Lavender MRT Station

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Station Underground Exit
Address 50 Kallang Road, Singapore 208699
Line Served   East West Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 4 Nov 1989

Lavender MRT Station (EW11) is an underground station along the East West Line (EWL). It sits within the Lavender planning subzone, adjacent to the Crawford, Kampong Bugis and Kallang Bahru subzones, and is physically located underneath Kallang Road, near the junction with Lavender Street / Crawford Street.

The station is named after the nearby Lavender Street, thought to be sarcastically named after the constant smell of urine and nightsoil which Chinese market gardeners used as fertilizer. Situated in the Kallang area near the mouth of the Rochor River, Lavender station serves clusters of HDB housing blocks in the vicinity, along with nearby commercial areas, the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) Building, and public parks along the Rochor / Kallang river.

First / Last Train Timings

East West Line – (EW11) Lavender
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
EW1 Pasir Ris 6:05am 6:33am 12:15am
Connecting to CG2 Changi Airport 11:31pm
EW33 Tuas Link 5:54am 6:20am 11:50pm


Station Layout

L1 Street level Station Exits, Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, TransitLink Ticket Office, Retail Shops
B2 Platform A East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris
Platform B East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link


East-West Line (B2):
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Platform A: East West Line towards EW1  Pasir Ris via EW10 Kallang (→)
Platform B: East West Line towards EW33¬†Tuas Link via EW12DT14¬†Bugis¬†(‚Üź)
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Lavender station has two underground East-West Line 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 lifts connect to the ticket 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 station exits.


The station has a ticket concourse located at Basement 1. 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.

Station Amenities

  • Retail shops at Concourse Level (B1)
  • Wheelchair accessible toilet at Concourse level (B1 paid area, next to lift to platform)
  • Public Toilet (payment required) at Street Level (L1) near Exit B, at V Hotel.
  • ATMs and Self-service machines at Concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • Bicycle racks at station exits
  • Transitlink Ticket Office
    Operating Hours: 1200hrs – 1930hrs daily. Closed on Public Holidays.


Lavender MRT station has two exits leading to either side of Kallang Road. Both exits offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.

Exit Location Nearby
A Kallang Road (Westbound) ICA Building, Sri Manmatha Karuneshvarar Temple
B Kallang Road (Eastbound) Aperia Mall, Jalan Besar Community Club, Jalan Besar Sports Centre, Jalan Besar Stadium, People’s Association, V Hotel Lavender

Transport Connections

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


There are two official bus stops linked to Lavender station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 01319 РKallang Rd (Lavender Stn Exit A/ICA) A 2, 12, 33, 107, 107M, 133
B/s 2 01311 РKallang Rd (Lavender Stn Exit B) B 2, 7, 12, 32, 33, 51, 61, 63, 80, 107, 107M, 133, 145, 175, 197


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

Exit Road Provisions
A Kallang Road (outside ICA Building) Taxi stand (F15)
A Kallang Walk Pick-up/drop-off point
B Jellicoe Road (V Hotel Lavender) Pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Lavender 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 2: 01311 РKallang Rd (Lavender Stn Exit B) B
EW33 Tuas Link B/s 1: 01319 РKallang Rd (Lavender Stn Exit A/ICA) A

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

Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving residential developments and businesses in the vicinity of Kallang Road, Lavender Street, Crawford Street and North Bridge Road, the station encounters moderate demand throughout the day.


Brief History

Lavender 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 “Lavender MRT Station

  • 28 October 2019 at 11:36 PM

    We wish to thank employees of the Lavender Stn. SM Geof Chia and the cleaner Mr. Khojit Kim-Go who were very kind and helpful to find our son’s backpack that was left in the train from Changi Airport on 18/10/2019 at 20.00.
    Tourists from Latvia


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