Tampines West MRT Station

 DT31 
Tampines West
淡滨尼西 | தெம்பினிஸ் மேற்கு
Tampines West Exit B
Tampines West Exit B
Address 2 Tampines Avenue 4, Singapore 529683
Lines Served   Downtown Line
Operator SBS Transit
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 21 October 2017

Tampines West MRT Station (DT31) is an underground station along the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 3. It is built underneath Tampines Avenue 4, near the junction with Tampines Avenue 1, and in close proximity to nearby schools and residential areas.

The station takes its name from the residential town of Tampines. It serves schools such as Temasek Polytechnic, Junyuan Primary School and East View Primary School, as well as SAFRA Tampines, and the housing estates of Tampines Palmspring and Tampines Polyview.


First / Last Train Timings

Downtown Line – DT31 Tampines West
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
DT1 Bukit Panjang 5:45am 6:03am 11:49pm
DT35 Expo 6:13am 6:33am 12:33am

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
B3 Platform B Downtown Line towards  DT35  CG1  Expo
Platform A Downtown Line towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang

Platforms (B3):

Platform B: Downtown Line towards  DT35  CG1  Expo via  DT32  EW2  Tampines (→)
Platform A: Downtown Line towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang via  DT30  Bedok Reservoir (←)

Tampines West 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.

Concourse (B1):

 

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.

Civil Defence shelter

Tampines West station is one of eight stations along the Downtown Line 3 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.

Art in Transit: “Welcome to Jingapore! Tampines West” by Jing Quek

Raise your hands to the sky and salute the Singapore idols of Tampines West!

Welcome to Jingapore‘ combines the daily landmarks and the colourful Singaporeans that define Tampines West in a playful, rough-edged collage bursting with joy and colour!

Inspired by billboard advertisements, ‘Welcome to Jingapore‘ transforms everyday Tampines West residents into larger-than-life supermodels and serves as a time capsule for these residents to look back upon years from now.

Exits

Tampines West MRT station has two exits at ground level, all of which provide barrier-free accessibility.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Tampines Avenue 4 Jamiyah Home for the Aged (Darul Takrim), Saint Hilda’s Primary School, Saint Hilda’s Secondary School, S’pore SOKA Association HQ, Tampines Park Connector, Tampines West Community Club, Temasek Polytechnic
B Yes Tampines Avenue 1 East View Primary School, Jamiyah Home for the Aged (Darul Takrim), Junyuan Primary School, SAFRA Clubhouse (Tampines), Tampines NPC, Tampines Park Connector, Tampines SOKA Centre

 


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

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

Bus

There are three official bus stops linked to Tampines West station. 3 other bus stops have been added for a better representation of the area.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 76289 – Tampines Avenue 4 (Opp East View Pr Sch) A 22, 46, 129
B/s 2 75051 – Tampines Avenue 1 (Tampines West Stn Exit B) B 5, 8, 15, 18, 21, 23, 28, 59, 65, 67, 118, 168, 513, 518
B/s 3 76281 – Tampines Avenue 4 (East View Pr Sch) B 22, 46, 129
75059 – Tampines Avenue 1 (Bef Tampines West Stn) B 5, 8, 15, 18, 21, 23, 28, 59, 65, 67, 118, 168, 513, 518
75229 – Tampines Avenue 1 (Temasek Poly East G) A 8, 15, 23, 69, 118, 129, 513, 518, 2N
75221 – Tampines Avenue 1 (Opp Temasek Poly East G) A 8, 15, 23, 69, 118, 129, 513, 518

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
A Tampines Avenue 4 Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B Tampines Avenue 1 Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Tampines West 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
DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang B/s 3: 76281 – Tampines Avenue 4 (East View Pr Sch) B
DT35CG1 Expo B/s 1: 76289 – Tampines Avenue 4 (Opp East View Pr Sch) A

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


Passenger Usage Patterns

Located in close proximity to schools and residential areas, Tampines West station encounters moderate demand levels across the day.

Construction

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

Major Incidents

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