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|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|
|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||—||—||—|
|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):
|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 (←)
North East Line (B4):
|Platform A: North East Line towards NE1CC29 HarbourFront (→)
Platform B: North East Line towards NE17PTC Punggol via NE4DT19 Chinatown (←)
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)
|Platform ?: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE22 Gardens by the Bay via TE18 Maxwell (→)
Platform ?: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North via TE16 Havelock (←)
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.
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.
- 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.
|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|
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 – 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 – Eu Tong Sen St (Outram Pk Stn Exit F/SGH)||F||61, 124, 143, 147, 166, 197, 961, 961M|
|B/s 3||05012 – 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 – 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 – Outram Rd (Outram Pk Stn)||A, B, C, D||33, 63, 75, 121, 122, 174, 174e, 851, 970|
|B/s 6||06011 – Outram Rd (Opp Outram Pk Stn)||A, B, C, D||33, 63, 75, 121, 122, 174, 174e, 851, 970|
|B/s 7||05069 – 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:
|East West Line|
|EW1 Pasir Ris||B/s 5: 06029 – Outram Rd (Outram Pk Stn)||A, B, C, D|
|EW33 Tuas Link||B/s 6: 06011 – Outram Rd (Opp Outram Pk Stn)||A, B, C, D|
|North East Line|
|NE1CC29 HarbourFront||B/s 7: 05069 – New Bridge Rd (Outram Pk Stn Exit H)||H|
|NE17PTC Punggol||B/s 2: 10018 – 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.
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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