|Languages||景万岸 | கெம்பாங்கான்|
|Lines||East West Line|
|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|
|EW1 Pasir Ris||6:15am||6:15am||6:43am||12:26am*|
|EW29 Joo Koon||5:42am||5:42am||6:08am||11:37pm*|
* = Revised Last Train timings
From Sunday to Thursday nights (except eves of public holidays), the Last Train to Pasir Ris and Joo Koon will depart earlier, after which train services will terminate at Tanah Merah or Jurong East. The last train to Pasir Ris and Joo Koon will depart at 12:05am and 11.21pm respectively. To allow for more track maintenance time, this arrangement will last from 14 February 2016 till end August 2016.
|L2||Platform A||East West Line towards Pasir Ris|
|Platform B||East West Line towards Tuas Link|
|L1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Retail Shops|
|Street Level||Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Station exits|
East-West Line (L2):
|Platform A: East West Line towards Pasir Ris via Bedok (→)
Platform B: East West Line towards Tuas Link via Eunos (←)
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.
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.
Kembangan MRT station has two exits on the north and south side of the station, both offering barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.
|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|
- 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
- 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
Kembangan station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.
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|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located near station exits:
|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:
|East West Line|
|Pasir Ris||B/s 1: 83062 – Sims Ave East (Kembangan Stn)||A|
|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.
Kembangan station opened on 4 November 1989 along with all other EWL stations from Bugis to Tanah Merah.
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