Kallang MRT Station

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Station Exit A
Address 5 Sims Avenue, Singapore 387405
Line Served   East West Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Elevated
Platform Island
Opened 4 Nov 1989

Kallang MRT Station (EW10) is an above-ground station along the East West Line (EWL). It sits within the Boon Keng planning subzone, adjacent to the Kallang Bahru and Kampong Bugis subzones, and is physically located along Sims Avenue, at the junction with Lorong 1 Geylang.

This train station is affected by East West Line Early Closure (Bugis – Tanah Merah) on selected Fridays & Saturdays in May & June 2019. Click here for more details.

The station is named after the Kallang area it serves, thought to be derived from factory mills or the Orang Laut tribe in the past. It serves clusters of HDB housing blocks around Lorong 1 Geylang, along with plenty of businesses and institutions located within shophouses in the Sims Avenue / Geylang Road area, and industrial estates in the Boon Keng area.

Bus connections are offered from Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal, heading to other parts of the island.

First / Last Train Timings

East West Line – EW10 Kallang
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Sat Sun &
EW1 Pasir Ris 6:07am 6:07am 6:35am 12:18am
EW33 Tuas Link 5:50am 5:50am 6:16am 11:45pm


Station Layout

L2 Platform A East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris
Platform B East West Line towards  EW33  Tuas Link
L1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Retail Shops
Street Level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Station exits


East-West Line (L2):
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Platform A: East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW9  Aljunied (→)
Platform B: East West Line towards  EW33  Tuas Link via  EW11  Lavender (←)
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Kallang station has two elevated East-West Line platforms in an island platform arrangement. Half-height Platform screen doors are installed at the platform edge for the safety of commuters, and retrofitted High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans keep passengers cool. Similar to most platforms along the Eastern side of the East West Line, a barrel vault roof design allows for a spacious interior that is easily navigated.

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 station exits. Escalators, lifts and stairs connect the Platform level to the Ticket Concourse level below.


The station has a ticket concourse located at ground level. It features faregates for automatic fare collection and provides access between paid and unpaid areas of the station, with at least 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 TransitLink Add Value 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.

Toilets and retail shops are located in the unpaid areas of the ticket concourse, at ground level.


Kallang MRT station has two exits on the north and south side of the station. Only Exit B offers barrier-free accessibility for the disabled. Passengers for Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal should use Exit A.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A Yes Sims Avenue Sims Avenue, Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal, Geylang Road, Sheltered walkway to Nicoll Highway and Singapore Sports Hub
B Yes Lorong 1 Geylang Lorong 1 Geylang, Boon Keng Road, Geylang West Community Centre, Kallang Park Connector, Kallang Sector Industrial Estate, Kallang Distripark, Sims Avenue Industrial Estate, HDB Kallang Heights, HDB Kallang Trivista, HDB Boon Keng Ville

Station Amenities

  • Retail shops and Public toilets at Concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • ATMs and Self-service machines at Concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • Bicycle racks at station exits

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

Kallang station connects to a bus terminal, several bus stops in the vicinity, and a designated Park and Ride carpark.


There is a bus terminal and four official bus stops linked to Kallang station. Passengers for Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal should use Exit A and cross the road.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
Lorong 1 Geylang Bus Terminal A 11, 140, 141, 175, 853, 961, 961#, 980, 985
B/s 1 80031 – Sims Ave (Kallang Stn) A 2, 7, 12, 13, 32, 33, 51, 63, 67, 80, 100, 197
B/s 2 80039 – Geylang Rd (Opp Lor 1 Geylang Ter) A 2, 7, 7A, 12, 13, 32, 33, 51, 63, 67, 80, 100, 197
B/s 3 80101 – Lor 1 Geylang (Kallang Stn/Opp Blk 2C) B 21, 26, 31, 140, 175, 853, 853#, 961, 961#, 985
B/s 4 80109 – Lor 1 Geylang (Opp Kallang Stn/Blk 2C) B 21, 26, 31, 140, 175, 853, 853#, 961, 961#, 985


Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Kallang station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle 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
 EW1  Pasir Ris B/s 1: 80031 – Sims Ave (Kallang Stn) A
 EW33  Tuas Link B/s 2: 80039 – Geylang Rd (Opp Lor 1 Geylang Ter) A

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Kallang station depending on the situation on the ground.

Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving residential developments and businesses in the Kallang and Upper Boon Keng areas, the station encounters moderate demand throughout the day.


Brief History

Kallang station opened on 4 November 1989 along with all other EWL stations from Bugis to Tanah Merah.

Future Developments

Major Incidents


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