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|Address||20 Woodlands North Coast Road, Singapore 737668|
|Lines Served||Thomson-East Coast Line
Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS Link) (Future)
|Operator||SMRT Trains (TEL)|
|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.
The Singapore-Johor Bahru Rapid Transit System, targeted for 2024, 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|
|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):
|Platform A: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE3 Woodlands South via TE2NS9 Woodlands (→)
Platform B: No Train Service
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
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
- 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).
|1||Woodlands North Coast Road||Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Institute of Technology|
|2||Woodlands North Coast Road||–|
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:
|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:
|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
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.
Woodlands North station will serve the upcoming North Coast Innovation Corridor, and the Singapore-Johor Bahru RTS Link.