Tampines East MRT Station

Tampines East
淡滨尼东 | தெம்பினிஸ் ஈஸ்ட்
Tampines East MRT Station - Exit D
Tampines East MRT Station – Exit D
Address 20 Tampines Avenue 7, Singapore 529623
Line Served   Downtown Line
Operator SBS Transit
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 21 Oct 2017

Tampines East MRT Station (DT33) is an underground station along the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 3. It is built underneath Tampines Avenue 7, near the junction with Tampines Avenue 2, and in close proximity to nearby schools and residential areas.

The station takes its name from the residential town of Tampines. It serves schools such as Ngee Ann Secondary School, as well as HDB estates in Tampines Neighbourhoods 2, 3 and 4.

First / Last Train Timings

Downtown Line – (DT33) Tampines East
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
DT1 Bukit Panjang 5:41am 5:59am 11:45pm
DT35 Expo 6:18am 6:38am 12:37am

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Concourse Faregates, Top Up Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre, Retail Shop
B3 Platform A Downtown Line towards DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang
Platform B Downtown Line towards DT35CG1 Expo


Downtown Line (B3):
Platform A: Downtown Line towards DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang via DT32EW2 Tampines (→)
Platform B: Downtown Line towards DT35CG1 Expo via DT34 Upper Changi (←)

Tampines East station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement, with both platforms utilized for trains travelling in either direction.


The station concourse is located at Basement 1.

Civil Defence shelter

Tampines East station is one of eight stations along the Downtown Line 3 designated as Civil Defence (CD) shelters, which will be activated in times of national emergency. Apart from reinforced construction, the stations are designed and equipped with facilities to ensure the shelter environment is tolerable for all shelterees during shelter occupation. These facilities include protective blast doors, decontamination facilities, ventilation systems, power and water supply systems and a dry toilet system.

Art in Transit: “Welcome to Jingapore! Tampines East” by Jing Quek
Tampines East MRT Station - Art In Transit (Welcome to Jingapore!)
Tampines East MRT Station – Art In Transit (Welcome to Jingapore!)

Raise your hands to the sky and salute the Singapore idols of Tampines East!

Welcome to Jingapore‘ combines the daily landmarks and the colourful Singaporeans that define Tampines East in a playful, rough-edged collage bursting with joy and colour!

Inspired by billboard advertisements, ‘Welcome to Jingapore‘ transforms everyday Tampines East residents into larger-than-life supermodels and serves as a time capsule for these residents to look back upon years from now.

Station Amenities

  • Public Toilets at DTL concourse
  • Retail Shop at DTL concourse
  • ATM
  • Bicycle Racks at station exit


Tampines East MRT station has four exits at ground level, all of which provide barrier-free accessibility.

Exit Location Nearby
A Tampines Avenue 7 Tampines North Park, Gongshang Primary School, East View Secondary School, HDB Blks 44x—46x
B Tampines Avenue 2 Tampines East CC, Tampines N2 Market, Tampines Street 23/24, HDB Blks 20x—22x
C Tampines Avenue 2 Cycling Path and Park Connector, Ngee Ann Secondary School, HDB Blks 30x—31x, HDB Blks 37x—39x
D Tampines Avenue 9 Dunman Secondary School, HDB Blks 48x—49x

Transport Connections

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


There are four official bus stops linked to Tampines East station. Two other bus stops have been added for a better representation of the area.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 76221 – Tampines Avenue 7 (Tampines East Stn Exit A) A 4, 8, 19, 21, 37, 38, 81, 293
B/s 2 76031 – Tampines Avenue 2 (Tampines East Stn Exit B) B 3, 3A, 8, 9, 9A, 9B, 12, 12e, 17, 34, 34B, 38, 39, 59, 518
B/s 3 76039 – Tampines Avenue 2 (Tampines East Stn Exit C) C 3, 8, 9, 12, 12e, 17, 34, 34B, 38, 39, 59, 518
B/s 4 76229 – Tampines Avenue 7 (Opp Tampines East Stn) A 4, 8, 19, 21, 37, 38, 81
76319 – Tampines Avenue 9 (Tampines East Stn Exit D) D 18, 29, 29A
76311 – Tampines Avenue 9 (Blk 460) A 18, 29, 293


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

Exit Road Provisions
A Tampines Avenue 7 Taxi stand (I47)
B Tampines Avenue 2 Pick-up/drop-off point

MRT Bus Bridging Service

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Tampines East station, MRT Bridging 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 (DTL Bridging Bus)
DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang B/s 4: 76229 – Tampines Avenue 7 (Opp Tampines East Stn) B
DT35CG1 Expo B/s 1: 76221 – Tampines Avenue 7 (Tampines East Stn Exit A) A

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stops 1, 2, 3 & 4 when activated.

Passenger Usage Patterns

Located in close proximity to schools and residential areas, Tampines East station encounters moderate demand levels across the day.


Downtown Line Stage 3 (DTL3) Contract 925 for the construction and completion of Tampines East station and its associated tunnels was awarded to GS Engineering & Construction Corp. for approximately S$208.52 million in July 2011.


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