Lakeside MRT Station

 EW26 
Lakeside
Station entrance
Station entrance
Languages 湖畔 | ஏரிக்கரை
Lines   East West Line
Operator SMRT
Structure Elevated
Platform Island
Opened 5 Nov 1988

Lakeside MRT Station (EW26) is an above-ground station along the East West Line (EWL). It sits within the Taman Jurong planning subzone, adjacent to the Lakeside and Hong Kah subzones, and is physically located along Boon Lay Way, near the junction with Yuan Ching Road and Jurong West Street 51.

The station was named Lakeside, owing to its close proximity to Jurong Lake. It serves as a transport node for residents of the Hong Kah and Taman Jurong areas, complemented by strong bus connections heading into these residential estates. Bus services also connect to the Jurong Industrial Estate and Jurong Port areas, making Lakeside a heavily-utilized station.


First / Last Train Timings

East West Line – EW26 Lakeside
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Sat Sun &
PHs
Daily
EW1 Pasir Ris 5:38am 5:38am 6:08am 11:40pm
EW29 Joo Koon 5:19am 5:19am 5:49am 12:29am

 


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):
MRT_rail (1)
Platform A: East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW25  Chinese Garden (→)
Platform B: East West Line towards  EW33  Tuas Link via  EW27  Boon Lay (←)
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Lakeside 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 High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans keep passengers cool. Similar in design to Chinese Garden station, the station’s straight inclined roof with structural beams on the inside is influenced by Chinese architecture, and supported by two rows of columns.

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. A TransitLink ticket office is also located at this station, operating from 12:00pm to 7:30pm daily.

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

Exits

Lakeside MRT station has three exits at ground level. Exits A and C offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Boon Lay Way (Westbound) Boon Lay Way, Boon Lay Garden Primary School, Caspian Condominium, Grace Orchard School, HDB Branch Office (Jurong West), Jurong Fire Station, Jurong Spring Community Club, Lakeholmz Condominium, Lakepoint Condominium, Parc Vista Condominium, Rulang Primary School, Summerdale condominium, The Lakefront Residences, HDB Boon Lay Gardens, HDB Golden Peony,
B No Chinese Garden Yuan Ching Secondary School, Yuan Ching Road Apartments, Kang Ching Road Apartments, Japanese Garden, Jurong Lake, Jurong Park, Taman Jurong estate
C Yes Boon Lay Way (Eastbound) Jurong Lake / Park, Boon Lay Way, Yuan Ching Road, Fuhua Secondary School, Lakeshore Condominium, Lake Grande Condominium, Lakeville Condominium, Sheng Leng Temple, Shuqun Primary School., Yuhua Secondary School, HDB Westwood Court,

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
  • TransitLink ticket office
    Operating Hours: 12:00pm to 7:30pm daily

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

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

Bus

There are two official bus stops linked to Lakeside  station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 28091 – Boon Lay Way (Lakeside Stn) A 49, 98, 98M, 154, 180, 187, 240, 246
B/s 2 28099 – Boon Lay Way (Opp Lakeside Stn) A 49, 98, 98M, 154, 180, 187, 240, 246

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
A Boon Lay Way (Westbound) Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Lakeside 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 2: 28099 – Boon Lay Way (Opp Lakeside Stn) C
 EW33  Tuas Link B/s 1: 28091 – Boon Lay Way (Lakeside Stn) A

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


Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving residential developments and schools in Hong Kah / Taman Jurong and attractions in the Jurong Lake district, the station encounters moderate to high demand throughout the day.

Construction

Brief History

Lakeside station opened on 5 November 1988, along with Jurong East and Chinese Garden stations along the East West Line. It was the western terminus of the East West Line until Boon Lay station opened on 6 July 1990.

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