Bendemeer MRT Station

DT23
Bendemeer
明地迷亚 | பெண்டிமியர்
Bendemeer MRT Station - Exit A
Bendemeer MRT Station – Exit A
Address 11 Kallang Bahru, Singapore 339356
Line Served   Downtown Line
Operator SBS Transit
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 21 Oct 2017

Bendemeer MRT Station (DT23) is an underground station along the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 3. It is built underneath the road of Kallang Bahru, at the junction with Kallang Avenue, and serves the surrounding Kallang Bahru industrial estate.

The station is named after Bendemeer Road a short distance away, despite being located underneath the road and the industrial estate of Kallang Bahru.

The station is built in close proximity to industrial buildings within the Kallang Bahru industrial estate, as well as the shophouses and commercial buildings around Lavender Street.


First / Last Train Timings

Downtown Line – (DT23) Bendemeer
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
DT1 Bukit Panjang 6:02am 6:20am 12:06am
DT35 Expo 6:15am 6:35am 12:16am

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Linkway Underpass, Retail Shops
B2 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
B4 Platform A Downtown Line towards DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang
Platform B Downtown Line towards DT35CG1 Expo

Platforms

Downtown Line (B4):
Platform A: Downtown Line towards DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang via DT22 Jalan Besar (→)
Platform B: Downtown Line towards DT35CG1 Expo via DT24 Geylang Bahru (←)

Bendemeer 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.

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.

Bendemeer MRT Station - Art In Transit 'And A New World'
Bendemeer MRT Station – Art In Transit ‘And A New World’

Art in Transit: “And A New World” by Cristene Chang

In tribute to the area’s textile culture, Chang’s metaphor of fabric suggests the interweaving of the past and present. The dynamic ‘tug and pull’ of cloth produces a gentle flexing and repetition that alludes to the ebb and flow of time. The familiar is buoyed alongside the forgotten. Peranakan tiles of shop-houses drift with snatches of mall facades; a football in mid-air recollects a historical stadium.

Chang’s ‘Fabric of Time’ bears textures of being embroidered, stitched or enfolded in pleats, creases and rich layers. She culls her imagery from batiks, French lace and sulam needlework, paisley and stencilled prints with the peony, hibiscus, rose and butterfly signifying ephemeral beauty. Chang’s ‘And A New World‘, named after the once iconic New World Amusement Park, reverberates with continual flux.

Station Amenities

  • Public Toilets at DTL concourse
  • Retail Shop at DTL concourse
  • ATM

Exits

Bendemeer MRT station has two exits at ground level (A and B).

Exit Location Nearby
A Kallang Bahru / Jalan Lembah Kallang BS Bendeemer Centre, Holy Trinity Church, Jalan Besar Sports Centre, Jalan Besar Stadium / Swimming Complex, Singapore Casket, Singapore Post Kallang Delivery Base
B Kallang Bahru / Kallang Avenue Banchong Building, CT Hub, Pek Chuan Building, Vanguard Campus

 


Transport Connections

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

Bus

There are two official bus stops linked to Bendemeer station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 60011 – Kallang Bahru (Bendemeer Stn Exit A) A 61, 107, 107M, 175, 961, 961M
B/s 2 60019 – Kallang Bahru (Bendemeer Stn Exit B) B 61, 107, 107M, 175, 961, 961M

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
A Kallang Bahru (Eastbound) Pick-up/drop-off point
B Kallang Bahru (Westbound) Taxi stand (F75), Pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services:

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

Towards Bus stop Exit
Downtown Line
DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang B/s 2: 60019 – Kallang Bahru (Bendemeer Stn Exit B) B
DT35CG1 Expo B/s 1: 60011 – Kallang Bahru (Bendemeer Stn Exit A) A

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stops 1 & 2 when activated.


Passenger Usage Patterns

As a station serving the nearby industrial estates, Bendeemer station encounters moderate demand levels .

Construction

Downtown Line Stage 3 (DTL3) Contract 933 for the construction and completion of Bendemeer Station and associated tunnels was awarded to Penta-Ocean Construction Co., Ltd for approximately S$215.24 million in August 2011.

During the construction of Bendemeer station, Kallang Bahru road was curved eastward to avoid the construction site.

Future Developments


Major Incidents


Gallery


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