Kembangan MRT Station

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Station Exit A
Address 55 Sims Avenue East, Singapore 416551
Line Served   East West Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Elevated
Platform Island
Opened 4 Nov 1989

Kembangan MRT Station (EW6) is an above-ground station along the East West Line (EWL). It sits within the Kembangan planning subzone, and is physically located along Sims Avenue, at the junction with Jalan Kembangan.

The station is named after the Kembangan estate, which means expansion in Malay, and serves residents of the surrounding Kembangan, Siglap and Telok Kurau estates, mostly comprising of low-rise condominiums and private housing. It is also built over the Siglap canal, with station exits leading to the Siglap Park Connector.

First / Last Train Timings

East West Line – (EW6) Kembangan
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
EW1 Pasir Ris 6:16am 6:44am 12:27am
Connecting to CG2 Changi Airport 11:43pm
EW33 Tuas Link 5:43am 6:09am 11:39pm


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, Passenger Service Centre, 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┬áPasir Ris via EW5┬áBedok┬á(Ôćĺ)
Platform B: East West Line towards EW33┬áTuas Link via EW7 Eunos┬á(ÔćÉ)
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Kembangan 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.

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

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


Kembangan MRT station has two exits on the north and south side of the station, both offering barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.

Exit Location Nearby
A Sims Avenue East Sims Avenue East, Hotel 81 Changi, Kembangan Court, Kembangan Plaza, Kembangan Suites, Parkway East Hospital, The Trumps Condominium, Kassim Mosque
B Jalan Kembangan Jalan Kembangan, Astoria Park Condominium, Kampong Kembangan Community Centre, Kembangan Neighbourhood Police Post (Blk 110), Kembangan Villas, Lengkong Satu / Dua / Tiga / Empat / Lima / Enam / Tujoh, HDB Kembangan Gardens


Transport Connections

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


There are two official bus stops linked to Kembangan station. Other bus stops are added to better represent bus connections.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s┬á1 83062 – Sims Ave East (Kembangan Stn) A 2, 7, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, 33, 67, 854
B/s┬á4 83059 – Changi Rd (Mjd Kassim) A 2, 7, 7A, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, 33, 67, 854
83321 – Jln Kembangan (Kembangan Stn) B 42, 135
83329 – Jln Kembangan (Opp Kembangan Stn) B 42, 135


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

Exit Road Provisions
A Sims Avenue East (Eastbound) Taxi stand (I17), Pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Kembangan 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┬áPasir Ris B/s 1: 83062 – Sims Ave East (Kembangan Stn) A
EW33┬áTuas Link B/s 4: 83059 – Changi Rd (Mjd Kassim) A

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stops 1 & 4 when activated.

Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving residential estates around Kembangan, the station encounters moderate demand throughout the day.


Brief History

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

Future Developments

Major Incidents


External Links & References

One thought on “Kembangan MRT Station

  • 25 June 2020 at 5:54 PM

    From the Q4 2020 onwards, SBST bus service 135 will be extended to EW6 Kembangan MRT Station of. Originally, SBST bus service 42 serves Kembangan MRT Station of.


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