Ubi MRT Station

 DT27 
Ubi
乌美 | ஊபீ
Ubi MRT Station Exit A
Ubi MRT Station Exit A
Address 51 Ubi Avenue 2, Singapore 408899
Lines Served   Downtown Line
Operator SBS Transit
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opening on 21 Oct 2017

Ubi MRT Station (DT27) is an underground station along the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 3. It is built underneath Ubi Avenue 2, near the junctions with Ubi Avenue 1 and Ubi Avenue 3, and serves the Kampong Ubi Industrial Estate, along with schools and HDB flats near Ubi Avenue 1.

The station takes its name from the Kampong Ubi Industrial Estate which it is situated within. The area was formerly a large village and the Malay word Ubi referring to the Tapioca plant.

The station is built in close proximity to Maha Bodhi School, Manjusri Secndary School, HDB Kampong Ubi Greenville and many other industrial buildings.


First / Last Train Timings

Downtown Line – DT27 Ubi
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
DT1 Bukit Panjang 5:54am 6:12am 11:58pm
DT35 Expo 6:05am 6:25am 12:24am

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B2 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
B3 Platform B Downtown Line towards  DT35  CG1  Expo
Platform A Downtown Line towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang

Platforms

Platform B: Downtown Line towards  DT35  CG1  Expo via  DT28  Kaki Bukit (→)
Platform A: Downtown Line towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang via   DT26  CC10  MacPherson (←)

Ubi station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement, with both platforms utilized for trains travelling in either direction. Full-height Platform screen doors isolate the air-conditioned station from the tunnel environment, enhancing commuter safety and station comfort.

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 (B2):

The concourse 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.

A public toilet is located in the unpaid area of the DTL concourse.

Art in Transit: “Staple” by Zainudin Samsuri
Ubi MRT Station - Art In Transit
Ubi MRT Station – Art In Transit ‘Staple’

During the Japanese occupation of Singapore, part of Geylang was renamed Kampong Ubi, or tapioca village in the Malay language. At that time, tapioca had replaced rice as the staple food as it was cheaper to farm. The plant was used for medicinal purposes; its leaves were used as a styptic agent, while its starch, when mixed with rum, can be used to treat skin problems.

Staple‘, an abstraction of tapioca roots, is inspired by the history of Ubi and the significance of the tapioca plant. The skeletal silhouette of the roots represents solidarity in Singapore’s multiracial and multicultural society. It is hoped that ‘Staple’ can connect generations of Singaporeans to the history of Ubi and its association with the tapioca plant.

Exits

Ubi MRT station has two exits at ground level, all of which provide barrier-free accessibility.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Ubi Ave 2 (Westbound) / Ubi Ave 1 CES Building, Excalibur Centre, Hola Centre, Maha Bodhi School, Manjusri Secondary School, Techniques Centre, Ubi Techpark
B Yes Ubi Ave 2 (Eastbound) / Ubi Rd 3 Automobile Megamart, Boon Teck Home, E-Park @ Ubi, Frontier, Focus One, Fulco Building, Kah Motors, Kai Lim @ Ubi, Kampong Ubi Industrial Estate, Olympia Industrial Building, Pioneers & Leaders Centre, Regent Centre, Serial System Building, The Besco Building, Think One Building, Ubi Car Mall, Ubiplex 1, Wangi Industrial Building, Wui Hong Building

 


Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at DTL concourse

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

Ubi station connects to two bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.

Bus

There are two official bus stops linked to Ubi station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 71129 – Ubi Ave 2 (Ubi Stn Exit A) A 8, 22, 61, 65, 66, 137
B/s 2 71121 – Ubi Ave 2 (Ubi Stn Exit B) B 8, 22, 61, 65, 66, 137

Road

Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to the following station exits:

Exit Road Provisions
A Ubi Avenue 2 (Westbound) Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B Ubi Avenue 2 (Eastbound) Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Ubi station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the Downtown Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:

Towards Bus stop Exit
Downtown Line
DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang B/s 1: 71129 – Ubi Ave 2 (Ubi Stn Exit A) A
DT35CG1 Expo B/s 2: 71121 – Ubi Ave 2 (Ubi Stn Exit B) B

In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Ubi station for free rides.


Passenger Usage Patterns

Located within an industrial estate while also having schools and residential developments in the vicinity, Mattar station encounters moderate demand levels across the day.

Construction

Downtown Line Stage 3 (DTL3) Contract 930 for the construction and completion of Ubi Station and its associated tunnls was awarded to SK Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd for approximately S$161.71 million in April 2011.

During construction, Ubi Avenue 2 was realigned to skirt around the construction site.

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