Boon Keng MRT

by | Jun 7, 2022

Boon Keng MRT

boon keng mrt entrance

Guide to know more about the Boon Keng MRT

Boon Keng MRT Station (NE9) is a North-East Line (NEL) underground station in the Bendemeer planning subzone. Just after the intersection of Towner Road and Boon Keng Road, the station gets located beneath Serangoon Road. Boon Keng gets named after Lim Boon Keng, a Chinese physician in Singapore who advocated for health and educational reforms. The Boon Keng MRT station is close to residential complexes and a variety of light enterprises.

boon keng mrt escalator

Meta description:

The station was built on June 23, 1997, and gets named after Dr. Lim Boon Keng, a Chinese physician who advocated for health and educational improvements.


    • Platform A: North East Line through NE8 Farrer Park to NE1CC29 HarbourFront
    • Platform B: North East Line through NE10 Potong Pasir to NE17PTC Punggol

Trains travel in both directions utilizing both platforms at Boon Keng MRT station, two tracks in an island platform design. Full-height Platform screen doors separate the air-conditioned station from the underground environment, improving commuter safety and station comfort. Expected train arrival times and dominant messages get shown on Passenger Information Systems, which are plasma display panels positioned at each platform. Tactile flooring aids the sight-impaired in getting from the platform to the station exits.

boon keng mrt platform


On June 23, 1997, the joint venture of Kumagai Gumi, Sembawang Engineering & Construction, and Mitsui & Corporation was awarded NEL Contract 705 for the design and construction of Potong Pasir and Boon Keng stations and related tunnels for $316.7 million. A piece of the Bendemeer Shopping Mall demolishes to make way for the station construction, while the other half gets used for retail purposes.

boon keng mrt shops


The concourse has fare gates for automatic fee collection passage between the station’s paid and unpaid portions, with at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for passengers in wheelchairs, carrying heavy objects, or those traveling with prams. Commuters can buy tickets for single or many travels from General Ticketing Machines like Top-up Machines, which accept contactless card transactions. The station office serves as a Passenger Service Centre, where commuters may inquire about travel options during operational hours.

Art in Transit:

Metamorphosis by Lim Poh Teck:
In this vibrant, tropical image, everyday icons offer a sense of Boon Keng’s intriguing history and colorful existence. The paintings are rich in details that depict the evolution of Boon Keng through time. Some painting’s more appealing aspects get recreated on station walls and subways, where the young and elderly may locate them in a vivid example of interactive art.

Shelter for Civil Defense:
Boon Keng NEL station is one of thirteen Civil Defence shelters along the North-East Line that will activate in the event of a national emergency. The stations are constructed and supplied with facilities to guarantee that the shelter environment is comfortable for all shelters during their stay. Protective blast doors, decontamination facilities, ventilation systems, power and water supply systems, and a dry toilet system are among the features available.

Station Features:

    • Near Exit B, there are public toilets on the street level.
    • ATMs and Self-Service Machines
    • Bike Stands
    • Shops on the street and in the concourse


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