Tanjong Pagar MRT Station

EW15
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 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 12:06am
Connecting to CG2 Changi Airport 11:19pm
EW33 Tuas Link 6:02am 6:28am 12:01am

 


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, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, TransitLink Ticket Office, Guoco Tower
B3 Platform A East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris
Platform B East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link

Platforms

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 EW16NE3 Outram Park (←)
MRT_rail (2)

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.

Concourse

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.

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
  • Transitlink Ticket Office
    Operating Hours: 12:00pm to 7:30pm on Weekdays, 12:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturdays. Closed on Sundays & Public Holidays.

Exits

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.


Transport Connections

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

Bus

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

Road

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

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.

Construction

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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