Springleaf MRT Station

春叶 | ஸ்பிரிங்லீஃவ்
Springleaf Station Exit 2
Address 825 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 787140
Line Served   Thomson-East Coast Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 28 Aug 2021

Springleaf MRT Station (TE4) is an underground station located along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) 2. It is built underneath Upper Thomson Road, at the junction with Thong Soon Road and Thong Soon Green, bringing rail connectivity to parks and residential developments in the area.

The station is in the vicinity of the Springleaf residential estate, comprising mostly of shophouses and low-rise private homes. Across the road, a commercial and residential mixed-use development is planned.

The station was originally targeted for completion and opening in Year 2020. However, it was delayed till Q1 2021 and later further delayed to Q3 2021 in December 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The opening date was announced to be on 28 Aug 2021 in end-June 2021.

First / Last Train Timings

Thomson-East Coast Line – (TE4) Springleaf
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
TE1 Woodlands North 6:04am 6:24am 12:35am
TE29 Bayshore 5:38am 5:58am 11:39pm
TE27 Marine Terrace 11:45pm
TE22 Gardens by the Bay 11:51pm
TE17 Outram Park 11:57pm
TE14 Orchard 12:09am
TE9 Caldecott 12:15am


Station Layout
L1 Street Bus stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
M Staff Stairs / Escalators between Street Level (Exit 3) & Ticket Concourse Level
B1 Ticket Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Service Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre, Retail Shops
B2 Platform A Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE29 Bayshore
Platform B Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North

Platform & Train Services
Thomson-East Coast Line (B2):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE29 Bayshore via TE5 Lentor (→)
Platform B: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North via TE3 Woodlands South (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Springleaf station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement.

Art in Transit: “Tree of Memories” by Koh Hong Teng

‘Tree of Memories’ showcases the memorabilia of people and things that left their imprints before and after the construction of Springleaf MRT station. Using a banyan tree as the main anchor, the artist surrounded it with a juxtaposition of buildings, imaginatively interpreted characters and artifacts taken from the unique blend of nostalgic shophouses and lush greenery around Springleaf estate. Making the artwork a study of integration of the place, people, nature and the spatial connection between them, ‘Tree of Memories’ is a whimsical composition that invites the busy commuter to wonder into a familiar yet enchanted, magical world amidst their transit.

Station Amenities
  • Public Toilets at station concourse (near Exit 3)
  • Retail Shop provisions at ticket concourse level
  • Bicycle Racks at station exits

Springleaf MRT station has three exits leading to ground level.

Exit Location Nearby
1 Upper Thomson Road & Thong Soon Green Mount Pleasant Veterinary Centre (Mandai), Springleaf Nature Park
2 Thong Soon Road & Springleaf Road
3 Upper Thomson Road

Transport Connections

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


There are 2 bus stops in the vicinity of Springleaf station.

Bus Stop Exit Bus Routes
56099 – Upp Thomson Rd (Springleaf Stn Exit 2) 2 138, 167, 169, 860, 980
56091 – Upp Thomson Rd (Springleaf Stn Exit 3) 3 138, 138A, 167, 169, 860, 980


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

Exit Road Provisions
1 Upp Thomson Rd Taxi stand (H34), Pick-up/drop-off point
3 Upp Thomson Rd Taxi stand (H35), Pick-up/drop-off point

MRT Bus Bridging Service

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

Towards Bus stop Exit
Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL Bridging Bus)
TE1 Woodlands North 56091 – Upp Thomson Rd (Springleaf Stn Exit 3) 3
TE29 Bayshore 56099 – Upp Thomson Rd (Springleaf Stn Exit 2) 2

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stops 56091 & 56099 when activated.

Construction Trivia

Thomson-East Coast Line Contract T208 for the construction of Springleaf station and associated tunnels was awarded to Leighton Contractors (Asia) Limited (Singapore Branch) – John Holland Pty Ltd Joint Venture (JV) at a contract sum of S$383.3 million in November 2013. The same JV was also involved in the construction of Downtown Line’s Jalan Besar station.

Contract T207 for the construction of tunnels between Springleaf station and Sembawang Air Base crossover tunnels was awarded to Shimizu Corporation at a contract sum of S$189.8 million in January 2014. The contractor was previously involved in the Design, Construction & Completion of Circle Line/Downtown Line 1 tunnels undercrossing Marina Bay Reservoir.


Additional gallery at Page 2

External Links & References


12 thoughts on “Springleaf MRT Station

  • 2 January 2023 at 11:30 AM

    I am a regular commuter on the TEL from Springleaf station.
    Many a time, I enter via exit 1. I noticed that each time I held on the handrail of the escalator going downwards, my fingers and left palm get real dirty. Appreciate if you could organise cleaners to clean the handrail .

    Many thanks

  • 11 September 2022 at 4:58 PM

    Between this station and Lentor, there is a box station. What could it be? Why not do that for the possible station between HarbourFront and Outram Park in the NEL?

    • 24 October 2022 at 12:15 PM

      It could be (TE4A) Tagore MRT Station, as the station box is underneath Tagore Road

    • 24 October 2022 at 12:17 PM

      They are planning an infill Station too (Kampong Bahru, Keppel North, Bukit Merah South) are possible names.

  • 2 September 2022 at 11:09 AM

    Dear Land Transport Guru,

    For Exit 3, can you state, “Singapore Zoo via Bus 138”? Cause Bus 138 provide a direct bus connection from Springleaf Station to Singapore Zoo. Thanks.

  • 2 July 2021 at 8:03 PM

    Does Train from Mandai Depot to arrival Springleaf MRT Station.


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