Napier MRT Station

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Napier MRT Station – Exit 1
Address 2 Napier Road, Singapore 258511
Line Served Thomson-East Coast Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Stacked Side
Opened 13 Nov 2022

Napier MRT Station (TE12) is an underground station located along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) 3. It is built at the junction of Napier Road, Holland Road and Cluny Road, bringing rail connectivity to various embassies, community amenities and residential developments in the vicinity.

The station is in the vicinity of the Singapore Botanic Gardens, Gleneagles Hospital, as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Australian High Commission, the British High Commission, the Embassy of the United States and the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation. Condominiums are also located near the station.

The station was originally targeted for completion and opening in Year 2021. However, it was delayed till 2022 as mentioned in the SMRT Operations Review 2020. TEL 3 opens for passenger service on 13 Nov 2022.

First / Last Train Timings

Thomson-East Coast Line – (TE12) Napier
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
TE1 Woodlands North 5:56am 6:16am 12:16am
TE9 Caldecott 12:28am
TE29 Bayshore 5:54am 6:14am 11:59pm
TE27 Marine Terrace 12:04am
TE22 Gardens by the Bay 12:10am
TE17 Outram Park 12:16am
TE14 Orchard 12:28am

Station Layout
L1 Street Level Bus stops, Taxi stands, Pick-up/drop-off points
B1 Ticket Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Service Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre
Platform A Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE29 Bayshore
B2 Staff Escalators between Ticket Concourse / Platform A & Platform B
B3 Platform B Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North
Platforms & Train Services
Thomson-East Coast Line (B1):
Platform A: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE29 Bayshore via TE13 Orchard Boulevard (→)
MRT_rail (2)
Thomson-East Coast Line (B3):
Platform B: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North via TE11DT10 Stevens (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Napier 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.

Art In Transit: “Botanical Art” by National Parks Board

Napier Station is located next to Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site managed by the National Parks Board (NParks). The artwork on display is from the Gardens’ rich collections of paintings, which were originally prepared for research and education.

The pieces are adapted from late nineteenth and early twentieth century paintings by the artists James and Charles de Alwis. The de Alwis brothers were born into a family of artists in Sri Lanka and were recruited to work as botanical artists in the Gardens by Henry Nicholas Ridley (Director of the Gardens from 1888 to 1912).

The paintings were selected by Ms Christina Soh, former Librarian at the Gardens, and digitally enhanced and composed by NPark’s resident designer, Ms Lim Yn Sheao. Originals of the paintings from the Gardens’ collections can be viewed at the Botanical Art Gallery in the Gardens’ Gallop Extension.

Station Amenities
  • Public Toilets at station concourse
  • Bicycle Racks at station exits

Napier MRT station has two exits leading to ground level. A green wall at both Exits 1 & 2 can be accessed via an intermediate staircase landing between the street and ticket concourse level.

Exit Location Nearby
1 Gleneagles Hospital & Singapore Botanic Gardens Cluny Road, Gleneagles Medical Centre, Holland Road, Interpol, Napier Road, SPF Building
2 Napier Road & Holland Road Australian High Commission, British Council, British High Commission, Embassy of The People’s Republic of China, Embassy of The United States of America, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, SITA Tennis Academy Centre, St. George’s Church

Transport Connections

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


There are 2 bus stops in the vicinity of Napier station.

Bus Stop Exit Bus Routes
13019 – Napier Rd (Napier Stn Exit 1) 1 7, 7B, 75, 77, 105, 106, 123, 174, 174e
13011 – Napier Rd (Napier Stn Exit 2) 2 7, 75, 77, 105, 106, 123, 174, 174e


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

Exit Road Provisions
1 Napier Rd Taxi stand (F89), Pick-up/drop-off point
2 Napier Rd Taxi stand (F90), Pick-up/drop-off point

MRT Bus Bridging Service

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Napier 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
13011 – Napier Rd (Napier Stn Exit 2) 2
TE29 Bayshore
13019 – Napier Rd (Napier Stn Exit 1) 1

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stops 13011 & 13019 when activated.

Construction Trivia

Contract T217 for the Construction of Napier Station and Tunnels for Thomson Line was awarded to Sinohydro Corporation Ltd. (Singapore Branch) at a contract sum of S$188.8 million in April 2014. The company had previously been involved in the construction of Guangzhou Subway (Line 2) and Tianjin Subway (Line 2).


Additional Photos at Page 2.

External Links & References

4 thoughts on “Napier MRT Station

  • 29 May 2023 at 8:05 PM

    Fun fact: On Level B2 of this station, there is a paid link provision to a future line, possibly the Holland Line.

  • 12 March 2023 at 3:37 PM

    Can you add this attraction, Museum Of Ice Cream under Exit 2? Thanks

  • 4 November 2022 at 4:47 PM

    Art in Transit: Botanical Art by the National Parks Board

  • 16 May 2022 at 11:12 AM

    Napier MRT Station will likely link to Singapore Botanic Gardens, apart from the existing Botanic Gardens MRT.


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