Yew Tee MRT Station

 NS5 
Yew Tee
Station exit A
Languages 油池 | இயூடீ
Lines   North South Line
Operator SMRT
Structure Elevated
Platform Island
Opened 10 Feb 1996

Yew Tee MRT Station (NS5) is an above-ground station along the North South Line (NSL). It is located within the Yew Tee planning subzone, next to Choa Chu Kang Drive and near the junction of Choa Chu Kang North 6 and Choa Chu Kang Street 62.

The station and surrounding estate takes its name from an old village along along Upper Bukit Timah Road, and was opened in Feburary 1996. It serves residential areas around the Choa Chu Kang North and Yew Tee areas (Neighbourhoods 5 to 7), along with shopping centres, schools and community amenities.


First / Last Train Timings

North South Line – NS5 Yew Tee
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Sat Sun &
PHs
Daily
NS28 Marina South Pier 5:27am 5:27am 5:46am 10:58pm
NS27 Marina Bay 11:04pm
NS19 Toa Payoh 11:40pm
NS16 Ang Mo Kio 12:29am
NS1 Jurong East 5:37am 5:37am 6:00am 12:46am

 


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):
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Platform B: North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier via  NS7  Yew Tee (→)
Platform A: North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS4  BP1  Choa Chu Kang (←)
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Yew Tee 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. Similar in design to many other North-South Line elevated stations, a double pitched roof shelters the platform level, 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.

Concourse level (Paid area)
Concourse level (Paid area)

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 12:00pm and 7:30pm on Weekdays, and between 12:00pm and 6:00pm on Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Toilets and retail shops are located in the unpaid areas of the station, at ground level.

Exits

Yew Tee 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 Yew Tee Close Yew Tee Close, Yew Tee Residences, Yew Tee Park, Yew Tee Point, Yew Tee Square, Unity Secondary School, Choa Chu Kang Bible Centre/ Hebron Bible Presbyterian Church, De La Salle Primary School, Yew Tee Community Centre, Police K-9 Dog Unit, Mowbray Camp, Kranji Camp 2, Kranji Camp 3
B Yes Choa Chu Kang Street 62 Choa Chu Kang Street 62, Unity Secondary School, Choa Chu Kang Drive, Regent Grove Condominium, Choa Chu Kang Neighbourhood 7
C Yes Choa Chu Kang Drive Choa Chu Kang Drive, Regent Grove Condominium, Choa Chu Kang North 6, Kranji Primary School, Regent Secondary School, Stagmont Park, The Quintet Condominium, The Windermere Condominium, Yew Mei Green Condominium, Yew Tee Primary School
D Yes Choa Chu Kang North 6 Choa Chu Kang North 6, Yew Tee Point, Yew Tee Residences, Choa Chu Kang Bible Centre/ Hebron Bible Presbyterian Church, De La Salle Primary School, Yew Tee Community Centre

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: 1200pm and 7:30pm on Weekdays; 12:00pm and 6:00pm on Saturdays. It is Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays.

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

Yew Tee station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points, and a designated Park & Ride carpark.

Bus

There are two official bus stops linked to Yew Tee station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 45321 – Choa Chu Kang Dr (Yew Tee Stn) C 3N, 302, 307, 979
B/s 2 45329 – Choa Chu Kang Dr (Opp Yew Tee Stn) C 3N, 302, 979, NR3

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
C Choa Chu Kang Drive (Northbound) Taxi stand
D Choa Chu Kang North 6 Pick-up/Drop-off point

Park and Ride

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

Carpark Exit Remarks
Blk 621A Choa Chu Kang North 7 B Multi-Storey Car Park

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Yew Tee 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 B/s 2: 45329 – Choa Chu Kang Dr (Opp Yew Tee Stn) C
 NS28  Marina South Pier B/s 1: 45321 – Choa Chu Kang Dr (Yew Tee Stn) C

In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Yew Tee station depending on the situation on the ground.


Passenger Usage Patterns

Located within the Yew Tee estate, the station benefits shopping centres, community amenities, residential developments, industrial areas and military camps in the vicinity. It is also a key transport node for Bukit Gombak residents, encountering moderate demand throughout the day.

Construction

Future Developments


Major Incidents


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