Outram Park MRT Station

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Station Exit A
EWL Station Exit
Address 10 Outram Road, Singapore 169037 (EWL)
300 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore 059816 (NEL)
13 Outram Road, Singapore 169080 (TEL)
Lines Served   East West Line
  North East Line
  Thomson-East Coast Line (Future)
Operator SMRT Trains (EWL & TEL)
SBS Transit (NEL)
Structure Underground interchange (with paid links)
Platform Island (EWL, NEL & TEL)
Opened on 12 Dec 1987 (EWL)
20 Jun 2003 (NEL)
Year 2022 (TEL)

Outram Park MRT Station (EW16/NE3) is an underground interchange station at the boundaries of the Bukit Merah and Outram planning areas. Located near the junction of Outram Road, Eu Tong Sen Street and New Bridge Road, the station connects the East West Line (EWL) and the North East Line (NEL).

The¬†station¬†brings rail connections to¬†the Outram Medical Campus, Pearl’s Hill and other developments around Cantonment Road, including the Police Cantonment Complex. The¬†Outram Medical Campus houses the Singapore General Hospital, Outram Polyclinic, Singapore National Eye Centre, National Dental Centre, National Heart Centre, the Health Promotion Board, the Health Sciences Authority, the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and other specialist medical centres.¬†Located near Exit F is the former¬†New Bridge Road Bus Terminal, where bus connections were offered before being relocated to the nearby Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal in March 2018.

The station and its surrounding area gets its name after Sir James Outram, a British general.

By 2022, Outram Park will be an interchange station with the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL), with the station code EW16NE3TE17. It will then join Dhoby Ghaut and Marina Bay stations as three-line interchange stations within the MRT network.

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.

First / Last Train Timings

East West Line – (EW16) Outram Park
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
EW1 Pasir Ris 5:54am 6:22am 12:03am
Connecting to CG2 Changi Airport 11:19pm
EW33 Tuas Link 6:04am 6:30am 12:02am
North East Line – (NE3) Outram Park
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Sat Sun & Public Holidays Weekdays Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
NE1 HarbourFront 6:12am 6:13am 6:33am 11:58pm 11:59pm
NE17 Punggol 5:48am 5:48am 6:08am 11:59pm 11:59pm
Thomson-East Coast Line – (TE17) Outram Park
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
TE1 Woodlands North
TE22 Gardens by the Bay


Station Layout

L1 Street Level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Faregates (at EWL Station)
B1 EWL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
NEL Subway Underpass linking various Exits
B2 EWL Platform A East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris
EWL Platform B East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link
NEL Subway Underpass linking various Exits / Plant Rooms
B3 NEL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
Transfer Linkway Paid transfer link between EWL and NEL stations
B4 NEL Platform A North East Line towards NE1CC29 HarbourFront
NEL Platform B North East Line towards NE17PTC Punggol


East West Line (B2):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris via EW15 Tanjong Pagar (→)
Platform B: East West Line towards EW33¬†Tuas Link via EW17¬†Tiong Bahru¬†(‚Üź)
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North East Line (B4):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: North East Line towards NE1CC29 HarbourFront (‚Üí)
Platform B: North East Line towards NE17PTC ¬†Punggol via NE4DT19 Chinatown (‚Üź)
MRT_rail (2)

Outram Park station has four platforms, with the East West Line (EWL) and North East Line (NEL) occupying two platforms each, both in island platform configurations, separated by depth with the newer NEL running underneath the older EWL. Full-height Platform screen doors isolate the air-conditioned station from the tunnel environment, enhancing commuter safety and station comfort. 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 and connecting platforms.

All platforms are served by a set of escalators, stairs and lifts which connect to their respective station concourses one floor above. Both EWL and NEL stations are linked by a transfer linkway at Basement 3, which connect to the EWL platforms at one end and the NEL concourse at the other end.


Thomson-East Coast Line (U/C)
Thomson-East Coast Line
MRT_rail (2)
Platform E: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE22 Gardens by the Bay via TE18 Maxwell (→)
Platform F: Thomson-East Coast Line towards¬†TE1 Woodlands North via¬†TE16 Havelock (‚Üź)
MRT_rail (2)

Outram Park station has two underground Thomson-East Coast Line platforms in an island platform arrangement, expected to open for passenger service in Year 2022.


