Outram Park MRT Station

 EW16  NE3 
Outram Park
EWL station exit
Languages 欧南园 | ஊட்ரம் பார்க்
Lines   East West Line
  North East Line
 
Thomson-East Coast Line
Operators SMRT (EWL)
SBS Transit (NEL)
Structure Underground
(Whole station)
Platforms Island (EWL & NEL)
Opened 12 Dec 1987 (EWL)
20 Jun 2003 (NEL)
Year 2021 (TEL)

Outram Park MRT Station (EW16/NE3) is an underground interchange station at the boundaries of the Bukit Merah and Outram planning areas. Located near the junction of Outram Road, Eu Tong Sen Street and New Bridge Road, the station connects the East West Line (EWL) and the North East Line (NEL).

The station brings rail connections to the Outram Medical Campus, Pearl’s Hill and other developments around Cantonment Road, including the Police Cantonment Complex. The Outram Medical Campus houses the Singapore General Hospital, Outram Polyclinic, Singapore National Eye Centre, National Dental Centre, National Heart Centre, the Health Promotion Board, the Health Sciences Authority, the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and other specialist medical centres. Located near Exit F is New Bridge Road Bus Terminal, where bus connections are offered; however the terminal is to be relocated by end-2017

The station and its surrounding area gets its name after Sir James Outram, a British general. By 2021, Outram Park will be an interchange station with the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL), with the station code  EW16  NE3  TE17 . It will then join Dhoby Ghaut and Marina Bay stations as three-line interchange stations within the MRT network.


First / Last Train Timings

East West Line – EW16 Outram Park
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Sat Sun &
PHs
Daily
EW1 Pasir Ris 5:54am 5:54am 6:22am 12:04am
EW33 Tuas Link 6:04am 6:04am 6:30am 12:04am
North East Line – NE3 Outram Park
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Sat Sun &
PHs
Daily
NE1 Harbour-
Front
6:12am 6:11am 6:32am 11:58pm
NE17 Punggol 5:48am 6:03am 6:23am 11:58pm
Thomson-East Coast Line (U/C)
Thomson-East Coast Line – TE17 Outram Park
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
TE1 Woodlands North
TE22 Gardens by the Bay

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 EWL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office
B2 EWL Platform A East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris
EWL Platform B East West Line towards  EW33  Tuas Link
B3 NEL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
Transfer Linkway Paid transfer link between EWL and NEL stations
B4 NEL Platform A North East Line towards  NE1  CC29  HarbourFront
NEL Platform B North East Line towards  NE17  PTC  Punggol

With both the North East Line and Circle Line terminating at HarbourFront, signs are placed to advise commuters that the North East Line offers the faster route to HarbourFront station. Well-integrated with the The Atrium@Orchard and Plaza Singapura shopping mall, various exits lead directly to retail areas of the mall.

East West Line (B2):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW15  Tanjong Pagar (→)
Platform B: East West Line towards  EW33  Tuas Link via  EW17  Tiong Bahru (←)
MRT_rail (2)
North East Line (B4):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform B: North East Line towards  NE17  PTC  Punggol via  NE4  DT19  Chinatown (→)
Platform A: North East Line  towards  NE1  CC29  HarbourFront (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Outram Park station has four platforms, with the East West Line (EWL) and North East Line (NEL) occupying two platforms each, both in island platform configurations, separated by depth with the newer NEL running underneath the older EWL. 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 and connecting platforms.

All platforms are served by a set of escalators, stairs and lifts which connect to their respective station concourses one floor above. Both EWL and NEL stations are linked by a transfer linkway at Basement 3, which connect to the EWL platforms at one end and the NEL concourse at the other end.

Concourse

Both the East West Line and North East Line concourses feature faregates for automatic fare collection and provides access between paid and unpaid areas of the station. At least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate is installed at each point of entry/exit 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 (EWL) and Top-up Machines (NEL), offer contactless card transactions. The station offices function as Passenger Service Centres, and are staffed during operating hours, where commuters may make travel inquiries or perform card transactions using cash payment. Additionally, a Transitlink Ticket Office at the EWL concourse serves commuters from 1200hrs – 1930hrs daily.

Toilets are located in the unpaid areas of both EWL and NEL stations, situated near the Passenger Service Centres. Retail shops are present in the EWL parts of the station.

NEL Art in Transit: “The Commuters” by Teo Eng Seng

One of the most thought provoking artworks on the North East Line, these rich and varied wall reliefs of people in motion reflect the thoughts and inner-most feelings of commuters. These images seem to emerge from the wall and disappear into it, inviting commuters to pause and contemplate their meaning. The work was originally fashioned in clay by the artist before being transferred onto concrete wall panels.

Civil Defence shelter

Outram Park NEL station is one of thirteen stations along the North East Line designated as Civil Defence (CD) shelters, which will be activated in times of national emergency. Apart from reinforced construction, the stations are designed and equipped with facilities to ensure the shelter environment is tolerable for all shelterees during shelter occupation. These facilities include protective blast doors, decontamination facilities, ventilation systems, power and water supply systems and a dry toilet system.

Thomson-East Coast Line (U/C)
Thomson-East Coast Line (B?):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Towards  TE22  Gardens By The Bay via  TE18  Maxwell (→)
Platform B: Towards  TE1  Woodlands North via  TE16  Havelock (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Outram Park station has two underground Thomson-East Coast Line platforms in an island platform arrangement, expected to open for passenger service in Year 2021.

