. The station occupies the site of the former Ellenborough Market, which has since been demolished. The shopping mall Riverside Point is also located near this station.


Currently, the station has one of the lowest riderships along the North East Line, probably because it is on the wrong side of the Singapore River, and also partly due to the lack of developments surrounding the station, as well as its proximity with Chinatown Station. Development of the areas surrounding Clarke Quay station, in particular The Central and Clarke Quay Festival Village, are expected to bring more passengers to use the station.[citation needed]

When the Downtown MRT Line is built, Chinatown MRT Station will become an interchange, thus making this station one of three stations that is between 2 interchanges (along with Lorong Chuan MRT Station and Tanjong Pagar MRT Station).

Train service

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon - Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
North East Line
to NE1 HarbourFront 6.07am 6.27am 11.52pm
to NE17 Punggol 6.07am 6.27am 12.02am

Station layout

L1 Street Level The Central
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
B2 Platform A North East Line towards  NE1  CC29  HarbourFront (→)
Island platform, Doors will open on the right
Platform B North East Line towards  NE17  Punggol (←)


The station has six exits.[2]

Public art

This station is also themed with the artworks from the The Reflections series by the late Singaporean artist Chua Ek Kay, as part of the Art in Transit project.

Bus services

The following bus services pass by the bus stops along Eu Tong Sen Street:

Bus Stop Code: 04222 (Clarke Quay Station)
Service Destination Note
SBS Transit Trunk Services
2 Changi Village Bus Terminal Accessibility-directory.svg
12 Pasir Ris Bus Interchange Accessibility-directory.svg
33 Bedok Bus Interchange
51 Hougang Central Bus Interchange Accessibility-directory.svg
54 Bishan Bus Interchange Accessibility-directory.svg
63 Eunos Bus Interchange Accessibility-directory.svg
80 Sengkang Bus Interchange Accessibility-directory.svg
124 Saint Michael's Bus Terminal
145 Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
147 Hougang Central Bus Interchange Accessibility-directory.svg
174 Boon Lay Bus Interchange Accessibility-directory.svg
166 Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange
197 Bedok Bus Interchange
SBS Transit Fast Forward Service
174e Boon Lay Bus Interchange
SBS Transit NiteOwl Services
1N Yishun Ring Road
2N Tampines Avenue 3
3N Choa Chu Kang North 5
4N Pasir Ris Drive 1
5N Jurong West Street 92
6N Punggol Field
SMRT Buses Trunk Services
61 Eunos Bus Interchange
190 Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange
851 Yishun Bus Interchange Accessibility-directory.svg
961 Geylang Lorong 1 Bus Terminal
961* Geylang Lorong 1 Bus Terminal Alternate route
SMRT Buses NightRider Services
NR1 Yishun Ring Road (loop)
NR2 Sembawang Drive (loop)
NR3 Choa Chu Kang
NR5 Jurong West Street 75 (loop)
NR6 Anchorvale Drive (loop)
NR7 Pasir Ris Drive 3 (loop)
NR8 Bukit Batok West Avenue 7 (loop)

The following bus services pass by the bus stops along New Bridge Road:

Bus Stop Code: 04239 (Clarke Quay Station)
Service Destination Note
SBS Transit Trunk Services
2 New Bridge Road Bus Terminal Accessibility-directory.svg
12 New Bridge Road Bus Terminal Accessibility-directory.svg
33 Kent Ridge Bus Terminal
54 New Bridge Road Bus Terminal Accessibility-directory.svg
147 Clementi Bus Interchange Accessibility-directory.svg
SMRT Buses Trunk Service
190 New Bridge Road Bus Terminal



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