Pasir Ris MRT Station

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Station Exit B
Station Exit A
Address 10 Pasir Ris Central, Singapore 519634
Lines Served   East West Line
  Cross Island Line (Future)
Operator SMRT Trains (EWL)
Structure Elevated (EWL)
Underground (CRL)
Platform Island (EWL)
Stacked Island (CRL)
Opened /
16 Dec 1989 (EWL)
2030 (CRL)

Pasir Ris MRT Station (EW1) is an above-ground station and the Eastern terminus of the East West Line (EWL). It is located at Pasir Ris Town Centre, bordered by Pasir Ris Central, Pasir Ris Drive 8 & Pasir Ris Drive 3.

The station is named after the Pasir Ris estate, which means white sands in Malay. It is a transport node for residents of Pasir Ris New Town, serving the town centre and adjacent developments including the White Sands shopping mall, community amenities, schools and housing developments. Bus services are offered from Pasir Ris Bus Interchange, which connect to other parts of the estate.

By 2030, Pasir Ris station will be an interchange station with the Cross Island Line (CRL), with the station code EW1CR5. With the CRL Punggol Extension opening by 2032, the station code for Pasir Ris would be EW1CR5CP1. When completed, Pasir Ris MRT Station will be the deepest MRT station in Singapore at 47 meters deep.

First / Last Train Timings

East West Line – (EW1) Pasir Ris
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
EW33 Tuas Link 5:28am 5:54am 11:23pm
Connecting to CG2 Changi Airport 11:23pm


Station Layout

L2 Platform A East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link
Platform B East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link
L1 Concourse Faregates, Top Up Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre, Retail Shops
Street Level Pasir Ris Bus Interchange, Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Retail Shops


East-West Line (L2):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: East West Line¬†towards EW33 Tuas Link via¬†EW2DT32 Tampines (‚Üź)
Platform B: East West Line¬†towards EW33 Tuas Link via EW2DT32 Tampines (‚Üź)
MRT_rail (2)

Pasir Ris station has two elevated East-West Line platforms in an island platform arrangement, with both platforms used alternately for train turnarounds.

Terminating trains at Platform A may de-train all passengers and use the Pasir Ris Rail Turnback to turnaround before returning to revenue service at Platform B from May 2024.

Cross Island Line (Basement) [U/C]:
Upper Platforms:
MRT_rail (2)
Cross Island Line towards CR2 Aviation Park via CR4 Pasir Ris East (→)
Cross Island Line towards CR13TE7¬†Bright Hill¬†via¬†CR6¬†Tampines North (‚Üź)
MRT_rail (2)
Lower Platforms:
MRT_rail (2)
Cross Island Line (Punggol Extension) towards CP4NE17PTC Punggol via CP2 Elias (‚Üź)
Cross Island Line (Punggol Extension) towards CP4NE17PTC Punggol via CP2 Elias (‚Üź)
MRT_rail (2)

Cross Island Line platforms at Pasir Ris station are in a stacked island configuration, with the Cross Island Line (Punggol Extension) tracks on the lower platform and the mainline towards Aviation Park / Bright Hill on the Upper Platform. The station platforms are built to eight-car length to cater for future expansion, although trains will only operate in a six-car formation.

Train service on the Cross Island Line is targeted to start in Year 2030, while the Cross Island Line (Punggol Extension) is targeted to start in Year 2032.


The station has a ticket concourse located at ground level. It features faregates for automatic fare collection and provides access between paid and unpaid areas of the station, with at least least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for the benefit of passengers-in-wheelchairs and those carrying bulky items or travelling with prams.

Ticket concourse
Ticket concourse


Station Amenities

  • Retail shops and Public toilets at Concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • ATMs and Self-service machines at Concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • Bicycle Stands at station exits
  • Top Up Kiosks


Pasir Ris MRT station has two exits on the ground floor of the station clustered around the unpaid area of the concourse. Exit B was closed in late 2022 to facilitate the construction of Pasir Ris Mall & the Cross Island Line station.

An additional 5 exits will be constructed as part of the Cross Island Line station.

