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)
(Station / by 2026)
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 31 Jan 2020

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.

The Singapore-Johor Bahru Rapid Transit System, targeted for End 2026, will have its Singapore terminus located at the adjacent Woodlands North RTS Link Station, covered in a separate article. Provisions are made at the TEL Concourse level for underground links 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
TE22 Gardens by the Bay 5:36am 5:56am 11:27pm
TE14 Orchard 11:37pm
TE9 Caldecott 11:48pm

Station Layout

L1 Street Level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Ticket Concourse Faregates, Top Up Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre
B2 Platform A Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE22 Gardens by the Bay
Platform B Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE22 Gardens by the Bay


Thomson-East Coast Line (B2):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE22 Gardens by the Bay via TE2NS9 Woodlands (→)
Platform B: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE22 Gardens by the Bay via TE2NS9 Woodlands (→)
MRT_rail (2)

Woodlands North station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement.


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.

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
  • Top Up Kiosks
  • Assisted Service Kiosks


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, 856B


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

MRT Bus Bridging Service

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Woodlands North 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)
TE22 Gardens by the Bay 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.

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 via the adjacent Woodlands North RTS Link Station.


External Links & References

18 thoughts on “Woodlands North MRT Station

  • 27 January 2024 at 7:18 PM

    Just to note, the TEL stations unlike previous ones don’t have free WiFi, as the rise in mobile data caps means that the demand for it went down to the point that it was not worth installing it anymore. (the same will likely apply for future stations on the JRL and CRL)

    Can that be added to the post?


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