Founders’ Memorial MRT Station

Founders’ Memorial
Location Map for TE22A Founders' Memorial Station - LTA
Location Map for TE22A Founders’ Memorial Station – LTA
Line Served   Thomson-East Coast Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opening Year 2025

Founders’ Memorial MRT Station (TE22A) is an underground station located along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Stage 4. It is built underneath Gardens By The Bay (Bay East), bringing rail connectivity to the Bay East Garden area and nearby Tanjong Rhu estate, as well as supporting future developments in the region.

The working name for the station is named after the Founders’ Memorial, a 5-ha being built in the Bay East Gardens to showcase the contributions of modern Singapore’s founders.

The station is targeted for completion and opening in Year 2025, in tandem with the Founders’ Memorial.

First / Last Train Timings

Thomson-East Coast Line – TE22A Founders’ Memorial
Destination First Train Last Train
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
TE1 Woodlands North
TE31 Sungei Bedok

Station Layout

L1 Street level Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B? Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
B? Platform A Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North
Platform B Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE31DT37 Sungei Bedok


Thomson-East Coast Line (B?):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE31DT37 Sungei Bedok via TE23 Tanjong Rhu (→)
Platform B: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North via TE22 Gardens by the Bay (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Founders’ Memorial 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 lifts connect to the concourse above.

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.


The concourse features 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: TBC


Founders’ Memorial MRT station will have several exits leading to ground level. More details will be confirmed closer to the opening of the station.

Exit Location Nearby

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at station concourse

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 (TBC)

Rail Bridging Services (TBC)

Passenger Usage Patterns

Construction Trivia

Contract T302 for the Construction of Facility Building and Tunnels for Thomson-East Coast Line was awarded to China Railway First Group Co., Ltd. Singapore Branch at a contract sum of S$242.4 million in June 2016. This includes a shell station near Gardens by the Bay (Bay East).

The station was first named Gardens Bay East and appeared on the rail system map with the station code TE22A in May 2018, along with the confirmed stations for the Jurong Region Line. Gardens Bay East was later removed from the rail system map in a subsequent revision.

In January 2019, it was announced that the shell station at Gardens by the Bay (Bay East) would be named Founders’ Memorial, scheduled for opening in 2025. The contract for the construction of Founders’ Memorial station is likely a negotiated contract with China Railway First Group Co., Ltd. Singapore Branch, which was responsible for the construction of the shell station under Contract T302. China Railway First Group was awarded a $242.4 million contract to build Founders’ Memorial Station.

The station will be built by converting the TEL Facility Building at Gardens Bay East, which was built under Contract T302, to a fully-furnished MRT Station.

Future Developments

Major Incidents


External Links & References

5 thoughts on “Founders’ Memorial MRT Station

  • 11 January 2019 at 2:30 PM

    2025 also happens to be LKY’s 10th anniversary of passing.

  • 8 January 2019 at 4:48 PM

    This will be the first infill station with an island platform configuration.

  • 8 January 2019 at 2:58 PM

    This Will Be The First Time That A Singapore Train Station Has A Simliar Procuaction To A Video Game Series.

  • 7 January 2019 at 11:06 PM

    So this will the first MRT/LRT station code to end with a letter of the alphabet.

  • 7 January 2019 at 5:36 PM

    This is the first MRT Station with an apostrophe symbol in its name.


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