Woodlands MRT Station

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 NS9  TE2 
Rapid transit
Woodlands MRT station showing destination and train arriving in 3 minutes.
Location 30 Woodlands Avenue 2
Singapore 738343
Coordinates 1°26′13.54″N 103°47′11.34″E / 1.4370944°N 103.7864833°E / 1.4370944; 103.7864833
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Platforms Island
Tracks 2 (North South Line)
3 (Thomson-East Coast Line)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Elevated (North South Line)
Underground (Thomson-East Coast Line)
Platform levels 3
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  NS9  TE2 
Opened 10 February 1996 (North South Line)
2019 (Thomson-East Coast Line)
Previous names Woodlands Central
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South Line
Thomson-East Coast Line
Future service
towards Sungei Bedok

Woodlands MRT Station (NS9/TE2) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North South Line in Woodlands, Singapore. It is integrated with the Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange located beneath the station.

In 2019, the station will become an interchange with the Thomson-East Coast Line.[1]


The government came up with a proposal to build the North South Line Woodlands Extension in 1990 with the aim of extending the existing North-South Line, thus connecting Choa Chu Kang in the northwest to Yishun in the North. Woodlands was one of four stations in the initial proposal which was later expanded to six. Construction commenced in 1991 and the station was opened on 10 February 1996 along with the other five stations on the Woodlands Extension.[2]

Following numerous incidents of commuters falling on the tracks and unauthorized intrusions, the Land Transport Authority made the decision in 2008 to install half-height platform screen doors for all above-ground stations in phases. Installation began from 17 September 2011 and began operation from 30 November 2011.[3]

On 4 November 2013, it is the first MRT station to be awarded with the Building and Construction Authority’s Green Mark (Gold) and tenants of Woodlands Xchange have become the first shop owners in Singapore to be certified with the Project: Eco-Shop label.[4]


A 15 metres (49 ft) high sculpture called Faces II weighing 4,000 kilograms (8,800 lb), designed by Singaporean artist Min Chen, was on display at the station.[5]

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

Station installed with Rite Hite Revolution High Volume, Low Speed (HVLS) fans and commenced operations on 6 November 2012.

Station layout[edit]

L2 Platform A North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS8  Marsiling (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier via  NS10  Admiralty (←)
L1 Concourse Level Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Causeway Point, Woodlands Xchange, Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange
B1 Basement Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange (u/c)

Transport connections[edit]


Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Fri Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
North South Line
to NS1 Jurong East 5.38am 5.37am 6.01am 12.36am
to NS28 Marina South Pier 5.27am 5.27am 5.44am 11.12pm
to NS27 Marina Bay 11.15pm
to NS19 Toa Payoh 11.50pm
to NS16 Ang Mo Kio 12.39am
to NS7 Kranji 12.52am
Thomson - East Coast Line
to TE1 Woodlands North - - - -
to TE3 Woodlands South - - - -


  • A: Woodlands Square (u/c)
  • B: Causeway Point
  • C: Republic Polytechnic

Cultural references[edit]

  • Woodlands is one of the four MRT stations featured on the Singapore Edition of the Monopoly board.



  1. ^ "Speech by Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Transport, at the Inspection of Downtown Line 1 Station and Announcement of Thomson Line alignment, 29 August 2012, 10.00am at Telok Ayer Station". Ministry of Transport. 29 August 2012. Retrieved August 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ Thulaja, Naidu Ratnala (November 10, 2003). "Woodlands MRT line". National Library Board Singapore. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ Wong, Siew Ying (January 26, 2008). "Above-ground MRT stations to have platform screen doors by 2012". Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ "SMRT unveils Singapore's first Eco- MRT Station and Xchange". SMRT Corporation. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Thulaja, Naidu Ratnala (November 13, 2003). "Woodlands MRT station". National Library Board Singapore. Retrieved February 3, 2012. 

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