Woodleigh MRT Station

 NE11 
Woodleigh
Station exit B
Languages 兀里 | உட்லீ
Lines   North East Line
Operator SBS Transit
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 20 Jun 2011

Woodleigh MRT Station (NE11) is an underground station along the North East Line (NEL), located at the boundaries of the Woodleigh and Bidadari planning subzones. The station sits underneath Upper Serangoon Road, at the junction with Upper Aljunied Road and Youngberg Terrace.

The station is one of two completed MRT stations that remained closed when the NEL opened on 20th June 2003, the other being Buangkok. With insufficient commuter traffic to justify the opening of the station, it remained closed until 20th June 2011, when it was opened to support the then-new Stamford American International School and developing residential apartments in the vicinity, coinciding with the North East Line’s 8th anniversary. The station will also support the future Bidadari housing estate being developed around the Bidadari area.


First / Last Train Timings

North East Line – NE11 Woodleigh
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Sat Sun &
PHs
Daily
NE1 Harbour-
Front
5:55am 5:56am 6:16am 11:41pm
NE17 Punggol 6:04am 6:19am 6:39am 12:14am

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
B2 Platform A North East Line towards  NE1  CC29  HarbourFront
Platform B North East Line towards  NE17  PTC  Punggol

Platforms (B2):

Platform B: North East Line towards  NE17  PTC  Punggol via  NE12  CC13  Serangoon (→)
Platform A: North East Line  towards  NE1  CC29  HarbourFront via  NE10  Potong Pasir (←)

Woodleigh 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. 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.

Concourse

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.

PSC & Faregates
PSC & Faregates

Art in Transit: “Slow Motion” by April Ng Kiaw Ngor

These etched metal panels takes a slice of urban life in Singapore at the start of Millennium and translates it into prints of commuters etched on zinc plates on the station walls. Candid, casual and unpretentious, these black and white images of family, friends and colleagues will serve as visual commentary of our lives and times for future generations.

Civil Defence shelter

Woodleigh NEL station is one of thirteen stations along the North East Line designated as Civil Defence (CD) shelters, which will be activated in times of national emergency. Apart from reinforced construction, the stations are designed and equipped with facilities to ensure the shelter environment is tolerable for all shelterees during shelter occupation. These facilities include protective blast doors, decontamination facilities, ventilation systems, power and water supply systems and a dry toilet system.

Exits

Woodleigh MRT station has three exits leading to ground level (A, B and C), two of which provide barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Upper Serangoon Road (Southbound) Alkaff CourtView, Alkaff LakeView
B Yes Upper Serangoon Road (Northbound) Youngberg Terrace, Avon Park, The Salvation Army Upper Serangoon Thrift Stores, Stamford American International School, Woodleigh Close, Woodleigh Park
C No Upper Aljunied Road Mount Vernon Sanctuary, Mount Vernon Columbarium

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at NEL 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

Woodleigh station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, along with taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.

Bus

There are four official bus stops linked to Woodleigh station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 61039 – Upp S’goon Rd (Woodleigh Stn) A 13, 107, 107M, 133, 147, 853, 853C
B/s 2 61031 – Upp S’goon Rd (Woodleigh Stn) B 13, 107, 107M, 133, 147, 853, 853C, NR6
B/s 3 61059 – Upp Aljunied Rd (Bef Upp S’goon Rd) B 100, 135, 155
B/s 4 61051 – Upp Aljunied Rd (Aft Upp S’goon Rd) C 100, 135, 155

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
B Upper Serangoon Road (Northbound) Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

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

Towards Bus stop Exit
North East Line
 NE1  CC29  HarbourFront B/s 1: 61039 – Upp S’goon Rd (Woodleigh Stn) A
 NE17  PTC  Punggol B/s 2: 61031 – Upp S’goon Rd (Woodleigh Stn) B

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


Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving a low amount of developments in the vicinity, Woodleigh station encounters low demand throughout the day.

Construction Trivia

Serangoon and Woodleigh stations and tunnels were built as part of NEL Contract 704.

Future Developments

A new Bidadari housing estate is being developed next to the station.


Major Incidents


Gallery

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NEL Platform level

External Links & References

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