Upper Thomson MRT Station

Upper Thomson
汤申路上段 | அப்பர் தாம்சன்
Upper Thomson MRT Station – Exit 2
Address 1 Jalan Keli, Singapore 577937
Lines Served   Thomson-East Coast Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 28 Aug 2021

Upper Thomson MRT Station (TE8) is an underground station located along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) 2. It is built underneath Upper Thomson Road, at the junction with Bright Hill Drive, bringing rail connectivity to community amenities and residential developments in the area.

The station is in the vicinity of large numbers of shophouses, condominiums and private housing estates. Nearby landmarks include Thomson Plaza and several places of worship.

The official station name in Chinese is “汤申路上段” (literally translated to Upper Thomson Road), as released by LTA in June 2014.

The station was originally targeted for completion and opening in Year 2020. However, it was delayed till Q1 2021 and later further delayed to Q3 2021 in December 2020 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The opening date was announced to be on 28 Aug 2021 in end-June 2021.

First / Last Train Timings

Thomson-East Coast Line – (TE8) Upper Thomson
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
TE1 Woodlands North 5:54am 6:14am 12:26am
TE29 Bayshore 5:48am 6:08am 11:49pm
TE27 Marine Terrace 11:55pm
TE22 Gardens by the Bay 12:01am
TE17 Outram Park 12:07am
TE14 Orchard 12:19am
TE9 Caldecott 12:25am

Station Layout
L2 Plaza Exit 1 to Thomson Plaza
L1 Street Level Bus stops, Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Underpass Underpass between Exits 1 & 2 & Ticket Concourse
Ticket 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


Platform & Train Services
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE29 Bayshore via TE9CC17 Caldecott (→)
Platform B: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North via TE7 Bright Hill (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Upper Thomson station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement.

Art in Transit: “Lost In Our (Concrete) Jungle” by Troy Chin

With the largest nature reserve on the island just a short distance away, this neighbourhood is no stranger to curious visitors from all walks of life. Sometimes, these include the indigenous residents of the long-tailed variety. And it seems a number have gotten themselves lost in this station. Could you spare some time to show these macaques the way home if you happen to find them? They would greatly appreciate it!

Station Amenities
  • Public Toilets at station concourse (near Passenger Service Centre)
  • Retail Shop provisions at ticket concourse level
  • Bicycle Racks at station exits


Upper Thomson MRT station has five exits leading to ground level. Exit 1 additionally leads to the ground level of Thomson Plaza.

Exit Location Nearby
1 Soo Chow Garden Road & Thomson Plaza Thomson Plaza, Soo Chow Garden Road
2 Bright Hill Drive & Upper Thomson Road Modern Montessori Pre-School Centre
3 Upper Thomson Road & Jalan Keli Church of the Holy Spirit, Mar Thoma Syrian Church, Pao Kwan Foh Tang Temple, Thomson Community Club, LTA Sin Ming Office, Zeh Shing Keong Temple
4 Upper Thomson Road & Lorong Mega
5 Upper Thomson Road Soo Chow Garden Road


Transport Connections

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


There are 4 bus stops in the vicinity of Upper Thomson station.

Bus Stop Exit Bus Routes
53059 – Upp Thomson Rd (Upp Thomson Stn Exit 2) 2 52, 132, 162, 163, 165, 166, 167, 410W, 855, 980
53051 – Upp Thomson Rd (Upp Thomson Stn Exit 5) 5 52, 132, 162, 163, 165, 166, 167, 410G, 855, 980
53049 – Upp Thomson Rd (Bef Jln Todak) 3 52, 132, 162, 163, 165, 166, 167, 410W, 855, 980
53041 – Upp Thomson Rd (Bef Thomson Ridge) 4 52, 132, 162, 163, 165, 166, 167, 410G, 855, 980


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

Exit Road Provisions
3 Jln Keli Taxi stand (F83), Pick-up/drop-off point
4 Upp Thomson Rd Taxi stand (F84), Pick-up/drop-off point

MRT Bus Bridging Service

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Upper Thomson 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 53051 – Upp Thomson Rd (Upp Thomson Stn Exit 5) 5
TE29 Bayshore 53059 – Upp Thomson Rd (Upp Thomson Stn Exit 2) 2

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stops 53051 & 53059 when activated.

Construction Trivia

Thomson-East Coast Line Contract T212 for the Construction Of Upper Thomson Station and Tunnels For Thomson Line was awarded to Sato Kogyo (S) Pte. Ltd. at a contract sum of S$374.0 million in November 2013. The company was previously involved in Downtown Line 3’s Mattar, Bencoolen and Bedok North stations.



Additional photos on Page 2.

External Links & References


3 thoughts on “Upper Thomson MRT Station

  • 25 March 2021 at 6:49 AM

    Upper Thomson MRT Station is Ready.

  • 4 November 2020 at 6:45 AM

    Thomson East Coast Line Stage 2 will open on next year.

  • 11 September 2020 at 7:18 PM

    Upper Thomson Mrt Station is completed.


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