Tampines MRT Station

 EW2  DT32 

淡滨尼 | தெம்பினிஸ்
Station Exit A
Station Exit B
Lines Served   East West Line
  Downtown Line (U/C)
Operator SMRT (EWL)
SBS Transit (DTL)
Structure Elevated (EWL)
Underground (DTL)
Platform Island (EWL & DTL)
Opened on 16 Dec 1989 (EWL)
21 Oct 2017 (DTL)

Tampines MRT Station (EW2) is an above-ground station along the East West Line (EWL). It is located within the Tampines East planning subzone, and is built at Tampines Town Centre, next to Tampines Avenue 4, Tampines Central 4 and Tampines Central 5.

The station is named after the Tampines estate, in turn named after the Ironwood trees known to the locals as Tempinis (scientific name: Streblus elongatus), that grew abundantly in this area in the old days.

The station is a transport node for residents of Tampines New Town, serving adjacent shopping malls (Tampines Mall, Tampines One, Century Square), community amenities (Tampines Regional Library, Tampines Swimming Complex, etc.), office buildings, schools and housing developments. Bus services are offered from Tampines Bus Interchange and Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange which connect to other parts of the estate.

From 21 Oct 2017, Tampines station will be an interchange station with the Downtown Line Stage 3, with the station code  EW2  DT32 
. There will, however, be no paid links between the EWL and DTL stations. The DTL station will also function as a Civil Defence shelter.

First / Last Train Timings

East West Line – EW2 Tampines
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Sat Sun &
EW1 Pasir Ris 5:21am 5:21am 5:47am 12:37am
EW33 Tuas Link 5:31am 5:31am 5:57am 11:26pm


Downtown Line – DT32 Tampines
Destination First Train Last Train
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
DT1 Bukit Panjang
DT35 Expo

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, Passenger Service Centre, TransitLink Ticket Office, Retail Shops
Street Level Tampines Bus Interchange, Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Retail Shops
B1 (U/C) Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
B? (U/C) Platform B Downtown Line towards  DT35  CG1  Expo
Platform A Downtown Line towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang


East-West Line (L2):
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Platform A: East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris (→)
Platform B: East West Line towards  EW33  Tuas Link via  EW3  Simei (←)
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Tampines 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 retrofitted High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans keep passengers cool. Similar to most platforms along the Eastern side of the East West Line, a barrel vault roof design allows for a spacious interior that is easily navigated.

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.


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 8:00am to 9:00pm daily.

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


Tampines MRT station has three exits on the ground floor of the station clustered around the unpaid area of the concourse. Exits A, B, D, E & F offers barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.

Exits A, B & C are connected to the East West Line station while Exits D, E & F are connected to the Downtown Line station.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Bus Interchange Tampines Bus Interchange, HDB Tampines Branch Office, Tampines Regional Library, AIA Tampines, EastLink Mall, Hitachi Square, OCBC Centre One, OCBC Centre Two, Tampines Grande, Abacus Plaza, OCBC Centre Two, Our Tampines Hub, Tampines Junction, Tampines Swimming Complex, Telepark, UOB Tampines Centre, Darul Ghufran Mosque
B Yes Tampines One Tampines One, Tampines Avenue 4, Tampines Central 4, Tampines Regional Library, Tampines Polyclinic, Tampines North Community Club, Tampines Retail Park Shuttle Bus Pick-up point (Giant/Ikea/Courts), Tampines Community Plaza, Pasir Ris Secondary School, Kheng Chiu Happy Lodge, Tampines Street 21, HDB Tampines Heart, HDB Sun Plaza View, HDB Sun Plaza Gardens
C No Tampines Mall Abacus Plaza, OCBC Centre Two, Tampines Plaza, Tampines Point, Tampines Sports Hall, Telepark, UOB Tampines Centre, Century Square, CPF Tampines Building, Tampines Mall
D Yes Under Construction Under Construction
E Yes Under Construction Under Construction
F Yes Under Construction Under Construction

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: 8:00am to 9:00pm 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

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


There is a bus interchange and two official bus stops linked to Tampines station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
Tampines Bus Interchange A 3, 4, 8, 10, 19, 20, 22, 23, 28, 29, 31, 37, 38, 46, 65, 67, 69, 72, 81, 127, 291, 292, 293, 969
Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange A 18, 39, 129
B/s 1 76141 – Tampines Ave 4 (Tampines Stn/Int) B 2N, 3, 15, 21, 27, 129, 168, NR7
B/s 2 76149 – Tampines Ave 4 (Opp Tampines Stn/Int) B 3, 15, 21, 27, 129, 168


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

Exit Road Provisions
A Tampines Avenue 4 (Tampines Mall driveway) Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
B Tampines Central 4 (Tampines One driveway) Taxi stand
B Tampines Central 4 (outside Tampines Stn) Pick-up/drop-off point


Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Tampines 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 1: 76141 – Tampines Ave 4 (Tampines Stn/Int) B
 EW33  Tuas Link B/s 2: 76149 – Tampines Ave 4 (Opp Tampines Stn/Int) B

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

Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving Tampines Town Centre, Tampines station encounters high demand throughout the day as a transport node for Tampines Town Centre residents.


Brief History

Tampines station opened on 16 December 1989 along with Simei and Pasir Ris stations.

Downtown Line Stage 3 (DTL3) Contract 926 for the construction and completion of Tampines West station and its associated tunnels was awarded to Cooperativa Muratori & Cementisti – C.M.C di Ravenna for approximately S$226.92 million in July 2011. Along with Contract 927 for Bedok Reservoir station, these two contracts were the first MRT contracts in Singapore undertaken by the Italian company, with prior experience in construction of railway projects in Italy.

Future Developments

By 2017, Tampines station will be an interchange station with the Downtown Line.

Major Incidents


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