Woodlands North RTS Link Station

Woodlands North
Artist’s Impression of RTS Link Woodlands North Station Concourse (Image: LTA)
Artist’s Impression of RTS Link Woodlands North Station Concourse (Image: LTA)
Address TBC
Line Served Singapore–Johor Bahru RTS Link
Operator RTS Operations Pte Ltd
Structure Underground
Platform Spanish solution
Opening End 2026

Woodlands North RTS Station is the Singapore terminus of the Singapore–Johor Bahru RTS Link, currently under construction. Scheduled for completion in 2026, the station

Rail connections are offered via the adjacent Woodlands North Station, the northern terminus of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL).

Station Layout
L1 Street Level Pick Up / Drop Off Point, Taxi Bays, Retail Street
B1 Ticket Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
SG CIQ Singapore Immigration (for departing passengers)
Arrival Concourse Arrival Concourse (for arriving passengers)
B2 Departure Platforms Singapore–Johor Bahru RTS Link towards Bukit Chagar (Malaysia)
Arrival Platforms For Alighting Only
MY CIQ Malaysia Immigration (for departing passengers)
B3 Transit Link Transit Link to Departure Platform (for departing passengers)


Indicative Platform Layout
Alighting only
MRT_rail (1)
(←) Singapore–Johor Bahru RTS Link towards Bukit Chagar (Malaysia)
MRT_rail (1)
Alighting only

Platforms at Woodlands North RTS station will be based on the Spanish solution, with a central platform for boarding passengers, and two side platforms for alighting passengers.

Departure Flow (towards Bukit Chagar, Malaysia)

Before entering the station, passengers heading toward Malaysia would have cleared both Malaysia & Singapore customs at the adjacent CIQ building. The boarding platform serves trains on both sides, and passengers can board trains on either platform.

Arrival Flow (from Bukit Chagar, Malaysia)

Passengers arriving from Malaysia would have already cleared both Singapore & Malaysia customs at Bukit Chagar, and can directly exit the station upon alighting from the train.

Station Amenities

  • To Be Confirmed


Woodlands North station will be served by two surface exits; one at the pick-up and drop-off point, and the other at the CIQ building.

Transport Connections

Woodlands North station connects to a bus stop in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.


Rail connections are offered via the adjacent Woodlands North Station, the northern terminus of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). The TEL connects commuters directly to the City areas of Orchard, Maxwell (near Chinatown), and Gardens by the Bay. All other stations within the MRT/LRT network can be reached within a single journey ticket.


Bus Service 856 connects Woodlands North to Marsiling, Woodlands, Sembawang and Yishun.

Bus Stop Exit Bus Routes
47201 – Woodlands North Coast Rd (W’lands Nth Stn) TBC 856


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

Exit Road Provisions
TBC Woodlands North Coast Road Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point


Contract T232 – Construction of Stations, Tunnels and CIQ Building for Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link was awarded to Penta-Ocean Construction Co Ltd at a contract value of $932,800,000 in November 2020. The tender was called by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) back in January 2018. The contract covers the construction of the RTS Link Woodlands North station, tunnels and the Customs, Immigration, and Quarantine (CIQ) building in Singapore.

Contract T235 – Construction of Viaducts and Tunnels for Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link was called by LTA in September 2018 and will be awarded in the first quarter of 2021.

The groundbreaking ceremony for RTS Link construction in Singapore was held on 22 January 2021 at the site of the RTS Link Woodlands North station. Passenger service is expected to commence in end 2026.

The RTS Link Woodlands North Station will be constructed underground at a maximum depth of 28 metres. There will be three stories, with two basement levels and an underground linkway to the CIQ building. The RTS Link Woodlands North Station and CIQ building are approximately 10 times the size of a typical MRT station. These facilities will be adjacent to Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Woodlands North MRT station and be seamlessly connected via an underground concourse. The tunnels will be connected to the viaduct that crosses the Straits of Johor at a height of 25 metres.

Preview Video


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5 thoughts on “Woodlands North RTS Link Station

  • 16 October 2023 at 9:06 PM

    The Malaysia MRT Corporation has projected that the RTS Link will absorb 35% of the Causeway traffic.

    Currently, there are 4 Singaporean public bus routes at the Causeway, namely: 160, 170, 170X, 950. 35% × 4 = 1.4.

    950 can be withdrawn once the RTS Link is ready.
    The other 0.4 can be 170X. 160 and 170 can do mutual route swap between Kranji MRT station and Woodlands Causeway.

    The above are my recommendation on bus route amendment when the RTS Link is ready in end-2026.

  • 14 August 2021 at 1:47 PM

    I forsee the Woodlands North Ith plan might be revived.A smaller ITH with 3 boarding berths and 2 alighting berths with 22 parking lots.

  • 1 December 2020 at 12:50 PM

    I see a potential weakness in the way customs are set-up (i.e. customs at the departure end both ways, exit freely on arrival), in that every single arriving train needs to be thoroughly checked and emptied before departure, else a passenger could, accidentally or deliberately, bounce back to their point of origin, thus being in the “wrong” country for immigration purposes.

    Considering the high frequencies of the service and the short travel time, and the need to more thoroughly check the train compared to other terminal stations (since this is not just a service issue but an immigration one), it feels like this would add a lot of dead time for little good reason, when alternatives exist: e.g. customs co-located at the arrival end instead (where passengers would then need to be checked no matter what), or have all customs located at one end (so the train service itself is effectively domestic, avoiding the extra complication)

    • 16 October 2023 at 9:51 PM

      Don’t worry la. Even if take back and forth, at most incur a hefty fine if caught. Pretty sure by then the RTS Link will have their own maximum travel time limit to prevent overriding one.

      In terms of border security, once “leave” country A, have to “enter” country B. Otherwise, it would be equivalent to entering the transit area with no intention to travel. The relevant laws at Changi Airport will probably apply at the RTS Link.

  • 27 November 2020 at 4:28 AM

    Should have start from Larkin,Bukit Cagar—Woodlands North then Woodlands.


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