Bartley MRT Station

Station exit B
Languages 巴特礼 | பார்ட்லி
Lines   Circle Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 28 May 2009

Bartley MRT Station (CC12) is an underground station along the Circle Line (CCL) Stage 3, located at the boundaries of the Biddari and Upper Paya Lebar planning subzones. It is built underneath Bartley Road, near the How Sun Estate and Maris Stella High School. The architectural design of Bartley station is similar to other CCL3 stations Lorong Chuan and Marymount.

Construction work for this station was performed in tandem with major improvement works to Bartley Road, which included the construction of grade-separated road interchanges with Upper Serangoon Road and Upper Paya Lebar Road.

First / Last Train Timings

Circle Line – CC12 Bartley
Destination First Train Last Train
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5:47am 6:14am 11:42pm
CC7 Mountbatten 12:19am
CC29 HarbourFront 5:16am 5:40am 11:10pm
CC26 Pasir Panjang 11:41pm
CC23 one-north 11:57pm
CC17 Caldecott 12:24am

Station Layout

L1 Street level Overhead bridge, Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
B2 Platform A Circle Line towards  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront
Platform B Circle Line towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut


Circle Line (B2):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Circle Line towards  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront via  CC13  NE12  Serangoon (→)
Platform B: Circle Line towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut via  CC11  Tai Seng (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Bartley 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 a lift connects the platform level to the concourse level one floor above. With the concourse wrapping around the platform, a large interior space is created around the middle of the platform, giving the impression of spaciousness.

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.

Just south of Bartley station, a pair of tracks branch off to Kim Chuan Depot.


The station concourse at Basement 1 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. An unpaid walkway runs through the concourse, allowing pedestrians to commute between station exits without having to enter the paid areas of the rail network.

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.

Toilets are located at concourse level, near the Passenger Service Centre. There are no retail shops within this station.

Art in Transit: “The Coin Mat” by Jane Lee

Coins are frequently taken for granted. by many. At Bartley station, artist Jane Lee has created an artwork that celebrates the humble coin – 164,800 one-cent coins are encased within laminated glass panels. At the station entrances, the Coin Mat theme is reinterpreted as a pattern using 5 and 10-cent coins printed on the glass panels.

Civil Defence shelter

Bartley CCL station is one of eleven stations along the Circle 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.


Bartley MRT station has two exits at ground level (A and B), both of which are accessible to the disabled.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Mount Vernon Road Maris Stella High (Pri), Maris Stella High Sch, Bartley Sec Sch
B Yes How Sun Estate Ramakrishna Mission & Boys Home, Bartley Christian Church

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at concourse level
  • Bicycle racks at station exits
  • ATMs and Self-service Machines at concourse level

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

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


There are two official bus stops linked to Bartley station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 62071 – Bartley Rd (Bartley Stn Exit A) A 28, 93, 129, 158
B/s 2 62079 – Bartley Rd (Aft Bartley Stn Exit B) B 28, 93, 129, 158


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

Exit Road Provisions
A Bartley Rd (Westbound) Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B Bartley Rd (Eastbound) Pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

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

Towards Bus stop Exit
Circle Line
 CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut B/s 2: 62079 – Bartley Rd (Aft Bartley Stn Exit B) B
 CC29  NE1  HarbourFront B/s 1: 62071 – Bartley Rd (Bartley Stn Exit A) A

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

Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving low-density developments and residential areas in the vicinity, Bartley station encounters low passenger demand across most of the day.


Circle Line Stage 3 (CCL3) Contract 851A for the construction of Bartley station and associated tunnels was awarded to local company Wan Soon Construction for S$63.5 million

Future Developments

Major Incidents


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