|Languages||丹戎禺 | தஞ்சோங் ரூ|
|Lines||Thomson-East Coast Line|
Tanjong Rhu MRT Station (TE23) is an underground station located along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Stage 4. It is built just off Tanjong Rhu Road, at the junction with Tanjong Rhu Place, bringing rail connectivity to the Tanjong Rhu estate and Singapore Sports Hub.
The station is in the vicinity of Water Place, Sanctuary Green, Parkshore, Pebble Bay, Casuarina Cove, Camelot By-The-Water and Tanjong Ria Condominium. It also serves the Singapore Indoor Stadium and Sports Hub located across the Geylang River.
The station is targeted for completion and opening in Year 2023.
First / Last Train Timings
|Thomson-East Coast Line – TE23 Tanjong Rhu
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|TE1 Woodlands North||—||—||—|
|L1||Street level||Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
|B?||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre|
|B?||Platform A||Thomson-East Coast Line towards Woodlands North|
|Platform B||Thomson-East Coast Line towards Sungei Bedok|
Thomson-East Coast Line (B?):
|Platform A: Towards Sungei Bedok via Katong Park (→)
Platform B: Towards Woodlands North via Gardens by the Bay (←)
Tanjong Rhu station has two 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 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.
Heading West from Tanjong Rhu station, trains pass through TE22AFounders’ Memorial station which is scheduled for opening in 2025.
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 station concourse.
Civil Defence shelter
Tanjong Rhu station is one of seven stations along the Thomson-East Coast Line (East Coast stretch) 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.
The other CD shelters are Marine Parade, Marine Terrace, Siglap, Bedok South, Bayshore and Sungei Bedok stations.
Art in Transit: TBC
Tanjong Rhu MRT station will likely have two exits leading to ground level. More details will be confirmed closer to the opening of the station.
- Public toilets at station concourse
- 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 (TBC)
Rail Bridging Services (TBC)
Passenger Usage Patterns
Contract T303 for the Construction of Tanjong Rhu Station and Tunnels for Thomson-East Coast Line was awarded to Bachy Soletanche Singapore Pte Ltd – Wai Fong Construction Pte Ltd Joint Venture (JV) at a contract sum of S$293.9 million in January 2016.
Bachy Soletanche from France were previously involved in the construction of Downtown Line 1 (DTL1)’s Bugis and Telok Ayer stations, and TEL’s Orchard and Gardens By The Bay stations. Wai Fong Construction from Singapore were previously involved in the construction of TEL’s Mount Pleasant Station.
Contract T302 for the Construction of Facility Building and Tunnels for Thomson-East Coast Line was awarded to China Railway First Group Co., Ltd. Singapore Branch at a contract sum of S242.4 million in June 2016. This includes a shell station near Gardens by the Bay (Bay East), which construction will start in 2019 as Founder’s Memorial Station, scheduled for opening in 2025.
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