Bedok North MRT Station

 DT29 
Bedok North
勿洛北 | பிடோக் வடக்கு
Lines Served   Downtown Line
Operator SBS Transit
Structure Underground
Platform Double Island
Opening on 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
DT35 Expo

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
B? Platform B Downtown Line towards  DT35  CG1  Expo
Platform A Downtown Line towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang

Platforms

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

Bedok North station has four platforms in an double island platform arrangement, the second time this design was used in an underground station after Paya Lebar on the Circle Line. Platforms A and C are grouped together on one island, while Platforms B and D are grouped on the other island. The middle track is served by both Platforms C and D and is used to facilitate train withdrawals to the nearby Kim Chuan Depot.

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

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 seven 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: TBC

Exits

TBC


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 (TBC)

Rail Bridging Services (TBC)


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 Feburary 2011. The tunnels between Bedok North and Tai Seng Facility Building wasbuilt as part of a separate Contract C929A.

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

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