Both the East West Line and North East Line concourses feature faregates for automatic fare collection and provides access between paid and unpaid areas of the station. At least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate is installed at each point of entry/exit 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 (EWL) and Top-up Machines (NEL), offer contactless card transactions. The station offices function as Passenger Service Centres, and are staffed during operating hours, where commuters may make travel inquiries.

Paid Link

A paid link connects the EWL and NEL stations.

The new paid link at Basement 3 with a pair of travellators between the EWL and NEL stations was constructed as part of the TEL works. It was opened on 29 May 2022, replacing the old paid link.

Part of the old paid link between the EWL and NEL station would be converted to the paid link between the TEL and NEL station.

NEL¬†Art in Transit:¬†“The Commuters” by Teo Eng Seng

One of the most thought provoking artworks on the North East Line, these rich and varied wall reliefs of people in motion reflect the thoughts and inner-most feelings of commuters. These images seem to emerge from the wall and disappear into it, inviting commuters to pause and contemplate their meaning. The work was originally fashioned in clay by the artist before being transferred onto concrete wall panels.

Civil Defence shelter

Outram Park NEL station is one of thirteen stations along the North East Line 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 EWL Station Street Level (L1) & NEL Station Concourse (B3)
  • Self-service machines at NEL Station Concourse (B3)
  • Retail Shop at NEL Station Concourse (B3)
  • Bicycle racks at station exits


Outram Park MRT station has eight exits at ground level (A, B, C, D, E, F, G and H), most of which provide barrier-free accessibility for the disabled. Exits A, B, C and D branch out from the same East West Line surface building.

Exit Location Nearby
A Outram Road Heath Promotion Board, Health Sciences Authority (Bloodbank @ HSA), National Dental Centre, Police Cantonment Complex, SingHealth Polyclinic Outram, Shuttle Bus to Singapore General Hospital
B Outram¬†Road Chinatown, Chinatown Complex Market / Food Centre, Kreta Ayer CC / Kreta Ayer People’s Theatre, Pearl’s Hill City Park, Hotel Re!, Wangz Hotel
C Outram Road Heath Promotion Board, Health Sciences Authority (Bloodbank @ HSA), National Dental Centre, Police Cantonment Complex, SingHealth Polyclinic Outram, Shuttle Bus to Singapore General Hospital
D Outram¬†Road Chinatown, Chinatown Complex Market / Food Centre, Kreta Ayer CC / Kreta Ayer People’s Theatre, Pearl’s Hill City Park, Hotel Re!, Wangz Hotel
E Outram Road Eu Tong Sen Street, Outram Road, Pearl’s Hill City Park
F Eu Tong Sen Street Hospital Drive, Health Promotion Board, Health Sciences Authority, National Cancer Centre, National Dental Centre, National Heart Centre, Kampong Bahru Bus Terminal, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore National Eye Centre
G Police Cantonment Complex Cantonment Road, Asia Garden, Bukit Merah East Neighbourhood Police Post, Cantonment Primary School, Central Police Division Headquarters, Dragon Mansion, Maritime House, Silat Road Sikh Temple, Spottiswoode Apartment
H New Bridge Road New Bridge Road, Berjaya Hotel, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Bukit Pasoh Building, Chinatown Complex, Chinatown Hotel, Chinatown Plaza, Chinatown Plaza Apartments, G Hotel, Hotel 1929, Hotel 81 (Cosy), Jean Yip Loft, Kreta Ayer Community Centre, Kreta Ayer People’s Theatre, Maxwell Road Food Centre, New Bridge Centre, New Majestic Hotel, Oriental Plaza, Phoo Thor Jee Temple, Pinnacle @ Duxton, SATA Kreta Ayer Clinic, Sri Mariamman Temple, Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple, Tai Sun Building, Tanjong Pagar CC, The Keong Saik Hotel, The Saff Hotel


Transport Connections

Outram Park station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points at selected exits.


There are seven official bus stops linked to Outram Park station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 10017 ‚Äď Eu Tong Sen St (Aft Hosp Dr) F 2, 12, 54, 61, 121, 122, 124, 143, 147, 166, 167, 174, 174e, 190, 196, 197, 961, 961M
B/s 2 10018 ‚Äď Eu Tong Sen St (Outram Pk Stn Exit F/SGH) F 61, 124, 143, 147, 166, 197, 961, 961M
B/s¬†3 05012 ‚Äď Eu Tong Sen St (Bef Pearl’s Hill Terr) A, B, C, D, E 54, 124, 143, 147, 166, 190, 851, 851e, 970
B/s¬†4 05019 ‚Äď New Bridge Rd (Aft Duxton Plain Pk) H 2, 12, 33, 54, 63, 124, 143, 147, 190, 851, 851e, 961, 961M, 970
B/s¬†5 06029 ‚Äď Outram Rd (Outram Pk Stn) A, B, C, D 33, 63, 75, 121, 122, 174, 174e, 851, 970
B/s¬†6 06011 ‚Äď Outram Rd (Opp Outram Pk Stn) A, B, C, D 33, 63, 75, 121, 122, 174, 174e, 851, 970
B/s¬†7 05069 ‚Äď New Bridge Rd (Outram Pk Stn Exit H) H 124, 143, 147, 961, 961M


