Ubi MRT Station

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Ubi MRT Station Exit A
Ubi MRT Station Exit A
Address 51 Ubi Avenue 2, Singapore 408899
Lines Served Ā  Downtown Line
Operator SBS Transit
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 21 Oct 2017

Ubi MRT Station (DT27) is an underground station alongĀ the Downtown Line (DTL) Stage 3.Ā It is built underneath Ubi Avenue 2, near the junctions with Ubi Avenue 1 and Ubi Avenue 3, and serves the Kampong Ubi Industrial Estate, along with schools and HDB flats near Ubi Avenue 1.

The station takes its name from the Kampong Ubi Industrial Estate which it is situated within. The area was formerly a large villageĀ and the Malay word Ubi referring to theĀ Tapioca plant.

The station is built in close proximity to Maha Bodhi School, Manjusri Secondary School, HDB Kampong Ubi Greenville and many other industrial buildings.

First / Last Train Timings

Downtown Line – (DT27) Ubi
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
DT1 Bukit Panjang 5:54am 6:12am 11:58pm
DT35 Expo 6:05am 6:25am 12:24am

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
B2 Concourse Faregates, Top Up Kiosk, Passenger Service Centre
B3 Platform A Downtown Line towards DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang
Platform B Downtown Line towards DT35CG1 Expo


Downtown Line (B3):
Platform A: Downtown Line towards DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang via DT26CC10 MacPherson (ā†’)
Platform B: Downtown Line towards DT35CG1 Expo via DT28 Kaki Bukit (ā†)

UbiĀ station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement, with bothĀ platforms utilized for trains travelling in either direction.


The station concourse is located at Basement 2.

Art in Transit: “Staple” by Zainudin Samsuri
Ubi MRT Station - Art In Transit
Ubi MRT Station – Art In Transit ‘Staple’

During the Japanese occupation of Singapore, part of Geylang was renamed Kampong Ubi, or tapioca village in the Malay language. At that time, tapioca had replaced rice as the staple food as it was cheaper to farm. The plant was used for medicinal purposes; its leaves were used as a styptic agent, while its starch, when mixed with rum, can be used to treat skin problems.

Staple‘, an abstraction of tapioca roots, is inspired by the history of Ubi and the significance of the tapioca plant. The skeletal silhouette of the roots represents solidarity in Singapore’s multiracial and multicultural society. It is hoped that ‘Staple’ can connect generations of Singaporeans to the history of Ubi and its association with the tapioca plant.

Station Amenities

  • Public Toilets at DTL concourse
  • ATMs & Self-Service Machine
  • Bicycle Racks at station exit


Ubi MRT station has two exits atĀ ground level, all of which provide barrier-free accessibility.

Exit Location Nearby
A Ubi Ave 2 (Westbound) / Ubi Ave 1 CES Building, Excalibur Centre, Hola Centre, Maha Bodhi School, Manjusri Secondary School, Techniques Centre, Ubi Techpark
B Ubi Ave 2 (Eastbound) / Ubi Rd 3 Automobile Megamart, Boon Teck Home, E-Park @ Ubi, Frontier, Focus One, Fulco Building, Kah Motors, Kai Lim @ Ubi, Kampong Ubi Industrial Estate, Olympia Industrial Building, Pioneers & Leaders Centre, Regent Centre, Serial System Building, The Besco Building, Think One Building, Ubi Car Mall, Ubiplex 1, Wangi Industrial Building, Wui Hong Building


Transport Connections

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


There are two official bus stops linked to Ubi station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 71129 – Ubi Ave 2 (Ubi Stn Exit A) A 8, 22, 61, 65, 137
B/sĀ 2 71121 – Ubi Ave 2 (Ubi Stn Exit B) B 8, 22, 61, 65, 137


Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to the followingĀ station exits:

Exit Road Provisions
A Ubi Avenue 2 (Westbound) Taxi stand (I36), Pick-up/drop-off point
B Ubi Avenue 2 (Eastbound) Taxi stand (I37), Pick-up/drop-off point

MRT Bus Bridging Service

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

Towards Bus stop Exit
Downtown Line (DTL Bridging Bus)
DT1BP6 Bukit Panjang B/s 1: 71129 – Ubi Ave 2 (Ubi Stn Exit A) A
DT35CG1 Expo B/s 2: 71121 – Ubi Ave 2 (Ubi Stn Exit B) B

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

  • (Service EX3) Eunos ā€“ Ubi

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

Passenger Usage Patterns

Located within an industrial estate while also having schools and residential developments in the vicinity, Ubi station encounters moderate demand levels across the day.


Downtown Line Stage 3 (DTL3) Contract 930 for the construction and completion of Ubi Station and its associated tunnels was awarded to SK Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd for approximately S$161.71 million in April 2011.

During construction, Ubi Avenue 2 was realigned to skirt around the construction site.


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One thought on “Ubi MRT Station

  • 17 April 2021 at 3:25 PM

    In the original Downtown Line plan, the alignment shows that there would be a track connection to Kim Chuan Depot via (1) Ubi station and (2) Bedok North station. However, in the URA master plan and the YouTube videos about the track layout at (1) Ubi to Kaki Bukit, and (2) Kaki Bukit to Bedok North, there is no such connection observed.

    Therefore, it can be concluded that whereas there was the plan to connect the Downtown Line to Kim Chuan Depot initially, the subsequent sustainability report probably shows that this is not an economical option,

    and thus, the DTL eastern depot role was transferred to the upcoming East Coast integrated depot instead, with a connection to the DTL via the section between the upcoming Xilin station and the Sungei Bedok station, as seen on the URA master plan.


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