汤申路上段 | அப்பர் தாம்சன்
|Address||1 Jalan Keli, Singapore 577937|
|Lines Served||Thomson-East Coast Line|
|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||5:56am||5:56am||11:38pm|
|L2||Plaza||Exit 1 to Thomson Plaza|
|L1||Street||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 TE9CC17 Caldecott|
|Platform B||Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North|
Platform & Train Services
|Platform A: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE9CC17 Caldecott (→)
Platform B: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North via TE7 Bright Hill (←)
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!
- 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.
|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|
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, 162M, 163, 165, 166, 167, 410W, 855, 980|
|53051 – Upp Thomson Rd (Upp Thomson Stn Exit 5)||5||52, 132, 162, 162M, 163, 165, 166, 167, 410G, 855, 980|
|53049 – Upp Thomson Rd (Bef Jln Todak)||3||52, 132, 162, 162M, 163, 165, 166, 167, 410W, 855, 980|
|53041 – Upp Thomson Rd (Bef Thomson Ridge)||4||52, 132, 162, 162M, 163, 165, 166, 167, 410G, 855, 980|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located near station exits:
|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:
|Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL Bridging Bus)
|TE1 Woodlands North||53051 – Upp Thomson Rd (Upp Thomson Stn Exit 5)||5|
|TE9CC17 Caldecott||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.
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
- Second stage of Thomson-East Coast Line to open early 2021 after delays due to COVID-19: Ong Ye Kung – CNA
- LTA | News Room | news-release | Factsheet: Thomson–East Coast Line 2 to Welcome Commuters from 28 August 2021 [Accessed 30 Jun 2021]