Woodlands MRT Station

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Station Exit B
Station Exit D
Address 30 Woodlands Avenue 2, Singapore 738343 (NSL)
11 Woodlands Square, Singapore 737736 (TEL)
Lines Served   North South Line
  Thomson-East Coast Line
Operator SMRT Trains (NSL & TEL)
Structure Elevated (NSL)
Underground (TEL)
Platform Island
Opened 10 Feb 1996 (NSL)
By End Jan 2020 (TEL)

Woodlands MRT Station (NS9) is an above-ground station along the North South Line (NSL). It is located within the Woodlands Regional Centre planning subzone, located in the heart of Woodlands New Town. A circular road, Woodlands Square, provides access to the station and its surrounding developments.

As a forested area in the past, Woodlands New Town is now served by Woodlands, Admiralty and Marsiling stations, with Woodlands station being situated in the Regional Centre (to differentiate it from the older Woodlands Town Centre, which is next to Woodlands Checkpoint). Opened in February 1996 a part of the NSL (Woodlands Extension), the station is built on top of Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange as a space-saving measure.

The station is a transport node for residents of Woodlands New Town, serving adjacent shopping malls and community amenities (Causeway Point, Woodlands Civic Centre, Woods Square), as well as schools and housing developments. Bus services are offered from Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange, which took over the existing basement bus interchange, which was closed owing to Thomson-East Coast Line construction works.

By end Janaury 2020, Woodlands station will be an interchange station with the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Stage 1, with the new station code station code NS9TE2 . The TEL station will be built underground.

First / Last Train Timings

North South Line – (NS9) Woodlands
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
NS28 Marina South Pier 5:27am 5:43am 11:08pm
NS19 Toa Payoh 11:50pm
NS16 Ang Mo Kio 12:39am
NS1 Jurong East 5:38am 6:01am 12:40am
NS7 Kranji 12:55am
Thomson-East Coast Line – (TE2) Woodlands
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
TE1 Woodlands North
TE3 Woodlands South


Station Layout

L2 NSL Platform A North South Line towards NS1EW24 Jurong East
NSL Platform B North South Line towards NS28 Marina South Pier
L1 NSL Concourse  Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office
Street Level Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, Retail Shops (Woodlands Xchange)
B1 Bus Interchange Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange (Under Upgrading)


North South Line (L2):
MRT_rail (1)
Platform A: North South Line towards NS1EW24 Jurong East via NS8 Marsiling (→)
Platform B: North South Line towards NS28 Marina South Pier via NS10 Admiralty (←)
MRT_rail (1)

Woodlands station has two elevated North South Line platforms in an island platform arrangement. Half-height Platform screen doors are installed at the platform edge for commuters’ safety, and High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans keep passengers cool. Unique in design is the station’s tall arched roof, supported by two rows of columns. A set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to the concourse level below.

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 station exits.


The station has a ticket concourse located at ground level. They feature 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 TransitLink Add Value 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.

Outside paid areas, a set of escalators, stairs and lifts connect to the Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange below (currently under renovation).

Thomson-East Coast Line (U/C)
Thomson-East Coast Line:
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Platform A: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE3 Woodlands South (→)
Platform B: Thomson-East Coast Line towards TE1 Woodlands North (←)
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Woodlands station has two underground Thomson-East Coast Line platforms in an island platform arrangement, expected to open for passenger service by End January 2020.

The Thomson-East Coast Line 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.

Station Amenities

  • Retail Shops (Woodlands Xchange) at NSL Concourse Level  (unpaid areas)
  • Public toilets at NSL Concourse Level (unpaid areas)
  • Bicycle racks at station exits
  • ATMs and Self-service Machines at concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • TransitLink Ticket Office
    Operating Hours: 8:00am to 9:00pm daily.


Woodlands MRT station has three exits at ground level (A, B & C), all of which offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.

Exit Location Nearby
A Causeway Point Woodlands Square, Causeway Point, Si Ling Primary School, Woodgrove Primary School, Woodlands Civic Centre (HDB Branch Office, Woodlands Central Post Office, Woodlands Regional Centre, SATA Medical Centre, Northwest CDC, CPF Service Centre)
B Woodlands Avenue 3
(West Exit)
Woodlands Avenue 3, Causeway Point, Woodlands Square, Marsiling Industrial Estate, Woodlands Stadium / Sports Centre / Sports Hall / Swimming Complex

Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange

C Woodlands Avenue 7
(East Exit)
Woodlands Avenue 7, Woodlands Square, Republic Polytechnic, Qihua Primary School, Riverside Secondary School, Woodlands Community Centre, Woodlands Evangelical Free Church, Woodlands Primary School


Transport Connections

Woodlands station connects to a bus interchange, as well as a taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.


There is a single bus interchange linked to Woodlands station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange B 161, 168, 169, 178, 187, 856, 858, 900, 900A, 901, 901M, 902, 903, 903M, 904, 911, 912, 912A, 912B, 912M, 913, 913M, 925, 925M, 926, 950, 960, 960e, 961, 961M, 962, 963, 963e, 963R, 964, 965, 966, 969


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

Exit Road Provisions
C Woodlands Square (East End) Taxi stand (H15), Pick-up/Drop-off point
C Slip Road off Woodlands Square
(Outside LTA T203 Construction Site Office)
Private Bus Pick-up/Drop-off point


Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Woodlands station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the North South Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:

Towards Bus stop Exit
North South Line
NS1EW24 Jurong East Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange (Berth B9) B
NS28 Marina South Pier Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange (Berth B1A) B

In the event of a large-scale rail disruption affecting multiple lines, special shuttle bus services may be activated in addition to the usual bus bridging services. They are:

Route Bus stop Exit
Bishan – Ang Mo Kio – Yishun – Woodlands Woodlands Bus Interchange B

In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at Woodlands Interchange for free rides.

Passenger Usage Patterns

Located within the Woodlands Regional Town Centre, Woodlands station benefits shopping malls, community amenities, schools and housing developments in the vicinity. It is also a key transport node for Woodlands residents, encountering high demand throughout the day.


Contract T203 for the Construction of Woodlands Station and associated Cut and Cover Tunnels for the Thomson-East Coast Line was awarded to Korean contractor GS Engineering & Construction Corp. for S$292.2 million in June 2013.

The tunnels from Woodlands station to Woodlands South station, including the reception tunnel 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

The station will be a future interchange station with the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Stage 1, scheduled to open by End January 2020.

Major Incidents


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