Simei MRT Station

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Rapid transit
Ew3 Simei.jpg
Platform of Simei MRT station.
Location 30 Simei Street 3
Singapore 529888
Coordinates 1°20′36.40″N 103°57′11.42″E / 1.3434444°N 103.9531722°E / 1.3434444; 103.9531722
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Elevated
Platform levels 3
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  EW3 
Opened 16 December 1989
Previous names Tampines South
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Pasir Ris
East West Line
towards Joo Koon

Simei MRT Station (EW3) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit station on the East West Line in Tampines planning area, Singapore. On the East West Line, this station is between Tampines and Tanah Merah stations. This station is physically located between Simei Street 1 and Simei Street 3, at the center of the neighbourhood of Simei, which is in the eastern part of Singapore, and just south of the new town of Tampines. Simei was the easternmost MRT station on the MRT system from 16 December 1989 to 10 January 2001, before the opening of Expo. The station colour is dark red.

The station is handicap friendly, with elevators and wheelchair ramps till the ticket concourse and platform. There is also a flight of six steps to the base level with escalators to the ticket concourse and platform level. An area of radius 400m around the station has also been made wheelchair accessible, as part of a pilot project to make Singapore's public transport system more disabled-friendly.

Platform screen doors[edit]

As with most of the above-ground stations built in the past along the East West Line, it was built with platform screen doors to prevent commuters from falling onto the train tracks. After several successful test at Jurong East, Yishun and Pasir Ris and eventually, installation of the half-height screen doors. All of the screen doors have since been installed and went into operation on 3 July 2011.[1]

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

The station was installed with Rite Hite Revolution High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans, which have been in operation since 9 July 2012 together with Pasir Ris.

Station layout[edit]

L3 Platform A East West Line MRT Singapore Destination 1.png towards  EW1  Pasir Ris via  EW2  DT32  Tampines
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B East West Line MRT Singapore Destination 2.png towards  EW29  Joo Koon via  EW4  Tanah Merah
East West Line MRT Singapore Destination 3.png towards  CG2  Changi Airport via  EW4  Tanah Merah(transfer at tanah merah)
L2 EWL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
L1 Street Level Shops, NTUC Foodfare, East Point Mall


There is only one exit to Simei Street 3. You can only go by either lift or escalator, and is walkable access to Eastpoint Mall.

Transport connections[edit]


Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
East West Line
to EW1 Pasir Ris 5.19am 5.45am 12.34am
to EW29 Joo Koon 5.33am 5.59am 11.28pm


  1. ^ Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 

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