Bendemeer MRT Station

DT23
Bendemeer
明地迷亚 | பென்ட்டிமியிர்
Bendemeer MRT Station - Exit A
Bendemeer MRT Station – Exit A
Address 11 Kallang Bahru, Singapore 339356
Lines Served   Downtown Line
Operator SBS Transit
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened on 21 October 2017

Bendemeer MRT Station (DT23) is an underground station along the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 3. It is built underneath the road of Kallang Bahru, at the junction with Kallang Avenue, and serves the surrounding Kallang Bahru industrial estate.

The station is named after Bendemeer Road a short distance away, despite being located underneath the road and the industrial estate of Kallang Bahru.

The station is built in close proximity to industrial buildings within the Kallang Bahru industrial estate, as well as the shophouses and commercial buildings around Lavender Street.


First / Last Train Timings

Downtown Line – DT23 Bendemeer
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
DT1 Bukit Panjang 6:02am 6:20am 12:06am
DT35 Expo 6:15am 6:35am 12:16am

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Linkway Underpass, Retail Shops
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  DT24  Geylang Bahru (→)
Platform A: Downtown Line towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang via  DT22  Jalan Besar (←)

Bendemeer station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement, 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 (B2):

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 (B2).

Bendemeer MRT Station - Art In Transit 'And A New World'
Bendemeer MRT Station – Art In Transit ‘And A New World’

Art in Transit: “And A New World” by Cristene Chang

In tribute to the area’s textile culture, Chang’s metaphor of fabric suggests the interweaving of the past and present. The dynamic ‘tug and pull’ of cloth produces a gentle flexing and repetition that alludes to the ebb and flow of time. The familiar is buoyed alongside the forgotten. Peranakan tiles of shop-houses drift with snatches of mall facades; a football in mid-air recollects a historical stadium.

Chang’s ‘Fabric of Time’ bears textures of being embroidered, stitched or enfolded in pleats, creases and rich layers. She culls her imagery from batiks, French lace and sulam needlework, paisley and stencilled prints with the peony, hibiscus, rose and butterfly signifying ephemeral beauty. Chang’s ‘And A New World‘, named after the once iconic New World Amusement Park, reverberates with continual flux.

Exits

Bendemeer MRT station has two exits at ground level (A and B).

Exit Barrier-free access Location Nearby
A Yes Kallang Bahru / Jalan Lembah Kallang BS Bendeemer Centre, Holy Trinity Church, Jalan Besar Sports Centre, Jalan Besar Stadium / Swimming Complex, Singapore Casket, Singapore Post Kallang Delivery Base
B Yes Kallang Bahru / Kallang Avenue Banchong Building, CT Hub, Pek Chuan Building, Vanguard Campus

 


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

Bendemeer 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 Bendemeer station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 60011 – Kallang Bahru (Bendemeer Stn Exit A) A 61, 107, 107M, 175, 961, 961C
B/s 2 60019 – Kallang Bahru (Bendemeer Stn Exit B) B 61, 107, 107M, 175, 961, 961C

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
A Kallang Bahru (Eastbound) Pick-up/drop-off point
B Kallang Bahru (Westbound) Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services:

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Bendemeer 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
 DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang B/s 2: 60019 – Kallang Bahru (Bendemeer Stn Exit B) B
DT35CG1 Expo B/s 1: 60011 – Kallang Bahru (Bendemeer Stn Exit A) A

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


Passenger Usage Patterns

As a Central region station serving the civic and cultural district of Little India / Sungei Road, Jalan Besar station encounters moderate to high demand levels owing to its close proximity to Little India.

Construction

Downtown Line Stage 3 (DTL3) Contract 933 for the construction and completion of Bendemeer Station and associated tunnels was awarded to Penta-Ocean Construction Co., Ltd for approximately S$215.24 million in August 2011.

During the construction of Bendemeer station, Kallang Bahru road was curved eastward to avoid the construction site.

Future Developments


Major Incidents


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