Tampines MRT Station
Platform of Tampines MRT station.
|Location||20 Tampines Central 1
15 Tampines Central 1
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation) (East West Line)
SBS Transit DTL (Downtown Line)
|Tracks||4 (2 u/c)|
|Structure type||Elevated (East West Line)
Underground (Downtown Line)
|Platform levels||4 (2 u/c)|
|Opened||16 December 1989 (East West Line)
End-2017 (Downtown Line)
|Previous names||Tampines North|
Tampines MRT Station (EW2/DT32) is an elevated Mass Rapid Transit station that is part of the East West Line in Tampines, Singapore. Tampines station was one of the first few stations on the East West Line to be installed with barrier free facilities, excluding the tactile guide.
This station will be a future interchange with the Downtown Line.
There will not be a paid link between the East West Line station and the Downtown Line station, meaning that commuters are required to tap out and then tap in again when transferring between the two lines. However, there will be no extra charges as long as the transfer is made within 15 minutes.
On 21 January 2008, a maintenance works train which was carrying out works between Tampines and Simei (westbound) broke down, causing a disruption from 5.28 am to 12.45 pm on both the eastbound and westbound services from Pasir Ris and Tanah Merah, affecting 57,000 commuters. SMRT was fined S$387,176 (approximately US$280,562) on 10 March 2008 after the LTA's investigations concluded that the disruption was due to SMRT's working party not complying with operating procedures. This was specifically on securing the parked portion of the maintenance train, which comprised a locomotive and a wagon. The fine was the largest ever for a rail related incident in Singapore. According to operating procedures, during maintenance works, the portion comprising a locomotive and a Rail Grinding Vehicle will proceed with its works, while the portion of the maintenance train is detached and parked at a distance from the working zone. However, investigations from LTA and SMRT showed that SMRT did not apply the locomotive's parking brake. There was also no wheel chock placed to prevent movement along the gradient of the track. If SMRT had followed operating procedures, a roll-back would have been prevented.
On 20 March 2008, SMRT announced that it had decided to appeal to the LTA against the fine. In a letter, SMRT said it had provided free shuttle bus services to help affected commuters. SMRT also mobilised more than 300 staff for on-site recovery, crowd management, dissemination of information and preparation for resumption of service.
On 3 April 2008, LTA turned down SMRT's appeal for a lower fine and ordered SMRT to pay the fine in full within two weeks.
|L2||Platform A||East West Line towards → Pasir Ris|
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|Platform B||East West Line towards via Joo Koon ← Simei
East West Line towards via Changi Airport ← Simei
(Transfer at ) Tanah Merah
|L1||EWL Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control|
|Street Level||Eastlink Mall, Tampines Mall, Century Square, Tampines 1, Tampines Bus Interchange, Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange|
|B1||DTL Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Transitlink Counter|
|B2||Platform B||Downtown Line (future service) towards via Expo (→) Tampines East|
|Platform A||Downtown Line (future service) towards via Bukit Panjang ← Tampines West|
There are several exits in Tampines MRT Station. However, this will not be linked together when Downtown Line opens in 2017.
East West Line:
- A: Eastlink Mall
- B: Tampines 1
- C: Tampines Mall, Century Square
- A: Eastlink Mall, Tampines Bus Interchange
- B: Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange, Tampines Concourse
- C: Tampines Bus Interchange, Tampines Central 1
Installation of platform screen doors at the station started on 17 April 2011 and began operations since 2 July 2011.
High volume, low speed (HVLS) fans
To improve the ventilation at elevated MRT stations, Land Transport Authority (LTA) will be embarking on an island-wide project to fit all 36 elevated MRT stations with high volume, low speed (HVLS) fans to improve the air circulation at station platforms. Tampines is the first station of the 36 elevated stations, installed with Rite Hite Revolution High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans, which started operating since 28 May 2012.
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon – Sat||Sunday &
|East West Line|
|to EW1 Pasir Ris||5.21am||5.47am||12.37am|
|to EW29 Joo Koon||5.31am||5.57am||11.26pm|
|to DT1 Bukit Panjang||–||–||–|
|to DT35 Expo||–||–||–|
Tampines is one of the four MRT stations to appear in the original Singapore edition of the board game Monopoly.
- "57,000 affected by seven-hour MRT train disruption". Channel NewsAsia. 21 January 2008.
- "SMRT fined almost S$400,000 for 7-hour train disruption in January". Channel NewsAsia. 10 March 2008.
- "SMRT appeals to LTA to review S$400,000 penalty". Channel NewsAsia. 20 March 2008.
- "LTA rejects SMRT's request for reduced penalty amount". Channel NewsAsia. 3 April 2008.
- Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved February 1, 2012.
- "Enhancing Connectivity and Comfort for Commuters". Land Transport Authority. October 13, 2011. Retrieved July 6, 2012.