Bukit Gombak MRT Station

Bukit Gombak
Station exit D
Languages 武吉甘柏 |புக்கிட் கோம்பாக்
Lines   North South Line
Operator SMRT
Structure Elevated
Platform Island
Opened 10 Mar 1990

Bukit Gombak MRT Station (NS3) is an above-ground station along the North South Line (NSL). It is located within the Bukit Batok Central planning subzone, near the junction of Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 and Bukit Batok East Avenue 5.

The station was opened in March 1990 as part of the Branch Line between Jurong East and Choa Chu Kang, and was incorporated into the extended North South Line on 10 February 1996. It serves residential areas north of Bukit Batok town centre, along with several community amenities and housing developments.

First / Last Train Timings

North South Line – NS3 Bukit Batok
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Sat Sun &
NS28 Marina South Pier 5:21am 5:21am 5:40am 10:52pm
NS27 Marina Bay 10:58pm
NS19 Toa Payoh 11:33pm
NS16 Ang Mo Kio 12:22am
NS1 Jurong East 5:43am 5:43am 6:06am 12:52am


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
Street Level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Retail Shops


North South Line (L2):
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Platform B: North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier via  NS4  BP1  Choa Chu Kang (→)
Platform A: North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS2  Bukit Batok (←)
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Bukit Gombak 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.


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.

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 daily.

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


Bukit Gombak MRT station has four exits at ground level (A, B, C and D), of which only Exit D offers barrier-free accessibility.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A No Shops Retail outlets within station concourse
B Yes Bukit Batok East Avenue 5 Bukit Batok East Avenue 5, Guilin View Condominium, Hillgrove Sec. School, Hong Kah Town Council, Lian Hua Pri. School, Little Guilin, Regent Heights Condominium, Bukit Batok West Avenue 5
C Yes Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 Bukit Batok West Avenue 5, Bukit Batok Driving & Test Centre, Bukit Batok Golf Range, Bukit Batok Home For The Aged, Dazhong Primary School, Dunearn Secondary School, Grace Assembly God Church, Home Team NS Bukit Batok, Club House, Hong Kah North Community Centre, Hong Kah North Neigbourhood Police Post, Hong Kah Primary School, St. Anthony”s Primary School, Swiss Cottage Secondary School, The Madeira Condomium, Zu Lin Temple
D Yes Bukit Gombak Sports Hall Bukit Batok West Avenue 5, Bukit Gombak Community Centre, Bukit Gombak Sports Hall, Bukit Gombak Stadium

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at ground floor concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • Bicycle racks at station exits
  • ATMs and Self-service Machines at concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • TransitLink ticket office
    Operating Hours: 12:00pm to 7:30pm daily.

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

Bukit Gombak 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.


There are two official bus stops linked to Bukit Gombak station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 43579 – Bt Batok West Ave 5 (Bt Gombak Stn) C 945, 991, NR8
B/s 2 43571 – Bt Batok West Ave 5 (Opp Bt Gombak Stn) C 3N, 945, 991


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

Exit Road Provisions
C Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 (Northbound) Taxi stand


Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Bukit Gombak 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 1: 43579 – Bt Batok West Ave 5 (Bt Gombak Stn) C
 NS28  Marina South Pier B/s 2: 43571 – Bt Batok West Ave 5 (Opp Bt Gombak Stn) C

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

Passenger Usage Patterns

Located within the Bukit Gombak estate, the station benefits community amenities and residential developments in the vicinity. It is also a key transport node for Bukit Gombak residents, encountering moderate demand throughout the day.


Bukit Batok, Bukit Gombak and Choa Chu Kang stations and associated train viaducts and tunnels were built as part of Contract 405.

Future Developments

Major Incidents


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