Newtown MRT Station is an interchange station operating underground and is located in the planning subzone of Newton Circus connecting the Downtown Line (DTL) as well as North South Line (NSL). Its location, which is in between Bukit Timah and Scotts Roads junction next to Newton Circus, takes the rail connection to Newton area which is full of amenities such as offices, schools, condominiums, restaurants, shopping centers, worshiping centers as well as Newton Food center. Juniper Hills new freehold development at Newton MRT Station is located near to Newton MRT Station.
Newton MRT Station Downtown Line and North-South Line
The two famous lines are connected by unpaid link due to limitations in constructions. When commuters are transferring from one line to the other, usually taps out of the network then walks for a distance not exceeding 56m via a public linkpath then re-enters the network. This transfer is estimated to take approximately fifteen minutes and if the commuter exceeds, their rail journey is considered as a new ride.
4 Platforms at Newton MRT Station
There are four platforms in Newton MRT Station that are all falls underutilization by both lines. The Downtown Line (DTL) is underneath of North South Line (NSL). The platforms which serve both of them, connect at concourse level via a linkway transfer within the station’s paid area. Air-conditioned stations are isolated from the environment tunnel by a full height platform screen door to enhance the comfort and safety of commuters. There are several lifts, stairs as well as escalators connecting to the concourse.
Each platform has a system using plasma display screens to display the train arrivals as well as key messages among others. Also in place is tactile flooring. This help in guiding the visually impaired to exits from the platforms
The NSL(B1) as well as DTL (B2) tickets concourses feature fare gates for collecting fares automatically and offering access between the unpaid and paid parts of the station. Also, there is a bidirectional swinging gate serving wheelchaired passengers and those with bulky goods among others.
Purchasing Tickets at Newton MRT Station
Commuters can purchase single or multiple journeys tickets from the general Ticket machines. Other available machines include Add Value (NSL) as well as Top Up (DTL) machines. There are three exits in Newton MRT Station at ground level, exits A, B, and C. All these exits are fully equipped with escalators as well as chairs and lifts offering the disabled accessibility without encountering barriers. The station has various amenities such as public toilets located in both NSL and DTL concourse levels.
Also, there is a retail outlet located at North South Line concourse level. There are various features offering emergency services which include Emergency telephones, train stop buttons, fire extinguishers, door handlers among many others to guarantee the safety of the commuters. Newton MRT station has connections to many bus stations as well as taxis picking passengers at their preferred exits. If there is any disruption affecting the Newton MRT station, the rail bridging Services are activated to help in stretches that have been affected. They are available in all lines.