Outram Park MRT Station

EW16NE3TE17
Outram Park
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Outram Park MRT Station – Exit 6 (Former Exit F)
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
Operator SMRT Trains (EWL & TEL)
SBS Transit (NEL)
Structure Underground interchange (with paid links)
Platform Island (EWL, NEL & TEL)
Opened 12 Dec 1987 (EWL)
20 Jun 2003 (NEL)
13 Nov 2022 (TEL)

Outram Park MRT Station (EW16/NE3/TE17) is an underground interchange station located near the junction of Outram Road, Eu Tong Sen Street and New Bridge Road. The station connects the East West Line (EWL), the North East Line (NEL) as well as the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). It joined Dhoby Ghaut and Marina Bay stations as a three-line interchange station within the MRT network upon the opening of TEL Stage 3 on 13 Nov 2022.

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.

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

This station is affected by the North East Line Late Opening on Sundays from 30 June 2024 to 21 July 2024. Click here for more details.


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 6:07am 6:27am 12:07am
TE9 Caldecott 12:19am
TE14 Orchard 12:25am
TE29 Bayshore 5:56am 6:16am 12:09am
TE27 Marine Terrace 12:14am
TE22 Gardens by the Bay 12:20am

 


Station Layout

L2 Link to Hospital Link to SGH / National Cancer Centre Singapore at Exit 7
L1 Street Level Bus stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
B1 EWL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Service Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre (EWL)
NEL Subway Underpass linking various Exits
TEL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Service Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre (TEL), Retail Shops
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
TEL Platform E Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE29 Bayshore
TEL Platform F Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North
B3 NEL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Service Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre (NEL)
Transfer Linkway Paid transfer link between EWL Platforms & NEL Concourse
BM TEL-NEL Link Paid transfer link between TEL Platforms & NEL Concourse
B4 NEL Platform C North East Line towards NE1CC29 HarbourFront
NEL Platform D North East Line towards NE17PTC Punggol

Platforms

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 (←)
MRT_rail (2)
Thomson-East Coast Line (B2):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform E: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE29 Bayshore via TE18 Maxwell (→)
Platform F: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North via TE16 Havelock (←)
MRT_rail (2)
North East Line (B4):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform C: North East Line towards NE1CC29 HarbourFront (→)
Platform D: North East Line towards NE17PTC  Punggol via NE4DT19 Chinatown (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Outram Park Station currently has six platforms, with EWL, NEL and TEL each occupying two platforms.

NEL platforms were renumbered from A & B to C & D respectively upon the opening of the TEL on 13 Nov 2022.

 

Concourse

Ticketing Service Kiosks at the ticket concourse offer contactless card transactions. The station offices at each concourse function as a Passenger Service Centre, and is staffed during operating hours.

Paid Links

Paid links connect the EWL, NEL and TEL with each other.

A 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 was converted to a paid link between the TEL and NEL station.

In addition, another new paid link was constructed for transfer between EWL – TEL.

 


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.

TEL Art in Transit: “mata-mata” by Hafiz Osman

“Mata” means eye in Malay, and ‘mata-mata’ refers to a policeman. Both terms inspired this community-generated visual map of the area around Outram Park MRT station, which includes the Police Cantonment Complex located nearby. Members of the public were invited to contribute photos of objects in the neighbourhood, these photos were then jointly converted by the contributors and the artist into drawings. The result is a celebration of the different things that make sense of this space beyond just the geographical. What do we see and remember, and how do we connect them to each other?

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)
    – TEL Station Concourse (B1)
  • Baby Care Room at TEL Station Concourse (B1) near Exit 8
  • Self-service machines at NEL Station Concourse (B3)
  • Retail Shop at NEL Station Concourse (B3)
  • Bicycle racks at station exits

Exits

Outram Park MRT station has eight exits at ground level. The exits were renumbered from letters prior to the opening of the TEL station in November 2022. Exit 7 also connects to the SGH Campus at Level 2.

