Bedok North MRT Station

 DT29 
Bedok North
勿洛北 | பிடோக் வடக்கு
Bedok North Exit C
Bedok North Exit C
Address 651 Bedok North Road, Singapore 479481
Lines Served   Downtown Line
Operator SBS Transit
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 21 October 2017

Bedok North MRT Station (DT29) is an underground station along the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 3. It is built underneath Bedok North Road, near the PIE flyover, and serves both industrial and residential areas in the vicinity.

The station takes its name from Bedok North Road on the surface. However, this is a source of confusion as the region of Bedok North more commonly refers to the housing estates bordered by PIE to the north and New Upper Changi Road to the south. Its working name, Bedok Town Park station, was not adopted.

The station is built in close proximity to Damai Primary School, residential estates such as HDB Eunos Heights, HDB Reservoir Rise, and several other industrial buildings in the Kaki Bukit area.


First / Last Train Timings

Downtown Line – DT29 Bedok North
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
DT1 Bukit Panjang 5:50am 6:08am 11:54pm
DT35 Expo 6:09am 6:29am 12:28am

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B2 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
B4 Platform B Downtown Line towards  DT35  CG1  Expo
Platform A Downtown Line towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang

Platforms (B4):

Platform B: Downtown Line towards  DT35  CG1  Expo via  DT30  Bedok Reservoir (→)
Platform A: Downtown Line towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang via  DT28  Kaki Bukit (←)

Bedok North station has a single island platform, with both platforms utilized for trains travelling in either direction. Full-height Platform screen doors isolate the air-conditioned station from the tunnel environment, enhancing commuter safety and station comfort.

Passenger Information Systems, which are plasma display screens located at each platform, display expected train arrival times and key messages. Tactile flooring helps to guide the visually-handicapped from the platform to the station exits.

Concourse

Bedok North MRT Station - Faregates and PSC
Bedok North MRT Station – Faregates and PSC

The concourse features faregates for automatic fare collection and provides access between paid and unpaid areas of the station, with at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for the benefit of passengers-in-wheelchairs and those carrying bulky items or travelling with prams.

General Ticketing Machines allow commuters to purchase tickets for single or multiple journeys, and along with Top-up Machines, offer contactless card transactions. The station office functions as a Passenger Service Centre, and is staffed during operating hours, where commuters may make travel inquiries or perform card transactions using cash payment.

A public toilet is located in the unpaid area of the DTL concourse.

Civil Defence shelter

Bedok North station is one of eight stations along the Downtown Line 3 designated as Civil Defence (CD) shelters, which will be activated in times of national emergency. Apart from reinforced construction, the stations are designed and equipped with facilities to ensure the shelter environment is tolerable for all shelterees during shelter occupation. These facilities include protective blast doors, decontamination facilities, ventilation systems, power and water supply systems and a dry toilet system.

Art in Transit: “Dedaun Masa (Leaves Of Time)” by Ahmad Abu Bakar
Bedok North MRT Station - Art In Transit along pedestrian walkway
Bedok North MRT Station – Art In Transit along pedestrian walkway

Inspiration for this artwork came from the Umbrella trees and leaves found around the Bedok North station. Leaves represents life – a living matter that is not innate but dynamic, vibrant and fresh and it will still be present many years to come, hence the title ‘Leaves Of Time’. The trees will no doubt bear witness to history as the community live, bond and grow harmoniously together with the station; playing an integral part to facilitate this union. The artwork shows the leaves falling gracefully from the trees – dancing with the winds with full of vigour and spirit – as it makes its way to be among the people, the community.

Exits

Bedok North MRT station has three exits at ground level, all of which provide barrier-free accessibility.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Bedok North Road (Northbound) Advanex, Bedok Industrial Park C, Dou Yee Building
B Yes Bedok North Road (Southbound) Bedok Town Park, Damai Primary School, Siglap Park Connector
C Yes Bedok North Housing Estate Church of Christ, Eunos NPP

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at DTL concourse

Safety Features

  • Emergency Train Stop buttons on the station platform, when activated, will prevent approaching trains from entering the station, and any train already stopped at the platform will be prevented from moving off.
  • Emergency telephones at station platforms and the intercom system inside the lifts enable commuters to communicate with station staff in the Passenger Service Centre.
  • Emergency door handles allow the platform doors to be opened manually from the train-side in the event of failure.
  • Fire Extinguishers in various locations
  • All escalators equipped with Emergency Stop buttons

Transport Connections

Bedok North station connects to two bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.

Bus

There are two official bus stops linked to Bedok North station. A third bus stop is added here for better representation of the area.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 84451 – Bedok North Road (Bedok North Stn Exit A) A 23, 60, 87, 137, 518
B/s 2 84539 – Bedok North Road (Bedok North Stn Exit B) B 23, 60, 87, 137, 518, NR7
84459 – Bedok North Road (Bet Blks 705/706) B 23, 60, 87, 137, 518, NR7

Road

Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to the following station exits:

Exit Road Provisions
A Bedok North Road (Northbound) Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B Bedok North Road (Southbound) Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point

 

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Bedok North station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the Downtown Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:

Towards Bus stop Exit
Downtown Line
DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang B/s 1: 84451 – Bedok North Road (Bedok North Stn Exit A) A
DT35CG1 Expo B/s 2: 84539 – Bedok North Road (Bedok North Stn Exit B) B

In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Bedok North station for free rides.


Passenger Usage Patterns

Located between residential and industrial estates, Kaki Bukit station encounters moderate demand levels across the day.

Construction

Downtown Line Stage 3 (DTL3) Contract 928 for the construction and completion of Bedok North station and its associated tunnels was awarded to Sato Kogyo (S) Pte Ltd for approximately S$268.68 million in February 2011. The tunnels between Bedok North and Tai Seng Facility Building was built as part of a separate Contract C929A.

The working name for Bedok North station was Bedok Town Park station.

The Bedok North Station Bus Stops were originally designed to replace the then existing bus stops (Opp Blks 705/706 & Bet Blks 705/706) along Bedok North Road, about 75m away. In the months before the opening of Bedok North Station, the “Bet Blks 705/706” bus stop was shifted to the new bus stop constructed with the station. However, after feedback from residents, the LTA reinstated the original location of “Bet Blks 705/706” bus stop, and designated the station bus stop as a new bus stop.

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