Stevens MRT Station

史蒂芬 | ஸ்டீவன்ஸ்
Station Exit C
Address 92 Stevens Road, Singapore 257877 (DTL)
82 Stevens Road, Singapore 257879 (TEL)
Lines Served   Downtown Line
  Thomson-East Coast Line (Future)
Operators SBS Transit (DTL)
SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Side (DTL)
Island (TEL)
Opened 27 Dec 2015 (DTL)
2nd half 2022 (TEL)

Stevens MRT Station (DT10) is an underground station along the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 2, located at the junction of Stevens Road and Bukit Timah Road, serving the Stevens area.

The station is located in the vicinity of schools such as Singapore Chinese Girls’ School and St Joseph’s Institution; Raffles Town Club, and other residential developments. By 2022, Stevens station will be an interchange station with the Thomson-East Coast Line, with the station code DT10TE11.

First / Last Train Timings

Downtown Line – (DT10) Stevens
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
DT1 Bukit Panjang 5:58am 6:18am 12:30am
DT35 Expo 5:48am 6:08am 11:52pm
Thomson-East Coast Line – (TE11) Stevens
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
TE1 Woodlands North
TE22 Gardens by the Bay


Station Layout

L2 Overhead Bridge Overhead Bridge across Whitley Road
L1 Street Level Bus Stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
B1 TEL Concourse Under Construction
Underpass Link
(TEL Link)
Underpass Link to Exits B & C / Exit A, DTL, Unpaid Transfer Link to TEL
DTL Upper Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
DTL Platform B Downtown Line towards DT35CG1 Expo
BM TEL Upper Transfer Paid-area Link between DTL & TEL
Underpass Underpass beneath Dunearn Road / Bukit Timah Road to Exits B & C / Exit A
Link to DTL & TEL
B2 DTL Link Escalators / Lift between DTL Platform A and B, Underpass Link to Exits B & C, DTL
TEL Platform C
Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE22 Gardens By The Bay (Under Construction)
TEL Platform D Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North (Under Construction)
B3 TEL Lower Transfer Paid-area Link between DTL & TEL
DTL Lower Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines
DTL Platform A Downtown Line towards DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang

All floor numbers are based on those indicated on station lifts.


Downtown Line (B1):
Platform B: Downtown Line towards DT35CG1 Expo via DT11NS21 Newton (←)
MRT_rail (2)
Downtown Line (B3):
Platform A: Downtown Line towards DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang via DT9CC19 Botanic Gardens (→)
MRT_rail (2)

Stevens station has two DTL platforms in a stacked side platform arrangement, with both platforms utilized for trains travelling in either direction. Owing to land constraints arising from building the station next to the Wayang Satu Flyover and Bukit Timah Canal, the stacked platform design was adopted, with the Expo bound and Bukit Panjang bound platforms at Basement 1 and 3 respectively. The TEL platforms are arranged in an island at Basement 2.

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 the various levels of the station. 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 exits of the station.

While all levels are connected by escalators, passengers heading in and out of Platform A (Basement 3) may prefer to take the lift directly to surface level to avoid the hassle of switching between multiple escalators.


Unlike typical MRT stations which have a common set of fare gates to the train platforms, the Downtown Line Stevens station has separate sets of fare gates for its two platforms, which are located on the same level as the platform (B1 and B3). 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 DTL station office located at Basement 1 is staffed during operating hours, where commuters may make travel inquiries.

Art in Transit: “PIN – 23040” by Om Mee Ai

This work illustrates existing patterns in nature that constitute an historical dimension of the junctions of Stevens and Bukit Timah. In the 19th century the area was the natural habitat for biodiversity with an expanse of various exotic plantations crops. The manually stamp printed artwork evidences both visual and textural identities, using instances of nutmeg and rubber tree foliage, seeds and fruits. The purpose is to evoke to daily commuters the distinct historical and natural identity of the surrounding area.

Thomson-East Coast Line (U/C)
Thomson-East Coast Line
MRT_rail (2)
Platform C: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE22 Gardens by the Bay via TE12 Napier (→)
Platform D: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North via TE10 Mount Pleasant (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Stevens station has two underground Thomson-East Coast Line platforms in an island platform arrangement, expected to open for passenger service in Year 2022.


As part of the Thomson-East Coast Line station works, a 65-metre underpass underneath Dunearn Road and Bukit Timah Road was constructed using a rectangular tunnel boring machine connecting Singapore Chinese Girls’ School with Stevens MRT station, which opened on 23 November 2019.

Former Grace Period

On 2 January 2016, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) adjusted the fare system to allow for a 10-minute grace period at Stevens MRT Station. This is for commuters who enter the wrong platform at Stevens station and wish to take the train in the opposite direction can tap out and re-enter at the correct platform for no additional charge, so long as it is done within 10-minutes.

