Gul Circle MRT Station

EW30
Gul Circle
卡尔圈 | கல் சர்க்கல்
Gul Circle Station
Address 7A Tuas Road, Singapore 637288
Line Served   East West Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Elevated
Platform Stacked Island
Opened 18 June 2017

Gul Circle MRT Station (EW30) is an above-ground station along the East West Line (EWL). It is located along Tuas Road, near the junction with Tuas Avenue 3 / Gul Circle.

The station was constructed as part of the Tuas West Extension of the EWL. It takes its name from the nearby road of the same name, which serves the Gul industrial area. It is also the first elevated stacked interchange station to be built in Singapore, with two unused platform provisions for a planned branch line to Tuas South. The station ceiling rises 33 metres above ground – about the height of a 10-storey Housing Board block, making Gul Circle the tallest elevated station in Singapore.

The station serves industries in the vicinity of Tuas Road, such as Tuas Avenue 3 / 5 and Gul Circle / Cres.


First / Last Train Timings

East West Line – (EW30) Gul Circle
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
EW1 Pasir Ris 5:26am 5:56am 11:26pm
Connecting to CG2 Changi Airport 10:41pm
EW33 Tuas Link 5:30am 6:00am 12:41am

 


Station Layout

L4 Platform B East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link
Platform D No Train Service
L3 Platform A East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris
Platform C No Train Service
L2 Concourse Faregates, Top Up Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre, Footbridge across Tuas Road
L1 Street Level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Station exits

Platforms

East-West Line (L4):
MRT_rail (1)
Platform B: East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link via EW31 Tuas Crescent (←)
Platform D: No Train Service
MRT_rail (1)
East-West Line (L3):
MRT_rail (1)
Platform A: East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris via EW29 Joo Koon (→)
Platform C: No Train Service 
MRT_rail (1)

Gul Circle station has four elevated East West Line platforms arranged in two stacked island platforms. Train services to Tuas Link use the upper platform, while train services to Pasir Ris use the lower platform. Unused platforms at each level are reserved for a future line extension to Tuas South.

The station is built with a barrel vault roof design similar to other stations between Tuas Link and Pioneer, and many other overground stations along the Eastern side of the East West Line. The large curved roof does away with support columns for a more specious feel and easy navigation at platform level.

Concourse

The station has a ticket concourse located at Level 2.

A link bridge across Tuas Road connects to two exits on either side of the road.

Station Amenities

  • Public Toilets & Retail Shops at Concourse level (L2)
  • Bicycle racks at station exits
  • Top Up Kiosks

Exits

Built in-between two carriageways of Tuas Road, Gul Circle 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.

Exit Location Nearby
A Tuas Road (Westbound) /
Gul Circle
Tuas Road, Gul Circle, Gul Crescent, Tuas Fire Station
B Tuas Road (Eastbound) /
Tuas Avenue 3
Tuas Road, JTC Space @ Tuas, Mapletree Pioneer Logistic Hub

 


Transport Connections

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

Bus

There are two bus stops officially linked to Gul Circle station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 24511 – Tuas Rd (Gul Circle Stn Exit A) A 192, 193, TS6
B/s 2 24519 – Tuas Rd (Gul Circle Stn Exit B) B 192, 193

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
A Tuas Road (Westbound) Taxi Stand (J21), Pick-up/Drop-off Point
B Tuas Avenue 3 Pick-up/Drop-off Point

MRT Bus Bridging Service

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Gul Circle station, MRT Bridging 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 (EWL Bridging Bus)
EW1 Pasir Ris B/s 2: 24519 – Tuas Rd (Gul Circle Stn Exit B) B
EW33 Tuas Link B/s 1: 24511 – Tuas Rd (Gul Circle Stn Exit A) A

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stops 1 & 2 when activated.

In the event of a large-scale rail disruption affecting multiple stations, a special bridging bus service may be activated in addition to the usual bus bridging services.

  • (Service EW1) Tuas Link – Gul Circle – Joo Koon – Boon Lay

Track Layout

As provisions for a future branch line to Tuas South, Platforms C and D are not open for passenger service. While tracks and platform screen doors have been installed, the electrified third rail has not been installed.

At the west end of the station, scissors crossovers on both the upper and lower platform levels provide access from the main line to the future branch line. Rail buffers physically isolate the unused platforms from the main line.

The rail viaducts at Platforms C and D end just east of the station.


Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving the Jurong and Tuas industrial areas, the station’s demand fluctuates with the peak periods, with moderate demand at most times and high demand during the peak hours.

Construction

Contract 1688 (C1688) for the construction of Gul Circle Station and associated 2.8km of MRT viaducts along the Tuas West Extension was awarded to Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co Ltd at a contract sum of S$190 million in November 2011. The civil engineering contractor had also been involved in constructing the Circle Line and Downtown Line Stages 1 and 2.

Gul Circle station was constructed as part of the $3.5 billion, 7.5-kilometre Tuas West extension, a fully elevated extension with four stations and a new train depot in Tuas.

The working name for Gul Circle station was Tuas Station.


Gallery

For more pre-opening pictures, see Page 2.

11 thoughts on “Gul Circle MRT Station

  • 24 April 2023 at 8:03 AM
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    Why is Gul Circle stacked island when there is only 1 line?

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    • 16 May 2024 at 9:02 AM
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      There was supposed to be a branch to tuas south but demand was not enough

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    • 24 April 2023 at 8:03 AM
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      Why is Gul Circle stacked island when there is only 1 line?

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      • 17 August 2023 at 9:42 AM
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        This is possibly because:
        1. The lines were meant for the new Cross Island Line Stage 3, which is still under planning. It is also possible that Gul Circle is the terminus of the Cross Island Line, since Platforms C and D end just right after the station.
        2. The platforms were, highly possibly, meant for the Tuas South Extension. There were plans to extend train services from Joo Koon to Tuas Link, and from Gul Circle to Tuas South. The extension towards North was successful, however, there was not enough development around the area at that time, so eventually the plans for Tuas South were cancelled. The current solution is: to use buses.

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  • 8 March 2019 at 9:58 PM
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    But LTA did announce for No stations for Tuas South and Jurong Island. New Stations possible for Tuas South and Jurong Island in around 2040 to 2050

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  • 19 June 2017 at 3:27 PM
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    Ok, so this is the actual thing that I want to say apart from those 3 comments: I have a feeling that the unused platforms c and d might be used for the cross island line. ?

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