Geylang Bahru MRT Station

 DT24 
Geylang Bahru
芽笼巴鲁 | கேலாங் பாரு
Lines Served   Downtown Line
Operator SBS Transit
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opening on 21 October 2017

Geylang Bahru MRT Station (DT24) is an underground station along the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 3. It is built underneath the road of Kallang Bahru, at the junction with Geylang Bahru, and serves the nearby HDB Geylang Bahru estate, the Geylang Bahru industrial estate, and the Kallang Basin industrial estate.

The station takes its name from the nearby Geylang Bahru road and the Geylang Bahru planning subzone which it is located in. It also serves as a Civil Defence shelter.

The station is built in close proximity to Kallang Basin Swimming Complex, Geylang Bahru Industrial Estate and housing board flats around Geylang Bahru, along with the nearby Kallang Way and Kolam Ayer Industrial Estates, which are connected via an overhead bridge across the PIE.


First / Last Train Timings

Downtown Line – DT24 Geylang Bahru
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  DT25  Mattar (→)
Platform A: Downtown Line towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang via  DT23  Bendemeer (←)

Geylang Bahru station has two platforms in a side 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. A set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to the 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 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

Geylang Bahru 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

As a Central region station serving the industrial areas and residential estates, Geylang Bahru station encounters moderate demand levels across the day.

Construction

Downtown Line Stage 3 (DTL3) Contract 932A for the construction and completion of Geylang Bahru Station was awarded to China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited for approximately S$123 million in June 2011. Along with Contract 929 for Kaki Bukit station, they would be the first MRT contracts in Singapore for the Chinese company.

The working name for Geylang Bahru station was Kallang Bahru station. During the construction of Geylang Bahru station, Kallang Bahru road was curved southwards to avoid the construction site.

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