Caldecott MRT Station

加利谷 | கால்டிகாட்
Station exit B
Address 38 Toa Payoh Rise, Singapore 298113 (CCL)
Lines Served   Circle Line
  Thomson-East Coast Line
Operator SMRT Trains (CCL & TEL)
Structure Underground (CCL & TEL)
Platform Island (CCL & TEL)
Opened 8 Oct 2011 (CCL)
Year 2020 (TEL)

Caldecott MRT Station (CC17) is an underground station along the Circle Line (CCL) Stage 4, located within the Toa Payoh West planning subzone. It is built underneath Toa Payoh Rise. By Year 2020, Caldecott station will be an interchange station with the Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2, with the station code  CC17  TE9  , as well as serving as the line terminus before Stage 3 of the line opens in Year 2021, when the line will be extended to Gardens By The Bay.

The station gets its name from the nearby Caldecott Hill Estate, despite it being some distance away from the station. Caldecott Hill is home to private houses and the Caldecott Broadcast Centre, synonymous with the growth of the local media industry, and originally named after British colonial administrator Sir Andrew Caldecott.

Caldecott Station serves residential areas at both Caldecott Hill and Toa Payoh West, along with landscape nurseries and florists along Thomson Road, and a mix of special needs schools and organizations in the vicinity.

First / Last Train Timings

Circle Line – CC17 Caldecott
Destination First Train Last Train
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5:34am 6:02am 11:30pm
CC7 Mountbatten 12:07am
CC12 Bartley 12:30am
CC29 HarbourFront 5:28am 5:52am 11:23pm
CC26 Pasir Panjang 11:53pm
CC23 one-north 12:09am
Thomson-East Coast Line (U/C)
Thomson-East Coast Line – TE9 Caldecott
Destination First Train Last Train
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
TE1 Woodlands North

Station Layout

L1 Street level 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
B3 (U/C) Platform Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North
Platform Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North


Circle Line (B2):
Platform A: Circle Line towards  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront via  CC19  DT9  Botanic Gardens (→)
Platform B: Circle Line towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut via  CC16  Marymount (←)

Caldecott 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 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.

Heading south from Caldecott station, trains pass through a station box reserved for a future Bukit Brown station.


The station concourses 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.

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.

Art in Transit: “The Cartography of Memories” by Hazel Lim

The Cartography of Memories is a tribute to the places we love and the houses we lived in. Gathered through contributions from a hundred local residents and friends of the artist, this map of the larger vicinity of the Thomson and Caldecott areas is a collection of their personal histories, nostalgic memories and anecdotes of Singapore. By charting the streets, reservoir, houses and landforms of this area with their stories, it allows for their personal narratives to traverse the landscape of Singapore as the country shifts, changes and progresses over time.

Civil Defence shelter

Caldecott 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.

Thomson-East Coast Line (U/C)
Thomson-East Coast Line (B?):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North via TE8 Upper Thomson (←)
Platform B: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North via TE8 Upper Thomson (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Caldecott station has two underground Thomson-East Coast Line platforms in an island platform arrangement, expected to open for passenger service in Year 2020.


Prior to the opening of the Thomson-East Coast Line station, Caldecott MRT station has two exits at ground level (A and B), among which only Exits B has lifts providing barrier-free accessibility.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A No Toa Payoh Rise Thomson Road, Assisi Hospice, Caldecott Broadcast Centre, Lion Home For Elders, Lighthouse School, MacRitchie Reservoir, Marymount Convent School, Marymount Centre, Mount Alvernia Hospital, Orange Valley Nursing Home, Singapore Asssociation of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH), Singapore School for the Visually Handicapped, Seventh Day Adventist Community Church, Toa Payoh Rise Apartments
B Yes Toa Payoh Rise

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

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


There are three bus stops officially linked to Caldecott station. Additional bus stops are added to better reflect transport connections

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 51059 – Thomson Rd (Aft Toa Payoh Rise) B 54, 130, 132, 141, 156, 162, 162M, 166, 167, 851, 980
B/s 2 51051 – Thomson Rd (Aft Andrew Rd) B 54, 130, 132, 141, 156, 162, 162M, 166, 167, 851, 980
B/s 3 52559 – Toa Payoh Rise (Caldecott Stn) B 235
52241 – Toa Payoh Rise (Opp Caldecott Stn) B 141
52249 – Toa Payoh Rise (Aft Caldecott Stn) B 141
52211 – Toa Payoh Rise (Lighthouse Sch) A 141, 235
52219 – Toa Payoh Rise (Bef Caldecott Stn) A 141, 235


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

Exit Road Provisions
B Toa Payoh Rise Pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Caldecott 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 3: 52559 – Toa Payoh Rise (Caldecott Stn) A / B
 CC29  NE1  HarbourFront B/s 3: 52559 – Toa Payoh Rise (Caldecott Stn) A / B
Thomson-East Coast Line
TE1 Woodlands North TBA

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

Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving low-density residential areas, florists and special institutions in the vicinity, Caldecott station encounters low to moderate demand across most of the day.


Circle Line Stage 4 (CCL4) Contract 854 for the Construction and Completion of Thomson, Adam and Farrer Stations, including Bukit Brown RTS Structure and Tunnels, was awarded to Taisei Corporation. The working name for Caldecott station was Thomson Station.

Thomson-East Coast Line Contract T213 for the Construction of Caldecott Station and Tunnels was awarded to Samsung C&T Corporation at a contract sum of S$284.8 million in July 2013.

Future Developments

Major Incidents


External Links & References

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