Woodlands North MRT Station

Woodlands North
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Woodlands North MRT Station – Exit 2
Address 20 Woodlands North Coast Road, Singapore 737668
Lines Served   Thomson-East Coast Line
Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS Link)
Operator SMRT Trains (TEL)
Structure Underground (TEL)
Platform Island
Opening 31 Jan 2020 (TEL)

Woodlands North MRT Station (TE1) is an underground station and the northern terminus of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). Built as part of TEL 1, the station is located in a developing region in Woodlands North, between Admiralty Road West and Woodlands Avenue 9.

Presently, only Republic Polytechnic is located in the vicinity, but future plans for the surrounding areas include a business park, commercial developments and residential developments, as part of the North Coast Innovation Corridor project that is planned for the future.

This train station is affected by Thomson-East Coast Line Early Closure & Late Opening daily from 20 July 2020 to 1 November 2020. Click here for more details.

The Singapore-Johor Bahru Rapid Transit System, targeted for End 2026, will have its Singapore terminus located at Woodlands North MRT Station. Provisions are made at the TEL Concourse level for seamless transfer to the RTS Link.

Woodlands North station opened for passenger service on 31 January 2020.

First / Last Train Timings

Thomson-East Coast Line – (TE1) Woodlands North
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
TE3 Woodlands South 5:48am 5:48am 11:27pm


Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre
B2 Platform A Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE3 Woodlands South
Platform B No Train Service


Thomson-East Coast Line (B2):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE3 Woodlands South via TE2NS9 Woodlands (→)
Platform B: No Train Service
MRT_rail (2)

Woodlands North 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. 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.

Only Platform A is used to turnaround trains during operations for Thomson-East Coast Line 1. Platform B is not in operation.


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.

Art in Transit: “New Departures” by Amanda Heng

Woodlands North MRT Station – Art In Transit (TEL)

Crossing borders is an essential part of our lives, one that enables us to encounter new possibilities.
Our curiosity and adventurous spirit compels us.
to constantly imagine going beyond our preconceived limitations,
to transcend the boundaries of our everyday lives,
to get a glimpse of the unknown ahead of us.

In New Departures, the artist has invited individuals to share their experiences of doing exactly that. Their stories are placed in the wide open sky where there are no boundaries visible. Through this work, the artist seeks to understand how individuals address the conflicting desires of staying within their comfort zones, while fulfilling the need to widen their horizons.

Montage of skyline comprises of photos taken 2015 – 2018

Station Amenities

  • Public Toilets at Concourse level
  • Retail Shop provisions
  • Bicycle Racks at station exit


Woodlands North MRT station has two exits leading to ground level (1 & 2).

Exit Location Nearby
1 Woodlands North Coast Road Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Institute of Technology
2 Woodlands North Coast Road

Transport Connections

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


Bus Stop Exit Bus Routes
47201 – Woodlands North Coast Rd (W’lands Nth Stn) 1 856


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

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

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Woodlands North station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle 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
TE3 Woodlands South 47201 – Woodlands North Coast Rd (W’lands Nth Stn) 1

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stop 47201 when activated.

Passenger Usage Patterns

Construction Trivia

Thomson-East Coast Line Contract T202 for the construction of Woodlands North station and its associated tunnels was awarded to Penta-Ocean Construction Co Ltd. at a contract sum of S$337 million in November 2013. The Japanese contractor was previously involved in the construction of East-West Line’s Expo station, North-South Line’s Yew Tee and Kranji stations, and Downtown Line 3’s Bendemeer station.

This station was previously announced to open before Christmas 2019 as part of the Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 1 by Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan during a visit to Bright Hill MRT station on 25 January 2019. However, a revised opening date of End January 2020 before Chinese New Year was announced by him during a visit to Mandai Train Depot on 19 September 2019. The opening date was revised yet again to 31 January 2020 on 11 December 2019.

Future Developments

Woodlands North station will serve the upcoming North Coast Innovation Corridor, and the Singapore-Johor Bahru RTS Link.

Major Incidents


External Links & References

15 thoughts on “Woodlands North MRT Station

  • 25 July 2020 at 9:45 AM

    If you are taking tel from I think platform B which was in use during the open house,towards tanah merah bound,on your left,there should be a white wall and a small piece of track linking it.

  • 18 June 2020 at 5:16 AM

    The Singapore Johor Rapid Transit System RTS can be built very simply and logically.
    Extend the existing Causeway rail line heading south at the point where it reaches the south side of the Strait. The extension can pass over the water pipes and head eastward alongside the Admiralty Road Promenade to a new combined CIQ and station at Woodlands North MRT.
    This suggestion has been estimated to cost about a hundred million Singapore dollars or about 300 million (plus) Ringgit.
    This number is 10% of the projected RM3.16 billion budget for the current elevated RTS (2019) being considered by the Malaysian governemnt. Not 10% less – 90% less! RTS 2019 has many shortcomings becasue it is 8 storeys high its entire length including the stations.
    The carrying capacity of this “value for money” proposal, RTS 2020, will be exactly the same as the expensive scheme – 10,000 people per hour even with a single lane on 800 metres of the Causeway. This RTS 2020 route is 3.05 kilometres long rather than 4.2 kilometres to the proposed Bukit Chagar station. In the future, if and when a shipping lane along the Strait is confirmed, the route can be elevated very easily.
    In these troubled economic times spending money wisely is paramount.
    Why don’t the Authorities investigate this option – RTS 2020? It’s better, more user friendly and cheaper

    • 23 June 2020 at 3:09 PM

      This sounds like it should be investigated fully as soon as possible – certainly before any contracts are awarded on either side of the causeway.

  • 30 January 2020 at 11:39 PM

    Atrocious naming. Could have been Riverside instead.

    • 4 February 2020 at 4:28 PM

      Um its not really near to a river tbh. Probably Woodlands North due to proximity of places like RP, SIT and also woodlands waterfront park. There is also a road called woodlands north coast road.

    • 5 February 2020 at 8:31 PM

      People wouldn’t know where Riverside is at first glance. Woodlands North makes geographical sense and is to the point.

    • 10 February 2020 at 9:38 PM

      What do you have against the LTA anyway? You said something similar at the Woodlands South Mrt article. Why not just write a letter to the LTA


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