Exit Location Nearby
1 Outram Road
2 Outram Road
3 Outram Road & Eu Tong Sen Street Creative Innovation Development Centre
4 New Bridge Road Dorsett Singapore, Duxton Plain Park, Kreta Ayer Community Centre, Kreta Ayer People’s Theatre, Oriental Plaza, Sri Layan Sithi Vinayagar Temple, Teo Hong Road
5 Police Cantonment Complex Bukit Merah East Neighbourhood Police Centre, Cantonment Primary School, Cantonment Road, Central Division Headquarters, New Bridge Road
6 Eu Tong Sen Street SGH Campus:
Academia, Diabetes & Metabolism Centre (DMC), Duke-NUS Medical School, Elective Care Centre (ECC), Health Promotion Board (HPB), Ministry of Health (MOH), National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS), National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS), Outram Community Hospital (OCH) & SingHealth Tower, SGH Museum, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), SingHealth Polyclinic – Outram
7
Outram Road & Second Hospital Avenue SGH Campus:
Academia, Alumni Association Singapore, Diabetes & Metabolism Centre (DMC), Duke-NUS Medical School, Health Promotion Board (HPB), Health Science Authority (HSA) (Bloodbank @ HSA), Ministry of Health (MOH), Mortuary at HSA, National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS),  National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS), SGH Museum, Singapore General Hospital (SGH), Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC), SingHealth Polyclinic – Outram
8
Outram Road Outram Park, Pearl’s Hill City Park

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.

Bus

There are 7 bus stops in the vicinity of Outram Park station.

Bus Stop Exit Bus Routes
10017 – Eu Tong Sen St (Aft Hosp Dr) 6 2, 12, 12e, 54, 61, 122, 124, 143, 147, 166, 167, 174, 174e, 190, 196, 197, 961, 961M
10018 – Eu Tong Sen St (Outram Pk Stn Exit 6/SGH) 6 61, 124, 143, 147, 166, 197, 961, 961M
05012 – Eu Tong Sen St (Bef Pearl’s Hill Terr) 3 54, 124, 143, 147, 166, 190, 851, 851e, 970
05019 – New Bridge Rd (Aft Duxton Plain Pk) 4 2, 12, 12e, 33, 54, 63, 63A, 124, 143, 147, 147A, 190, 851, 851e, 961, 961M, 970
06029 – Outram Rd (Outram Pk Stn Exit 1) 1 33, 63, 121, 122, 174, 174e, 851, 970, TS8
06011 – Outram Rd (Outram Pk Stn Exit 7) 7 33, 63, 63A, 121, 122, 174, 174e, 851, 970, TS8
05069 – New Bridge Rd (Outram Pk Stn Exit 4) 4 124, 143, 147, 961, 961M

Singapore General Hospital Shuttle Service

The SGH Shuttle Service is available at:

  • Pick-up drop-off point outside Exit 7 along Outram Road
  • Bus Stop 10018 (Outram Pk Stn Exit 6/SGH) along Eu Tong Sen Street

Road

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

Exit Road / Landmark Provisions
1 Outram Road (Eastbound) Taxi stand (F34), pick-up/drop-off point
7 Outram Road (Westbound) Pick-up/drop-off point
6 Eu Tong Sen Street (Northbound) Pick-up/drop-off point
4 Teo Hong Road Taxi stand (D01)

MRT Bus Bridging Service

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Outram Park station, MRT Bridging Buses may be activated to ply affected stretches of the East West Line, North East Line or Thomson-East Coast Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:

Towards Bus stop Exit
East West Line (EWL Bridging Bus)
EW1 Pasir Ris 06029 – Outram Rd (Outram Pk Stn Exit 1) 1
EW33 Tuas Link 06011 – Outram Rd (Outram Pk Stn Exit 7) 7
North East Line (NEL Bridging Bus)
NE1CC29 HarbourFront 05069 – New Bridge Rd (Outram Pk Stn Exit 4) 4
NE17PTC Punggol 10018 – Eu Tong Sen St (Outram Pk Stn Exit 6/SGH) 6
Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL Bridging Bus)
TE1 Woodlands North
05019 – New Bridge Rd (Aft Duxton Plain Pk) 4
TE29 Bayshore
05012 – Eu Tong Sen St (Bef Pearl’s Hill Terr) 3

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 06011 & 06029
  • North East Line
    Bus Stops 10017, 10018 & 05069
  • Thomson-East Coast Line
    Bus Stops 05012 & 05019

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.

Construction

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.


Gallery

Additional photos at Page 2.


External Links & References

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