Dover MRT Station

Station Exit B
Languages 杜弗 | டோவெர்
Lines   East West Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Elevated
Platform Side
Opened 18 Oct 2001

Dover MRT Station (EW22) is an above-ground station along the East West Line (EWL). It sits within the Singapore Polytechnic planning subzone, and is physically located along Commonwealth Avenue West, next to Singapore Polytechnic.

The station takes its name from the nearby Dover Road and neighbourhood, which were former British military and residential ares and named after towns in Britain. It mainly serves Singapore Polytechnic, with bus services connecting to nearby housing estates and other educational institutions.

Dover station was the first station to be built on an operating train line, with two side platforms featuring a modern architectural design, in contrast to neighbouring East West Line stations. A large roof is suspended over the platforms and tracks, and constructed with many glass and steel elements, allowing plenty of natural lighting to reach the station concourse and platforms.

First / Last Train Timings

East West Line – EW22 Dover
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Sat Sun &
EW1 Pasir Ris 5:40am 5:40am 6:08am 11:51pm
EW33 Tuas Link 6:18am 6:18am 6:44am 12:17am


Station Layout

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


East-West Line (L3):
Platform A: East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW21  CC22  Buona Vista (→)
MRT_rail (1)
MRT_rail (1)
Platform B: East West Line towards  EW33  Tuas Link via  EW23  Clementi (←)

Dover station has two elevated East-West Line platforms in a side platform arrangement. Half-height Platform screen doors are installed at the platform edge for the safety of commuters, and retrofitted Pro-Jet fans keep passengers cool. Built at least ten years after neighbouring East West Line stations, Dover station features a much more modern design, with a large roof suspended over the tracks, and plenty of glass and steel elements that allow light into reach into the platforms.

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. Escalators, lifts and stairs connect the Platform level to the Ticket Concourse level below.


The station has a ticket concourse located at Level 2. It features faregates for automatic fare collection and provides access between paid and unpaid areas of the station, with at least 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.

Toilets and retail shops are located in the unpaid areas of the ticket concourse. A linkbridge across Commonwealth Avenue West connects to two exits on either side of the road and also leads into the Singapore Polytechnic campus.


Built in-between two carriageways of Commonwealth Avenue West, Dover MRT station has one ground-level exit on both sides of the road, linked to the ticket concourse level by a pedestrian overpass. All exits offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled. While the linkbridge connects seamlessly with Singapore Polytechnic, it is not classified as a station exit.

Passengers for Singapore Polytechnic should use Exit A.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Commonwealth Avenue West (Westbound) Commonwealth Avenue West, Dover Avenue, Singapore Polytechnic, St John’s-St Margaret’s Church, HDB Dover Gardens, HDB Dover Ville
B Yes Commonwealth Avenue West (Eastbound) Commonwealth Avenue West, Ghim Moh Link, Sungei Ulu Pandan, Hlland Grove Estate, The Marbella, School of Science & Technology, HDB Ghim Moh Edge, HDB Ghim Moh Valley

Station Amenities

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

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

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


There are two bus stops officially linked to Dover station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 19031 – C’wealth Ave West (Dover Stn) A 14, 74, 74e, 105, 106, 147, 147e, 166, 185, NR5, NR8
B/s 2 19039 – C’wealth Ave West (Dover Stn) B 14, 74, 74e, 105, 106, 147, 147e, 166, 185


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

Exit Road Provisions
A Commonwealth Avenue West (Westbound) Taxi stand (J05), Pick-up/drop-off point
B Commonwealth Avenue West (Eastbound) Taxi stand (J06), Pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Dover station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle 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
 EW1  Pasir Ris B/s 2: 19039 – C’wealth Ave West (Dover Stn) B
 EW33  Tuas Link B/s 1: 19031 – C’wealth Ave West (Dover Stn) A

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

Passenger Usage Patterns

Primarily serving Singapore Polytechnic, Dover station encounters low to moderate demand throughout the day.


Dover station was the first station to be built on an operating train line, with two side platforms featuring a modern architectural design by RSP Architects Planners & Engineers, in contrast to neighbouring East West Line stations. Rising 21 metres above ground, a large roof is suspended over the tracks, supported by transverse V-shaped columns going through the platform and concourse levels. It was constructed with many glass and steel elements, and overcame the challenge of working within busy multi-lane carriageways and over an operational train route.

Construction was underaken by Kumagai Gumi Co., Ltd at a cost of S$45.0 million over 22 months.

Brief History

Dover station opened on 18 October 2001.

Future Developments

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