Kent Ridge MRT Station

Kent Ridge
肯特岗 | கெண்ட் ரிஜ்
Station exit A
Address 301 South Buona Vista Road, Singapore 118177
Lines Served   Circle Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 8 Oct 2011

Kent Ridge MRT Station (CC24) is an underground station along the Circle Line (CCL) Stage 4, located at the boundaries of the National University of Singapore and Kent Ridge planning subzones. It is built next to the National University Hospital, and near the junction of Lower Kent Ridge Road and South Buona Vista Road.

The station takes its name from the surrounding area, formerly known as Pasir Panjang Ridge but renamed Kent Ridge to commemorate a visit by the Duke and Dutchess of Kent. Despite sharing the Kent Ridge naming with Kent Ridge Bus Terminal, the two public transport facilities are located far apart and do not connect with each other

Apart from the hospital complex, Kent Ridge station serves the sprawling National University of Singapore campus, along with Singapore Science Park 1 and Kent Ridge Park.

First / Last Train Timings

Circle Line – (CC24) Kent Ridge
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5:35am 5:56am 11:15pm
CC7 Mountbatten 11:52pm
CC12 Bartley 12:15am
CC29 HarbourFront 5:35am 6:00am 11:37pm
CC26 Pasir Panjang 12:08am

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Underpass Underpass underneath Lower Kent Ridge Road
Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
B2 Staff Restricted Access
B3 Platform A Circle Line towards CC29NE1 HarbourFront
Platform B Circle Line towards CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut
Circle Line
towards CE2NS27 Marina Bay (Peak Hours)


Circle Line (B3):
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Platform A: Circle Line towards CC29NE1 HarbourFront via CC25 Haw Par Villa (→)
Platform B:
Circle Line towards CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut via CC23 one-north (←)
Circle Line towards CE2NS27 Marina Bay via CC23 one-north (Peak Hour Alternate Trains) (←)
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Kent Ridge station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement. 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 a lift connects the platform level to the concourse level two floors above. The concourse wraps around the platform, creating a large interior space which gives the station 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.


Faregates and PSC
Faregates and PSC

The station concourse at Basement 1 feature 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: “Poetry Mix-up” by Mixed Reality Lab

Interacting by reciting or writing poetry has been an important cultural practice from ancient times. However, the interests of the modern generation with their absorption in rapidly emerging technologies tend to provide less regard and appreciation for traditional literary practices such as poetry. Conversely, cultural computing uses various methods to model the established cultures, allowing users to interact and experience these cultures through modern computing applications. This work combines traditional literary work with modern digital technology to create a familiar and enjoyable platform for the new generation to appreciate traditional literary works. Poetry Mix-up encourages users to experience the creation of a ‘remixed’ variety of poetry by sending an SMS to a digital poetry generator.

The system is currently switched off.

Station Amenities

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


Kent Ridge MRT station has four exits (A, B, C and D), of which only Exit B is not equipped with barrier-free accessibility. Exits A and B lead to street level, while Exits C and D lead to the ground floor of NUH Medical Centre.

Exit Location Nearby
A Lower Kent Ridge Road Ayer Rajah Expressway, National University Hospital (NUH), National University of Singapore (NUS)
B South Buona Vista Road Science Park Drive, Singapore Science Park 1
C NUH Medical Centre National University Hospital (NUH)


Transport Connections

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


There are four official bus stops linked to Kent Ridge station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 15131 – South Buona Vista Rd (Kent Ridge Stn) D 92, 200
B/s 2 15139 – South Buona Vista Rd (Kent Ridge Stn Exit B) B 92, 200
B/s 3 18331 – Lower Kent Ridge Rd (Kent Ridge Stn Exit A/NUH) A 95, NUS A1, NUS A1E, NUS D2
B/s 4 18339 – Lower Kent Ridge Rd (Opp Kent Ridge Stn Exit A) A 95, NUS A2, NUS A2E, NUS D2


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

Exit Road Provisions
A NUH Main Building Lobby B Taxi Stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
A Lower Kent Ridge Road (Eastbound) Pick-up/drop-off point
A Lower Kent Ridge Road (Westbound) Pick-up/drop-off point


Rail Bridging Services

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

Towards Bus stop Exit
Circle Line
CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut B/s 4: 18339 – Lower Kent Ridge Rd (Opp Kent Ridge Stn Exit A) A
CC29NE1 HarbourFront B/s 4: 18339 – Lower Kent Ridge Rd (Opp Kent Ridge Stn Exit A) A

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stops 3 & 4 when activated.

Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving a major hospital, university and business park, Kent Ridge station encounters high passenger demand throughout most of the day.


Circle Line Stage 4 (CCL4) Contract C855 for the Construction and Completion of Holland Village, Buona Vista and Kent Ridge Stations including One-North Station Fit-Out Works and Tunnels was awarded to the Woh Hup Pte Ltd – Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co, Ltd –Alpine Mayreder Bau GmbH Joint Venture. The working name for Kent Ridge station was National University Hospital station.

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