Tiong Bahru MRT

by | Jun 9, 2022

Tiong Bahru MRT

tiong bahru mrt entrance

Guide to know more about the Tiong Bahru MRT

The East-West Line of the Singapore MRT passes via Tiong Bahru MRT Station. The station is on Tiong Bahru Road and connects to Tiong Bahru Plaza, a shopping mall. As its name suggests, the station gets located in the northern part of the Tiong Bahru Estate. Tiong Bahru MRT was the closest MRT station to Sentosa until the HarbourFront gets built. In 2006, the station was upgraded, which featured a new lift for the disabled.To commemorate Total Defence Day, the Singapore Civil Defence Force, Somerset, and Lavender staged the first-ever Shelter Open House at this station on February 15 and 16, 2000.

Before the opening of the HarbourFront MRT station on the North-East Line in 2003, it was the closest MRT station to Sentosa. Shuttle bus services between Sentosa and Tiong Bahru MRT were in operation for several years before being discontinued in 2004. Direct bus services between Sentosa and Tiong Bahru MRT were re-established on 30 July 2017. SBS Transit Service 123, the first full-day public bus service to serve the island, was changed to finish at Beach Station Bus Terminal in Sentosa, rather than calling HarbourFront Bus Interchange.

Meta description:

The Tiong Bahru MRT station and tunnels were completed on 5 April 1985, and the station opened on 12 March 1988 as part of the MRT line’s Phase 1B.


A ticket concourse gets located in Basement 1 of the station. It has faregates for automatic fee collection and offers access between the station’s paid and unpaid sectors, including at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for passengers in wheelchairs carrying heavy objects or those traveling with prams. Commuters can purchase tickets for a single or several trips through General Ticketing Machines, which support contactless card transactions like TransitLink Add Value Machines. During operating hours, the station office functions as a Passenger Service Centre, where commuters may get information on various modes of transportation.


  • Platform A: East-West Line through EW16NE3 Outram Park to EW1 Pasir Ris 
  • Platform B: East-West Line through EW18 Redhill to EW33 Tuas Link

Tiong Bahru station features an island platform configuration with two underground East-West Line platforms. The air-conditioned station is isolated from the subsurface environment by full-height Platform screen doors, which improve commuter safety and station comfort. The ticketing concourse is accessible through escalators, stairs, and lifts. Expected train arrival times and dominant messages get shown on Passenger Information Systems, which are plasma display panels positioned at each platform. 

Station Services:

  • At the ticket concourse level, there is a retail shop and a wheelchair-accessible restroom (unpaid areas)
  • ATMs get located at the ticket counters (unpaid areas)
  • The Transitlink Ticket Office is open every day from 12:00 pm until 7:30 pm. Public holidays get observed.


A: Tiong Bahru Road, Jalan Membina, Bukit Merah West NPC, Henderson CC, Zhangde Primary School; Exits B: Tiong Bahru Road, Jalan Membina,

B: Jalan Bukit Ho Swee, Tiong Bahru Plaza (Level 1), Central Plaza, PSB Academy

C:Tiong Bahru Plaza (Basement 1)

Except for the concourse design, the station’s exits are open 24 hours a day. It is also accessible at Bugis and Lavender MRT Stations.

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