Kaki Bukit MRT Station

 DT28 
Kaki Bukit
加基武吉 | காக்கி புக்கிட்
Kaki Bukit Exit A
Kaki Bukit Exit A
Address 30 Kaki Bukit Avenue 1, Singapore 415804
Lines Served   Downtown Line
Operator SBS Transit
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 21 October 2017

Kaki Bukit MRT Station (DT28) is an underground station along the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 3. It is built underneath Kaki Bukit Avenue 1, near the junction with Jalan Damai, and serves both industrial and residential areas in the vicinity.

The station takes its name from the adjacent Kaki Bukit industrial area. The area was formerly part of a village and the Malay word Kaki Bukit referring to ‘foothills’.

The station is built in close proximity to Bedok North Secondary School, HDB Eunos Damai Ville, HDB Eunos Spring and many other industrial buildings in the Kaki Bukit area.


First / Last Train Timings

Downtown Line – DT28 Kaki Bukit
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
DT1 Bukit Panjang 5:52am 6:10am 11:56pm
DT35 Expo 6:07am 6:27am 12:26am

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Intermediate Stairs between Street Level & Concourse Level
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  DT29  Bedok North (→)
Platform A: Downtown Line towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang via  DT27  Ubi (←)

Kaki Bukit 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.

Art in Transit: “Welcome To Kaki Bukit” by Hans Tan
Kaki Bukit MRT Station - Art In Transit
Kaki Bukit MRT Station – Art In Transit

The video installation brings together the split personality of the Kaki Bukit area. The train line that runs below this estate cuts accurately across this uncanny divide, where an industrial landscape of workshops, factories and offices occupy one side, while a domestic landscape consisting of housing estates and schools occupy the other. The participatory video captures the identity of this divide through a dynamic welcome sign, where “Welcome” is written by participants from the domestic side by school children and residents, “Kaki Bukit” written by workers from the industrial estates on the other side, and “to” written by the artist who represents the train station inserted in between.

Exits

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

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 (Esatbound) Eunos Techpark, Kaki Bukit Industrial Estate, Kaki Bukit Techpark I, Kaki Bukit Techpark II, Masjid Alkaff Kampong Melayu, Shun Li Industrial Park
B Yes Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 (Westbound) / Jalan Damai Bedok North Secondary School, Chong Teck Siang Tng Temple, Teck Hai Keng Temple, Telok Kurau Primary School

 


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

Kaki Bukit station connects to two bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.

Bus

There are two official bus stops linked to Kaki Bukit station. For better representation of the surrounding area, 2 more bus stops are listed here.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 72039 – Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 (Kaki Bt Stn Exit A) A 5, 15, 58, 59, 87
B/s 2 72041 – Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 (Blk 660A CP) B 5, 15, 58, 59, 87, 658
72031 – Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 (Bef Kaki Bt Stn Exit B) B 5, 15, 58, 59, 87, 658
72049 – Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 (Opp Blk 660A CP) B 5, 15, 58, 59, 87

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
B Jalan Damai Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 (Westbound) Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Kaki Bukit 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: 72041 – Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 (Blk 660A CP) B
DT35CG1 Expo B/s 1: 72039 – Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 (Kaki Bt Stn Exit A) A

In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Kaki Bukit station for free rides.


Passenger Usage Patterns

Located between residential and industrial estates, Kaki Bukit station encounters moderate demand levels across the day.

Construction

Downtown Line Stage 3 (DTL3) Contract 929 for the construction and completion of Kaki Bukit Station was awarded to China State Construction Engineering Corporation Limited for approximately S$93.8 million in June 2011. Along with Contract C932A for Kallang Bahru (now Geylang Bahru) station, these two contracts were the Chinese company’s first MRT contracts in Singapore.

To facilitate construction, Kaki Bukit Avenue 1 between Jalan Damai and Jalan Tenaga was closed to traffic from August 2011 to April 2016. Bus services  were diverted along Jalan Tenaga, Bedok Reservoir Road and Jalan Damai before rejoining Kaki Bukit Avenue 1.

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