Geylang Bahru MRT Station

DT24
Geylang Bahru
芽笼巴鲁 | கேலாங் பாரு
Geylang Bahru MRT Station Exit B
Geylang Bahru MRT Station Exit B
Address 541 Kallang Bahru, Singapore 339355
Lines Served   Downtown Line
Operator SBS Transit
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 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 6:00am 6:18am 12:04am
DT35 Expo 5:59am 6:19am 12:18am

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
B3 Platform B Downtown Line towards  DT35  CG1  Expo
Platform A Downtown Line towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang

Platforms (B3):

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 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.

Civil Defence shelter

Geylang Bahru station is one of eight 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: “Constructed Memories” by Marienne Yang

Geylang Bahru MRT Station - Art In Transit "Constructed Memories"
Geylang Bahru MRT Station – Art In Transit “Constructed Memories”

As a tribute to the generation of unsung individuals who contributed to Singapore’s growth in the 1970s and 80s, ‘Constructed Memories‘, is based on the light industrial terraced workshops constructed in the 1970s for various trades such as woodworking, motor workshops, engineering & metal works and funeral parlours. Due to future redevelopment plans, they will eventually be relocated to stack-up industrial complexes.

Spread over 14 locations, the artwork invites you to spot the snippets of everyday life at the terraced workshops – see if you can find all of them!

Exits

Geylang Bahru MRT station has two exits at ground level, both of which provide barrier-free accessibility.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Kallang Bahru / Geylang Bahru Automobile Association of Singapore (AAS), Baptist Golden Age Home, GB Point, Geylang Bahru Market & Hawker Ctr, Jalan Besar Town Council, Kallang Bahru Swimming Complex, Kolam Ayer CC, Kolam Ayer NPP, MOM Services Centre, Singapore College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, S’pore Life Saving Society
B Yes Kallang Bahru / Geylang Bahru Terrace Ace SHRM College, Geylang Bahru Ind Estate, Geylang West CC, Kallang Distripark

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at DTL concourse
  • Bicycle Racks at Street Level

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

Geylang Bahru station connects to four bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.

Bus

There are four official bus stops linked to Geylang Bahru station. Other bus stops are listed here to better represent the area around Geylang Bahru station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 60221 – Geylang Bahru (Blk 73/Geylang Bahru Stn) A 26, 61, 107, 107M, 140, 853, 853C
B/s 2 60229 – Geylang Bahru (Blk 68) A 26, 61, 107, 107M, 140, 853, 853C
B/s 3 80291 – Geylang Bahru (Blk 82) B 140, 175
B/s 4 80299 – Geylang Bahru (Opp Blk 82) B 140, 175
60031 – Kallang Bahru (Bef Geylang Bahru Stn) A 26, 61, 107, 107M, 175, 853, 853C
60039 – Kallang Bahru (Opp Blk 66) B 26, 61, 107, 107M, 175, 853, 853C
60069 – Jln Kolam Ayer (Kallang Basin Swim Cplx) A 23, 966
60061 – Jln Kolam Ayer (Aft Infineon) A 23, 966

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
A Geylang Bahru Taxi stand
A Kallang Bahru Pick-up/drop-off point
B Geylang Bahru Pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Geylang Bahru 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
DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang B/s 2: 60229 – Geylang Bahru (Blk 68) A
DT35CG1 Expo B/s 1: 60221 – Geylang Bahru (Blk 73/Geylang Bahru Stn) A

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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