Commonwealth MRT Station

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Station Concourse
Address 375 Commonwealth Avenue, Singapore 149735
Line Served   East West Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Elevated
Platform Island
Opened 12 Mar 1988

Commonwealth MRT Station (EW20) is an above-ground station along the East West Line (EWL). It is located along Commonwealth Avenue, near the junction of Commonwealth Drive.

The residential estates and station bearing the same name were named after Commonwealth Avenue built around 1963, in turn named after the British Commonwealth of Nations. Commonwealth station is a transport node for residents in the vicinity of Commonwealth Avenue, serving adjacent schools, places of worship, housing developments and businesses.

First / Last Train Timings

East West Line – (EW20) Commonwealth
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
EW1 Pasir Ris 5:45am 6:13am 11:53pm
Connecting to CG2 Changi Airport 11:09pm
EW33 Tuas Link 6:14am 6:40am 12:12am


Station Layout

L3 Platform A East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris
Platform B East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link
L2 Concourse Faregates, Top Up Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre, Retail Shops, Footbridge across Commonwealth Avenue
L1 Street Level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Station exits


East-West Line (L3):
MRT_rail (1)
Platform A: East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris via EW19 Queenstown (→)
Platform B: East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link¬†via EW21CC22 Buona Vista¬†(‚Üź)
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Commonwealth station has two elevated East-West Line platforms in an island platform arrangement.


The station has two ticket concourses located at Level 2. The main ticket concourse is complemented by a second ticket concourse at the western end of the station which opened in 2015. Both concourses lead to overhead bridges that span across the road, with lifts, escalators and stairs connecting to street level.

Station Amenities

  • Retail shops and Public toilets at Concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • ATMs and Self-service machines at Concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • Bicycle stands at station exits
  • Top Up Kiosks


Built in-between two carriageways of Commonwealth Avenue, Commonwealth MRT station has two exits on either side of the road, linked to the ticket concourse level by two separate pedestrian overpasses. Exits C and D opened in 2015. All exits offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.

Exit Location Nearby
Commonwealth Avenue (Westbound) Commonwealth Avenue, Tanglin Halt Road, Tanglin Halt Market, Faith Methodist Church, Haw Par Technocentre, New Town Primary Sch, Queenstown Community Centre, Queenstown Polyclinic, HDB Commonwealth View, HDB Commonwealth 10, HDB Tanglin Grove, HDB Tanglin Halt Green, HDB Commonwealth Green, yo:HA Commonwealth
Commonwealth Avenue (Eastbound) Commonwealth Avenue, Commonwealth Close, Commonwealth Crescent Market, GMTI Building, Commonwealth Car Mall, MOE Heritage Centre, One Commonwealth, Queenstown Lutheran Church, Queensway Secondary School, Yin Foh Kuan Cemetery, HDB Commonwealth Heights, HDB Commonwealth 16, HDB Crescent View


Transport Connections

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


There are two official bus stops linked to Commonwealth station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s¬†1 11169 – Commonwealth Ave (C’wealth Stn Exit B/C) B & C 32, 61, 100, 105, 111, 122, 145, 147, 195, 195A, 196, 198, 970
B/s¬†2 11161 – Commonwealth Ave (C’wealth Stn Exit A/D) A & D 32, 61, 100, 105, 111, 145, 147, 196, 198, 970


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

Exit Road Provisions
A & D Commonwealth Avenue (Westbound) Taxi stand (F42), Pick-up/drop-off point
B & C Commonwealth Avenue (Eastbound) Taxi stand (F41), Pick-up/drop-off point

MRT Bus Bridging Service

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

Towards Bus stop Exit
East West Line (EWL Bridging Bus)
EW1¬†Pasir Ris B/s 1: 11169 – Commonwealth Ave (C’wealth Stn Exit B/C) B & C
EW33 Tuas Link B/s 2: 11161 – Commonwealth Ave (C’wealth Stn Exit A/D) A & D

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

Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving developments in the vicinity of Commonwealth Avenue, Commonwealth station encounters moderate demand throughout the day.


Brief History

Commonwealth station opened on 12 March 1988, along with other East West Line stations between Outram Park and Clementi (except Dover).


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