Hillview MRT Station

DT3
Hillview
山景 | ஹில்வியூ
Station exit
Address 510 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 678211
Line Served   Downtown Line
Operator SBS Transit
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 27 Dec 2015

Hillview MRT Station (DT3) is an underground station along the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 2, located at Upper Bukit Timah. It is named after the nearby Hillview residential area, and straddles the Hillview and Nature Reserve planning subzones.

While located in the vicinity of condominiums and private housing estates, the station also serves several nearby religious institutions and shopping malls.


First / Last Train Timings

Downtown Line – (DT3) Hillview
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
DT1 Bukit Panjang 6:12am 6:32am 12:44am
DT35 Expo 5:34am 5:54am 11:38pm

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
B2 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
B3 Platform A Downtown Line towards DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang
Platform B Downtown Line towards DT35CG1 Expo

Platforms

Downtown Line (B3):
MRT_rail (1)
Platform A: Downtown Line towards DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang via DT2 Cashew (→)
Platform B: Downtown Line towards DT35CG1 Expo via DT5 Beauty World (←)
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Hillview station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement, with both platforms utilized for trains travelling in either direction. 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. The ceiling is two floors high at platform level, conveying a spacious feel.

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.

Heading south from Hillview station, trains pass through a station box reserved for the future Hume station.

Concourse

Faregates
Faregates

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.

Art in Transit: “What Remains” by Darren Soh

“What Remains” showcases photographs that document the remnants of the old KTM railway line, such as the steel truss bridge nearest to Hillview Station, as well as the stretches of railway tracks left at the sites of all three bridges along the old line.

Civil Defence shelter

Hillview station is one of six stations along the Downtown Line 2 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.

Station Amenities

  • Public Toilets at concourse level
  • ATM at concourse level
  • Bicycle racks at station exits

Exits

Hillview MRT station has two exits at ground level which provides barrier-free access.

Exit Location Nearby
A Upper Bukit Timah Rd (Southbound) Dairy Farm Road, Bukit Panjang Methodist Church, John Wesley Centre, MOE Dairy Farm Adventure Centre, Praisehaven The Salvation Army, Saint Francis Methodist School, Trinity Theological College, The Rail Mall
B Upper Bukit Timah Rd (Northbound) Hillview Road, Glendale Park, Hillington Green, Hillview Heights, Hillview Park, Hillview Community Centre, Summerhill, The Hillier / HillV2

Transport Connections

Hillview station connects to two bus stops in the vicinity, as well as a taxi stand and passenger pick-up point.

Bus

There are two official bus stops linked to Hillview station. Additional Bus Stops are reflected here for a better representation of the bus stops in the vicinity.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 43069 – Upp Bt Timah Rd (Hillview Stn Exit A) A 67, 75, 170, 171, 178, 184, 961, 961M, 973
B/s 2 43061 – Upp Bt Timah Rd (Hillview Stn) B 67, 75, 170, 170A, 171, 176, 178, 184, 961, 961M, 963, 970
43271 – Hillview Rd (Glendale Pk Condo) B 176, 963, 970
43279 – Hillview Rd (Aft Hillview Stn) B 176, 653, 963, 970, 973
42991 – Upp Bt Timah Rd (Bef Hillview Stn Exit B) B 973

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
A Upp Bt Timah Rd (Southbound) Pick-up/drop-off point
B Upp Bt Timah Rd (Northbound) Taxi stand (H21), Pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Hillview station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the Downtown Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:

Towards Bus stop DTL exit
Downtown Line
DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang B/s 2: 43061 – Upp Bt Timah Rd (Hillview Stn) B
DT35CG1 Expo B/s 1: 43069 – Upp Bt Timah Rd (Hillview Stn Exit A) A

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


Passenger Usage Patterns

As a residential station serving condominiums, Hillview station is utilized mainly by residents living in the area.

Construction

Downtown Line Stage 2 (DTL2) Contract 913 for the Design and Construction of Hillview and Cashew stations and tunnels was awarded to Korean company GS Engineering & Construction Corp for approximately S$431 million in Sep 2009.

Future Developments


Major Incidents


Gallery


External Links & References

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