Tiong Bahru MRT Station

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Station Underground entrance
Address 300 Tiong Bahru Road, Singapore 168731
Line Served   East West Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 12 Mar 1988

Tiong Bahru MRT Station (EW17) is an underground station along the East West Line (EWL). It sits within the Tiong Bahru Station planning subzone, adjacent to the Tiong Bahru, Bukit Ho Swee and Henderson Hill subzones, and is physically located underneath Tiong Bahru Road, near the junction with Lower Delta Road.

Tiong Bahru is an amalgam of two words (tiong meaning cemetery in Hokkien, and bahru meaning new in Malay) as opposed to old cemeteries at Chinatown. The graves were cleared to make way for one of the earliest housing estates in Singapore, and public housing has since expanded to much of the surrounding area.

The station currently serves the Tiong Bahru Plaza shopping centre, and large numbers of residential developments (mostly HDB flats) in the area, along with several schools and parks.

First / Last Train Timings

East West Line – (EW17) Tiong Bahru
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
EW1 Pasir Ris 5:52am 6:20am 12:00am
Connecting to CG2 Changi Airport 11:16pm
EW33 Tuas Link 6:07am 6:33am 12:05am


Station Layout

L1 Street level Station Exits, Bus stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, TransitLink Ticket Office, Retail Shop
B2 Platform A East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris
Platform B East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link


East-West Line (B2):
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Platform A: East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris via EW16NE3 Outram Park (→)
Platform B: East West Line towards EW33 Tuas Link via EW18¬†Redhill¬†(‚Üź)
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Tiong Bahru 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 1. 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 Shop and Wheelchair-Accessible toilet at ticket concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • ATMs at ticket concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • Transitlink Ticket Office
    Operating Hours: 12:00pm to 7:30pm daily. Closed on Public Holidays.


Tiong Bahru MRT station has two surface exits on either side of Tiong Bahru Road. Only Exit A offers barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.

Exit B also connects to Basement 1 of Tiong Bahru Plaza via a set of escalators. This entrance is open from 8am to 11pm daily.

Exit Location Nearby
A Jalan Membina Jalan Membina, Tiong Bahru Road. Bukit Merah West Neighbourhood Police Centre, Central Green Condo, Regency Suites, Twin Regency, Highline Residences, Henderson Community Centre, Tiong Bahru Market, Zhengde Primary School, HDB Bukit Merah View, HDB Membina Court, HDB Membina 118, HDB Kim Tian Towers, HDB Kim Tian 119, HDB Kim Tian Vista, HDB Tiong Bahru Orchid, HDB Tiong Bahru Estate
B Tiong Bahru Plaza Tiong Bahru Plaza, Bukit Ho Swee, Central Plaza, Gan Eng Seng Secondary School, PSB Academy @ Delta, HDB Tiong Bahru View, HDB Boon Tiong Arcadia, HDB The Beo Cres, HDB Bukit Ho Swee View, HDB Havelock View


Transport Connections

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


There are two official bus stops linked to Tiong Bahru station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 10169 РTiong Bahru Rd (Tiong Bahru Stn) B 5, 16, 16M, 33, 63, 121, 122, 123, 123M, 195, 851
B/s 2 10161 РTiong Bahru Rd (Opp Tiong Bahru Stn) A 5, 16, 16M, 33, 63, 121, 122, 123, 123M, 195, 851, NR5


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

Exit Road Provisions
A Jalan Membina (bef Tiong Bahru Rd) Pick-up/drop-off point
B Bukit Ho Swee Crescent (Tiong Bahru Plaza driveway) Taxi stand (F36), Pick-up/drop-off point


Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Tiong Bahru 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: 10169 РTiong Bahru Rd (Tiong Bahru Stn) B
EW33 Tuas Link B/s 2: 10161 РTiong Bahru Rd (Opp Tiong Bahru Stn) A

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stops 1 & 2 when activated.

Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving many residential developments and several schools in the vicinity, the station encounters moderate to high demand throughout the day.


Brief History

Tiong Bahru station opened on 12 March 1988, along with other East West Line stations between Outram Park and Clementi (except Dover).

Future Developments

Major Incidents


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