Braddell MRT Station

 NS18 
Braddell
Station Exit B
Languages 布莱德 | பிரேடல்
Lines   North South Line
Operator SMRT
Structure Underground
Platform Side
Opened 7 Nov 1987

Braddell MRT Station (NS18) is an underground station along the North South Line (NSL). It is located at the boundaries of the Braddell and Toa Payoh West planning subzones, and near the junction of Lorong 1 Toa Payoh and Lorong 2 Toa Payoh.

The station opened in November 1987 as part of the first section of MRT line to open in Singapore. It is one of two stations serving the Toa Payoh housing estate (the other being Toa Payoh station) and is a transport node for residents of Toa Payoh New Town. It serves residential areas around Toa Payoh North, along with schools and industrial buildings in the vicinity.


First / Last Train Timings

North South Line – NS18 Braddell
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Sat Sun &
PHs
Daily
NS1 Jurong East 6:06am 6:20am 6:27am 12:09am
NS7 Kranji 12:26am
NS28 Marina South Pier 5:39am 5:39am 6:05am 11:39pm
NS27 Marina Bay 11:41pm
NS19 Toa Payoh 12:17am

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
B2 Platform A North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East
Platform B North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier

Platforms

North South Line (B2):
Platform B: North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier via  NS19  Toa Payoh (→)
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MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS17  CC15  Bishan (←)

Braddell station has two underground North South Line platforms in a side platform arrangement. Full-height Platform screen doors isolate the air-conditioned station from the tunnel environment, enhancing commuter safety and station comfort. A set of escalators, stairs and a lift connect both platforms to the station concourse above.

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 connecting platforms and the station exits.

Concourse

The station has a ticket concourse located at Basement 1. They feature 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 TransitLink Add Value 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.

Toilets and retail shops are located in the unpaid areas of the station.

Exits

Braddell MRT station has three exits at ground level (A, B and C), among which Exits A and B offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Toa Payoh North Boon Teck Neighbourhood Police Post, Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, Braddell View, HDB Toa Payoh North
B Yes Kuo Chuan View Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, OnePeople.sg Building, Bishan – Toa Payoh Town Council (Main Building), HDB Kuo Chuan View
C Yes Toa Payoh Bloom Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, Lorong 2 Toa Payoh, Kheng Cheng Square, Jackson Square, Police Security Command, Singapore Press Holding, Yellow Pages Building, HDB Toa Payoh Bloom, HDB Toa Payoh Palm Spring

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • ATMs and Self-service Machines at concourse level (unpaid areas)

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

Braddell station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as a taxi stand and passenger pick-up point.

Bus

There is a bus interchange and two official bus stops linked to Braddell station. Bus stops 3 is added below to better represent bus connections.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 52179 – Lor 1 Toa Payoh (Braddell Stn) C 59, 129, 231, 232
B/s 2 52171 – Lor 1 Toa Payoh (Opp Braddell Stn) A 59, 129, 231, 232
B/s 3 52161 – Lor 1 Toa Payoh (Blk 111) A 59, 231, 235

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
A Lorong 1 Toa Payoh (Eastbound) Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
B Lorong 6 Toa Payoh (Westbound) Pick-up/drop-off point

 

Rail Bridging Services

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

Towards Bus stop Exit
North South Line
 NS1  EW24  Jurong East B/s 2: 52171 – Lor 1 Toa Payoh (Opp Braddell Stn) A
 NS28  Marina South Pier B/s 1: 52179 – Lor 1 Toa Payoh (Braddell Stn) C

In addition, passengers can board regular bus services officially linked to Braddell station depending on the situation on the ground.


Passenger Usage Patterns

Located within the Toa Payoh New Town, Braddell station serves Toa Payoh North, including residential developments and industrial buildings in the vicinity. It encounters moderate demand throughout the day.

Construction

Future Developments


Major Incidents

Tunnel Flood

Torrential afternoon rain in the afternoon of Saturday, 7 October 2017 caused flooding in the train tunnels in between Braddell and Bishan stations, rendering the stretch of train tracks impassable for 15 revenue service hours (Main Article).


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External Links & References

2 thoughts on “Braddell MRT Station

  • 28 June 2017 at 8:00 PM
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    Was there any reason why the platforms are separated?

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    • 12 October 2017 at 11:02 AM
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      As when they were building the station, there was tight space constraints as the station had to be built under Lorong 2. moving it further up was impossible due to the HDB surrounding the area and moving it south would render it too close to Toa Payoh station, hence it was built with side platforms

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