Potong Pasir MRT Station

Potong Pasir
波东巴西 | போத்தோங் பாசிர்
Station exit C
Address 55 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 347694
Line Served   North East Line
Operator SBS Transit
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 20 Jun 2003

Potong Pasir MRT Station (NE10) is an underground station along the North East Line (NEL), located at the boundaries of the Woodleigh and Bidadari planning subzones. The station sits underneath Upper Serangoon Road, at the junction with Potong Pasir Avenue 1 and Wan Tho Avenue.

In the early nineteenth century, the area was dominated by sand quarries, hence giving it its present name, Potong Pasir, which literally means ‘cut sand’ in Malay. The station is located in the vicinity of the Poiz mixed-use development, both public and private housing estates at Potong Pasir and Sennett, and various educational institutions.

First / Last Train Timings

North East Line – (NE10) Potong Pasir
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Saturdays Sun & Public Holidays Weekdays Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
NE1 HarbourFront 5:58am 5:58am 6:18am 11:44pm 11:44pm
NE17 Punggol 6:02am 6:03am 6:23am 12:13am 12:14am

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point, Retail Shops
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, Retail Shops
B2 Platform A North East Line towards NE1CC29 HarbourFront
Platform B North East Line towards NE17PTC Punggol

Platforms (B2):

Platform A: North East Line towards NE1CC29 HarbourFront via NE9 Boon Keng (→)
Platform B: North East Line towards NE17PTC Punggol via NE11 Woodleigh (←)

Potong Pasir station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement, with both platforms utilized for trains travelling in either direction. Full-height Platform screen doors isolate the air-conditioned station from the tunnel environment, enhancing commuter safety and station comfort. A set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to the concourse above.

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.


The concourse features faregates for automatic fare collection and provides access between paid and unpaid areas of the station, with at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate 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 Top-up Machines, offer contactless card transactions. The station office functions as a Passenger Service Centre, and is staffed during operating hours, where commuters may make travel inquiries.

Art in Transit: “Point of View” by Matthew Ngui

Striking and contemporary, this work sees text messages recording the aspirations of ordinary people being embedded into familiar images of urban life like clock faces high-rise flats. Installed at carefully chosen spots in the station, the pictures and words come together to form images of surprising detail and depth.

Civil Defence shelter

Potong Pasir 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 Street Level (near Exit C)
  • Retail Shops at Street Level & NEL Concourse Level
  • Self-Service Machine
  • Bicycle Stands


Potong Pasir MRT station has three exits leading to ground level (A, B and C), for which only Exits B & C are accessible via lifts.

Exit Location Nearby
A Potong Pasir Avenue 1 Potong Pasir Estate
B Upper Serangoon Road (Southbound) Darul Ihsan Orphanage, St. John’s Home for the Aged, Cedar Primary School, Cedar Girls’ Secondary School, Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Services Centre
C Upper Serangoon Road (Northbound) Potong Pasir Community Centre, Potong Pasir Town Council, Potong Pasir NPP, St. Andrew’s Junior Sch, St. Andrew’s Secondary School, The Poiz Centre


Transport Connections

Potong Pasir station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, along with taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.


There are two official bus stops linked to Potong Pasir station. Other bus stops are reflected here to better represent nearby connections.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 60269 – Upp S’goon Rd (Potong Pasir Stn Exit B) B 13, 107, 107M, 133, 142, 147, 506, 853, 853M
B/s 2 60261 – Upp S’goon Rd (Potong Pasir Stn Exit C) C 13, 107, 107M, 133, 142, 147, 506, 853, 853M
61069 – Potong Pasir Ave 1 (Potong Pasir Stn Exit A) A 142


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

Exit Road Provisions
A Potong Pasir Avenue 1 Taxi stand (G01), pick-up/drop-off point
B Upper Serangoon Road (Southbound) Taxi stand (G02), pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Potong Pasir station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the North East Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:

Towards Bus stop Exit
North East Line
NE1CC29 HarbourFront B/s 1: 60269 – Upp S’goon Rd (Potong Pasir Stn Exit B) B
NE17PTC Punggol B/s 2: 60261 – Upp S’goon Rd (Potong Pasir Stn Exit C) A

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stops 1 & 2 when activated.

Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving the Potong Pasir area, the station encounters moderate demand levels from developments in the vicinity.

Construction Trivia

North East Line (NEL) Contract 705 for the Design and Construction of Potong Pasir and Boon Keng stations and associated tunnels was awarded to Kumagai Gumi – Sembawang Engineering & Construction – Mitsui & Co. Joint-Venture (JV) on 23 June 1997 for $316.7 million. The working name for Potong Pasir Station was Sennett Station.

Future Developments

Major Incidents


NEL Platform level
NEL Platform level

External Links & References

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