Gardens by the Bay MRT Station

Gardens by the Bay
滨海湾花园 | சரையோரப் பூந்தோட்டங்கள்
Gardens by the Bay MRT Station – Exit 1
Address 11 Marina Mall, Singapore 019396
Line Served   Thomson-East Coast Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 13 Nov 2022

Gardens by the Bay MRT Station (TE22) is an underground station located along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) 3. It is built just off Marina Gardens Drive, bringing rail connectivity to both Gardens by the Bay (Bay South), Marina Barrage, and future developments in the Marina South area.

The areas around the station are planned to be developed into a mixed-use, high-density commercial and residential district that provides more options for city living.

The station was originally targeted for completion and opening in Year 2021. However, it was delayed till 2022 as mentioned in the SMRT Operations Review 2020. TEL 3 opened for passenger service on 13 Nov 2022.

It will serve as the terminus of the Thomson-East Coast Line until Stage 4 of the line opens in Year 2024, when the line will be extended via Tanjong Rhu to Bayshore.

First / Last Train Timings

Thomson-East Coast Line – (TE22) Gardens by the Bay
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
TE1 Woodlands North 6:04am 6:24am 11:50pm
TE9 Caldecott 12:00am
TE14 Orchard 12:10am

Station Layout
L1 Street Level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Gardens by The Bay Bay South
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing service kiosks, Passenger service centre, Retail shops
B2 Platform A Thomson-East Coast Line terminating trains, alighting only
Platform B Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North
Platforms & Train Services
Thomson-East Coast Line (B2):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Thomson-East Coast Line terminating trains, alighting only
Platform B: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North via TE21 Marina South & TE20NS27CE2 Marina Bay (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Gardens by the Bay station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement.

As the terminus of the Thomson-East Coast Line (Stage 3), only Platform B is used regularly for train turnarounds. Train services towards Woodlands North will not stop at Marina South station as the station is closed until housing developments around are ready.

When Thomson-East Coast Line (Stage 4) is opened in 2024, trains heading East from Gardens by the Bay station towards Bayshore will pass through TE22A Founders’ Memorial station, which will open in tandem with Founders’ Memorial.

Art in Transit: “Planting Shadows” by Vertical Submarine

This work is a further exploration of the groups’ interest in botany, and linking it to visual language and history. Shadows of tropical plants are used as furtive images to echo the presence and absence of nature in our urban environment.

These shadows cast on the walls of the station are adapted from botanical drawings produced during the colonial era to signify and trace the past to the present landmark of Gardens by the Bay where we see the cultivation of nature.

Civil Defence shelter

Gardens by the Bay station is one of six stations along the Thomson-East Coast Line (Thomson stretch) designated as Civil Defence (CD) shelters, which will be activated in times of national emergency. Apart from reinforced construction, the stations are designed and equipped with facilities to ensure the shelter environment is tolerable for all shelterees during shelter occupation. These facilities include protective blast doors, decontamination facilities, ventilation systems, power and water supply systems and a dry toilet system.

The other CD shelters are Woodlands, Lentor, Mayflower, Bright Hill and Mount Pleasant stations.

Station Amenities
  • Public Toilets at station concourse (B1)
  • Retail Shop provisions
  • Bicycle Racks at station exits

Gardens by the Bay MRT station has three exits leading to ground level.

Exit Location Nearby
1 Gardens by the Bay /
Marina Barrage
Satay by the Bay, Marina Gardens Drive
2 Marina Gardens Drive
3 Marina Grove Marina Mall

Transport Connections

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


There are 2 bus stops in the vicinity of Gardens by the Bay station

Bus Stop Exit Bus Routes
03369 – Marina Gardens Dr (Gardens by the Bay Stn Exit 1) 1 400
03361 – Marina Gardens Dr (Gardens by the Bay Stn Exit 2) 2 400


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

Exit Road Provisions
1 Marina Gardens Dr Pick-up/drop-off point
2 Marina Gardens Dr Taxi stand (F95), Pick-up/drop-off point

MRT Bus Bridging Service

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

Towards Bus stop Exit
Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL Bridging Bus)
TE1 Woodlands North
03361 – Marina Gardens Dr (Gardens by the Bay Stn Exit 2) 2

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stops 03361 & 03369 when activated.

Construction Trivia

Contract T228 for the Construction of Gardens By The Bay Station and Tunnels for Thomson Line was awarded to Nishimatsu Construction Co., Ltd – Bachy Soletanche Singapore Pte Ltd Joint Venture (JV) at a contract sum of S331.0 million in July 2014.


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16 thoughts on “Gardens by the Bay MRT Station

  • 9 February 2023 at 9:34 PM

    Best station ever because of the design of exit 1. Looks excellent in evenings.

  • 9 February 2023 at 11:39 AM

    Station layout info is wrong, trains turn around at platform B and platform A is not in use entirely.

  • 23 November 2022 at 5:04 PM

    i wonder what is the use of exits 2 and 3

    • 9 February 2023 at 9:33 PM

      There isn’t a use for exit 3 yet, but exit 2 is an alternate exit that can connect to nearby service 400 instead of exit 1.

      • 9 July 2023 at 12:31 AM

        Exit 3 has bicycle parking iirc


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