Bright Hill MRT Station

Bright Hill
光明山 | பிரைட் ஹில்
Artist's Impression (Photo: LTA)
Artist’s Impression (Photo: LTA)
Address 100 Sin Ming Avenue, Singapore 575737
Lines Served   Thomson-East Coast Line
  Cross Island Line
Operator SMRT Trains (TEL)
Structure Underground
Platform Island (TEL)
Opening Year 2020 (TEL)
Year 2029 (CRL)

Bright Hill MRT Station (TE7) is an underground station located along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Stage 2. It is built underneath Sin Ming Avenue, at the junction with Sin Ming Walk, bringing rail connectivity to schools, community amenities and residential developments in the area.

The station’s most prominent nearby landmark is Bright Hill Crematorium & Columbarium and the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery. Also in the vicinity are schools such as Bishan Park Secondary School, Peirce Secondary School and Ai Tong School; Bishan Park Condominium, The Gardens at Bishan and Faber Garden Condominium; HDB Sin Ming Gardens estate and the Fulton private housing estate.

The station is targeted for completion and opening in Year 2020.

By 2029, Bright Hill station will be an interchange station with the Cross Island Line (CRL) Phase 1, as well as its western terminus. It will then bear the station code TE7CR13.

First / Last Train Timings

Thomson-East Coast Line – TE7 Bright Hill
Destination First Train Last Train
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
TE1 Woodlands North
TE9 Caldecott

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B? Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
B? Platform A Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE9CC17 Caldecott
Platform B Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North


Thomson-East Coast Line (B?):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE9CC17 Caldecott via TE8 Upper Thomson (→)
Platform B: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North via TE6 Mayflower (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Bright Hill 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 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.

Cross Island Line (Basement):


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.

A public toilet is located in the unpaid area of the station concourse.

Civil Defence shelter

Bright Hill station is one of six stations along the Thomson-East Coast Line (Thomson stretch) 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.

The other CD shelters are Woodlands, Lentor, Mayflower, Mount Pleasant and Gardens By The Bay stations.

Art in Transit: TBC


Bright Hill MRT station will likely have four exits leading to ground level. More details will be confirmed closer to the opening of the station. More exits will be built in the future as part of the Cross Island Line station.

Exit Location Nearby

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at station 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 (TBC)

Rail Bridging Services (TBC)

Passenger Usage Patterns

Construction Trivia

Thomson-East Coast Line Contract T211 for the Design and Construction of Bright Hill Station and Construction of Tunnels for Thomson Line was awarded to Penta-Ocean Construction Co Ltd at a contract sum of S$454.4 million in February 2014. The Japanese company was previously involved in East-West Line’s Expo station, North-South Line’s Yew Tee and Kranji stations, Downtown Line 3’s Bendemeer station and Thomson Line’s Woodlands North station.

The working name for Bright Hill station was Sin Ming station. This was the only station along the Thomson-East Coast Line where the finalized station name was different from the working name.

Construction Challenges for Thomson-East Coast Line Bright Hill Station

The unique geographical conditions in the area created multiple challenges for LTA and its contractors when constructing TEL Bright Hill Station:

(a)  Due to the hard granite rocks in this area, additional equipment, specialised machinery and methods were employed to install more than 1,500 bored piles. These piles make up the Earth Retaining and Stabilizing Structure which is needed to retain the soil and facilitate underground excavation works for Bright Hill Station;

(b)  The soft soil and loose sand underlain by hard granite under Inglewood Estate and Kallang River also required ground strengthening works prior to the commencement of tunneling works;

(c)  As Bright Hill Station is located underneath Sin Ming Avenue and Sin Ming Walk, multiple stages of traffic diversion are required to facilitate the construction. Six stages of traffic diversion have been conducted so far, with four more to be conducted in the near future to facilitate reinstatement works.

Factsheet: Bright Hill Station – LTA

Future Developments

Major Incidents


External Links & References

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *