Stevens MRT Station

 DT10 
Stevens
Station exit A
Languages 史蒂芬 | ஸ்டீவன்ஸ்
Lines   Downtown Line
Operator SBS Transit
Structure Underground
Platform Side (DTL)
Opened 27 Dec 2015 (DTL)

Stevens MRT Station (DT10) is an underground station along the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 2, located at the boundaries of the Nassim, Dunearn and Malcolm planning subzones. It is located at the junction of Stevens Road and Bukit Timah Road, serving the Stevens area.

The station is located in the vicinity of schools and residential developments. By 2021, Stevens station will be an interchange station with the Thomson-East Coast Line, with the station code   DT10  TE11  .


First / Last Train Timings

Downtown Line – DT10 Stevens
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
DT1 Bukit Panjang 5.58am 6.18am 12.30am
DT35 Expo 5.48am 6.08am 11.52pm
Thomson-East Coast Line (U/C)
Thomson-East Coast Line – TE11 Stevens
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
B2 TEL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
B3 DTL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
DTL Platform B Downtown Line towards DT35CG1 Expo
Mezzanine Transfer Linkway between Thomson-East Coast and Downtown Line Concourses
B4 DTL Transfer Escalators between DTL Platform A and B
TEL Platform A Thomson-East Coast Line towards   TE22  Gardens by the Bay
TEL Platform B Thomson-East Coast Line towards   TE1  Woodlands North
B5 DTL Platform A Downtown Line towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang

Level B1 is a service floor and not for public access. Level B2 and B4 will be further developed as part of the Thomson-East Coast Line station.

Platforms

Downtown Line (B3):
Platform B: Downtown Line towards DT35CG1 Expo via  DT11  NS21  Newton (→)
MRT_rail (2)
Downtown Line (B5):
Platform A: Downtown Line towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang via  DT9  CC19  Botanic Gardens (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Stevens station has two DTL platforms in a stacked side platform arrangement, with both platforms utilized for trains travelling in either direction. Owing to land constraints arising from building the station next to the Wayang Satu Flyover and Bukit Timah Canal, the stacked platform design was adopted, with the eastbound and westbound platforms at Basement 3 and 5 respectively. The TEL platforms are arranged in an island at Basement 4.

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 the various levels of the station. 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 exits of the station.

While all levels are connected by escalators, passengers heading in and out of Platform A (Basement 5) may prefer to take the lift directly to surface level to avoid the hassle of switching between multiple escalators.

Concourse

Unlike typical MRT stations which have a common set of fare gates to the train platforms, Stevens station has separate sets of fare gates for its two platforms, which are located on the same level as the platform (B3 and B5). 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 DTL station office located at Basement 3 is staffed during operating hours, where commuters may make travel inquiries or perform card transactions using cash payment.

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has also adjusted the fare system to allow for a 10-minute grace period. Commuters who enter the wrong platform at Stevens station and wish to take the train in the opposite direction can tap out and re-enter at the correct platform for no additional charge, so long as it is done within 10-minutes.

Lifts and escalators connect the concourse to street level. A public toilet is located in the unpaid area of the B3 concourse, near the Passenger Service Centre.

Art in Transit: “PIN – 23040” by Om Mee Ai

This work illustrates existing patterns in nature that constitute an historical dimension of the junctions of Stevens and Bukit Timah. In the 19th century the area was the natural habitat for biodiversity with an expanse of various exotic plantations crops. The manually stamp printed artwork evidences both visual and textural identities, using instances of nutmeg and rubber tree foliage, seeds and fruits. The purpose is to evoke to daily commuters the distinct historical and natural identity of the surrounding area.

Thomson-East Coast Line (U/C)
Thomson-East Coast Line (B4):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform ?: Towards   TE22  Gardens By The Bay via  TE12  Napier (→)
Platform ?: Towards  TE1  Woodlands North via  TE10  Mount Pleasant (←)
MRT_rail (2)

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

Exits

Stevens MRT station currently has only one exit leading to ground level (A). Along with escalators and stairs, lifts provide barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Bukit Timah Road Chinese International School, Kuie Pong Loft, Masjid Ba’alwie, Metropolitan YMCA, Raffles Town Club, Saint Joseph’s Institution, Singapore Chinese Girls’ School, Steven’s Court, Tanglin Community Centre, The Equatorial

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at DTL concourse

Transport Connections

Stevens station connects to two bus stops in the vicinity, as well as a taxi stand and passenger pick-up point.

Bus

There are two official bus stops linked to Stevens station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 40081 – Bt Timah Rd (Stevens Stn) A 48, 66, 67, 170/A, 171, 700/A, 960
B/s 2 40089 – Dunearn Rd (Opp Stevens Stn) A 48, 66, 67, 170, 171, 700/A, 960

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
A Robin Walk Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Stevens station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the Downtown Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:

Towards Bus stop Exit
Downtown Line
 DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang B/s 1: 40081 – Bt Timah Rd (Stevens Stn) A
DT35CG1 Expo B/s 2: 40089 – Dunearn Rd (Opp Stevens Stn) A

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


Passenger Usage Patterns

As a Central district station serving largely housing estates, Stevens station encounters moderate to low demand levels from developments in the vicinity. A number of parallel bus services duplicate the line between Bukit Panjang and Bugis, via the Bukit Timah corridor.

Construction Trivia

Downtown Line Stage 2 (DTL2) Contract 919 for the Design and Construction of Botanic Gardens and Stevens stations and tunnels was awarded to Sembawang Engineers & Constructors Pte Ltd for approximately S$378.2 million in Jul 2009.

Owing to land constraints arising from building the station next to the Wayang Satu Flyover and Bukit Timah Canal, the stacked platform design was adopted. The Thomson-East Coast Line will cut between both platforms, at Basement 4.

Contract T216 for the Construction of Stevens Station and Tunnels for Thomson Line was awarded to Daewoo Engineering and Construction Co; Ltd. at a contract sum of S$441.0 million in April 2014. The Korean company had completed numerous subways, double track line and high speed railroad projects in South Korea, e.g. Daegu Subway Line 2, Seoul Subway Line 7 and Busan Subway Line 3.

Future Developments

A 60-metre underpass underneath Dunearn Road and Bukit Timah Road will connect Singapore Chinese Girls’ School (SCGS) with Stevens MRT station, which is due to open in 2019. The station will be a future interchange station with the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Stage 3, scheduled to open in 2021.


Major Incidents


Gallery


External Links & References

2 thoughts on “Stevens MRT Station

  • 2 December 2017 at 1:53 PM
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    Greetings From Novotel on Stevens, can we cross or go underground to get to Stevens MRT station?

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    • 2 December 2017 at 6:19 PM
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      Stevens MRT Station is only accessible via street level at its only exit currently.

      Reply

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