Woodlands South MRT Station

Woodlands South
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Woodlands South TEL Station Diagram
Woodlands South TEL Station Diagram
Address 130 Woodlands Avenue 1, Singapore 739070
Line Served   Thomson-East Coast Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opening 31 Jan 2020

Woodlands South MRT Station (TE3) is an underground station located along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Stage 1. It is built underneath Woodlands Avenue 1, at the junction with Woodlands Drive 16 and Drive 17, bringing rail connectivity to schools, residential developments and community amenities in the area.

The station is in the vicinity of schools such as Singapore Sports School, Christ Church Secondary School, and Woodgrove Secondary School; community amenities such as ACE The Place CC, Light of Christ Church Woodlands, Masjid Yusof Ishak and the future Woodlands General Hospital; and residential developments around Woodlands Avenue 1 and Woodlands Drive 16.

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, the updated opening timeline of End January 2020 before Chinese New Year was announced by him during a visit to Mandai Train Depot on 19 September 2019.

It will serve as the terminus of the Thomson-East Coast Line until Stage 2 of the line opens in Year 2020, when the line will be extended via Springleaf to Caldecott.

First / Last Train Timings

Thomson-East Coast Line – TE3 Woodlands South
Destination First Train Last Train
& Sat
Sun &
Public Holidays
TE1 Woodlands North

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 TE1 Woodlands North
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 TE1 Woodlands North via TE2NS9 Woodlands (←) | Towards Mandai Depot (→)
Platform B: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North via TE2NS9 Woodlands | From Mandai Depot (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Woodlands South 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.

As the terminus of the Thomson-East Coast Line (Stage 1), both platforms are utilized alternatively for train turnarounds.


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, opposite the passenger service centre.

Art in Transit: TBC


Woodlands South MRT station will likely have four exits leading to ground level (1, 2, 3 and 4). 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 T205 for the construction of Woodlands South station was awarded to Woh Hup (Private) Limited at a contract sum of S$143.7 million in August 2013. The Singaporean contractor was previously involved in the construction of Circle Line’s Dhoby Ghaut, Bras Basah, Holland Village and Buona Vista stations.

The tunnels from Woodlands station to Woodlands South station and Woodlands South station to Sembawang Air Base, including reception tunnels to Mandai Depot, falls under Contract T206 which was awarded to Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co; Ltd for for S$421.6 million in July 2013.

Future Developments

Woodlands South station will serve the upcoming Woodlands General Hospital.

Major Incidents


External Links & References

4 thoughts on “Woodlands South MRT Station

  • 13 October 2019 at 8:48 PM

    Has anyone just realised that the exits are numbers, not alphabet letters? Does somebody know why?

    • 11 December 2019 at 7:05 PM

      The news said that it is because seniors citizens, elderly and tourists may not understand alphabets that’s why they replace numbers with alphabets.

  • 13 June 2019 at 12:24 PM

    Is there any food stall and shops?

  • 24 April 2019 at 4:34 AM

    Thank you for the info you provide on Thomson Line.
    Please would you be able to disclose dates/or month Stage 1 will open? I am sure the dates are set as contractors will hand over.
    I look forward to hear from you. Thank you!


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