Tanah Merah MRT Station

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 EW4   CG 
Tanah Merah
丹那美拉
தானா மேரா
Tanah Merah
Rapid transit
C151 tnm cgl.jpg
A C151 train at the station bound for Changi Airport terminal.
Location920 New Upper Changi Road
Singapore 467356
Coordinates1°19′38.49″N 103°56′46.84″E / 1.3273583°N 103.9463444°E / 1.3273583; 103.9463444
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)     East West Line
Platforms4 (2 island platforms) (2 proposed)
Tracks3 (1 proposed)
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Platform levels2
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code EW4   CG  
History
Opened4 November 1989; 29 years ago (1989-11-04) (Platforms C (Airport-bound) & F (Westbound)
25 February 2002; 17 years ago (2002-02-25) (Platforms D (Airport-bound) & E (Airport-bound)
Opening2024; 5 years' time (2024) (New Platforms A (Eastbound) & B (Airport-bound)
ElectrifiedYes
Previous namesBedok, Changi
Services
Previous station   Mass Rapid Transit   Next station
towards Pasir Ris
East West Line
towards Tuas Link
TerminusEast West Line
Changi
Location

Tanah Merah Station (EW4/CG) is an MRT Station in Bedok, Singapore. It is along the East West MRT Line.

The station is situated between Simei and Bedok. It is a cross-platform interchange for trains heading towards Changi Airport. Passengers going to Expo or Changi Airport may board the train from platforms C and D. Similar to other stations on the eastern section of the East West Line, the station's design consists of white-washed walls, curved pillars and a dome-shaped ceiling. Exclusive to this station, there is a glass roof running along the middle of the station.

Tanah Merah MRT is also officially assigned the station code "CG", to differentiate the station's operations on the Main Line and the Changi Airport Branch Line.

History[change | change source]

The station was originally not going to be open with the rest of the East West Line in between 1988 and 1989 as there were only private houses surrounding it, but increasing pressure from Members of Parliament and the public forced SMRT to open this station. When it opened on 4 November 1989, the demand was extremely stagnant, with only private houses, Bedok South housing estates and Fengshan housing estates to cater to. The demand increased when Singapore Expo and the MRT line to Changi Airport opened.

The addition of a new platform was announced by Land Transport Authority on 25 August 2014 to allow trains to arrive and depart at shorter intervals and an improvement in waiting times with the enhancements. On 26 October 2016, the Land Transport Authority awarded the civil contract to Lum Chang Building Contractors Pte. Ltd. to build a new platform at Tanah Merah Station and viaducts for a contract sum of S$325 million. In addition to the new platforms, the existing East-West Line tracks will be extended to connect the line to the new four-in-one East Coast Integrated Depot at Changi. When completed in 2024, it will be the second station to have triple island platforms after Jurong East.

Station layout[change | change source]

L2 Platform A East West Line towards Pasir Ris via Simei
Island platform, doors will open on the right, left
Platform C/D East West Line towards Changi Airport via Expo
Island platform, doors will open on the right, left
Platform B East West Line towards Tuas Link via Bedok
L1 EWL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Underpass Entrance
B1 Underpass Station Entrance, Underpass to cross New Upper Changi Road

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