|Languages||兀兰北 | உட்லண்ட்ஸ் வடக்கு|
|Lines||Thomson-East Coast Line|
Woodlands North MRT Station (TE1) is an underground station and the northern terminus of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). Built as part of TEL Stage 1, the station is located in a developing region in Woodlands North, between Admiralty Road West and Woodlands Avenue 9.
Presently, only Republic Polytechnic is located in the vicinity, but future plans for the surrounding areas include a business park, commercial developments and residential developments, as part of the North Coast Innovation Corridor project that is planned for the future.
The station is targeted for completion and opening in Year 2019. The Singapore-Johor Bahru Rapid Transit System, targeted for 2024, will have its Singapore terminus located at or near Woodlands North MRT Station.
First / Last Train Timings
|Thomson-East Coast Line – TE1 Woodlands North
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|TE3 Woodlands South||—||—||—|
|L1||Street level||Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
|B1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Station control office|
|B?||Platform A||Thomson-East Coast Line towards Woodlands South|
|Platform B||Thomson-East Coast Line towards Woodlands South|
Thomson-East Coast Line (B?):
|Platform A: Towards Woodlands South via Woodlands (→)
Platform B: Towards Woodlands South via Woodlands (→)
Woodlands North station has two 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 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.
As the terminus of the Thomson-East Coast Line, both platforms are utilized alternatively for train turnarounds.
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 station concourse, opposite the passenger service centre.
Art in Transit: TBC
Woodlands North MRT station will likely have three exits leading to ground level (A, B and C). More details will be confirmed closer to the opening of the station.
- Public toilets at concourse level
- 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 (TBC)
Rail Bridging Services (TBC)
Passenger Usage Patterns
Thomson-East Coast Line Contract T202 for the construction of Woodlands North station and its associated tunnels was awarded to Penta-Ocean Construction Co Ltd. at a contract sum of S$337 million in November 2013. The Japanese contractor was previously involved in the construction of East-West Line’s Expo station, North-South Line’s Yew Tee and Kranji stations, and Downtown Line 3’s Bendemeer station.
Woodlands North station will serve the upcoming North Coast Innovation Corridor, and the Singapore-Johor Bahru RTS Link.
External Links & References