Kembangan MRT Station

 EW6 
Kembangan
Station Exit A
Languages 景万岸 | கெம்பாங்கான்
Lines   East West Line
Operator SMRT
Structure Elevated
Platform Island
Opened 4 Nov 1989

Kembangan MRT Station (EW6) is an above-ground station along the East West Line (EWL). It sits within the Kembangan planning subzone, and is physically located along Sims Avenue, at the junction with Jalan Kembangan.

The station is named after the Kembangan estate, which means expansion in Malay, and serves residents of the surrounding Kembangan, Siglap and Telok Kurau estates, mostly comprising of low-rise condominiums and private housing. It is also built over the Siglap canal, with station exits leading to the Siglap Park Connector.


First / Last Train Timings

East West Line – EW6 Kembangan
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Sat Sun &
PHs
Daily
EW1 Pasir Ris 6:15am 6:15am 6:43am 12:26am
EW29 Joo Koon 5:42am 5:42am 6:08am 11:37pm

 


Station Layout

L2 Platform A East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris
Platform B East West Line towards  EW33  Tuas Link
L1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Retail Shops
Street Level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Station exits

Platforms

East-West Line (L2):
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Platform A: East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW5  Bedok (→)
Platform B: East West Line towards  EW33  Tuas Link via  EW7  Eunos (←)
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Kembangan station has two elevated East-West Line platforms in an island platform arrangement. Half-height Platform screen doors are installed at the platform edge for the safety of commuters, and retrofitted High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans keep passengers cool. Similar to most platforms along the Eastern side of the East West Line, a barrel vault roof design allows for a spacious interior that is easily navigated.

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. Escalators, lifts and stairs connect the Platform level to the Ticket Concourse level below.

Concourse

The station has a ticket concourse located at ground level. It features faregates for automatic fare collection and provides access between paid and unpaid areas of the station, with at least 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.

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

Exits

Kembangan MRT station has two exits on the north and south side of the station, both offering barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Sims Avenue East Sims Avenue East, Hotel 81 Changi, Kembangan Court, Kembangan Plaza, Kembangan Suites, Parkway East Hospital, The Trumps Condominium, Kassim Mosque
B Yes Jalan Kembangan Jalan Kembangan, Astoria Park Condominium, Kampong Kembangan Community Centre, Kembangan Neighbourhood Police Post (Blk 110), Kembangan Villas, Lengkong Satu /Dua /Tiga / Empat / Lima / Enam /Tujoh, HDB Kembangan Gardens

Station Amenities

  • Retail shops and Public toilets at Concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • ATMs and Self-service machines at Concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • Bicycle racks at station exits

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

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

Bus

There is one official bus stop linked to Kembangan station. Bus Stops 2 to 4 are added to better represent bus connections.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 83062 – Sims Ave East (Kembangan Stn) A 2, 7, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, 33, 67, 854
B/s 2 83321 – Jln Kembangan (Kembangan Stn) B 42
B/s 3 83329 – Jln Kembangan (Opp Kembangan Stn) B 42
B/s 4 83059 – Changi Rd (Mjd Kassim) A 2, 7, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, 33, 67, 854

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
A Sims Avenue East (Eastbound) Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Kembangan station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the East West Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:

Towards Bus stop Exit
East West Line
 EW1  Pasir Ris B/s 1: 83062 – Sims Ave East (Kembangan Stn) A
 EW33  Tuas Link B/s 4: 83059 – Changi Rd (Mjd Kassim) A

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Kembangan station depending on the situation on the ground.


Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving residential estates around Kembangan, the station encounters moderate demand throughout the day.

Construction

Brief History

Kembangan station opened on 4 November 1989 along with all other EWL stations from Bugis to Tanah Merah.

Future Developments


Major Incidents


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