Tuas Link MRT Station

EW33
Tuas Link
大士连路 | துவாஸ் லிங்க்
Tuas Link Station
Lines Served   East West Line
Operator SMRT
Structure Elevated
Platform Island
Opened 18 June 2017

This Train Station is affected by Early Closure and Late Opening on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in December 2017. Click here for more details.

Tuas Link MRT Station (EW33) is an above-ground station and western terminus of the East West Line (EWL). Located along Tuas West Drive, at the junction with Tuas Link 4, it also sits within the Tuas Promenade planning subzone.

The station was constructed as part of the Tuas West Extension of the EWL, which opened on 18 June 2017. It takes its name from nearby roads of the same name, numbered from 1 to 4, which serve the Tuas West industrial area. It is also the first elevated MRT station in Singapore with the ticket concourse level above the platform level.

When opened, Tuas Link station replaced Joo Koon as the western terminus of the EWL. It serves industries in the vicinity of Tuas West Drive and Tuas Link 4, such as Tuas Link 1 / 2 / 3, Raffles Marina and Tuas Checkpoint. Bus services are offered from the nearby Tuas Bus Terminal, connecting to other parts of the Jurong, Tuas and Tuas South industrial areas.

Although within walking distance to Tuas Checkpoint, commuters are not allowed to enter Tuas Checkpoint on foot. Commuters heading to Malaysia via the Tuas Second Link should head to either Boon Lay for Causeway Link Bus Service CW6, or Jurong East for Bus Services CW3 / CW4 / CW4S.


First / Last Train Timings

East West Line – EW33 Tuas Link
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun &
PHs
Daily
EW1 Pasir Ris 5.19am 5.49am 11.20pm

Station Layout

L3 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, Retail Shops, Linkbridge across Tuas West Drive
L2 Platform A East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris
Platform B East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris
L1 Street Level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Station exits

Platforms

East-West Line (L2):
MRT_rail (1)
Platform A: East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW32  Tuas West Road (→)
Platform B: East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW32  Tuas West Road (→)
MRT_rail (1)

Tuas Link 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. Branching off the EWL tracks are two reception tracks that lead to Tuas MRT Depot.

The station is built with a barrel vault roof design similar to other stations between Tuas Link and Pioneer, and many other overground stations along the Eastern side of the East West Line. The large curved roof does away with support columns for a more specious feel and easy navigation at platform level. 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. Skylights on the roof, running the length of the station, allow natural lighting into the station platforms. In certain enclosed parts of the platform, Pro-Jet fans are used instead.

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 above.

Concourse

The station has a ticket concourse located at Level 3. Unique to Tuas Link station, it is the first elevated station with the ticket concourse above the platform level, as the tracks descend to a lower height before entering Tuas MRT Depot. It 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.

Toilets and retail shops are located in the unpaid areas of the ticket concourse. A link bridge across Tuas West Drive connects to an exit on the southbound side of the road.

Exits

Tuas Link MRT station has a ground-level exit on both sides of Tuas West Drive, with the exit on the Southbound side of the road linked to the ticket concourse level by a pedestrian overpass. All exits offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Tuas West Drive (Southbound) /
Tuas Link 4
Tuas West Drive, Tuas Bus Terminal, Tuas MRT Depot, Tuas Link 1 / 2 / 3 / 4, Super Continental Building
B Yes Tuas West Drive (Northbound) Tuas West Drive, Raffles Marina, Tuas Checkpoint

Station Amenities

  • TBC

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

Tuas Link MRT station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.

Bus

There are two bus stops officially linked to Tuas Link station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 25421 – Tuas West Dr (Opp Tuas Link Stn) A 182, 182M, 192, 193, 247, 248
B/s 2 25429 – Tuas West Dr (Tuas Link Stn) B 182, 182M, 192, 193, 247, 248

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
A Tuas West Drive (Southbound) Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
B Tuas West Drive (Northbound) Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of an MRT service disruption affecting Tuas Link 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: 25421 – Tuas West Dr (Opp Tuas Link Stn) A

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


Track Layout

North of the station and branching off the EWL tracks are two reception tracks that lead to Tuas MRT Depot.

In addition, a scissor crossover is located just south of the station for the turnaround of trains.


Passenger Usage Patterns

TBC

Construction

Contract 1686 (C1686) for the construction of Tuas West Road and Tuas Link stations approximately 2.2km of elevated MRT viaducts was awarded to China Railway 11 Bureau Group Corporation for S$150 million in November 2011.

Tuas Link station was constructed as part of the $3.5 billion, 7.5-kilometre Tuas West extension, a fully elevated extension with four stations and a new train depot in Tuas.

Brief History

Future Developments


Major Incidents


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One thought on “Tuas Link MRT Station

  • 30 June 2017 at 7:15 AM
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    So when will the causeway busses move to here to reduce the journey time and road congestion? It seems very short sighted to put an MRT stop so close to the checkpoint and then not use the benefit.

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