Stevens MRT Station

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Stevens MRT Station – Exit 3
Address 92 Stevens Road, Singapore 257877 (DTL)
82 Stevens Road, Singapore 257879 (TEL)
Lines Served   Downtown Line
  Thomson-East Coast Line
Operators SBS Transit (DTL)
SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Stacked Side (DTL)
Island (TEL)
Opened 27 Dec 2015 (DTL)
13 Nov 2022 (TEL)

Stevens MRT Station (DT10/TE11) is an underground interchange station along the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 2 and Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) 3, 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.

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 5:59am 6:19am 12:19am
TE9 Caldecott 12:31am
TE29 Bayshore 5:51am 6:11am 11:56pm
TE27 Marine Terrace 12:02am
TE22 Gardens by the Bay 12:08am
TE17 Outram Park 12:14am
TE14 Orchard 12:26am

Station Layout

L2 Overhead Bridge Overhead Bridge across Whitley Road
L1 Street Level Bus Stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
B1 TEL Ticket Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Service Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre (TEL)
TEL Link / Underpass Unpaid link to Exits 4 & 5 / Exit 1, DTL, Unpaid Transfer Link to TEL
DTL Upper Concourse Faregates, Top Up Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre (DTL)
DTL Platform B Downtown Line towards DT35CG1 Expo
BM Underpass Underpass beneath Dunearn Road / Bukit Timah Road to Exits 4 & 5 / Exit 1
Link to DTL & TEL
B2 TEL Upper Transfer Paid Transfer Link between DTL Platform B & TEL
DTL Link Escalators / Lift between DTL Platform A and B, Underpass Link to Exits 4 & 5, DTL
B3 TEL Platform C
Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE29 Bayshore
TEL Platform D Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North
DTL Lower Concourse Faregates, Top Up Kiosks
DTL Platform A Downtown Line towards DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang
B4 TEL Lower Transfer Paid Transfer Link between DTL Platform A & TEL

Floor markings are different for both the Downtown Line & Thomson-East Coast Line station box. The equivalent floors are:

  • Street Level
  • TEL B1
  • DTL B1 <> TEL BM <> TEL B2 <> Exits 4 & 5 B1
  • TEL B3
  • DTL B3 <> TEL B4

Platforms & Train Services
Downtown Line (B1 [B2 at TEL Lifts]):
Platform B: Downtown Line towards DT35CG1 Expo via DT11NS21 Newton (←)
MRT_rail (2)
Thomson-East Coast Line (B3):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform C: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE29 Bayshore via TE12 Napier (→)
Platform D: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North via TE10 Mount Pleasant & TE9CC17 Caldecott (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Heading north from Stevens station towards Woodlands North, trains pass through the unopened Mount Pleasant station.

Downtown Line (B3 [B4 at TEL Lifts]):
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. The TEL station has two platforms in an island 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 for DTL 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 3 (B2 compared to the DTL station box).

DTL 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.

TEL Art in Transit: “A Syllabus For Stevens” by Shubigi Rao

‘A Syllabus for Stevens’ is inspired by the proximity of the station to several schools as well as the artist’s love of books and wordplay. The work considers the station as an alternative library for students, holding books of subjects they wish were taught in schools.

Alongside students from neighbouring Raffles Girls’ School, in 2015 Rao generated a book list of whimsical, funny, and wishful subjects for ‘A Syllabus for Stevens’. Mimicking long library-like shelves of books, the work appears to be solid ‘book spines’ with engraved titles that allude to unheard-of branches of knowledge. The book spines are overlaid with limestone chalk, such that the materials (chalk on slate) is another pun about education.

The artwork captures the brief, youthful irreverence of schoolgirls, permanently engraved with the gravitas of a stone library.


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. The underpass leading to Exits B & C were renumbered to Exits 4 & 5 respectively when the Thomson-East Coast Line station opened on 13 November 2022.

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 served 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.

Paid Links

An upper and lower transfer level connects the two Downtown Line stacked side platforms to the Thomson-East Coast Line island platform via escalators and lifts.

Station Amenities
  • Public toilets at DTL Upper Concourse (B1) & TEL Ticket Concourse (B1)
  • ATM at DTL Upper Concourse (B1)
  • Bicycle Racks at Exit 1
  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilet & Baby Care Room within paid areas at TEL B4



Stevens MRT station has five exits leading to ground level. Step-free access to/from Exit 4 is via a lift at Exit 5.
Exits 4 & 5 were opened as Exits B & C respectively on 23 November 2019. Exit A was renumbered to Exit 1 as part of the Thomson-East Coast Line station opening on 13 November 2022.

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

Transport Connections

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


There are six bus stops in the vicinity of Stevens station.

Bus Stop Exit Bus Routes
40081 – Bt Timah Rd (Stevens Stn Exit 1) 1 48, 67, 170, 960, 960e, 972M
40089 – Dunearn Rd (Aft Stevens Stn Exit 5) 5 48, 67, 170, 960, 960e, 972M
40221 – Stevens Rd (Stevens Stn Exit 3) 3 105, 132, 190, 972, TS8
40229 – Stevens Rd (Bef Stevens Stn Exit 2) 2 105, 132, 190, 190A, 972, 972A, TS8
40231 – Whitley Rd (Raffles Town Club) 4 105, 132, 151, 153, 154, 156, 186, 190, 960, 960e, 972, 972M, TS8
40239 – Whitley Rd (Bef Stevens Stn Exit 4) 4 105, 132, 151, 153, 154, 156, 186, 190, 190A, 960, 960e, 972, 972A, 972M, TS8


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

Exit Road Provisions
1 Robin Walk Taxi stand (F64), pick-up/drop-off point
2 Stevens Road Taxi stand (F87), pick-up/drop-off point
3 Stevens Road Taxi stand (F88)

MRT Bus Bridging Service

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

Towards Bus stop Exit
Downtown Line (DTL Bridging Bus)
DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang 40081 – Bt Timah Rd (Stevens Stn Exit 1) 1
DT35CG1 Expo 40089 – Dunearn Rd (Aft Stevens Stn Exit 5) 5
Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL Bridging Bus)
TE1 Woodlands North
40231 – Whitley Rd (Raffles Town Club) 4
TE29 Bayshore
40239 – Whitley Rd (Bef Stevens Stn Exit 4) 4

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at the following bus stops when activated:

  • Downtown Line
    – Bus Stops 40081 & 40089
  • Thomson-East Coast Line
    – Bus Stops 40221, 40229, 40231 & 40239

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.


Downtown Line Station

Thomson-East Coast Line Station

Additional Photos at Page 2.

External Links & References

18 thoughts on “Stevens MRT Station

  • 15 November 2022 at 11:07 AM

    hi, may i know if i am allowed to use the pick up point at stevens station (TEL exit) to shuttle guests to and fro from the pick up point to using a 13seater transport?

  • 9 November 2022 at 7:01 PM

    Stevens Exit renumbering for TEL3:
    Exit A -> Exit 1
    Exit 2 (New)
    Exit 3 (New)
    Exit B -> Exit 4
    Exit C -> Exit 5

  • 4 November 2022 at 4:48 PM

    TEL Art in Transit: “A Syllabus For Stevens” by Shubigi Rao


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