|Languages||大成 | தை செங்|
|Opened||17 Apr 2010|
Tai Seng MRT Station (CC11) is an underground station along the Circle Line (CCL) Stage 2, located at the boundaries of the Toa Payoh and Hougang planning areas. It is built underneath Upper Paya Lebar Road, near the junction of MacPherson Road and Airport Road.
The station means ‘big accomplishment’ in Chinese, which is an auspicious name for an industrial area and first appeared when Tai Seng Rubber Factory was built in the area back in 1917. The former kampung has since made way for the modern industrial estate of today, which this station serves.
First / Last Train Timings
|Circle Line – CC11 Tai Seng
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|CC1 Dhoby Ghaut||5:35am||6:02am||11:44pm|
|CC26 Pasir Panjang||–||–||11:38pm|
|L1||Street level||Overhead bridge, Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
|B1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre|
|B2||Platform A||Circle Line towards HarbourFront|
|Platform B||Circle Line towards Dhoby Ghaut|
Circle Line (B2):
|Platform A: Circle Line towards HarbourFront via Bartley (→)
Platform B: Circle Line towards Dhoby Ghaut via MacPherson (←)
Tai Seng station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement. 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 a lift connects the platform level to the concourse level one floor above. With the concourse wrapping around the platform, a large interior space is created around the middle of the platform, giving the impression of spaciousness.
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.
Just north of Tai Seng station, a pair of tracks branch off to Kim Chuan Depot.
The station concourse at Basement 1 feature 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 or perform card transactions using cash payment.
Toilets are located at concourse level, near the Passenger Service Centre. There are no retail shops within this station.
Art in Transit: “Equilibrium” by Francis Ng
Equilibrium is a visual interplay of forms, colours and layers – qualities that are inherent in any space but are often taken for granted; qualities that are often looked at with barely more than a cursory glance, if at all, amid the hustle and bustle of urban living. Using equilateral triangles, grid lines, transparent and reflective surfaces put together with calculated precision and consideration of scale, proportionality and balance, this work examines the dynamics of spaces and invites a more considered attention to our surrounding spaces and the character of spaces we inhabit and commute in. From the possibilities of shifting perspectives and multiple readings offered by Equilibrium, viewers are free to take from the work what they want, in the same way they would in their everyday interactions with spaces they encounter.
Tai Seng MRT station has two exits at ground level (A and B) and an underground Exit C to 18 Tai Seng, of which only Exit A offers barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.
|A||Yes||Upper Paya Lebar Road||Asiawide Industrial Building, D’Lithium, Irvine Industrial Building, Kapo Factory Building, Leong Huat Building, LHK 2 Building, Sulisam Building, Tai Seng Point, Tat Wan Building, The Commerze@Irving, Trivex|
|B||No||Harper Road||Paya Lebar Road/MacPherson Road/Airport Road, Singapore Civil Defence Force HQ, UB. One, Trinity @ Paya Lebar, TATA Communication, Citimax Industrial Complex, Sakae Building, Oxley Bizhub|
|C||Yes||18 Tai Seng||18 Tai Seng (Basement 1), Tai Seng Street, Tai Seng Avenue|
- Public toilets at concourse level
- Bicycle racks at station exits
- ATMs and Self-service Machines at concourse level
- Emergency Train Stop buttons on the station platform, when activated, will prevent approaching trains from entering the station, and any train already stopped at the platform will be prevented from moving off.
- Emergency telephones at station platforms and the intercom system inside the lifts enable commuters to communicate with station staff in the Passenger Service Centre.
- Emergency door handles allow the platform doors to be opened manually from the train-side in the event of failure.
- Fire Extinguishers in various locations
- All escalators equipped with Emergency Stop buttons
Tai Seng 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 Tai Seng station.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|B/s 1||70281 – Upp Paya Lebar Rd (Aft Tai Seng Stn)||A||22, 24, 28, 43, 58, 62, 70, 70M, 76, 80, 93, 158|
|B/s 2||70289 – Upp Paya Lebar Rd (Aft Tai Seng Stn Exit C)||B||22, 24, 28, 43, 58, 62, 70, 70M, 76, 80, 93, 158|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to Circle Line station exits:
|A||Upper Paya Lebar Rd (Northbound)||Pick-up/drop-off point|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Tai Seng station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the Circle Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:
|Dhoby Ghaut||B/s 2: 70289 – Upp Paya Lebar Rd (Aft Tai Seng Stn Exit C)||B|
|HarbourFront||B/s 1: 70281 – Upp Paya Lebar Rd (Aft Tai Seng Stn)||A|
In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Tai Seng station for free rides.
Passenger Usage Patterns
Serving largely industrial areas in the vicinity, Tai Seng station encounters high passenger demand during the peak periods and substantially less during off-peak periods.
Circle Line Stage 2 (CCL2) Contract 822 for the construction and completion of MacPherson and Tai Seng stations and associated tunnels was awarded to local and Sweedish companies Econ Corporation Ltd-NCC Joint Venture for S$338.6 million. The working name for Tai Seng station was Upper Paya Lebar Station.
Originally constructed with only two exits, underground Exit C connecting to the 18 Tai Seng retail centre was built by private developer Mapletree, as part of a land sale requirement set by JTC Corporation when Mapletree won the tender to develop 18 Tai Seng – a mixed-use development directly opposite the MRT station. The linkway was constructed using a pipe-jacking method to join the station via a knock-out panel. Work started in March 2015 and was completed in end-2017.