Exits

Outram Park MRT station has eight exits at ground level (A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H), most of which provide barrier-free accessibility for the disabled. Exits A, B, C and D branch out from the same East West Line surface building.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A, B, C, D Yes Outram Road Outram Road, Cape Inn Hotel, Health Promotion Board, Health Sciences Authority, Hotel 81 (Osaka), National Cancer Centre, National Dental Centre, National Eye Centre, National Heart Centre, Nostalgia Hotel, Pearl Bank Apartments, Pearl’s Hill City Park, Pearl Hill Terrace, Pearl’s Centre, Singapore General Hospital, St Matthew’s Church, Jubilee Church, Wangz Hotel, YWCA Outram Road Centre
E Yes Outram Road Eu Tong Sen Street, Outram Road
F Yes Eu Tong Sen Street Eu Tong Sen Street, Hospital Drive, Health Promotion Board, Health Sciences Authority, National Cancer Centre, National Dental Centre, National Heart Centre, New Bridge Road Bus Terminal, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore National Eye Centre
G No Police Cantonment Complex Cantonment Road, Asia Garden, Bukit Merah East Neighbourhood Police Post, Cantonment Primary School, Central Police Division Headquarters, Dragon Mansion, Maritime House, Silat Road Sikh Temple, Spottiswoode Apartment
H Yes New Bridge Road New Bridge Road, Berjaya Hotel, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Bukit Pasoh Building, Chinatown Complex, Chinatown Hotel, Chinatown Plaza, Chinatown Plaza Apartments, G Hotel, Hotel 1929, Hotel 81 (Cosy), Jean Yip Loft, Kreta Ayer Community Centre, Kreta Ayer People’s Theatre, Maxwell Road Food Centre, New Bridge Centre, New Majestic Hotel, Oriental Plaza, Phoo Thor Jee Temple, Pinnacle Duxton, Sri Mariamman Temple, Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple, Tai Sun Building, Tanjong Pagar CC, The Keong Saik Hotel, The Saff Hotel

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at EWL, NEL concourses
  • ATMs and Self-service machines
  • Transitlink Ticket Office (Open 1200hrs – 1930hrs daily)
  • 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

Outram Park station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points at selected exits.

Bus

There are seven official bus stops linked to Outram Park station. Boarding for New Bridge Road Bus Terminal services are conducted at Bus Stop 1.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 10017 – Eu Tong Sen St (Aft Hosp Dr) F 2, 12, 54, 61, 120, 121, 122, 124, 143, 147, 166, 167, 174, 174e, 190, 196, 197, 961, 961C, CT8, CT18
B/s 2 10018 – Eu Tong Sen St (Outram Pk Stn Exit F/SGH) F 61, 124, 143, 147, 166, 197, 961, 961C
B/s 3 05012 – Eu Tong Sen St (Pearl’s Ctr) A, B, C, D, E 54, 124, 143, 147, 166, 190, 851, 970, CT8, CT18
B/s 4 05019 – New Bridge Rd (Opp Pearl’s Ctr) H 2, 12, 33, 54, 63, 124, 143, 147, 190, 851, 961, 961C, 970, CT8, CT18
B/s 5 06029 – Outram Rd (Outram Pk Stn) A, B, C, D 33, 63, 75, 121, 122, 174, 174e, 851, 970
B/s 6 06011 – Outram Rd (Opp Outram Pk Stn) A, B, C, D 33, 63, 75, 121, 122, 174, 174e, 851, 970
B/s 7 05069 – New Bridge Rd (Outram Pk Stn Exit H) H 124, 143, 147, 961, 961C

Road

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

Exit Road / Landmark Provisions
A – D Outram Road (Eastbound) Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
F Eu Tong Sen Street (Northbound) Pick-up/drop-off point
H Teo Hong Road Taxi stand

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Outram Park station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the East West Line or North East 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 5: 06029 – Outram Rd (Outram Pk Stn) A, B, C, D
 EW33  Tuas Link B/s 6: 06011 – Outram Rd (Opp Outram Pk Stn) A, B, C, D
North East Line
 NE1  CC29  HarbourFront B/s 7: 05069 – New Bridge Rd (Outram Pk Stn Exit H) H
 NE17  PTC  Punggol B/s 2: 10018 – Eu Tong Sen St (Outram Pk Stn Exit F/SGH) F

In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Outram Park station for free rides.


Passenger Usage Patterns

As an interchange station in the City, the station is well-utilized by many commuters transferring between rail lines and heading in and out of the area. With the Outram Medical Campus generating strong demand and nearby places of interest, Outram Park station encounters high commuter traffic throughout the day.

Construction

Outram Park NEL station and tunnels were built as part of NEL Contract 710.

Contract T222 for the Construction of Outram Park Station for Thomson Line was awarded to Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd at a contract sum of S300.8 million in May 2014. The Korean company had previously been involved in Korean civil engineering projects and was part of the joint venture involved in the design and construction of Marina Coastal Expressway.

Future Developments


Major Incidents

Police shooting

A 43-year-old man was shot dead at Outram Park NEL station by a policeman on 6 March 2008, at around 3:35 pm. The man had fatally stabbed a 52-year-old odd-job worker to death in a hawker centre at Jalan Kukoh at about 2.45 pm earlier that day. As two police officers approached the suspect, he lunged at them with a knife, and was shot within three metres in the chest. The man died on the spot, and paramedics pronounced him dead at about 3.50 pm.

Train services were not affected; however several doors were affected by the resulting police cordon and passengers were diverted to other doors. A coroner’s inquiry recorded a verdict of justifiable homicide.


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