Tanjong Pagar MRT Station

Tanjong Pagar
丹戎巴葛 | தஞ்சோங் பகார்
Basement 1
Address 120 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069119
Line Served   East West Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 12 Dec 1987

Tanjong Pagar MRT Station (EW15) is an underground station along the East West Line (EWL). It is located near the junction of Anson Road / Robinson Road and Maxwell Road.

Historically, the area was a fishing village, with Tanjong Pagar in Malay referring to wooden stakes propping the kelongs (offshore huts) above the waterline. Land reclamation has since extended the coastline, where the current Central Business District now stands.

Today, Tanjong Pagar station sits between the Tanjong Pagar civic district and the Shenton Way financial district. Located in the vicinity of dense high-rise office buildings and preserved shophouses hosting a wide variety of small businesses, the contrast in architecture highlights the diversity of the area. The station is integrated with the Guoco Tower (Formerly known as Tanjong Pagar Centre) development via the Ticket Concourse & Tanjong Pagar Xchange levels (B2 & B1).

Tanjong Pagar MRT Station should not be confused with the former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, a former railway station located a short distance away.

First / Last Train Timings

East West Line – (EW15) Tanjong Pagar
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
EW1 Pasir Ris 5:56am 6:24am 12:05am
Connecting to CG2 Changi Airport 11:21pm
EW33 Tuas Link 6:02am 6:28am 12:00am


Station Layout

L1 Street level Station Exits, Bus stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point, Guoco Tower
B1 Retail Shops Tanjong Pagar Xchange, Guoco Tower, Linkway to other Exits
B2 Concourse Faregates, Top Up Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre, Guoco Tower
B3 Platform A East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris
Platform B East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link


East-West Line (B3):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris via EW14NS26 Raffles Place (→)
Platform B: East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link via EW16NE3TE17 Outram Park (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Tanjong Pagar station has two underground East-West Line platforms in an island platform arrangement.


The station has a ticket concourse located at Basement 2.

Station Amenities

  • Retail Shops at Tanjong Pagar Xchange (B1) and Ticket Concourse Level (B2)
  • Public toilets at Tanjong Pagar Xchange (B1)
  • ATMs and Self-service machines within the station
  • Bicycle Racks at Station Exits
  • Top Up Kiosks


Tanjong Pagar MRT station has a total of seven surface exits, linked to the station via an underpass network. The other exits are at basement level which are integrated with developments in the area.

Barrier-free accessibility from/to street level is offered via lifts in Guoco Tower (Exit J) which are directly integrated with the Ticket Concourse of Tanjong Pagar MRT Station at Basement 2.

For Barrier-free accessibility from/to Exit K, commuters need to use the lift at Guoco Tower (Exit J) to travel between Basement 1 (via Tanjong Pagar XChange) and Basement 2.

Exit Location Nearby
A Peak Seah Street 100 AM, Amara Hotel, Carlton City Hotel, Icon Village, MND Complex, Oasia Hotel Downtown, Orchid Hotel, Tanjong Pagar Community Centre, Tanjong Pagar Plaza, The URA Centre (Singapore City Gallery)
B Maxwell Road Maxwell Chambers
C Anson Road Gopeng Street, International Plaza, Realty Centre (Singapore Cancer Society), Twenty Anson
D AXA Tower
(Street Level)
Prince Edward Road, AXA Tower (Street level), M Hotel Singapore, MAS Building, OUE Downtown, Singapore Conference Hall, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Marina Bay Neighbourhood Police Centre, Marina Bay Fire Station
E AXA Tower
(Basement 1)
AXA Tower (Basement level)
[Exit E is currently closed for renovation; use Exit D instead]
F Capital Tower Robinson Road, Capital Tower, Lau Pa Sat, Robinson 77, SBF Centre, So Sofitel Singapore
G Telok Ayer Street Cecil Street, Telok Ayer Park, Al-Abrar Mosque, Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church, Thian Hock Keng Temple
H Springleaf Tower Parsi Road, Springleaf Tower, MAS Building
J Guoco Tower
(Basement 2)
Guoco Tower, Sofitel Singapore City Centre
K Frasers Tower
(Basement 1)
Underground Pedestrian Tunnel to Frasers Tower

Exit I was a lift-only former exit to Choon Guan Street which had a direct lift to platform level with a General Ticketing Machine and Faregates at street level. It was cleared to make way for Guoco Tower.

Transport Connections

Tanjong Pagar station connects with several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.


There are five official bus stops linked to Tanjong Pagar station. Other bus stops are added to better represent bus connections.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 03223 – Anson Rd (Tanjong Pagar Stn Exit C) C 57, 131, 167, 186, 400, 970
B/s 2 03222 – Anson Rd (Hub Synergy Pt) C 10, 10e, 70, 97, 97e, 100, 106, 107, 121, 130, 133, 196, 196e, 513, 850E, 868E, 951E, 982E
B/s 3 03111 – Robinson Rd (Aft Capital Twr) F 10, 10e, 70, 97, 97e, 100, 106, 107, 130, 133, 196, 196e, 513, 651, 652, 653, 654, 655, 656, 657, 660, 661, 663, 665, 666, 667, 668, 670, 671, 672, 850E, 868E, 951E, 982E
B/s 4 03217 – Shenton Way (Opp AXA Twr) D 10, 10e, 57, 97, 97e, 100, 131, 131A, 502, 982E
B/s 5 03218 – Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg) H 70, 106, 107, 121, 130, 133, 167, 186, 196, 196A, 196e, 400, 513, 651, 652, 653, 654, 655, 656, 657, 660, 661, 663, 665, 666, 667, 668, 670, 671, 672, 850E, 951E, 970
05429 – Tg Pagar Rd (Bef Craig Rd) A 80, 145
05421 – Tg Pagar Rd (Aft Craig Rd) A 80, 145
03151 – Cecil St (Opp GB Bldg) G 57, 131, 167, 186, 400, 970
03241 – Anson Rd (Mapletree Anson) C 651, 652, 653, 654, 655, 656, 657, 660, 661, 663, 665, 666, 667, 668, 670, 671, 672


Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located near station exits:

Exit Road Provisions
J Guoco Tower driveway Pick-up/drop-off point
C International Plaza driveway Taxi stand (E30), Pick-up/drop-off point
F Capital Tower driveway Taxi stand (E31), Pick-up/drop-off point
MRT Bus Bridging Service

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Tanjong Pagar station, MRT Bridging Buses may be activated to ply affected stretches of the East West Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:

Towards Bus stop Exit
East West Line (EWL Bridging Bus)
EW1 Pasir Ris B/s 1: 03223 – Anson Rd (Tanjong Pagar Stn Exit C) C
EW33 Tuas Link B/s 4: 03217 – Shenton Way (Opp AXA Twr) D

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stops 1, 4 & 5 when activated.

Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving a mix of financial buildings, residential developments and small businesses in the vicinity, the station encounters moderate demand throughout the day, with very heavy demand during the peak hours.

Brief History

Tanjong Pagar station opened on 12 December 1987 along with Raffles Place and City Hall on the East West Line. It was part of nine stations between Novena to Outram Park opened by then-Deputy Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, and North South Line trains from Yio Chu Kang ran a through-service terminating at Outram Park. This arrangement lasted until 12 March 1988, when East West Line stations between Outram Park and Clementi opened, and the two lines were formally separated.


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One thought on “Tanjong Pagar MRT Station

  • 13 March 2022 at 9:46 PM

    Tanjong Pagar MRT station has a paid area toilet just like Bugis MRT Station.


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