Tuas West Road
大士西路 | துவாஸ் வெஸ்ட் ரோடு
|Lines Served||East West Line|
|Opened||18 June 2017|
Tuas West Road MRT Station (EW32) is an above-ground station along the East West Line (EWL). It is located along Pioneer Road, near the junction with Tuas West Road, and sits along the boundaries of the Tuas North, Tuas Bay and Tuas Promenade planning subzones.
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 the nearby road of the same name, which serves the Tuas West industrial area.
When opened, Tuas West Road station is expected to serve industries in the vicinity of Pioneer Road and Tuas West Road, such as Tuas Avenue 9 / 11 / 12 / 20, Tuas Lane and Tuas West Avenue.
First / Last Train Timings
|East West Line – EW32 Tuas West Road
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Weekdays & Sat||Sun &
|EW1 Pasir Ris||5.21am||5.51am||11.22pm|
|EW33 Tuas Link||5.34am||6.04am||12.45am|
|L3||Platform A||East West Line towards Pasir Ris|
|Platform B||East West Line towards Tuas Link|
|L2||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, Retail Shops, Footbridge across Pioneer Road|
|L1||Street Level||Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Station exits|
East-West Line (L3):
|Platform A: East West Line towards Pasir Ris via Tuas Crescent (→)
Platform B: East West Line towards Tuas Link (←)
Tuas West Road 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.
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.
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 Level 2. 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 Pioneer Road connects to two exits on either side of the road.
Built in-between two carriageways of Pioneer Road, Tuas West Road MRT station has one ground-level exit on both sides of the road, linked to the ticket concourse level by a pedestrian overpass. All exits offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.
|A||Yes||Pioneer Road (Westbound) / Tuas West Road||Pioneer Road, Tuas West Road, Tuas West Avenue, Tuas Avenue 11 / 20|
|B||Yes||Pioneer Road (Eastbound) / Tuas Avenue 12||Pioneer Road, Tuas West Road, Tuas West Avenue, Tuas Avenue 9 / 12, Tuas Lane|
- 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
Tuas West Road MRT station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.
There are two bus stops officially linked to Tuas West Road station. The other two bus stops are reflected here for better representation of bus connections.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|B/s 1||24719 – Pioneer Rd (Tuas West Rd Stn Exit A)||A||192, 193, 248|
|B/s 2||24711 – Pioneer Rd (Tuas West Rd Stn Exit B)||B||192, 193|
|–||25399 – Tuas West Rd (Aft Pioneer Rd)||A||193|
|–||25691 – Tuas Ave 20 (Aft Tuas West Rd Stn)||A||248, 254|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located near station exits:
|A||Pioneer Road (Westbound)||Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point|
|B||Pioneer Road (Eastbound)||Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Tuas West Road 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||24711 – Pioneer Rd (Tuas West Rd Stn Exit B)||B|
|Tuas Link||24719 – Pioneer Rd (Tuas West Rd Stn Exit A)||A|
In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Tuas West Road station depending on the situation on the ground.
Passenger Usage Patterns
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. The working name for Tuas West Road station was Tuas West Station.
Tuas West Road 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.
Gallery (Feb 2017):
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