Tampines West MRT

tampines west mrt

Tampines West MRT: Things You Need To Know

Tampines West MRT Station (DT31) is a subway station on Stage 3 of the Downtown Line (DTL). Tampines is the name of the residential town where the station gets located. It serves Temasek Polytechnic – Junyuan Primary School, SAFRA Tampines – the Tampines Palmspring and Tampines Polyview housing complexes.


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Platforms

B3 Downtown Line:

Tampines West MRT has two platforms in an island platform configuration, with trains running in both directions using both platforms. The air-conditioned station is isolated from the environment by full-height Platform screen doors, which improve commuter safety and station comfort. Expected train arrival times and 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.


tampines west mrt platform

Concourse

The concourse has faregates for automatic fee collection and access between the station’s paid and unpaid sectors, with at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for passengers in wheelchairs, those carrying heavy objects, or those travelling with prams.

Commuters can buy tickets for single or many travels from General Ticketing Machines like Top-up Machines, accepting contactless card transactions. The station office serves as a Passenger Service Center, where commuters may inquire about travel options.


tampines west mrt kiosk

Shelter for Civil Defense

Tampines West station is one of eight Civil Defense (CD) shelters along the Downtown Line 3 that will activate in a national emergency. The stations are constructed and supplied with facilities to guarantee that the shelter environment is comfortable for all sheltered 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.

History

In July 2011, Cooperativa Muratori & Cementisti C.M.C di Ravenna was awarded Contract 926 for – the design and construction of – Tampines West Station and accompanying tunnels for an estimated cost of S$226.92 million. Tampines Palmspring’s signage gets dismantled on January 29, 2012.

The station opened on October 21, 2017, as the Land Transport Authority had stated on May 31, 2017.

On January 27, 2019, this station was the site of a simulated terror assault as part of Operation Quicksand.


tampines west mrt wall

Tampines West Art in Transit

‘Welcome to Jingapore’ is a lively, rough-edged collage brimming with excitement and colour blends daily landmarks and colourful Singaporeans who distinguish Tampines West.

‘Welcome to Singapore,’ inspired by billboard commercials, transforms ordinary Tampines West inhabitants into larger-than-life supermodels and acts as a time capsule for these locals to look back on in the future.

Station Services

  • DTL concourse public restrooms
  • ATMs
  • Station exits have bike racks.

Patterns of Passenger Use

Tampines West station, adjacent to schools and residential areas, experiences moderate demand throughout the day.

Construction

In July 2011, Cooperativa Muratori & Cementisti C.M.C – di Ravenna was awarded Contract 926 for – the construction and completion of Tampines West station and its accompanying tunnels for about S$226.92 million. These two contracts – Contract 927 for the Bedok Reservoir station, were the first contracts in Singapore for the Italian business, which had prior expertise in building railway projects in Italy.

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