Mattar MRT Station

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Lines Served   Downtown Line
Operator SBS Transit
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opening in 21 October 2017

Mattar MRT Station (DT25) is an underground station along the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 3. It is built near the junction of Merpati Road and Mattar Road, and serves nearby schools, institutions and private housing estates, along with HDB flats near Circuit Road.

The station takes its name from the nearby Mattar Road and is located within the MacPherson planning subzone. Merpati Road is expected to be re-aligned in the future to pass right over the station.

The station is built in close proximity to Canossa Convent Primary School, MacPherson Primary School, and both HDB and private housing estates.

First / Last Train Timings

Downtown Line – DT25 Mattar
Destination First Train Last Train
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
DT1 Bukit Panjang
DT35 Expo

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
B? Platform B Downtown Line towards  DT35  CG1  Expo
Platform A Downtown Line towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang


Platform B: Downtown Line towards  DT35  CG1  Expo via  DT26  CC10  MacPherson (→)
Platform A: Downtown Line towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang via  DT24  Geylang Bahru (←)

Mattar 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.


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: TBC



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 (TBC)

Rail Bridging Services (TBC)

Passenger Usage Patterns

As a Central region station serving the schools, institutions and residential estates, Mattar station encounters low to moderate demand levels across the day.


Downtown Line Stage 3 (DTL3) Contract 932 for the construction and completion of Mattar Station and its associated tunnels was awarded to Sato Kogyo (S) Pte Ltd for approximately S$199.85 million in April 2011.

Future Developments

Major Incidents


Future realignment of Merpati and Mattar Road as highlighted in the URA Masterplan 2014
Future realignment of Merpati and Mattar Road as highlighted in the URA Masterplan 2014

External Links & References

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