Tanjong Rhu MRT Station

Tanjong Rhu
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Tanjong Rhu TEL Station Diagram
Tanjong Rhu TEL Station Diagram
Address 2 Tanjong Rhu Place, Singapore 436488
Line Served   Thomson-East Coast Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Side
Opened 23 Jun 2024

Tanjong Rhu MRT Station (TE23) is an underground station located along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) 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 Indoor Stadium.

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 via the Tanjong Rhu Suspension Bridge.

The station was originally targeted for completion and opening in Year 2023. However, it was delayed till 2024 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

First / Last Train Timings
Thomson-East Coast Line – (TE23) Tanjong Rhu
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
TE1 Woodlands North 6:04am 6:24am 11:55pm
TE9 Caldecott 12:07am
TE14 Orchard 12:13am
TE22 Gardens by the Bay 12:19am
TE29 Bayshore 6:00am 6:20am 12:21am
TE27 Marine Terrace 12:26am

Station Layout
L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Service Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre, Retail Shops
B2 Platform A Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE29 Bayshore
Platform B Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North
Thomson-East Coast Line (B2):
Platform A: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE29 Bayshore via TE24 Katong Park (→)
MRT_rail (2)
MRT_rail (2)
Platform B: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North via TE22A Founders’ Memorial & TE22 Gardens by the Bay (←)

Tanjong Rhu station has two platforms in a side platform arrangement, with both platforms utilized for trains travelling in either direction.

Heading West from Tanjong Rhu station towards Gardens by the Bay station, trains pass through TE22A Founders’ Memorial station which is scheduled for opening in tandem with Founders’ Memorial itself.

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: “telinga ekologi kita” by Bani Haykal

These sculptures are imaginings of sound mirrors or acoustic mirrors, that were once a form of proto-radar developed in the early 20th century, used to listen to the skies as a form of surveillance during World War I. Numerous designs and methods of operation were born across the world.

In the 1930s, it was claimed that there were plans to construct and install 5 to 8 sound mirrors around Singapore by the British. However, these plans never came to fruition, as the biophonic activity – sounds emanating from wildlife in natural settings – proved too loud and disruptive for the effectiveness of these surveillance mechanisms. The construction plan thus became an unheard colonial history.

The artwork envisions the area of Tanjong Rhu as one of the places where these sound mirrors could have been installed.

Station Amenities
  • Public Toilets at station concourse, near Exit 2 (B1)
  • Retail Shop provisions
  • Bicycle Racks at station exits

Tanjong Rhu MRT station has two exits leading to street level.

Exit Location Nearby
1 Tanjong Rhu Road
2 Tanjong Rhu Place / Singapore Sports Hub Tanjong Rhu Footbridge & Lookout Tower, Tanjong Rhu Promenade
Transport Connections

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


There are 2 bus stops in the vicinity of Tanjong Rhu station.

Bus Stop Exit Bus Routes
90041 – Tanjong Rhu Rd (Tanjong Rhu Stn Exit 2) 2 11, 158, 158A
90049 – Tanjong Rhu Rd (Tanjong Rhu Stn Exit 1) 1 11, 158, 158A

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

Exit Road Provisions
1 Tanjong Rhu Road Taxi stand (C32), Pick-up/drop-off point
2 Tanjong Rhu Place Taxi stand (C31), Pick-up/drop-off point
MRT Bus Bridging Service

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

Towards Bus stop Exit
Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL Bridging Bus)
TE1 Woodlands North
90049 – Tanjong Rhu Rd (Tanjong Rhu Stn Exit 1) 1
TE29 Bayshore 90041 – Tanjong Rhu Rd (Tanjong Rhu Stn Exit 2) 2

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services when activated at Bus Stops 90041 & 90049.

Construction Trivia

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.


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One thought on “Tanjong Rhu MRT Station

  • 8 March 2024 at 9:24 AM

    The bus stop Opp coasta rhu condo can be converted into a small bus terminal for 11 and 158 and renamed to tanjong rhu bus terminal, while amending 11 to loop at sims ave


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