Tuas West Road MRT Station

EW32
Tuas West Road
大士西路 | துவாஸ் வெஸ்ட் ரோடு
Tuas West Road 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 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 &
PHs
Daily
EW1 Pasir Ris 5.21am 5.51am 11.22pm
EW33 Tuas Link 5.34am 6.04am 12.45am

Station Layout

L3 Platform A East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris
Platform B East West Line towards  EW33  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

Platforms

East-West Line (L3):
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Platform A: East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW31  Tuas Crescent (→)
Platform B: East West Line towards  EW33  Tuas Link (←)
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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.

Concourse

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.

Exits

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.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
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

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 West Road 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 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

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
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:

Towards Bus stop Exit
East West Line
 EW1  Pasir Ris 24711 – Pioneer Rd (Tuas West Rd Stn Exit B) B
 EW33  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

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. 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.

Brief History

Future Developments


Major Incidents


Gallery (Feb 2017):

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