Jalan Besar MRT Station

 DT22 
Jalan Besar
惹兰勿刹 | ஜலன் பசார்
Jalan Besar MRT Station - Exit B
Jalan Besar MRT Station – Exit B
Address 90 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208826
Lines Served   Downtown Line
Operator SBS Transit
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened on 21 October 2017

Jalan Besar MRT Station (DT22) is an underground station along the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 3. It is built underneath the main road of Jalan Besar, at the junction with Weld Road, and serves the nearby civic districts around the Little India and Sungei Road planning areas.

The station is named after Jalan Besar, the main road which literally means “large road” in Malay. Despite being in close proximity to DT13 Rochor station, these stations are eight stations apart along the Downtown Line and not connected by pedestrian links. Here, the deep DTL tunnels run underneath the North-South Expressway and the Rochor-Bugis section of the DTL.

The station is built in close proximity to the HDB estates of Rowell Court and Kelantan Court, Sim Lim Tower, as well as shophouses and schools which spread around the area. The nearby Queen Street Bus terminal offers bus connections to Johor Bahru.


First / Last Train Timings

Downtown Line – DT22 Jalan Besar
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
DT1 Bukit Panjang 6:04am 6:22am 12:08am
DT35 Expo 6:13am 6:33am 12:14am

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Underpass Linkway, Retail Shops, Faregates
B2 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
B3 Intermediate Escalators between Concourse & Platforms, Service Corridor
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  DT23  Bendemeer (→)
Platform A: Downtown Line towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang via  DT21  Bencoolen (←)

Jalan Besar 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.

The lift at the platform serves B4 (Platform), B2 (Ticket Concourse) and B1 (Underpass). Commuters have to tap in via the faregates at B1 to use the lift.

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.

Underpass (B1):

The Underpass at B1 connects both Exit A & B (at street level) with the DTL Ticket Concourse at B2. A lift accessible through faregates at the underpass brings commuters direct to the platform level at B4.

Public Toilets are located at the Underpass at B1.

 

Jalan Besar MRT Station - Art In Transit 'A Kaleidoscopic World'
Jalan Besar MRT Station – Art In Transit ‘A Kaleidoscopic World’

Art in Transit: “A Kaleidoscopic World” by Lydia Wong

The premise of the artwork for Jalan Besar station is to celebrate the culture and diversity of this area through its architectural landmarks and communities. One of the key intentions of the work is to capture the distinct energy of Jalan Besar and how it represents itself as one of Singapore’s unique urban environments in the midst of change and progress. Featuring scenes from the Sungei Road Market, the work is also inspires by its vibrant and eclectic community that has helped shaped the history and unique charm of this location. Like a kaleidoscope, ever changing and evolving, ‘A Kaleidoscopic World‘ humbly hopes to accentuate and preserve the spirit of the people who have left the indelible mark on Jalan Besar.

 

Exits

Jalan Besar MRT station has two exits at ground level, all of which provide barrier-free accessibility.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Jalan Besar / Weld Road Albert Complex, Auston Institute of Management, Madrasah Aljunied Al-Islamiah, Queen Street Bus Terminal, Sim Lim Square, Sim Lim Tower, Stamford Primary School
B Yes Jalan Besar / Upper Weld Road Veerasamy Road, Curch of the True Light, Kg Kapor Methodist Church, Masjid Abdul Gafoor, Singapore Aftercare Association, The Verge

 


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

Jalan Besar station connects to one bus stop in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.

Bus

There is one official bus stop linked to Jalan Besar station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 07529 – Jalan Besar (Jln Besar Stn Exit A) A 64, 65, 130, 139, 147, 857

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
A Weld Road Taxi stand
B Jalan Besar Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Jalan Besar 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 1: 07529 – Jalan Besar (Jln Besar Stn Exit A) A
DT35CG1 Expo 01121 – Victoria Street (Stamford Pr Sch) A

In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Jalan Besar 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 936 for the construction and completion of Jalan Besar Station was awarded to Leighton Offshore Pte Ltd – John Holland Pty Ltd (Singapore Branch) Joint Venture for approximately S$171.46 million. For both Australian companies with extensive experience in the construction of railway projects, it was their first MRT contract in Singapore.

The working name for Jalan Besar station was Sungei Road station. During construction, Jalan Besar was diverted around construction site, curving eastwards and almost touching Larut Road.

Future Developments


Major Incidents


Gallery


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2 thoughts on “Jalan Besar MRT Station

  • 8 May 2017 at 9:53 AM
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    Dear person uncharge.

    I am wondering if there is a n underground passage pedestrian to walk with ease from rain and sun from Jalan Besar met to Rochor met will be most useful.

    Please let me know will there be such underground pedestrian walkway connecting the two stations?

    Thank you,
    Rashid

    Reply
    • 8 May 2017 at 3:07 PM
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      There will be no underground pedestrian walkway between Rochor and Jalan Besar MRT Station.

      Reply

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