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
Lines Served   Downtown Line
Operator SBS Transit
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 21 October 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
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
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, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
B3 Platform B Downtown Line towards  DT35  CG1  Expo
Platform A Downtown Line towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang


Platform B: Downtown Line towards  DT35  CG1  Expo via  DT34  Upper Changi (→)
Platform A: Downtown Line towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang via  DT32  EW2  Tampines (←)

Tampines East station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement, with both platforms utilized for trains travelling in either direction. Full-height Platform screen doors isolate the air-conditioned station from the tunnel environment, enhancing commuter safety and station comfort.

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.

Concourse (B1):

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 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.

A public toilet is located in the unpaid area of the DTL concourse.

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.


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

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

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at DTL concourse

Safety Features

  • 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

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, 18, 19, 21, 37, 38, 81, 293
B/s 2 76031 – Tampines Avenue 2 (Tampines East Stn Exit B) B 3, 8, 9, 12, 12e, 17, 34, 38, 39, 59, 518
B/s 3 76039 – Tampines Avenue 2 (Tampines East Stn Exit C) C 3, 8, 9, 12, 12e, 17, 34, 38, 39, 59, 518
B/s 4 76229 – Tampines Avenue 7 (Opp Tampines East Stn) A 4, 8, 18, 19, 21, 37, 38, 81
76319 – Tampines Avenue 9 (Opp Blk 454) D 29
76311 – Tampines Avenue 9 (Blk 460) A 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
B Tampines Avenue 2 Pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Tampines East 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 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 regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Tampines East station for free rides.

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.

Future Developments

Major Incidents


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