Tampines West MRT Station

DT31
Tampines West
淡滨尼西 | தெம்பினிஸ் வெஸ்ட்
Tampines West Exit B
Tampines West Exit B
Address 2 Tampines Avenue 4, Singapore 529683
Line Served   Downtown Line
Operator SBS Transit
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 21 Oct 2017

Tampines West MRT Station (DT31) is an underground station along the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 3. It is built underneath Tampines Avenue 4, near the junction with Tampines Avenue 1, 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 Temasek Polytechnic and Junyuan Primary School, as well as SAFRA Tampines, and the housing estates of Tampines Palmspring and Tampines Polyview.


First / Last Train Timings

Downtown Line – (DT31) Tampines West
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
DT1 Bukit Panjang 5:45am 6:03am 11:49pm
DT35 Expo 6:13am 6:33am 12:33am

Station Layout

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

Platforms

Downtown Line (B3):
Platform A: Downtown Line towards DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang via DT30 Bedok Reservoir (→)
Platform B: Downtown Line towards DT35CG1 Expo via DT32EW2 Tampines (←)

Tampines West 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

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.

Civil Defence shelter

Tampines West 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 West” by Jing Quek

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

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

Inspired by billboard advertisements, ‘Welcome to Jingapore‘ transforms everyday Tampines West 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
  • ATMs
  • Bicycle Racks at station exit

Exits

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

Exit Location Nearby
A Tampines Avenue 4 Saint Hilda’s Primary School, Saint Hilda’s Secondary School, S’pore SOKA Association HQ, Tampines Park Connector, Tampines West Community Club, Temasek Polytechnic
B Tampines Avenue 1 Chapel of Christ the Redeemer, Jamiyah Home for the Aged (Darul Takrim), Junyuan Primary School, SAFRA Tampines, Tampines NPC, Tampines Park Connector, Tampines SOKA Centre

 


Transport Connections

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

Bus

There are three official bus stops linked to Tampines West station. Other bus stops are reflected for a better representation of the area.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 76289 – Tampines Avenue 4 (Blk 801) A 22, 46, 129
B/s 2 75051 – Tampines Avenue 1 (Tampines West Stn Exit B) B 5, 8, 15, 18, 21, 23, 28, 59, 65, 67, 118, 168, 513, 518
B/s 3 76281 – Tampines Avenue 4 (Junyuan Pr Sch) B 22, 46, 129
75059 – Tampines Avenue 1 (Bef Tampines West Stn) B 5, 8, 15, 18, 21, 23, 28, 59, 65, 67, 118, 168, 513, 518
75229 – Tampines Avenue 1 (Temasek Poly East G) A 8, 15, 23, 69, 118, 129, 513, 518, 2N
75221 – Tampines Avenue 1 (Opp Temasek Poly East G) A 8, 15, 23, 69, 118, 129, 513, 518

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
A Tampines Avenue 4 Taxi stand (I45), Pick-up/drop-off point
B Tampines Avenue 1 Taxi stand (I46), Pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Tampines West 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 3: 76281 – Tampines Avenue 4 (Junyuan Pr Sch) B
DT35CG1 Expo B/s 1: 76289 – Tampines Avenue 4 (Blk 801) A

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


Passenger Usage Patterns

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

Construction

Downtown Line Stage 3 (DTL3) Contract 926 for the construction and completion of Tampines West station and its associated tunnels was awarded to Cooperativa Muratori & Cementisti – C.M.C di Ravenna for approximately S$226.92 million in July 2011. Along with Contract 927 for Bedok Reservoir station, these two contracts were the first MRT contracts in Singapore undertaken by the Italian company, with prior experience in construction of railway projects in Italy.

Future Developments

Major Incidents

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