Katong Park MRT Station

TE24
Katong Park
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Katong Park TEL Station Diagram
Katong Park TEL Station Diagram
Address 45 Meyer Road, Singapore 437870
Line Served   Thomson-East Coast Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Side
Opening 23 Jun 2024

Katong Park MRT Station (TE24) is an underground station located along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) 4. It is built underneath Meyer Road, at the junction with Fort Road and Tanjong Rhu Road, bringing rail connectivity to condominiums and landed houses around Meyer Road.

The station is in the vicinity of Katong Park (hence its name), Dunman High School, Singapore Swimming Club, and many more condominiums.

The station was originally targeted for completion and opening in Year 2023. However, it was delayed till 2024 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.


First / Last Train Timings
Thomson-East Coast Line – (TE24) Katong Park
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
TE1 Woodlands North
TE29 Bayshore

Station Layout
L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Ticket Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Service Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre
Platform A Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE29 Bayshore
B2 Platform B Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North
Platforms
Thomson-East Coast Line (B1):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE29 Bayshore via TE25 Tanjong Katong (→)
Thomson-East Coast Line (B2):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform B: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North via TE23 Tanjong Rhu (←)

Katong Park station has two platforms in a stacked side platform arrangement, with both platforms utilized for trains travelling in either direction. Owing to land constraints arising from building the station next to existing developments, the stacked platform design was adopted.

The Concourse is on the same level as the upper platform for train service towards Bayshore.


Art in Transit: “Time After Time” by Sit Weng San & Tania De Rozario

Exits

Katong Park MRT station has two exits leading to ground level. More details will be confirmed closer to the opening of the station.

Exit Location Nearby
1 Meyer Road
2 Fort Road / Tanjong Rhu Road

 


Transport Connections

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

Bus

There are 2 bus stops in the vicinity of Katong Park station.

Bus Stop Exit Bus Routes
91081 – Fort Rd (Fort Gdns) 2 30, 30e, 158, 158A
91089 – Fort Rd (Opp Fort Gdns) 2 30, 30e, 158, 158A, 401
Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
1 Meyer Road Taxi stand (C33), Pick-up/drop-off point
2 Tanjong Rhu Road Pick-up/drop-off point
MRT Bus Bridging Service

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Katong Park 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
TBC TBC
TE29 Bayshore TBC TBC

 


Construction Trivia

Contract T305 for the Construction of Katong Park Station and Tunnels for Thomson-East Coast Line was awarded to Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co. (Singapore) Pte Ltd at a contract sum of S293.5 million in January 2016.

Shanghai Tunnel Engineering from China were previously involved in the construction of DTL1’s Promenade station and DTL2’s Newton station, Tuas West Extension, DTL3’s tunnelling portion between Tampines East Station and Upper Changi Station, as well as TEL’s Shenton Way station and tunnelling portion between Woodlands Station and Woodlands Avenue 12.

Because of the narrow site constraints—a two-lane road measuring 6m wide flanked by high-rises and at least one pre-war house—Katong Park was designed in stacked station configuration where one platform built on top of the other, as opposed to being parallel to each other. While stacked stations are uncommon but not unique to Katong Park, it was the first time that tunnel-boring machines were used to construct them. As such, the lower station (and tunnels) was built first, followed by the upper station and tunnels, hence requiring additional time. After tunnelling is done, the station sites are then excavated.


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One thought on “Katong Park MRT Station

  • 14 October 2023 at 11:12 PM
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    Loads of cladding now! First TEL4 station with signage!

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