King Albert Park MRT Station

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Station exit A
Address 2 Blackmore Drive, Singapore 599987
Lines Served   Downtown Line
  Cross Island Line (Future)
Operator SBS Transit (DTL)
Structure Underground
Platform Island (DTL)
Opened 27 Dec 2015 (DTL)
Year 2032 (CRL)

King Albert Park MRT Station (DT6) is an underground station along the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 2, located at the boundaries of the Swiss Club and Holland Road planning subzones. It is built underneath Bukit Timah Road, at the junction of Blackmore Drive, and serves part of the Bukit Timah corridor.

The station is located in the¬†vicinity of upscale low-rise private homes and condominiums, as well as commercial buildings, and¬†Methodist Girls’ School. It¬†bears the name King Albert Park after the nearby upper-class residential area with the same name.

By 2032, King Albert Park station will be an interchange station with the Cross Island Line (CRL) Phase 2. The station code would then be DT6CR15.

First / Last Train Timings

Downtown Line – (DT6) King Albert Park
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
DT1 Bukit Panjang 6:06am 6:27am 12:38am
DT35 Expo 5:39am 5:59am 11:44pm

Station Layout

L2 Overhead Bridge Across Dunearn Road & Bukit Timah Road
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
Downtown Line (B3):
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Platform A: Downtown Line towards DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang via DT5 Beauty World (‚Üí)
Platform B: Downtown Line towards DT35CG1 Expo via DT7 Sixth Avenue (‚Üź)
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King Albert Park 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. With the concourse level wrapping around the platform, the ceiling is two floors high at platform level, conveying a spacious feel. A set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to the concourse above.

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 exits of the station.

Cross Island Line (Future):


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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: “The Natural History of Singapore’s Mythical Botanic Creatures” by the¬†Artists Caravan

The art pieces are a whimsical narrative illustrating the juxtaposition between natural and built habitats in our environment. Strategically positioned in nooks and corners of the station, the mythical biological collection instigates curious cues to activate dialogue of our oscillating environment.

Civil Defence shelter

King Albert Park 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
  • Bicycle Racks at station exit


King Albert Park MRT station has a two exits at ground level (A and B), each at either side of Bukit Timah Road / Dunearn Road.
While Exit A is the surface level entrance to the underground station along Bukit Timah Road, Exit B along Dunearn Road is connected to it via an overhead bridge. Both ends of the overhead bridge are equipped with escalators, and lifts provide barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.

Exit Location Nearby
A Bukit Timah¬†Road Bukit Timah Railway Station, Bukit Timah Railway Bridge, Floridian, Covenant Community Methodist Church, KAP Residences, King Albert Park, King Albert Lodge, Maple Woods, Methodist Girls’ School, The Nexus, The Sterling
B Dunearn Road Jardin, Mayfair Gardens, The Blossomvale, Sime Darby Centre, Yarwood Avenue

Transport Connections

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


There are two official bus stops linked to King Albert Park station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 42051 – Bt Timah Rd (King Albert Pk Stn) A 67, 74, 77, 151, 154, 157, 170, 174, 852, 961, 961M, 970
B/s 2 42059 РDunearn Rd (Opp King Albert Pk Stn) B 67, 74, 77, 151, 154, 157, 170, 174, 852, 961, 961M, 970



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

Exit Road Provisions
A Bukit Timah Road Taxi stand (F69), Pick-up/drop-off point
B Dunearn Road Pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting King Albert Park 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 Exit
Downtown Line
DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang B/s 1: 42051 – Bt Timah Rd (King Albert Pk Stn) A
DT35CG1 Expo B/s 2: 42059 РDunearn Rd (Opp King Albert Pk Stn) B

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

Passenger Usage Patterns

As a station along the Bukit Timah belt serving both low-density residential homes and few commercial developments, King Albert Park station encounters low to moderate demand levels from residents.

Construction Trivia

Downtown Line Stage 2 (DTL2) Contract 917 for the Design and Construction of King Albert Park and Sixth Avenue stations and tunnels was awarded to Alpine Bau GmbH (Singapore Branch), an engineering contractor from Austria, for approximately S$320.7 million in Sep 2009. However, the company filed for insolvency on 19 June 2013, halting progress on Contracts 917 and 918, both of which were awarded to Alpine Bau.

In Aug 2013, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) appointed¬†McConnell Dowell South East Asia Pte Ltd¬†to complete construction works for¬†Sixth Avenue and King Albert Park stations and associated tunnels. Referred to as “Contract 917A“, it was awarded for¬†approximately S$254 million. Originally expected to be delayed till mid-2016, expedited construction work brought the opening of the Downtown Line 2 back on schedule to¬†December 2015.

In May 2015, the LTA filed some S$500 million in claims against bankrupt contractor Alpine Bau for the incompletion of the two MRT projects, but was unlikely to recoup anywhere near the full amount.

The working name for King Albert Park station was Blackmore Station.

The Cross Island Line King Albert Park station will be built under contract CR205Design and Construction of King Albert Park Interchange Station for Cross Island Line.

Future Developments


Downtown Line
Cross Island Line

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