Woodlands MRT

by | Jun 3, 2022

Woodlands MRT

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More To Learn About The Woodlands MRT

Woodlands MRT station serves the North-South (NSL) and Thomson–East Coast (TEL) lines in Singapore. The MRT station in Woodlands is the first to have a bus interchange beneath the NSL station. Causeway Point and the Woodlands Civic Centre are both near the station. As part of the Woodlands MRT extension, the NSL stop was first announced in November 1991. The elevated station, completed on February 10, 1996, has a beige and green tiled circular barrel-like roof. Near the station, Min Chan’s sculpture Faces II is on display.

About Woodlands MRT

Woodlands New Town forested region is now served by Woodlands, Admiralty, and Marsiling stations, with Woodlands MRT station located in the Regional Centre (to differentiate it from the older Woodlands Town Centre, which is next to Woodlands Checkpoint). The station was built on top of the current Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub (previously Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange) as a space-saving solution when it opened in February 1996 as part of the NSL (Woodlands Extension).

The station serves the inhabitants of Woodlands New Town, nearby commercial malls, community services (Causeway Point, Woodlands Civic Centre, Woods Square), schools, and housing projects. Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange and Woodlands Integrated Transport Hub provide a bus. 


The government announced plans for the Woodlands MRT line, which would connect Yishun and Choa Chu Kang stations when the Branch line (from Jurong East to Choa Chu Kang stations) opened in 1990. In November 1991, the station as one of six Woodlands line expansion stations. In December 1992, a joint venture between Hyundai Engineering and Koon Building and Transport Co was the contract for the construction of Woodlands station, the Marsiling, Admiralty, and Sembawang stations for S$233.1 million (US$143.1 million). 

The deal included railroad work for 8.7 kilometres (5.4 miles). On April 28, 1995, then-Communications Minister Mah Bow Tan, along with the Mass Rapid Transit Corporation, paid a visit to the station site (MRTC)


The elevated North South Line platform level at Woodlands station includes two platforms in an island platform design. For the safety of commuters, half-height Platform screen doors instals at the platform edge, and High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans keep travellers cool. The station’s arched roof, supported by two rows of columns, is unique in design. The concourse level reaches through escalators, stairs, and lifts. Expected train arrival times and messages displayed on Passenger Information Systems are plasma display panels positioned at each platform. Tactile flooring aids the sight impaired in getting from the platform to the station exits.

North-South Line Concourse

A ticket concourse locates on the ground floor of the Woodlands NSL station. They include faregates for automatic fare collection and access between the paid and unpaid portions of the station, 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 at General Ticketing Machines, which like TransitLink Add Value Machines, accept contactless card transactions.

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