Station Stories: Bras Basah MRT Station

Bras Basah MRT Station: Assistant Station Manager (ASM), Muhammad Ashek Bin Mohd Ali has been with SMRT for six years. As an ASM, part of his duties include patrols around the station.


Being the deepest MRT station in the train network, Ashek has to cover a fair bit of ground. Each patrol takes him up to twenty minutes. During the patrol, Ashek has to be vigilant as he keeps a lookout for defects, safety threats as well as hazards to ensure the safety of passengers.

ASM Ashek's patrol route includes the water feature on the ground level of Bras Basar Station.

ASM Ashek’s patrol route includes the reflection pool on the ground level of Bras Basah Station.

Ashek who’s been with SMRT for the last 6 years, enjoys communicating with passengers and tourists. He often interacts with tourist especially during public holidays, where many make a trip to the Istana. On one occasion a Japanese tourist wanted to tip him $10 after he gave her 20-cents so that she could buy a Standard Ticket. However, Ashek politely declined. He believes that its part of his job to help serve commuters to the best of his ability.

Bras Basar CC2 interiorDid you know?

  • In 2011, Bras Basah MRT Station won The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, International Architecture Awards.
  • It is the deepest station with the platform located at basement 5 and it also has the longest escalator at 41.3 meters.
  • Circle Line Staff are trained to operate the Circle Line trains, in the event that manual driving is required.
2 replies
  1. Leonard Tan says:

    Hi! There are two typo errors in the text:

    1. Bras Basah (mistake “Basar” found in title and last paragraph)
    2. six (mistake “siz” found in first paragraph)


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