Bukit Batok MRT Station

 NS2 
Bukit Batok
Station exit A
Languages 武吉巴督 | புக்கிட் பாத்தோக்
Lines   North South Line
Operator SMRT
Structure Elevated
Platform Island
Opened 10 Mar 1990

Bukit Batok MRT Station (NS2) is an above-ground station along the North South Line (NSL). It is located within the Bukit Batok Central planning subzone, near the junction of Bukit Batok Central and Bukit Batok Avenue 1.

The station was opened in March 1990 as part of the Branch Line between Jurong East and Choa Chu Kang, and was incorporated into the extended North South Line on 10 February 1996. It serves the town centre area, with the nearby West Mall shopping centre, community amenities as well as housing developments. Bus services are offered from the Bukit Batok Bus Interchange connecting to other parts of the estate.


First / Last Train Timings

North South Line – NS2 Bukit Batok
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Sat Sun &
PHs
Daily
NS28 Marina South Pier 5:19am 5:19am 5:38am 10:50pm
NS27 Marina Bay 10:56pm
NS19 Toa Payoh 11:31pm
NS16 Ang Mo Kio 12:20am
NS1 Jurong East 5:45am 5:45am 6:08am 12:55am

Station Layout

L2 Platform A North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East
Platform B North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier
L1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office
Street Level Bukit Batok Bus Interchange, Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Retail Shops

Platforms

North South Line (L2):
MRT_rail (1)
Platform B: North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier via  NS3  Bukit Gombak (→)
Platform A: North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East (←)
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Bukit Batok station has two elevated North South Line platforms in an island platform arrangement. Half-height Platform screen doors are installed at the platform edge for commuters’ safety, and High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans keep passengers cool. Similar in design to many other North-South Line elevated stations, a double pitched roof shelters the platform level, supported by two rows of columns. A set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to the concourse level below.

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 station exits.

Concourse

The station has a ticket concourse located at ground level. 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. A TransitLink ticket office is also located at this station, operating between 12:00pm and 7:30pm daily.

Toilets and retail shops are located in the unpaid areas of the station, at ground level.

Exits

Bukit Batok MRT station has four exits at ground level (A, B, C and D), all of which offer barrier-free accessibility. Passengers heading to Bukit Batok Bus Interchange can use Exit A or B to reach the interchange.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A No Bus Interchange Bukit Batok Bus Interchange, Bukit Batok Central, Club CSC @ Bukit Batok, Bukit Batok Polyclinic
B Yes Blk 632
C Yes West Mall Bukit Batok Polyclinic, Bukit Batok Community Centre, Bukit Batok Community Library, The Jade condominium, West Mall Shopping Centre
D Yes Bukit Batok Avenue 1 Bukit Batok Central, Bukit Batok Neighbourhood Police Post, HDB Bukit Batok Green,

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • Bicycle racks at station exits
  • ATMs and Self-service Machines at concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • TransitLink ticket office
    Operating Hours: 12:00pm to 7:30pm daily.

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

Bukit Batok station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points, and a designated Park & Ride carpark.

Bus

There is a bus interchange and two official bus stops linked to Bukit Batok station. Bus stops 3 and 4 have been included here to provide additional travel options.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
Bukit Batok Bus Interchange A / B 61, 77, 106, 106A, 173, 177, 189, 852, 941, 945, 947, 990
B/s 1 43389 – Bt Batok Ave 1 (Opp Blk 102) D 173, 187, 189
B/s 2 43381 – Bt Batok Ave 1 (Blk 102) D 173, 187, 189, 941
B/s 3 43419 – Bt Batok Ctrl (Blk 628) A / B 3N, 66, 157, 173, 174, 174e, 176, 178, 187, 506, 941, 947, 985, NR8
B/s 4 43411 – Bt Batok Ctrl (Opp Blk 628) A / B 66, 157, 173, 174, 174e, 176, 178, 187, 506, 941, 947, 985

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
C West Mall driveway Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
D Bukit Batok Central Pick-up/drop-off point

Park and Ride

Bukit Batok station has one carpark in the vicinity designated under the Park & Ride (P&R) Scheme:

Carpark Exit Remarks
Blk 631 Bukit Batok Central A / B Multi-Storey Car Park

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Bukit Batok 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 Bukit Batok Bus Interchange (Berth B4) A / B
 NS28  Marina South Pier Bukit Batok Bus Interchange (Berth B3) A / B

In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at Bukit Batok Interchange for free rides, and at selected bus stops officially linked to Bukit Batok station depending on the situation on the ground.


Passenger Usage Patterns

Located within the Bukit Batok town centre, the station benefits a shopping mall, community amenities and residential developments in the vicinity. It is also a key transport node for Bukit Batok residents, encountering moderate to high demand throughout the day.

Construction

Bukit Batok, Bukit Gombak and Choa Chu Kang stations and associated train viaducts and tunnels were built as part of Contract 405.

Future Developments


Major Incidents


Gallery

Bukit Batok MRT station exterior
Bukit Batok MRT station exterior

External Links & References

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