Tiong Bahru MRT Station

 EW17 
Tiong Bahru
Station Underground entrance
Languages 中峇鲁 | தியோங் பாரு
Lines   East West Line
Operator SMRT
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 12 Mar 1988

Tiong Bahru MRT Station (EW17) is an underground station along the East West Line (EWL). It sits within the Tiong Bahru Station planning subzone, adjacent to the Tiong Bahru, Bukit Ho Swee and Henderson Hill subzones, and is physically located underneath Tiong Bahru Road, near the junction with Lower Delta Road.

Tiong Bahru is an amalgam of two words (tiong meaning cemetery in Hokkien, and bahru meaning new in Malay) as opposed to old cemeteries at Chinatown. The graves were cleared to make way for one of the earliest housing estates in Singapore, and public housing has since expanded to much of the surrounding area.

The station currently serves the Tiong Bahru Plaza shopping centre, and large numbers of residential developments (mostly HDB flats) in the area, along with several schools and parks.


First / Last Train Timings

East West Line – EW17 Tiong Bahru
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Sat Sun &
PHs
Daily
EW1 Pasir Ris 5:51am 5:51am 6:19am 12:01am
EW33 Tuas Link 6:07am 6:07am 6:33am 12:06am

 


Station Layout

L1 Street level Station Exits, Bus stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, TransitLink Ticket Office
B2 Platform A East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris
Platform B East West Line towards  EW33  Tuas Link

Platforms

East-West Line (B2):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW16  NE3  Outram Park  (→)
Platform B: East West Line towards  EW33  Tuas Link via  EW18  Redhill (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Tiong Bahru station has two underground East-West Line platforms in an island platform arrangement. 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 to the ticket concourse above.

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

The station has a ticket concourse located at Basement 1. 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 12:00pm to 7:30pm daily, but closed on Public Holidays.

Toilets and retail shops are located at ticket concourse level.

Exits

Tiong Bahru MRT station has two surface exits on either side of Tiong Bahru Road. Only Exit A offers barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Jalan Membina Jalan Membina, Tiong Bahru Road. Bukit Merah West Neighbourhood Police Centre, Central Green condo, Regency Suites, Twin Regency, Highline Residences, Henderson Community Centre, Tiong Bahru Market, Zhengde Primary School, HDB Bukit Merah View, HDB Membina Court, HDB Membina 118, HDB Kim Tian Towers, HDB Kim Tian 119, HDB Kim Tian Vista, HDB Tiong Bahru Orchid, HDB Tiong Bahru Estate
B No Tiong Bahru Plaza Tiong Bahru Plaza, Bukit Ho Swee, Central Plaza, Gan Eng Seng Secndary School, Meraprime condo, PSB Academy @ Delta, The Salvation Army, Tiong Bahru Examinations Centre, HDB Tiong Bahru View, HDB Boon Tiong Arcadia, HDB The Beo Cres, HDB Bukit Ho Swee View, HDB Havelock View

Station Amenities

  • Retail shops and Public toilets at ticket concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • ATMs and Self-service machines at ticket concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • Transitlink Ticket Office
    Operating Hours: 12:00pm to 7:30pm daily. Closed on Public Holidays.

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

Tiong Bahru station connects with several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.

Bus

There are two official bus stops linked to Tiong Bahru station. Bus stops 6 to 9 are added to better represent bus connections.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 10169 – Tiong Bahru Rd (Tiong Bahru Plaza) B 5, 16, 33, 63, 121, 122, 123, 123M, 195, 851
B/s 2 10161 – Tiong Bahru Rd (Opp Tiong Bahru Plaza) A 5, 16, 33, 63, 121, 122, 123, 123M, 195, 851, NR5

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
A Jalan Membina (bef Tiong Bahru Rd) Pick-up/drop-off point
B Tiong Bahru Plaza driveway Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point

 

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Tiong Bahru 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: 10169 – Tiong Bahru Rd (Tiong Bahru Plaza) B
 EW33  Tuas Link B/s 2: 10161 – Tiong Bahru Rd (Opp Tiong Bahru Plaza) A

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


Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving many residential developments and several schools in the vicinity, the station encounters moderate to high demand throughout the day.

Construction

Brief History

Tiong Bahru station opened on 12 March 1988, along with other East West Line stations between Outram Park and Clementi (except Dover).

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