With a new lift opened on 23 November 2019, the grace period was withdrawn on the same day, and commuters would be charged if they enter and exited at Stevens station.

This lift serves the following levels within the paid area of Stevens MRT Station:

  • L1 – Street Level (with Faregates & Top Up Kiosk directly outside lift lobby)
  • B1 – Downtown Line Platform B towards Expo
  • B2 – Underpass Link (with Faregates & Top Up Kiosk directly outside lift lobby)
  • B3 – Downtown Line Platform A towards Bukit Panjang

The lift enables commuters to change DTL platforms at Stevens MRT station without exiting the train network through faregates.

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at DTL Upper Concourse (B1)
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Racks


Stevens MRT station currently has only three exits leading to ground level (A, B & C). Exits B & C were opened on 23 November 2019. Step-free access to/from Exit B is via a lift at Exit C.
Additional exits are currently under construction as part of the Thomson-East Coast Line works.
Along with escalators and stairs, lifts provide barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.

Exit Location Nearby
A Bukit Timah Road / Stevens Road Alocassia Apartments, Leng Kwang Baptist Church, Masjid Ba’alwie, Metropolitan YMCA,
B Whitley Road CPIB Corruption Reporting & Heritage Centre, Malcolm Park, Raffles Town Club, St. Joseph’s Institution, Tanglin Community Club
C Dunearn Road Singapore Chinese Girls’ School

Transport Connections

Stevens station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as a taxi stand and passenger pick-up point.


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

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 40081 – Bt Timah Rd (Stevens Stn) A 48, 67, 170, 960, 960e, 972M
B/s 2 40089 – Dunearn Rd (Opp Stevens Stn) C 48, 67, 170, 960, 960e, 972M
40221 – Stevens Rd (Opp Stevens Stn) A 105, 132, 190, 972
40229 – Stevens Rd (Aft Stevens Stn) A 105, 132, 190, 972
40231 – Whitley Rd (Raffles Town Club) B 105, 132, 151, 153, 154, 156, 186, 190, 960, 960e, 972, 972M
40239 – Whitley Rd (Aft Tanglin CC) B 105, 132, 151, 153, 154, 156, 186, 190, 960, 960e, 972, 972M


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

Exit Road Provisions
A Robin Walk Taxi stand (F64), pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

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

Towards Bus stop Exit
Downtown Line
 DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang B/s 1: 40081 – Bt Timah Rd (Stevens Stn) A
DT35CG1 Expo B/s 2: 40089 – Dunearn Rd (Opp Stevens Stn) C

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

Passenger Usage Patterns

As a Central district station serving largely housing estates, Stevens station encounters moderate to low demand levels from developments in the vicinity. A number of parallel bus services duplicate the line between Bukit Panjang and Bugis, via the Bukit Timah corridor.

Construction Trivia

Downtown Line Stage 2 (DTL2) Contract 919 for the Design and Construction of Botanic Gardens and Stevens stations and tunnels was awarded to Sembawang Engineers & Constructors Pte Ltd for approximately S$378.2 million in Jul 2009.

The stacked platform design was adopted due to land constraints arising from building the station next to the Wayang Satu Flyover and Bukit Timah Canal. The Thomson-East Coast Line will cut between both platforms, at Basement 4.

Contract T216 for the Construction of Stevens Station and Tunnels for Thomson Line was awarded to Daewoo Engineering and Construction Co; Ltd. at a contract sum of S$441.0 million in April 2014. The Korean company had completed numerous subways, double track lines and high-speed railroad projects in South Korea, e.g. Daegu Subway Line 2, Seoul Subway Line 7 and Busan Subway Line 3.

Future Developments

The station will be a future interchange station with the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Stage 3, scheduled to open in 2022.

Major Incidents


External Links & References

13 thoughts on “Stevens MRT Station

  • 15 June 2022 at 3:49 PM

    I came across a YT video showing the new TEL Exits at Stevens. It was named Exit 1 and 2. Therefore, the existing Exits A, B and C will be renamed to 3, 4 and 5.

  • 28 October 2021 at 7:07 PM

    Stevens MRT Station will linkway to Thomson Line by Next year

  • 16 October 2021 at 8:18 PM

    Stevens TEL station new exits should use Exit 4 and 5?

    • 18 December 2021 at 9:30 PM

      When TEL opens, it will be renamed to numbers

  • 12 September 2021 at 12:08 PM

    LTA should build an underpass for Mount Pleasant Station, going underneath the expressway. Right now it looks inaccessible


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