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 sits within the Tanjong Pagar planning subzone, adjacent to the Cecil and Chinatown subzones, and 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 will be integrated with the Tanjong Pagar Centre development in the future.

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 &
EW1 Pasir Ris 5:56am 5:56am 6:24am 12:06am
EW33 Tuas Link 6:02am 6:02am 6:28am 12:01am


Station Layout

L1 Street level Station Exits, Bus stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
Ticketing Machine & Faregates leading to Lift Access (Exit I)
B1 Retail Shops Tanjong Pagar Xchange
B2 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, TransitLink Ticket Office
B3 Platform A East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris
Platform B East West Line towards  EW33  Tuas Link


East-West Line (B3):
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Platform A: East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW14  NS26  Raffles Place  (→)
Platform B: East West Line towards  EW33  Tuas Link via  EW16  NE3  Outram Park (←)
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Tanjong Pagar station has two underground East-West Line platforms in an island platform arrangement. Full-height Platform screen doors isolate the air-conditioned station from the tunnel environment, enhancing commuter safety and station comfort. A set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to the ticket concourse above.

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.


The station has a ticket concourse located at Basement 2. It features faregates for automatic fare collection and provides access between paid and unpaid areas of the station, with at least 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 TransitLink Add Value 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 TransitLink Ticket Office is also located at this station, operating from 12:00pm to 7:30pm on Weekdays, 12:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturdays and is closed on Sundays & Public Holidays.

Toilets and retail shops are located at Basement 1, within the Tanjong Pagar Xchange.


Tanjong Pagar MRT station has a total of nine surface exits, linked to the station via an underpass network. Only Exit I located directly above the station offers barrier-free accessibility for the disabled, via a direct lift to platform level with a General Ticketing Machine and Faregates at street level.

Exit Disabled access Location Nearby
A No Peak Seah Street Peak Seah Street, Altez Condominium, Amara Hotel, Icon Residences, Keppel Towers, Nehsons Building, Oasia Hotel, Orchid Hotel, Seng Wong Beo Temple, Skysuites @ Anson, Tanjong Pagar Community Centre, Tanjong Pagar Plaza
B No Maxwell Road Maxwell Road, CPF Building, Maxwell Chambers, Red Dot Design Museum, Red Dot Traffic Building, OUE Downtown,
C No Anson Road Anson Road, Gopeng Street, International Plaza, Twenty Anson
D No Prince Edward Road MAS Building, Prince Edward Road, AXA Tower (Street level), M Hotel, Marina Bay Neighbourhood Police Centre, Marina Bay Fire Station
E No AXA Tower AXA Tower (Basement level), Singapore Conference Hall, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
F No Capital Tower Robinson Road, Capital Tower, CPF Building, Lau Pa Sat, Robinson 77, SBF Centre, GB Building
G No Telok Ayer Street Cecil Street, Telok Ayer Street, Telok Ayer Park, Al-Abrar Mosque, Amoy Street Food Court, Ann Siang Hill, Bangkok Bank Building, Frasers Tower, Maxwell Food Court, MND Building Complex, Telok Ayer Chinese Methodist Church, The Scarlett Hotel, Thian Hock Keng Temple, Tokio Marine Centre, URA Centre, Singapore City Gallery
H No Springleaf Tower Parsi Road, Springleaf Tower, MAS Building, Bestway Building
I Yes Choon Guan Street Tanjong Pagar Ricoh Park, Guoco Centre

Station Amenities

  • Retail shops and Public toilets at Basement 1 (unpaid areas)
  • ATMs and Self-service machines at Basement 1 (unpaid areas)
  • Transitlink Ticket Office
    Operating Hours: 12:00pm to 7:30pm on Weekdays, 12:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturdays. Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays.

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

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, 167e, 186, 400, 700, 970, 971E
B/s 2 03222 – Anson Rd (Hub Synergy Pt) C 10, 10e, 70, 75, 97, 97e, 100, 106, 107, 128, 130, 133, 162, 196, 196e, 513, 850E, 868E, 951E, 982E
B/s 3 03111 – Robinson Rd (Aft Capital Twr) F 10, 10e, 70, 75, 97, 97e, 100, 106, 107, 128, 130, 133, 162, 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) E 10, 10e, 57, 97, 97e, 100, 131, 502, 971E, 982E
B/s 5 03218 – Shenton Way (Opp MAS Bldg) H 70, 75, 106, 107, 128, 130, 133, 162, 167, 167e, 186, 196, 196e, 400, 513, 651, 652, 653, 654, 655, 656, 657, 660, 661, 663, 665, 666, 667, 668, 670, 671, 672, 700, 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, 167e, 186, 400, 700, 970, 971E
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
A Choon Guan Street 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

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Tanjong Pagar station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle 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
 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) E

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at bus stops officially linked to Tanjong Pagar station depending on the situation on the ground.

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.

Future Developments

The station will be integrated with the Tanjong Pagar Centre development in the future.

Major Incidents


Surface Exit I with Faregates and a General Ticketing Machine, leading to lifts that connect straight to platform level (B3). Another lift behind the wall (Lift to shops) connects to Tanjong Pagar Xchange (B1)
Surface Exit I with Faregates and a General Ticketing Machine, leading to lifts that connect straight to platform level (B3). Another lift behind the wall (Lift to shops) connects to Tanjong Pagar Xchange (B1)

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