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

Exit Road / Landmark Provisions
A – D Outram Road (Eastbound) Taxi stand (F34), pick-up/drop-off point
F Eu Tong Sen Street (Northbound) Pick-up/drop-off point
H Teo Hong Road Taxi stand (D01)

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Outram Park station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the East West Line or North East 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 5: 06029 ‚Äď Outram Rd (Outram Pk Stn) A, B, C, D
EW33 Tuas Link B/s 6: 06011 ‚Äď Outram Rd (Opp Outram Pk Stn) A, B, C, D
North East Line
NE1CC29 HarbourFront B/s 7: 05069 ‚Äď New Bridge Rd (Outram Pk Stn Exit H) H
NE17PTC Punggol B/s 2: 10018 ‚Äď Eu Tong Sen St (Outram Pk Stn Exit F/SGH) F

In the event of a large-scale rail disruption affecting multiple stations, a special bridging bus service may be activated in addition to the usual bus bridging services.

  • Outram Park – Tanah Merah – Expo – Changi Airport

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at the following bus stops when activated:

  • East West Line
    Bus Stops 5 & 6
  • North East Line
    Bus Stops 1, 2 & 7

Passenger Usage Patterns

As an interchange station in the City, the station is well-utilized by many commuters transferring between rail lines and heading in and out of the area. With the Outram Medical Campus generating strong demand and nearby places of interest, Outram Park station encounters high commuter traffic throughout the day.


Outram Park NEL station and tunnels were built as part of NEL Contract 710.

Contract T222 for the Construction of Outram Park Station for Thomson Line was awarded to Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd at a contract sum of S300.8 million in May 2014. The Korean company had previously been involved in Korean civil engineering projects and was part of the joint venture involved in the design and construction of Marina Coastal Expressway.

Future Developments

Major Incidents

Police shooting

A 43-year-old man was shot dead at Outram Park NEL station by a policeman on 6 March 2008, at around 3:35 pm. The man had fatally stabbed a 52-year-old odd-job worker to death in a hawker centre at Jalan Kukoh at about 2.45 pm earlier that day. As two police officers approached the suspect, he lunged at them with a knife, and was shot within three metres in the chest. The man died on the spot, and paramedics pronounced him dead at about 3.50 pm.

Train services were not affected; however¬†several doors were affected by the resulting police cordon and passengers were diverted to other doors.¬†A coroner’s inquiry recorded a verdict of¬†justifiable homicide.


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7 thoughts on “Outram Park MRT Station

  • 11 February 2022 at 2:58 PM

    Outram Park will be the 5th MRT station to have travelators after Dhoby Ghaut, Serangoon, Bugis and Botanic Gardens.

  • 9 March 2021 at 12:18 PM

    Outram Park MRT Station Thomson Line will open next year.

  • 20 April 2019 at 12:53 AM

    On Wednesday, 17 April, around 12 noon, the escalator from the Police Cantonment Complex going down to Outram Park station is not working. I had no choice but to walk down by the long staircase very slowly, despite having leg problem due to a fall.
    There is no lift around the vicinity.
    If I were to cross the road, it will be a longer distance as now the road had major upgrade.
    Until now, the incident of walking down the long staircase affected my legs very badly.
    My legs felt very painful and I had difficulties walking.
    I noticed that nowadays the escalator breaks down very often.
    Please consider people like me or other disable commuters and repair the escalator early in the morning and not during peak hours.
    Please consider my plight.
    I hope my request is consider.
    Hope to hear from you soon

    Thank you



  • 19 June 2018 at 11:55 AM

    What is the distance between EWL and NEL at Outram Station? How long is the walk?

    • 3 March 2022 at 9:36 PM

      25 metres walk

      • 29 May 2022 at 9:36 PM

        Now, you no longer need to walk longer with the new linkway.


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