|Languages||中峇鲁 | தியோங் பாரு|
|Lines||East West Line|
|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|
|EW1 Pasir Ris||5:51am||5:51am||6:19am||12:01am*|
|EW29 Joo Koon||6:07am||6:07am||6:33am^||12:06am*|
* = Revised Last Train timings
From Sunday to Thursday nights (except eves of public holidays), the Last Train to Pasir Ris and Joo Koon will depart earlier, after which train services will terminate at Tanah Merah or Jurong East. The last train to Pasir Ris and Joo Koon will depart at 11:41pm and 11.45pm respectively. To allow for more track maintenance time, this arrangement will last from 14 February 2016 till end August 2016.
^ = Revised First Train timings
On Sundays, train services between Joo Koon and Queenstown along the East-West Line will commence late. The first westbound train for Joo Koon departs Queenstown at 6:49am; earlier trains will terminate at Queenstown. To allow for more track maintenance time, this arrangement will last from 5 June 2016 to 18 December 2016.
|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 Pasir Ris|
|Platform B||East West Line towards Tuas Link|
East-West Line (B2):
|Platform A: East West Line towards Pasir Ris via Outram Park (→)
Platform B: East West Line towards Tuas Link via Redhill (←)
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.
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.
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.
|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 Swe View, HDB Havelock View|
- 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.
- 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
Tiong Bahru station connects with several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points, and a designated Park and Ride carpark.
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|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located near station exits:
|A||Jalan Membina (bef Tiong Bahru Rd)||Pick-up/drop-off point|
|B||Tiong Bahru Plaza driveway||Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point|
Park and Ride
Tiong Bahru station has one carpark in the vicinity designated under the Park & Ride (P&R) Scheme:
|Delta Circus Fringe Carpark||B||Multi-Storey Car Park|
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:
|East West Line|
|Pasir Ris||B/s 1: 10169 – Tiong Bahru Rd (Tiong Bahru Plaza)||B|
|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.
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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