Upper Thomson MRT Station

Upper Thomson
汤申路上段 | அப்பர் தாம்சன்
Upper Thomson TEL Station Diagram
Upper Thomson TEL Station Diagram
Address 1 Jalan Keli, Singapore 577937
Lines Served   Thomson-East Coast Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opening Year 2020

Upper Thomson MRT Station (TE8) is an underground station located along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Stage 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 is targeted for completion and opening in Year 2020.

First / Last Train Timings

Thomson-East Coast Line – TE8 Upper Thomson
Destination First Train Last Train
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
TE1 Woodlands North
TE9 Caldecott

Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B? Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
B? Platform A Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE9CC17 Caldecott
Platform B Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North


Thomson-East Coast Line (B?):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Thomson-East Coast Line towards 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. 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 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 concourse features faregates for automatic fare collection and provides access between paid and unpaid areas of the station, with at 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 Top-up 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 or perform card transactions using cash payment.

A public toilet is located in the unpaid area of the station concourse.

Art in Transit: TBC


Upper Thomson MRT station will likely have four exits leading to ground level. More details will be confirmed closer to the opening of the station.

Exit Location Nearby

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at station concourse

Safety Features

  • Emergency Train Stop buttons on the station platform, when activated, will prevent approaching trains from entering the station, and any train already stopped at the platform will be prevented from moving off.
  • Emergency telephones at station platforms and the intercom system inside the lifts enable commuters to communicate with station staff in the Passenger Service Centre.
  • Emergency door handles allow the platform doors to be opened manually from the train-side in the event of failure.
  • Fire Extinguishers in various locations
  • All escalators equipped with Emergency Stop buttons

Transport Connections (TBC)

Rail Bridging Services (TBC)

Passenger Usage Patterns

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.

Future Developments

Major Incidents


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