Woodleigh MRT Station

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Station Exit B
Address 400 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 347695
Line Served   North East Line
Operator SBS Transit
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 20 Jun 2011

Woodleigh MRT Station (NE11) is an underground station along the North East Line (NEL), located at the boundaries of the Woodleigh and Bidadari planning subzones. The station sits underneath Upper Serangoon Road, at the junction with Upper Aljunied Road and Youngberg Terrace.

The station is one of two¬†completed MRT stations that remained closed when the NEL opened on¬†20th June 2003, the other being Buangkok. With insufficient commuter traffic¬†to justify the opening of the station, it remained closed until 20th June¬†2011, when it was opened to support the then-new¬†Stamford American International School and developing residential apartments in the vicinity, coinciding with the¬†North East Line’s 8th anniversary. The station will also support the future Bidadari housing estate being developed around the¬†Bidadari area.

First / Last Train Timings

North East Line – (NE11) Woodleigh
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Saturdays Sun & Public Holidays Weekdays Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
NE1 HarbourFront 5:56am 5:56am 6:16am 11:42pm 11:42pm
NE17 Punggol 6:04am 6:05am 6:25am 12:15am 12:16am


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 North East Line towards NE1CC29 HarbourFront
Platform B North East Line towards NE17PTC Punggol

Platforms (B2):

Platform A: North East Line towards NE1CC29 HarbourFront via NE10 Potong Pasir (→)
Platform B: North East Line towards NE17PTC Punggol via NE12CC13 Serangoon (‚Üź)

Woodleigh station has two platforms in an island platform arrangement, with both platforms utilized for trains travelling in either direction. 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.


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.

PSC & Faregates
PSC & Faregates

Art in Transit:¬†“Slow Motion” by April Ng Kiaw Ngor

These etched metal panels takes a slice of urban life in Singapore at the start of Millennium and translates it into prints of commuters etched on zinc plates on the station walls. Candid, casual and unpretentious, these black and white images of family, friends and colleagues will serve as visual commentary of our lives and times for future generations.

Civil Defence shelter

Woodleigh NEL station is one of thirteen stations along the North East Line designated as Civil Defence (CD) shelters, which will be activated in times of national emergency. Apart from reinforced construction, the stations are designed and equipped with facilities to ensure the shelter environment is tolerable for all shelterees during shelter occupation. These facilities include protective blast doors, decontamination facilities, ventilation systems, power and water supply systems and a dry toilet system.

Station Amenities

  • Public toilets at Street Level, near Exit B.
  • Retail Shop at Concourse Level
  • Bicycle Racks


Woodleigh MRT station has three exits leading to ground level (A, B and C), two of which provide barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.

Exit Location Nearby
A Upper Serangoon Road (Southbound) Alkaff CourtView, Alkaff LakeView, The Woodleigh Mall (U/C), The Woodleigh Residences (U/C)
B Upper Serangoon Road (Northbound) Youngberg Terrace, Avon Park, Stamford American International School, Woodleigh Close, Woodleigh Park
C Woodleigh Link Woodleigh Village (U/C), Bidadari Bus Interchange (U/C)


Transport Connections

Woodleigh station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, along with taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.


There are two official bus stops linked to Woodleigh station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
Bus Int Bidadari Bus Interchange (U/C) C
B/s 1 61039 – Upp S’goon Rd (Woodleigh Stn Exit A) A 13, 100, 107, 107M, 133, 135, 147, 155, 506, 853, 853M
B/s¬†2 61031 – Upp S’goon Rd (Woodleigh Stn Exit B) B 13, 100, 107, 107M, 133, 135, 147, 155, 506, 853, 853M


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

Exit Road Provisions
B Upper Serangoon Road (Northbound) Taxi stand (G03), pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

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

Towards Bus stop Exit
North East Line
NE1CC29 HarbourFront B/s 1: 61039 – Upp S’goon Rd (Woodleigh Stn Exit A) A
NE17PTC Punggol B/s 2: 61031 – Upp S’goon Rd (Woodleigh Stn Exit B) B

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stops 1 & 2 when activated.

Passenger Usage Patterns

Serving a low amount of developments in the vicinity, Woodleigh station encounters low demand throughout the day.

Construction Trivia

North East Line (NEL) Contract 704 for the design and construction of Woodleigh and Serangoon stations and associated tunnels was awarded to Wayss & Freytag РEcon Piling РChew Eu Hock Construction Joint-Venture on 23 June 1997 for S$316.7 million. The contract also includes the construction of a pair of 3-lane flyovers with two interchanges along Upper Serangoon Road, to be built above the bored tunnels and Serangoon Station.

Future Developments

A new Bidadari housing estate is being developed next to the station.

Major Incidents

Security Incident

On 18 April 2017, Woodleigh station was closed for about three hours after a suspicious substance was found in various areas in the station at around 1.49pm. Police later established the substance to be baking flour and the station reopened at 4.20pm. Shortly afterwards, a 69-year-old man was arrested for causing public alarm, and two other men, aged 53 and 70, assisted police with investigations. Preliminary investigations revealed that the trio were marking a hashing trail before a hash running event.


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NEL Platform level

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