Tai Seng MRT Station

Tai Seng
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Station exit B
Address 33 Upper Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 534803
Line Served   Circle Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 17 Apr 2010

Tai Seng MRT Station (CC11) is an underground station along the Circle Line (CCL). 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
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5:35am 6:02am 11:44pm
CC7 Mountbatten 12:21am
CC29 HarbourFront 5:44am 6:11am 11:08pm
CC26 Pasir Panjang 11:38pm
CC23 one-north 11:54pm
CC17 Caldecott 12:22am

Station Layout


L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Ticket Concourse Faregates, Top Up Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre
B2 Platform A Circle Line towards CC29NE1 HarbourFront
Platform B Circle Line towards CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut
Circle Line
towards CE2NS27TE20 Marina Bay (Peak Hours)


Circle Line (B2):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Circle Line towards CC29NE1 HarbourFront via CC12 Bartley (‚Üí)
Platform B:
Circle Line towards CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut via CC10DT26 MacPherson (‚Üź)
Circle Line towards CE2NS27TE20 Marina Bay via¬†CC10DT26 MacPherson (Peak Hour Alternate Trains) (‚Üź)
MRT_rail (2)

Tai Seng station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement. Just north of Tai Seng station, a pair of reception tracks branch off to Kim Chuan Train 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.

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.

Station Amenities

  • Public Toilets at concourse level (B1)
  • ATMs at concourse level (B1)
  • Bicycle racks at station exits


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 B does not offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.

Exit Location Nearby
A 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 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 18 Tai Seng 18 Tai Seng (Basement 1), Charles & Keith Group HQ, Jin Long Si Temple, Kim Chuan Depot (SMRT), Tai Seng Industrial Estate


Transport Connections

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, 58B, 62, 70, 70M, 76, 80, 93, 158
B/s 2 70289 РUpp Paya Lebar Rd (Aft Tai Seng Stn Exit C) C 22, 24, 28, 43, 58, 58A, 62, 62A, 70, 70A, 70M, 76, 80, 80A, 93, 158


Pick-up/drop-off points are located next to station exits:

Exit Road Provisions
A Upper Paya Lebar Rd (Northbound) Pick-up/drop-off point
B Upper Paya Lebar Rd (Northbound) Pick-up/drop-off point

MRT Bus Bridging Service

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Tai Seng station, MRT Bridging 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:

Towards Bus stop Exit
Circle Line (CCL Bridging Bus)
CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut B/s 2: 70289 – Upp Paya Lebar Rd (Aft Tai Seng Stn Exit C) C
CC29NE1 HarbourFront B/s 1: 70281 – Upp Paya Lebar Rd (Aft Tai Seng Stn) A

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

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 Рa 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.


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