Commonwealth MRT station

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Rapid transit
Platform of Commonwealth MRT station before the installation of PSD (Platform Screen Doors)
Location 375 Commonwealth Avenue
Singapore 149735
Coordinates 1°18′9.21″N 103°47′53.61″E / 1.3025583°N 103.7982250°E / 1.3025583; 103.7982250
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Elevated
Platform levels 1
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  EW20 
Opened 12 March 1988; 30 years ago (1988-03-12)
Electrified Yes
Previous names Queenstown
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West line
towards Tuas Link
Exterior view of Commonwealth station

Commonwealth MRT station (EW20) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West Line in Queenstown, Singapore. The station serves the residential neighbourhoods of Commonwealth and Tanglin Halt. The station is in the vicinity of schools such as New Town Primary School, CHIJ Kellock and Queensway Secondary School.


On 5 January 1985, Lim Kah Ngam and Aoki had won the MRT contract for the construction of Commonwealth and Buona Vista stations together with the viaduct from Queensway to Clementi Road. This is under Contract 203.[1] The work stops on 25 September 1985 after their dispute.

The station opened on 13 April 1988, as part of the extension of the MRT system from Outram Park to Clementi.[2]

Commonwealth had however retrofitted with platform screen doors from January 2011 and started operations on 28 April 2011 together with Queenstown,[3] and the fans began operating on 25 June 2012 together with Buona Vista.

A new overhead bridge and two new exits were constructed between 2012 and 2015.[4]


  1. ^ Lim Kah Ngam and Aoki win MRT contract
  2. ^ "Riding the MRT train to Clementi". The Business Times. 12 April 1988. Retrieved 22 October 2017 – via NewspaperSG.
  3. ^ Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  4. ^ "Enhancing Connectivity and Comfort for Commuters". LTA. 2011-10-13.

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