Caldecott MRT Station

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Caldecott MRT Station – Exit 4
Address 38 Toa Payoh Rise, Singapore 298113 (CCL)
1 Toa Payoh Link, Singapore 297608 (TEL)
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)
28 Aug 2021 (TEL)

Caldecott MRT Station (CC17/TE9) is an underground station along the Circle Line (CCL) Stage 4 & Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Stage 2, located within the Toa Payoh West planning subzone. It is built underneath Toa Payoh Link (formerly Toa Payoh Rise).

Caldecott station serves as a TEL line terminus before Stage 3 of the line opens in Year 2022, when the line will be extended to Gardens by the Bay. The TEL station was originally targeted for completion and opening in Year 2020. However, it was delayed till Q1 2021 and later further delayed to Q3 2021 in December 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The opening date was announced to be on 28 Aug 2021 in end-June 2021.

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 former 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.

This station is affected by the Thomson-East Coast Line Late Opening on Saturdays & Sundays from 26 Feb 2022 – 29 May 2022.

First / Last Train Timings

Circle Line – (CC17) Caldecott
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
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 – (TE9) Caldecott
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
TE1 Woodlands North 5:53am 5:53am 11:35pm
TE4 Springleaf 11:43pm


Station Layout
L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 CCL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
Paid Link Paid Link between CCL & TEL
TEL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Service Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre; Unpaid Linkway to Exits 2 & 3
B2 CCL Platform A Circle Line towards CC29NE1 HarbourFront
CCL Platform B Circle Line towards CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut
Circle Line
towards CE2NS27 Marina Bay (Peak Hours)
Staff Escalators / Stairs between TEL Concourse & TEL Platforms
B3 Staff Stairs between TEL Concourse & TEL Platforms
B4 TEL Platform C Thomson-East Coast Line terminating trains, alighting only
TEL Platform D Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North
Circle Line (B2):
Platform A: Circle Line towards CC29NE1 HarbourFront via CC19DT9 Botanic Gardens (→)
Platform B:
Circle Line towards CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut via CC16 Marymount (←)
Circle Line towards CE2NS27 Marina Bay via CC16 Marymount (Peak Hour Alternate Trains) (←)

Caldecott station has two platforms for the Circle Line 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.

Thomson-East Coast Line (B4):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform C: Thomson-East Coast Line terminating trains, alighting only
Platform D: 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. As the terminus for Stage 2 of the Thomson-East Coast Line, Platform C is used for alighting only.

TEL Intermediate Transfer Level (B3)

Basement 3 of the TEL Caldecott Station has stairs leading to another transfer level at Basement 2 and the TEL train platform at Basement 4. Basement 3 also has a lift landing for staff use only.

TEL Intermediate Transfer Level (B2)

Basement 2 of the TEL Caldecott Station has escalators and stairs leading to the TEL ticket concourse level at Basement 1 and the TEL train platform at Basement 4. Basement 2 also has a lift landing for staff use only.


Circle Line

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.

Faregates at the Circle Line concourse were realigned in 2021 to facilitate the paid link to the Thomson-East Coast Line concourse.

Thomson-East Coast Line

Paid Link

Exit A was closed from 15 Nov 2020 to facilitate the construction of the paid link between the Circle Line & Thomson-East Coast Line.


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.

Circle Line 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.

Thomson-East Coast Line Art in Transit: “:)(:” by Claire Lim

As we experience the momentum of travelling in our individual daily lives through our senses of looking and hearing, we tend to blend into the platform; nimbly swallowed by automatic doors and moving trains.

‘:)(:’ transforms the station’s walls into a screen which greets us by saying HELLO 🙂 when we arrive and depart. The station walls appear to be grinning at us, presenting a static performance of dancing strings with smileys. They absorb murmurs while emitting a silent message for audiences today who return as passengers on other days.

The artwork creates a platform for commuters who transform into fascinating characters with unique yet transient appearances, carrying flows of energy and giving meaning to the station which otherwise is just an empty stage.

This artwork is only achievable with valuable contribution from Prof. Stylianos Dritsas (Singapore University of Technology and Design). The appearance of the artwork is configured by a specially designed software which enhances the character, overall mood and sensation of the artwork for everyone to enjoy.

Station Amenities

  • Public Toilets at concourse level
  • Bicycle racks at station exits


Caldecott station has 4 exits leading to the ground level. All exits have lifts providing barrier-free accessibility.

The Former Exit A was closed from 15 November 2020 to facilitate construction work for the Thomson-East Coast Line. Exits were renumbered from letters to numbers with the opening of Exit 2 & 3 on 28 Feb 2021 as part of the Thomson-East Coast Line Station.

Exit Location Nearby
A Toa Payoh Link Exit Closed from 15 Nov 2020
1 Toa Payoh Link
(Former Exit B)
MSF Building, Philips APAC Centre, Seventh-day Adventist Community Church, SLF Building
2 SAVH / Toa Payoh Rise Lighthouse School, Marymount Convent School, Mount Alvernia Hospital, S’pore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH), Seventh-day Adventist Community Church
3 Toa Payoh Rise
4 Toa Payoh Link MSF Building, Philips APAC Centre, SLF Building

Transport Connections

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


Several bus stops are in the vicinity of Caldecott station.

Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
52559 – Toa Payoh Link (Caldecott Stn Exit 1) 1 235
52551 – Toa Payoh Link (Caldecott Stn Exit 4) 4 235
52211 – Toa Payoh Rise (Lighthouse Sch) 2 141, 235
52219 – Toa Payoh Rise (Bef Caldecott Stn Exit 3) 3 141, 235
52241 – Toa Payoh Rise (Bef Caldecott Stn/SAVH) 1 141
52249 – Toa Payoh Rise (Aft Caldecott Stn) 1 141


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

Exit Road Provisions
1 Toa Payoh Link Taxi Stand (F58), Pick-up/drop-off point
2 Toa Payoh Rise Taxi Stand (F85), Pick-up/drop-off point
3 Toa Payoh Rise Taxi Stand (F86), Pick-up/drop-off point
4 Toa Payoh Link Taxi Stand (F59), Pick-up/drop-off point

MRT Bus Bridging Service

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Caldecott station, MRT Bridging Buses may be activated to ply affected stretches of the Circle Line or the Thomson-East Coast Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:

Towards Bus stop Exit
Circle Line (CCL Bridging Bus)
CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut 52559 – Toa Payoh Link (Caldecott Stn Exit 1) 1
CC29NE1 HarbourFront 52559 – Toa Payoh Link (Caldecott Stn Exit 1) 1
Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL Bridging Bus)
TE1 Woodlands North 52219 – Toa Payoh Rise (Bef Caldecott Stn Exit 3) 3

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at the following bus stops when activated:

  • Circle Line
    Bus Stop 52559
  • Thomson-East Coast Line
    Bus Stops 52211 & 52219


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


Additional photos on Page 2.

External Links & References

Page 2: Thomson-East Coast Line pre-opening & Additional Gallery

3 thoughts on “Caldecott MRT Station

  • 1 March 2021 at 3:46 PM

    New Bus Stop 52991 at Caldecott MRT Station Exit 4 will be open to the public soon by end-2021 when TEL3 opens by Q3 and will be served by SBST bus services 141 and 235 of.

  • 9 December 2020 at 9:25 AM

    Caldecott mrt thomson line is ready soon on next year.

    • 8 March 2021 at 8:51 AM

      Exit 2 and Exit 3 MRT are ready now.


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