Defu MRT Station

Artist’s Impression of Defu CRL Station (Image: LTA)
Lines Served   Cross Island Line
Operator TBC
Structure Underground
Platform Side
Opening Year 2030

Defu MRT Station (CR7) is an underground station along the Cross Island Line (CRL) Phase 1. The station is located underneath Tampines Road, at the junction of Defu Avenue 2.

The station is in the vicinity of industries near Tampines Road and Defu. It is targeted for completion and opening in Year 2030.

First / Last Train Timings

Cross Island Line – (CR7) Defu
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Sat Sun &
CR2 Aviation Park
CR13 Bright Hill

Platforms & Train Services

Cross Island Line towards CR2 Aviation Park via CR6 Tampines North (→)
MRT_rail (2)
MRT_rail (2)
Cross Island Line towards CR13TE7¬†Bright Hill via¬†CR8NE14¬†Hougang (‚Üź)

Defu station has two platforms in a side platform arrangement, with both platforms utilized for trains travelling in either direction. The station platforms are built to eight-car length to cater for future expansion, although trains will only operate in a six-car formation.


Defu MRT station will have four exits leading to ground level. More details will be confirmed closer to the opening of the station.

Exit Location Nearby


Construction Trivia

Tunnels between Tampines North and Defu will be constructed as part of Contract CR110 ‚Äď Design and Construction of Bored Tunnel between Tampines North Station and Defu Station, which was awarded to Nishimatsu Construction Co., Ltd at contract value of $446 million in November 2021. The contract includes the construction of a facility building with underground basements to cater to the electrical and mechanical requirements of CRL1.

Defu Station will be constructed as part of Contract CR111 ‚Äď Design and Construction of Defu Station and Tunnels, which was awarded to Gamuda Berhad Singapore Branch – Wai Fong Construction Pte Ltd Joint Venture at a contract value of $467 million in February 2022.

Engineering Highlights

Defu station is located along Tampines Road between Defu Avenue 1 and Defu Avenue 2. Excavation works at these areas are expected to be challenging as the ground conditions comprise thick and soft layers of marine clay as well as a soil-like material comprising sandy and silty clay. Safety measures will be taken when carrying out the Earth Retaining and Stabilising Structure and deep excavation works to ensure stability of the ground and surrounding structures. LTA and the contractors will monitor the works closely to ensure that they are carried out safely and minimise any inconvenience to stakeholders.

Future Developments

CRL Defu Station Video Preview

External Links & References

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