Woodlands MRT Station

 NS9 
Woodlands
Station exit D
Languages 兀兰 | உட்லண்ட்ஸ்
Lines   North South Line
  Thomson-East Coast Line
Operator SMRT
Structure Elevated
Underground (TEL)
Platform Island
Opened 10 Feb 1996
Year 2019 (TEL)

Woodlands MRT Station (NS9) is an above-ground station along the North South Line (NSL). It is located within the Woodlands Regional Centre planning subzone, located in the heart of Woodlands New Town. A circular road, Woodlands Square, provides access to the station and its surrounding developments.

As a forested area in the past, Woodlands New Town is now served by Woodlands, Admiralty and Marsiling stations, with Woodlands station being situated in the Regional Centre (to differentiate it from the older Woodlands Town Centre, which is next to Woodlands Checkpoint). Opened in Feburary 1996 a part of the NSL (Woodlands Extension), the station is built on top of Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange as a space-saving measure.

The station is a transport node for residents of Woodlands New Town, serving adjacent shopping malls and community amenities (Causeway Point, Woodlands Civic Centre, Woods Square), as well as schools and housing developments. Bus services are offered from Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange, which took over the existing basement bus interchange, which was closed owing to Thomson-East Coast Line construction works.

By 2019, Woodlands station will be an interchange station with the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Stage 1, with the new station code station code  NS9  TE2  . The TEL station will be built underground.


First / Last Train Timings

North South Line – NS9 Woodlands
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Sat Sun &
PHs
Daily
NS28 Marina South Pier 5:27am 5:27am 5:45am 11:12pm
NS27 Marina Bay 11:15pm
NS19 Toa Payoh 11:50pm
NS16 Ang Mo Kio 12:39am
NS1 Jurong East 5:38am 5:37am 6:01am 12:36am
NS7 Kranji 12:52am

 

Thomson-East Coast Line (U/C)
Thomson-East Coast Line – TE2 Woodlands
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
Daily
TE1 Woodlands North
TE3 Woodlands South

Station Layout

L2 Platform A North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East
Platform B North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier
L1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office
Street Level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Retail Shops

Platforms

North South Line (L2):
MRT_rail (1)
Platform B: North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier via  NS10  Admiralty (→)
Platform A: North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS8  Marsiling  (←)
MRT_rail (1)

Woodlands station has two elevated North South Line platforms in an island platform arrangement. Half-height Platform screen doors are installed at the platform edge for commuters’ safety, and High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans keep passengers cool. Unique in design is the station’s tall arched roof, supported by two rows of columns. A set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to the concourse level below.

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.

Concourse

The station has a ticket concourse located at ground level. They feature 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 TransitLink Add Value 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 TransitLink ticket office is also located at this station, operating between 8:00am to 9:00pm daily.

Toilets and retail shops are located in the unpaid areas of the station, at ground level. Outside paid areas, a set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to the Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange below.

Thomson-East Coast Line (U/C)
Thomson-East Coast Line (B?):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Towards  TE3  Woodlands South (→)
Platform B: Towards  TE1  Woodlands North (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Woodlands station has two underground Thomson-East Coast Line platforms in an island platform arrangement, expected to open for passenger service in Year 2019.

Exits

Woodlands MRT station has four exits at ground level (A, B, C and D), all of which offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Causeway Point Woodlands Square, Causeway Point, Si Ling Primary School, Woodgrove Primary School, Woodlands Civic Centre (HDB Branch Office, Woodlands Central Post Office, Woodlands Regional Centre, SATA Medical Centre, Northwest CDC, CPF Service Centre)
B Yes Woodlands Avenue 3
(West Exit)
Woodlands Avenue 3, Causeway Point, Woodlands Square, Marsiling Industrial Estate, Woodlands Stadium / Sports Centre / Sports Hall / Swimming Complex
C Yes Woodlands Avenue 7
(East Exit)
Woodlands Avenue 7, Woodlands Square, Republic Polytechnic, Qihua Primary School, Riverside Secondary School, Woodlands Community Centre, Woodlands Evangelical Free Church, Woodlands Primary School
D Yes Bus Interchange Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • Bicycle racks at station exits
  • ATMs and Self-service Machines at concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • TransitLink ticket office
    Operating Hours: 8:00am to 9:00pm daily.

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

Woodlands station connects to a bus interchange, as well as a taxi stands and passenger pick-up point, and a designated Park & Ride carpark.

Bus

There is a single bus interchange linked to Woodlands station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange D 161, 168, 169, 178, 187, 856, 858, 900, 900A, 901, 902, 903, 904, 911, 912, 913, 925, 925C, 926, 950, 960, 961, 961C, 962, 963, 963E, 963R, 964, 965, 966, 969

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
B Woodlands Square (West End) Taxi stand, Pick-up/Drop-off point
C Woodlands Square (East End) Taxi stand, Pick-up/Drop-off point

Park and Ride

Woodlands station has one carpark in the vicinity designated under the Park & Ride (P&R) Scheme:

Carpark Exit Remarks
Blk 892C Woodlands Drive 50 C Multi-Storey Car Park

Rail Bridging Services

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

Towards Bus stop Exit
North South Line
 NS1  EW24  Jurong East Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange (Berth B9) D
 NS28  Marina South Pier Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange (Berth B1A) D

In the event of a large-scale rail disruption affecting multiple lines, special shuttle bus services may be activated in addition to the usual bus bridging services. They are:

Route Bus stop Exit
Bishan – Ang Mo Kio – Yishun – Woodlands Woodlands Bus Interchange D

In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at Woodlands Interchange for free rides.


Passenger Usage Patterns

Located within the Woodlands regional town centre, Woodlands station benefits shopping malls, community amenities, schools and housing developments in the vicinity. It is also a key transport node for Woodlands residents, encountering high demand throughout the day.

Construction

Contract T203 for the Construction of Woodlands Station and associated Cut and Cover Tunnels for the Thomson-East Coast Line was awarded to Korean contractor GS Engineering & Construction Corp. for S$292.2 million in June 2013.

The tunnels from Woodlands station to Woodlands South station, including the reception tunnel to Mandai Depot, falls under Contract T206 which was awarded to Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co; Ltd for for S$421.6 million in July 2013.

Future Developments

The station will be a future interchange station with the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Stage 1, scheduled to open in 2019.


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