Paya Lebar MRT Station

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 EW8  CC9 
Paya Lebar MRT Station
பாய லேபார்
Stesen MRT Paya Lebar
Rapid transit
Ew8 Paya Lebar.jpg
East West Line platform of Paya Lebar MRT station.
Location 30 Paya Lebar Road
15 Paya Lebar Road
Singapore 409006 / 409049
Coordinates 1°19′04″N 103°53′33″E / 1.317767°N 103.892381°E / 1.317767; 103.892381
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Platforms Island (East West Line)
Double island (Circle Line)
Tracks 2 (East West Line)
3 (Circle Line)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Elevated (East West Line)
Underground (Circle Line)
Platform levels 4
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  EW8  CC9 
Opened 4 November 1989 (East West Line)
17 April 2010 (Circle Line)
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West Line
towards Joo Koon
towards Dhoby Ghaut
Circle Line
towards HarbourFront
Transfer linkway into the Circle Line from East West Line.
Platform level of Circle Line.

Paya Lebar MRT Station is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange station on the East West Line and the Circle Line in Singapore. It is the first station in Singapore that serves both an elevated line (East West Line) and an underground line (Circle Line). The livery of the East West Line and the Circle Line portions are light blue (which is similar to SBST bus captain colour before 2013) and orange respectively.


Paya Lebar opened on 4 November 1989 on the East West Line. On 17 April 2010, the Circle Line platforms opened[1] and the travelling time was shortened to around 13 minutes when travelling from Bishan.


Paya Lebar station is located near next to the Singapore Post centre. Due to its proximity to the centre, many of the employees there commute by train. It is just south of the urban planning areas in Singapore and the town it serves, Paya Lebar. The station also serves the Geylang Serai district, the popular Geylang Serai hawker centre, and the Malay Village. Therefore, it usually gets crowded during the Hari Raya period, when Muslims and other visitors flock to the festival bazaar.

Platform screen doors[edit]

As with most of the above-ground stations along the East West Line, it was built without platform screen doors to prevent commuters from falling onto the train tracks. Installation of half-height platform screen doors was started on 28 October 2010 and started operations on 11 January 2011 with Bedok.[2]

The Circle Line side of this station has been equipped with full-height platform screen doors since the operations started on 17 April 2010. Even though, it became the first ever underground MRT station with double-island platforms.

High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans[edit]

The station was installed with Rite Hite Revolution High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans and have been in operation since 14 July 2012 together with Kembangan.

Station layout[edit]

There are two links between the elevated East West Line station and the underground Circle Line station. The first link consists of a series of escalators to the Circle Line concourse from the western side of the East West platform. The second link, which have barrier-free will be made from the former Exit A which has been closed since late 2007 for reconstruction. Paya Lebar is also the only underground station in Singapore to have three rail tracks.

L2 Platform A East West Line towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW7  Eunos (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B East West Line towards  EW33  Tuas Link via  EW9  Aljunied (←)
Transfer Area Escalators and stairs to Circle Line Concourse
L1 EWL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
Transfer Linkway Escalators and stair to East West Line Platforms and Circle Line Concourse
B1 CCL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
Transfer Linkway Escalators and stairs to East West Line Platforms
B2 Platform A Circle Line towards  CC29  NE1  HarbourFront via  CC10  DT26  MacPherson (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform C/D Circle Line towards  CC23  one-north via  CC10  DT26  MacPherson (peak hours only) (←)
Island platform, doors will open on the left (D) / right (B)
Platform B Circle Line towards  CC1  NS24  NE6  Dhoby Ghaut/ CE2  NS27  TE20  Marina Bay via  CC8  Dakota (←)


  • A: Eunos Road 8, Geylang Serai Market, Joo Chiat Complex, Singapore Post Centre, Tanjong Katong Complex
  • B: Paya Lebar Road (Southbound), Eunos Avenue 5, Certis Cisco Centre, Paya Lebar Square
  • C: Paya Lebar Road (Northbound), Geylang East Central, Foo Hai Ch'an Monastery, Geylang East Industrial Park, Masjid Wak Tanjong, Sims Ville Condonminium, Sri Sivan Temple, Vistaya View Condominium
  • D: Sims Avenue, Guillemard Road, City Plaza, Geylang Telephone Exchange, Grandlink Square, Madrasah Wak Tanjong Al Islamiah

Transport connections[edit]


Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
East West Line
to EW1 Pasir Ris 6.11am 6.39am 12.22am
to EW33 Tuas Link 5.46am 6.12am 11.41pm
Circle Line
to CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5.40am 6.07am 11.49pm
to CC29 HarbourFront 5.40am 6.07am 11.04pm
to CC26 Pasir Panjang 11.34pm
to CC23 one-north 11.50pm
to CC17 Caldecott 12.18am
to CC11 Tai Seng 12.18am
to CC7 Mountbatten 12.26am


  1. ^ "Transport minister announces next phase of Circle Line will open on 17 Apr". Channel NewsAsia. 26 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Wong, Siew Ying (26 January 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved 1 February 2012. 

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