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|Address||437 Orchard Road, Singapore 238878 (NSL)
301 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 237974 (TEL)
|Line Served|| North South Line
Thomson-East Coast Line
|Operator||SMRT Trains (NSL & TEL)
|Platform||Island (NSL & TEL)|
|Opened||12 Dec 1987 (NSL)
13 Nov 2022 (TEL)
Orchard MRT Station (NS22/TE14) is an underground interchange station along the North South Line (NSL) and Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). With the opening of TEL on 13 Nov 2022, it is the third interchange station connecting the NSL and TEL, the other two being Woodlands and Marina Bay.
It is located within the planning area of the same name, (straddling the Boulevard and Paterson planning subzone), and is bordered by Orchard Road, Paterson Road, Orchard Boulevard and Orchard Turn.
The station was named after various orchards and plantations formerly located in this area. Orchard station now serves the Orchard Road shopping belt, bringing rail connections to the retail and entertainment hub, with many shopping centres, hotels, office buildings and upscale condominiums in the vicinity. An underground pedestrian mall network connects the Basement 2 ticket concourse seamlessly to nearby developments.
The TEL 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 opened for passenger service on 13 Nov 2022.
First / Last Train Timings
|North South Line – (NS22) Orchard
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Weekdays & Sat||Sun & Public Holidays||Daily|
|NS28 Marina South Pier||5:48am||6:13am||11:46pm|
|NS1 Jurong East||6:11am||6:36am||12:02am|
|Thomson-East Coast Line – (TE14) Orchard
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Weekdays & Sat||Sun & Public Holidays||Daily|
|TE1 Woodlands North||5:52am||6:12am||12:05am|
|TE22 Gardens by the Bay||5:58am||6:18am||12:02am|
|L1||Street Level||Bus stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off points|
|B1||Orchard Xchange||Retail Shops|
|Underpass||Underpass at Exit 7 leading to ION Orchard Level 1 & Orchard Turn / TEL Ticket Concourse / NSL Ticket Concourse|
|B2||NSL Ticket Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Service Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre (NSL), TransitLink Ticket Office
|TEL Ticket Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Service Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre (TEL), Retail Shops|
|B3||NSL Platform A||North South Line towards NS1EW24 Jurong East|
|NSL Platform B||North South Line towards NS28 Marina South Pier|
|TEL Platform C||Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE22 Gardens By The Bay|
|TEL Platform D||Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North
|B4||Linkway to NSL/TEL||Paid transfer link between TEL & NSL|
Platforms & Train Services
North South Line (B3):
|Platform A: North South Line towards NS1EW24 Jurong East via NS21–DT11 Newton (→)
Platform B: North South Line towards NS28 Marina South Pier via NS23 Somerset (←)
Orchard station has two underground NSL platforms in an island platform arrangement.
Thomson-East Coast Line (B3):
|Platform C: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE22 Gardens by the Bay via TE15 Great World (→)
Platform D: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North via TE13 Orchard Boulevard (←)
Orchard station has two underground Thomson-East Coast Line platforms in an island platform arrangement. A siding is built parallel to the running rails next to the Northbound platform, separated by a concrete wall.
The paid link between NSL & TEL lines at Basement 4 can be accessed via lifts and escalators from both the TEL & NSL Platforms at Basement 3. A pair of travelators at the paid link facilitates commuter flow between both rail lines. In addition, a set of escalators directly connects the TEL Ticket Concourse (B2) to the NSL Paid Link (B4) via an intermediate landing, bypassing the TEL Platform Level.
TEL Art in Transit: “Orchard Road from ION Sky” by Mintio
See the lights of Orchard Road from the vantage point of ION Sky. When this image was created, ION Sky was the highest point in Orchard Road. Tracking in a south-east direction, the artist captured the night lights as a form of cartography (map-making) as well as mark-marking. With a panoramic camera and medium format photographic film, the lights were captured layer by layer, with multiple exposure. The multiple exposures render the bird’s-eye view of Orchard Road into abstraction, as if one is looking into the night sky, gazing at the stars.
- Public Toilets at Orchard Xchange Level (B1)
- Retail Shops at NSL Orchard Xchange (B1) & TEL Ticket Concourse Level (B2)
- ATMs and Self-service Machines at NSL Ticket Concourse unpaid areas (B2)
- TransitLink ticket office at NSL Ticket Concourse
Operating Hours: 8:00am to 9:00pm daily.
- Wheelchair Accessible Toilet & Baby Care Room in paid areas at Linkway to NSL/TEL (B4)
Orchard MRT station has 13 exits branching out from both NSL & TEL Ticket Concourses. Exits 1, 2, 7, 10, 11, 12 & 13 lead to street level, while other underground exits connect to basements of nearby developments.
Exit 7 is a multi-level exit from both the TEL & NSL Ticket Concourses.