Exit Location Nearby
A Pasir Ris Central Street 3 Pasir Ris Central, White Sands, Pasir Ris Public Library, Pasir Ris Bus Interchange, Pasir Ris Sports and Recreation Centre, Pasir Ris Town Park
B Pasir Ris Drive 8 [Exit Closed in 2022]


Transport Connections

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


There is a bus interchange and two official bus stops linked to Pasir Ris station. Other bus stops are added here to better represent bus connections.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
Pasir Ris Bus Interchange A 3, 5, 6, 12, 12e, 15, 15A, 17, 21, 46, 58, 58B, 68, 88, 354, 358, 359, 403, 518, 518A
B/s 1 77039 РPasir Ris Ctrl (Pasir Ris Stn Exit B) A 39, 53, 53A, 81, 89, 89A, 109, 518, 518A
B/s 2 77031 РPasir Ris Ctrl (Opp Pasir Ris Stn Exit B) A 39, 53, 81, 89, 109, 518
77171 – Pasir Ris Ctrl (Aft Pasir Ris Stn Exit A) A 89, 89A, 359
77179 – Pasir Ris Ctrl (Opp Pasir Ris Stn Exit A) A 89, 359
77321 – Pasir Ris Dr 8 (Aft Pasir Ris St 53) A 3, 3A, 46, 403
77329 РPasir Ris Dr 8 (Bef Pasir Ris St 53) A 3, 46, 403


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

Exit Road Provisions
A Pasir Ris Central Street 3 (White Sands driveway) Taxi stand (G23, outside White Sands Shopping Mall), Pick-up/drop-off point
B Pasir Ris Central (Eastbound) Taxi stand (G22, outside Pasir Ris MRT Station)

MRT Bus Bridging Service

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Pasir Ris station, MRT Bridging Buses may be activated to ply affected stretches of the East West Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:

Towards Bus stop Exit
East West Line (EWL Bridging Bus)
EW33 Tuas Link Pasir Ris Bus Interchange (BMT@Pasir Ris) A

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Pasir Ris Bus Interchange when activated.

Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving the Pasir Ris Town Centre, Pasir Ris station encounters high demand throughout the day as a transport node for Pasir Ris residents.


The Cross Island Line’s Pasir Ris station will be built under:

  • Contract CR108Design and Construction of Pasir Ris Interchange Station and Tunnels
  • Contract CR1076Alteration and Addition Works to East West Line, Pasir Ris Station

These were awarded to Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. ‚Äď Dongah Geological Engineering Co., Ltd, Singapore Branch Joint Venture at a total contract value of $980 million in April 2021. Construction works would commence in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Brief History

Pasir Ris station opened on 16 December 1989 along with Simei and Tampines stations.

Pasir Ris Rail Turnback

The tender for Contract 1503 – Pasir Ris Rail Turnback was published on 5 July 2018 and awarded to China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation Branch Office Singapore – Gates PCM Construction Ltd (JV) on 29 March 2019 at a sum of $39,388,641.00.

An additional scissors crossover will be built along the overrun tracks at Pasir Ris, along with Addition & Alteration works to extend the overrun viaduct by 148m from 270m by 2023 to facilitate faster turnarounds for shorter headways on the East West Line.

Trains began using the facility to turnaround from May 2024.

Future Developments
Cross Island Line – Station Overview

Major Incidents

SMRT technicians killed by oncoming train

On 22 March 2016 at around 11.10am, two SMRT maintenance staff were hit by an oncoming train near Pasir Ris MRT station, with train services on the East-West Line between Tanah Merah and Pasir Ris stations suspended for more than two hours.

Nasrulhudin Najumudin, 26, and Muhammad Asyraf Ahmad Buhari, 24, joined SMRT that year and had been undergoing on-the-job training at the time of the accident. They were part of a 15-men technical team, 6 of whom were trainees, that went down to the track to investigate a reported alarm from a condition monitoring device for signalling equipment.

The team made its way to the device in single file along the maintenance walkway after permission to access the track was authorised. As they approached the device, the signal team, led by a supervisor, stepped onto the track before the protection measures were implemented. The supervisor narrowly avoided being hit by the oncoming train, but Nasrulhudin and Muhammad Asyraf, who were second and third in line, were unable to react in time.

The ensuing investigations found that critical safety procedures were not followed, resulting in the deaths of the two men. Protection measures such as setting the speed limit on the affected track sector to 0 km/h so that no train can enter on automated mode, and deploying watchmen to look out for approaching trains, were not taken. SMRT Trains took immediate steps to ensure stricter enforcement of procedures, strengthened system ownership and control across levels and work teams, and tightened supervision within teams to prevent a recurrence.


East West Line Station
Cross Island Line Station

External Links & References

6 thoughts on “Pasir Ris MRT Station

  • 28 June 2021 at 5:01 PM

    Does Pasir Ris MRT Station exist in Integrated Pasir Ris Bus Interchange?


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