Woodlands South MRT Station

TE3
Woodlands South
兀兰南 | ஊட்லண்ட்ஸ் சவுத்
Woodlands South MRT Station – Exit 4
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) 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 train station is affected by Thomson-East Coast Line Early Closure & Late Opening daily from 20 July 2020 to 31 December 2020. Click here for more details.

Woodlands North station opened for passenger service on 31 January 2020. It will serve as the terminus of the TEL until Stage 2 of the line opens in Q1 2021, 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
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
TE1 Woodlands North 5:40am 5:40am 11:19pm

 


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 terminating trains, alighting only
Platform B Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North

Platforms

Thomson-East Coast Line (B2):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: Thomson-East Coast Line terminating trains, alighting only
Platform B: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North via TE2NS9 Woodlands (←)
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. In typical LTA underground station design, the tall ceiling at platform level extends up to the concourse level, conveying a spacious feel.

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), trains from Woodlands arrive at Platform A, which is used for the alighting of passengers only. Trains switch over to the northbound tracks at a set of points further up the line, then re-enter the station on Platform B, picking up passengers before departing for Woodlands.

During the initial operating phase for Thomson-East Coast Line 1, trains services are operated at a frequency of 10 minutes during peak hours, and 15 minutes frequency during off-peak hours.

Concourse

Woodlands South TEL station has a ticket concourse located at Basement 1. The paid and unpaid areas of the station are separated by automatic fare collection gates, 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 Transitlink Assisted Service Kiosks (ASK) and Top-up Kiosks (TUK), offer contactless card transactions. The station office functions as a Passenger Service Centre, where commuters may make travel inquiries.

Both public area and paid area walkways connect both ends of the station, offering pedestrian access between different exits of the station without having to enter paid areas. Underground walkways branch out from the station concourse, leading to multiple station exits.

Art in Transit: “3652 x 50” by Kng Mian Tze

Woodlands South MRT Station – Art In Transit (TEL)

3652 x 50 is a time capsule containing promises that 50 participants made to themselves. Participants who either live, work or study around the Woodlands South station wrote and drew projections of what they intended to achieve in 10 years time. The participatory element of this artwork started in 2013 with the anticipation that by the time the station opened, all participants would have entered into different chapters of their lives. Some may have graduated, married or even brought a new life into being. The daily commute may be seen as merely getting from point A to B, but it also a journey of life. As we traverse our personal destinies/histories each day, we can choose how we want this journey to unfold. 3652 x 50 is a reminder that we all have a part in deciding how our own journeys pan out.


Station Amenities

  • Public Toilets at station concourse (near Exit 3)
  • Retail Shop provisions
  • Bicycle Racks at station exits

Exits

Woodlands South MRT station has five exits leading to ground level, with Exit 5 being a future connection to Woodlands Health Campus.

Exit Location Nearby
1 Christ Church Sec Sch Woodlands Avenue 1, ACE The Place CC, Admiralty Sports Park, Christ Church Secondary School, Innova Primary School, Light of Christ Church, Singapore Sports School
2 Blk 541 Woodlands Avenue 1, Covenant EFC, Vista Point
3 Blk 588 Woodlands Avenue 1, Woodlands Drive 16, BW Monastery, Vista Park, Woodgrove Secondary School
4 Woodlands Dr 16 Woodlands Drive 16, Masjid Yusof Ishak
5 Woodlands Health Campus Woodlands Health Campus (U/C)

Transport Connections

Woodlands South station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.

Bus

There are 4 bus stops in the vicinity of Woodlands South station.

Bus Stop Exit Bus Routes
46989 – Woodlands Ave 1 (W’lands Sth Stn Exit 1) 1 665, 901, 901M
46981 – Woodlands Ave 1 (W’lands Sth Stn Exit 2) 2 665, 901, 901M
46991 – Woodlands Ave 1 (Blk 589) 3 665
46999 – Woodlands Ave 1 (Opp Blk 589) 4 665, 901

Road

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

Exit Road Provisions
1 Woodlands Ave 1 Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
2 Woodlands Ave 1 Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
3 Woodlands Ave 1 Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
4 Woodlands Ave 1 Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Woodlands South 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
TE1 Woodlands North
TBA

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stops 46981 & 46989 when activated.


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.

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 South station will serve the upcoming Woodlands General Hospital.


Major Incidents


Gallery


External Links & References

8 thoughts on “Woodlands South MRT Station

  • 30 January 2020 at 11:40 PM
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    Atrocious naming. Could have been Woodgrove instead.

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    • 23 February 2020 at 5:29 PM
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      …You DO realise that Woodgrove is 1km away from Woodlands South MRT station right? And that Woodlands South MRT station is SOUTH of Woodlands CENTRAL. If you want station names to fit your perfect dream world in your mind instead of actually being geographically accurate, helpful and clear to everyone, why even bother to search up on this station in the first place? Consider the atrocity of your suggestion before insulting others. Seriously.

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  • 13 October 2019 at 8:48 PM
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    Has anyone just realised that the exits are numbers, not alphabet letters? Does somebody know why?

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    • 11 December 2019 at 7:05 PM
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      The news said that it is because seniors citizens, elderly and tourists may not understand alphabets that’s why they replace numbers with alphabets.

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  • 13 June 2019 at 12:24 PM
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    Is there any food stall and shops?

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  • 24 April 2019 at 4:34 AM
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    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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