Tampines MRT station

MRT subway station in Singapore

Tampines MRT station (EW2/DT32) is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange station on the Downtown line and East West line in Tampines, Singapore. The station is close to Tampines Bus Interchange and the new Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange. It is also one of the few interchange stations where the MRT lines are not connected.

 EW2  DT32 
Rapid transit
The Downtown Line exit of Tampines near the East West Line of Tampines
General information
Location20 Tampines Central 1
Singapore 529538 (EWL)
15 Tampines Central 1
Singapore 529544 (DTL)
Coordinates1°21′9.10″N 103°56′43.16″E / 1.3525278°N 103.9453222°E / 1.3525278; 103.9453222
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation) (East West line)
SBS Transit DTL (ComfortDelGro Corporation) (Downtown line)
Platforms4 (2 island platforms)
ConnectionsTampines Bus Interchange, Taxi
Structure typeElevated (East West line)
Underground (Downtown line)
Platform levels2
ParkingYes (Century Square, Tampines 1, Tampines Mall)
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code EW2  DT32 
Opened16 December 1989; 34 years ago (1989-12-16) (East West line)
21 October 2017; 6 years ago (2017-10-21) (Downtown line)
Previous namesTampines North
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
East West line
towards Tuas Link
towards Bukit Panjang
Downtown line
towards Expo

In Tampines, the other two stations are Tampines West and Tampines East.

At Tampines MRT Station (DTL), the passenger service centre (control station) is only available at the exit to Tampines Bus Interchange. While preparing for the closure of the station at overnight, passengers are not allowed to use Tampines Concourse faregates, and the shutters at the Tampines Concourse will be closed first, following by shuttering the bus interchange entrance.

History change

The station was opened on 16 December 1989. The Downtown Line Stage 3 station started construction in September 2011 and completed on 21 October 2017.

Incidents change

On August 8, 2003, a train travelling towards Boon Lay lost traction current at 10.13 pm and could not move along the track between Pasir Ris and Tampines. An empty train was used to push the train towards Tampines and service resumed at 10.35 pm. The same issue occured 21 minutes later and it was only fixed shortly before the end of the train service.[1]

On 7 May 2007, a man in his 50s hit his head against a train that was entering the station and got his foot was stuck in the platform gap. Train services towards Boon Lay were disrupted for about 8 minutes.[2][3]

On 21 January 2008, a maintenance works train which was carrying out repairs between Tampines and Simei broke down. It caused a service disruption from the start of service until 12.45pm and affected 57,000 passengers. [4][5]

Exits change

There are several exits in Tampines MRT Station. However, some will not be linked together when Downtown Line opens in 2017. Station name with respective exits signs have been put up for Tampines station for the Downtown Line in August 2017 therefore there are 7 exits for the entire station with letters ranging from A to G.

East West Line:

  • A: Eastlink Mall , Tampines Bus Interchange, Transfer to Downtown Line
  • B: Tampines 1
  • C: Tampines Mall, Century Square

Downtown Line:

  • D: Eastlink Mall, Tampines Bus Interchange, Transfer to East West Line Concourse
  • E: Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange, Tampines Concourse
  • F: Tampines Bus Interchange, Tampines Central 1, Our Tampines Hub
  • G: Lift access for Exit F

Services and Connections change

The East West Line provides connection from Tampines to Simei and Pasir Ris as feeder services besides a major throughfare to Tuas Link, Joo Koon, city, Expo and Changi Airport. The Downtown Line provides connection from Tampines to Tampines West and Tampines East stations as feeder services besides a major thoroughfare to the city and Bukit Panjang.

Tampines station is connected to Tampines Bus Interchange and there are a lot of bus services that provides connection to other parts of Singapore.

Former codes change

Formerly the code was: E11

Related pages change

References change

  1. "Power trips, disrupting SMRT train services". The Straits Times. 10 August 2003. p. 28.
  2. "Man's feet caught in platform gap at Tampines MRT station". Channel NewsAsia. 7 May 2007. Archived from the original on 9 May 2007. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  3. "Yet another MRT station mishap". TODAY news. 8 May 2007. p. 2.
  4. "57,000 affected by seven-hour MRT train disruption". Channel NewsAsia. 21 January 2008. Archived from the original on 22 January 2008. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  5. "Train service disrupted". TODAY news. 21 January 2008.

Other websites change

  Media related to Tampines MRT Station at Wikimedia Commons