Lavender MRT Station

 EW11 
Lavender
Station Underground Exit
Languages 劳明达 | லவண்டர்
Lines   East West Line
Operator SMRT
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 4 Nov 1989

Lavender MRT Station (EW11) is an underground station along the East West Line (EWL). It sits within the Lavender planning subzone, adjacent to the Crawford, Kampong Bugis and Kallang Bahru subzones, and is physically located underneath Kallang Road, near the junction with Lavender Street / Crawford Street.

The station is named after the nearby Lavender Street, thought to be sarcastically named after the constant smell of urine and nightsoil which Chinese market gardeners used as fertilizer. Situated in the Kallang area near the mouth of the Rochor River, Lavender station serves clusters of HDB housing blocks in the vicinity, along with nearby commercial areas, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Building, and public parks along the Rochor / Kallang river.


First / Last Train Timings

East West Line – EW11 Lavender
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Sat Sun &
PHs
Daily
EW1 Pasir Ris 6:05am 6:05am 6:33am 12:16am*
EW29 Joo Koon 5:52am 5:52am 6:18am^ 11:47pm*

* = 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 11:54pm and 11.32pm respectively. To allow for more track maintenance time, this arrangement will last from 14 February 2016 till end August 2016.

^ = Revised First Train timings

On Sundays, train services between Joo Koon and Queenstown along the East-West Line will commence late. The first westbound train for Joo Koon departs Queenstown at 6:49am; earlier trains will terminate at Queenstown. To allow for more track maintenance time, this arrangement will last from 5 June 2016 to 18 December 2016.


Station Layout

L1 Street level Station Exits, Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, TransitLink Ticket Office
B2 Platform A East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris
Platform B East West Line towards  EW33  Tuas Link

Platforms

East-West Line (B2):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW10  Kallang (→)
Platform B: East West Line towards  EW33  Tuas Link via  EW12  DT14 
 Bugis (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Lavender station has two underground East-West Line platforms in an island platform arrangement. Full-height Platform screen doors isolate the air-conditioned station from the tunnel environment, enhancing commuter safety and station comfort. A set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to the ticket concourse above.

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

The station has a ticket concourse located at Basement 1. 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, but is closed on Public Holidays.

Toilets and retail shops are located in the unpaid areas of the ticket concourse.

Exits

Lavender MRT station has two exits leading to either side of Kallang Road. Both exits offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled. Passengers for ICA Building should use Exit A, and for Jalan Besar Stadium, use Exit B.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Kallang Road (Westbound) Kallang Road, Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA Building), City Gate, Crawford Centre, ELD Training Centre, Golden Mile Complex, Golden Mile Food Centre, Golden Sultan Plaza, Kallang Riverside Park, Kampong Glam Community Centre, Key Point, North Bridge Road Market & Food Court, Southbank Condo, Sultan Plaza, Textile Centre, HDB Crawford Court, HDB Golden Beach Vista, HDB Beach Road Gardens
B Yes Kallang Road (Eastbound) Kallang Road, Jalan Besar Stadium & Sports Centre, Jalan Besar Swimming Complex, City Lights Condo, Jalan Besar Community Centre, Kitchener Complex, Horne Road, Lavender Food Centre, PA HQ, Pico Art Creative Centre, Singapore Casket, Tai Peh Buddhist Centre, V Hotel Lavender

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: 1200hrs – 1930hrs daily. Closed on Public Holidays.

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

Lavender station connects with 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 Lavender station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 01319 – Kallang Rd (Lavender Stn) A 2, 12, 33, 107, 107M, 133
B/s 2 01311 – Kallang Rd (Lavender Stn) B 2, 7, 12, 32, 33, 51, 61, 63, 80, 107, 107M, 133, 145, 175, 197, NR7
B/s 3 80101 – Lor 1 Geylang (Opp Blk 2C) B 21, 26, 31, 140, 175, 853, 853C, 961, 961C, 985
B/s 4 80109 – Lor 1 Geylang (Bet Blks 2B/2C) B 21, 26, 31, 140, 175, 853, 853C, 961, 961C, 985

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
A Kallang Road (outside ICA Building) Taxi stand
A ICA Building driveway Pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Lavender 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: 01311 – Kallang Rd (Lavender Stn) B
 EW33  Tuas Link B/s 1: 01319 – Kallang Rd (Lavender Stn) A

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


Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving residential developments and businesses in the vicinity of Kallang Road, Lavender Street, Crawford Street and North Bridge Road, the station encounters moderate demand throughout the day.

Construction

Brief History

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

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