- Orchard Turn street level via TEL Lift & NSL Escalators
- ION Orchard Level 1 via TEL Lift & separate escalators to NSL & TEL Ticket Concourses
Existing exits A, B, C, D & E were renumbered to Exits 1, 7, 2, 3 & 5 respectively as part of the Thomson-East Coast Line station opening on 13 November 2022.
|1||Tang Plaza||15 Scotts, Claymore Plaza, Delfi Orchard, Eton House International Pre-School (Claymore), Far East Plaza, Goodwood Park Hotel, Grand Hyatt Singapore, International Building, Lucky Plaza, Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre, Orchard Road, Orchard Towers, Pacific Plaza, Palais Renaissance, Paragon, Paragon Medical Centre, Royal Plaza on Scotts, Royal Thai Embassy, Scotts Walk, Scotts Square, Shaw Centre, Shaw House, Singapore Marriott Hotel, The American Club, The Paragon, The Tanglin Club, Thong Teck Building, Tong Building, Yotel Singapore|
|Ngee Ann City|
|ION Orchard, Wheelock Place|
|7||Orchard Boulevard /
ION Orchard (Level 1)
|10||Paterson Road & ION Orchard||–|
|11||Orchard Boulevard & Wheelock Place||Far East Shopping Centre, Forum The Shopping Mall, Four Seasons Hotel, HPL House, Liat Towers, Nanyang Moral Uplifting General Society, voco Orchard Singapore, Wheelock Place|
Orchard station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points, some within nearby developments.
There are several bus stops in the vicinity of Orchard station.
|Bus Stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|09047 – Orchard Rd (Orchard Stn/Tang Plaza)||1||36, 77, 124, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 174, 174e, 190, 518, 518A, 972, 972M|
|09048 – Orchard Rd (Orchard Stn/Lucky Plaza)||1||7, 14, 14e, 16, 16M, 65, 106, 111, 123, 175, 502, 502A, NS-1|
|09022 – Orchard Blvd (Orchard Stn Exit 13)||13||7, 14, 16, 16M, 36, 65, 77, 106, 111, 123, 174, 174e, 175, NS-2|
|09023 – Orchard Turn (Opp Orchard Stn/ION)||7||14e, 124, 143, 162, 162M, 167, 190, 972, 972M|
|09111 – Orchard Blvd (Opp Four Seasons Hotel)||11||7, 36, 77, 105, 106, 111, 123, 132, 174, 174e|
|13191 – Paterson Rd (Opp Orchard Stn Exit 12)||12||5, 14, 16, 16M, 54, 65, 175, NS-1|
|13199 – Paterson Rd (Aft Orchard Stn Exit 12)||12||5, 14, 16, 16M, 54, 65, 175, TS3, TS8|
A new taxi stand and 2 new pick-up/drop-off points were constructed as part of the Thomson-East Coast Line station. Previously, commuters had to use taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points integrated with driveways of adjacent developments. This list does not include taxi stands & pick-up/drop-off points within nearby developments such as ION Orchard, Tang Plaza & Lucky Plaza.
|11||Orchard Boulevard||Pick-up/drop-off point|
|13||Orchard Boulevard||Taxi stand (F91), Pick-up/drop-off point|
MRT Bus Bridging Service
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Orchard station, MRT Bridging Buses may be activated to ply affected stretches of the North South Line or Thomson-East Coast Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:
|North South Line (NSL Bridging Bus)
|NS1EW24 Jurong East||09023 – Orchard Turn (Opp Orchard Stn/ION)||7|
|NS28 Marina South Pier||09047 – Orchard Rd (Orchard Stn/Tang Plaza)||1|
|Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL Bridging Bus)
|TE1 Woodlands North
||13191 – Paterson Rd (Opp Orchard Stn Exit 12)||12|
|TE22 Gardens by the Bay
||13199 – Paterson Rd (Aft Orchard Stn Exit 12)||12|
In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at the following bus stops when activated:
- North South Line
– Bus Stops 09047, 09048 & 09023
- Thomson-East Coast Line
– Bus Stops 13191 & 13199
Passenger Usage Patterns
Located within the Orchard area in Central Singapore, Orchard station serves a large number of developments in the vicinity such as shopping centres, office buildings, and condominiums. It encounters very high demand throughout the day, mostly from shoppers and tourists visiting the area.
Contract T218 for the Construction of Orchard Station and Tunnels for Thomson Line was awarded to Penta-Ocean Construction Co Ltd – Bachy Soletanche Singapore Pte Ltd Joint Venture (JV) at a contract sum of S$498.3 million in July 2014.
Additional Photos on Page 2.
External Links & References
10 thoughts on “Orchard MRT Station”
TEL Art in Transit: “Scotts Road” & “Orchard from ION Sky” by Mintio
Orchard Station will have 13 station exits, making it the station with the most number of exits
Wow, overtaking Raffles Place Station
I think Raffles Place already has 13.
I just seen Orchard MRT Exit 12 constructing.
yup I saw the exit 12 and the other TEL exits (U/C) too.
Might be the first station to have more than 10 exits (in the future)
Does Orchard MRT Station linkway to Thomson East Coast Line?
Definitely yes. It’s paid link