Founders’ Memorial MRT Station

TE22A
Founders’ Memorial
Location Map for TE22A Founders' Memorial Station - LTA
Location Map for TE22A Founders’ Memorial Station – LTA
Address 41 Rhu Cross, Singapore 438965
Line Served   Thomson-East Coast Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opening In tandem with Founders’ Memorial

Founders’ Memorial MRT Station (TE22A) is an underground station located along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) 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 remains closed as of the opening of TEL 4 on 23 Jun 2024. The station will open in tandem with the Founders’ Memorial. Founders’ Memorial is slated to open in 2028, in which it was originally expected to open in 2025.

Previously slated to open in 2027 as on the Founders’ Memorial website, the opening year was updated to be in 2028 sometime in February / March 2024.


First / Last Train Timings
Thomson-East Coast Line – (TE22A) Founders’ Memorial
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
TE1 Woodlands North
TE29 Bayshore

Platform & Train Services
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE29 Bayshore via TE23 Tanjong Rhu (→)
(Closed Station – trains do not open their doors at this station)
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. 


Exits

Founders’ Memorial MRT station has two exits leading to ground level which are all currently closed. More details will be confirmed closer to the opening of the station.

Exit Location Nearby
1 Gardens by the Bay (Bay East)
2 Gardens by the Bay (Bay East)

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 tandem with the Founder’s Memorial itself. 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.


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13 thoughts on “Founders’ Memorial MRT Station

  • 11 January 2019 at 2:30 PM
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    2025 also happens to be LKY’s 10th anniversary of passing.

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  • 8 January 2019 at 4:48 PM
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    This will be the first infill station with an island platform configuration.

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    • 28 January 2024 at 12:44 AM
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      WRONG, Hume station will be completed first before this station even opens

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  • 8 January 2019 at 2:58 PM
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    This Will Be The First Time That A Singapore Train Station Has A Simliar Procuaction To A Video Game Series.

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  • 7 January 2019 at 11:06 PM
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    So this will the first MRT/LRT station code to end with a letter of the alphabet.

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  • 7 January 2019 at 5:36 PM
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    This is the first MRT Station with an apostrophe symbol in its name.

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