Tuas Link MRT Station

Tuas Link
大士连路 | துவாஸ் லிங்க்
Tuas Link Station
Address 20 Tuas West Drive, Singapore 638418
Line Served   East West Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Elevated
Platform Island
Opened 18 June 2017

Tuas Link MRT Station (EW33) is an above-ground station and western terminus of the East West Line (EWL). It is located along Tuas West Drive, at the junction with Tuas Link 4.

The station was constructed as part of the Tuas West Extension of the EWL, which opened on 18 June 2017. It takes its name from nearby roads of the same name, numbered from 1 to 4, which serve the Tuas West industrial area. It is also the first elevated MRT station in Singapore with the ticket concourse level above the platform level.

When opened, Tuas Link station replaced Joo Koon as the western terminus of the EWL. It serves industries in the vicinity of Tuas West Drive and Tuas Link 4, such as Tuas Link 1 / 2 / 3, Raffles Marina and Tuas Checkpoint. Bus services are offered from the nearby Tuas Bus Terminal, connecting to other parts of the Jurong, Tuas and Tuas South industrial areas.

Although within walking distance to Tuas Checkpoint, commuters are not allowed to enter Tuas Checkpoint on foot. Commuters heading to Malaysia via the Tuas Second Link can board Transtar Cross-Border Bus Service TS6 from Bus Stop 25429 – Tuas Link Stn, or board or Causeway Link Bus Service CW7 from Bus Stop 25421 – Opp Tuas Link Stn.

First / Last Train Timings

East West Line – (EW33) Tuas Link
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
EW1 Pasir Ris 5:19am 5:49am 11:19pm
Connecting to CG2 Changi Airport 10:34pm


Station Layout

L3 Concourse Faregates, Top Up Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre, Linkbridge across Tuas West Drive
L2 Platform A East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris
Platform B East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris
L1 Street Level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Station exits


East-West Line (L2):
MRT_rail (1)
Platform A: East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris via EW32 Tuas West Road (→)
Platform B: East West Line towards EW1 Pasir Ris via EW32 Tuas West Road (→)
MRT_rail (1)

Tuas Link station has two elevated East West Line platforms in an island platform arrangement. Branching off the EWL tracks are two reception tracks that lead to Tuas MRT Depot.

The station is built with a barrel vault roof design similar to other stations between Tuas Link and Pioneer, and many other overground stations along the Eastern side of the East West Line. The large curved roof does away with support columns for a more specious feel and easy navigation at platform level.


The station has a ticket concourse located at Level 3. Unique to Tuas Link station, it is the first elevated station with the ticket concourse above the platform level, as the tracks descend to a lower height before entering Tuas MRT Depot.

A link bridge across Tuas West Drive connects to an exit on the southbound side of the road.

Station Amenities

  • Public Toilets at Concourse Level (L3)
  • Bicycle racks at station exits
  • Top Up Kiosks


Tuas Link MRT station has a ground-level exit on both sides of Tuas West Drive, with the exit on the Southbound side of the road linked to the ticket concourse level by a pedestrian overpass. All exits offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.

Exit Location Nearby
A Tuas West Drive (Southbound) /
Tuas Link 4
Tuas West Drive, Tuas Bus Terminal, Tuas MRT Depot, Tuas Link 1 / 2 / 3 / 4, Super Continental Building
B Tuas West Drive (Northbound) Tuas West Drive, Raffles Marina, Tuas Checkpoint


Transport Connections

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


There are two bus stops officially linked to Tuas Link station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 25421 – Tuas West Dr (Opp Tuas Link Stn) A 182, 182M, 192, 193, 247, 248, 248M, CW7, TS6
B/s 2 25429 – Tuas West Dr (Tuas Link Stn) B 182, 182M, 192, 193, 247, 248, 248M, TS6


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

Exit Road Provisions
A Tuas West Drive (Southbound) Taxi stand (J25), Pick-up/drop-off point
B Tuas West Drive (Northbound) Taxi stand (J26), Pick-up/drop-off point

MRT Bus Bridging Service

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Tusa Link station, MRT Bridging 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 (EWL Bridging Bus)
EW1 Pasir Ris B/s 1: 25421 – Tuas West Dr (Opp Tuas Link Stn) A

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

In the event of a large-scale rail disruption affecting multiple stations, a special bridging bus service may be activated in addition to the usual bus bridging services.

  • (Service EW1) Tuas Link – Gul Circle – Joo Koon – Boon Lay

Track Layout

North of the station and branching off the EWL tracks are two reception tracks that lead to Tuas MRT Depot.

In addition, a scissor crossover is located just south of the station for the turnaround of trains.

Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving the Jurong and Tuas industrial areas, the station’s demand fluctuates with the peak periods, with moderate demand at most times and high demand during the peak hours.


Contract 1686 (C1686) for the construction of Tuas West Road and Tuas Link stations approximately 2.2km of elevated MRT viaducts was awarded to China Railway 11 Bureau Group Corporation for S$150 million in November 2011.

Tuas Link station was constructed as part of the $3.5 billion, 7.5-kilometre Tuas West extension, a fully elevated extension with four stations and a new train depot in Tuas.


Intermittent Track Circuit Failure

In June 2018, local Chinese publication Lianhe Zaobao reported that track circuits in the vicinity of Tuas Link were still intermittently faulty one year after the opening of the Tuas West Extension. For the three affected track circuits, the receiver at one end of the track circuit is unable to detect the signals from the transmitter at the other end of the track circuit, notably during periods of wet weather. As a result, the Operations Control Centre is notified of the fault, and temporary speed restrictions are automatically imposed on passing trains.

According to the LTA and SMRT, these faults were detected as early as February 2017 but were not safety-critical and did not afect the line’s opening in June 2017. Since it failed to identify the cause of the recurring problem, a consultant would be appointed to conduct a detailed investigation and to propose a solution.


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6 thoughts on “Tuas Link MRT Station

  • 23 February 2018 at 9:40 PM

    Tuas Link MRT Station Is The 2nd Terminus Station To Be Put As ‘2 Words’ After Joo Koon.

    • 27 August 2019 at 9:05 PM

      If youre saying the terminus has 2 words…
      Jurong East, Bukit Panjang/Sungei Kadut, Changi Airport, Marina Bay, Pasir Ris, Sungei Bedok/Tanah Merah, Woodlands North, Jurong Pier, Pandan Reservoir, Aviation Park(until T5 extension), Bright Hill(until opening of CRL Stage 2)
      You missed quite a lot.

      • 27 August 2019 at 9:06 PM

        * …terminal name has 2 words…

        • 7 February 2023 at 8:42 PM

          From Tuas link MRT how to enter Malaysia with visa and immigration

  • 30 June 2017 at 7:15 AM

    So when will the causeway busses move to here to reduce the journey time and road congestion? It seems very short sighted to put an MRT stop so close to the checkpoint and then not use the benefit.


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