Ang Mo Kio is planned around its MRT stations with bus interchanges to provide feeder services for residents. There are mainly two MRT stations serving the township – Ang Mo Kio and Yio Chu Kang. They are further supported by the Ang Mo Kio and Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchanges.
Two new MRT lines will be added to Ang Mo Kio by 2030 which will cut down commute times for residents. The first is the Thomson-East Coast Line with two stations – Lentor and Kebun Baru. The second is the Cross Island Line which will cut through Bright Hill and Teck Ghee before terminating at an interchange station at Ang Mo Kio MRT station.
In addition, Ang Mo Kio was recently transformed as a model town for walking and cycling. A 16km cycling network was added last year comprising a 2.6km cycling and walking corridor. This connects Yio Chu Kang MRT station and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. The cycling network is now joined to the existing 4km cycling loop around Ang Mo Kio Avenues 1, 3 and 8.
Last but not least, the North-South Corridor (NSC) will feature dedicated bus lanes for express bus services and will reduce commute time to the city by up to 30 minutes. It is expected to be ready by 2026.
Transportation options in Ang Mo Kio
Residents of Ang Mo Kio can take the MRT train to travel to all parts of Singapore. Residents can take the North-South Line towards Jurong East MRT station before hopping onto the East West Line that will take them to Jurong Lake District, Boon Lay or Tuas. For residents working in the CBD, they can take the MRT directly to Raffles Place MRT station. To get onto the Circle Line, residents need to only take the train one stop away to Bishan MRT station before heading towards the Harbourfront or Marina Bay MRT stations. For those heading towards Punggol, commuters can change line two stations ahead at Serangoon MRT station before changing to the North East Line. The Circle Line also offers an alternative route for residents to get to downtown Singapore via the Downtown Line at Botanic Gardens, MacPherson, Promenade and Bayfront MRT stations.
This year will see the partial completion of the Thomson-East Coast Line at Woodlands North, Woodlands and Woodlands South MRT stations. By 2020, Springleaf, Lentor, Mayflower, Bright Hill, Upper Thomson and Caldecott MRT stations will be opened providing greater convenience for commuters. When fully completed by 2024, commuters can take the train towards Woodlands North or towards the financial district at Marina Bay and all the way to Sungei Bedok. By 2029, Ang Mo Kio MRT station will be upgraded to an interchange station allowing commuters to hop onto the Cross Island Line towards Bright Hill or towards Aviation Park.
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MRT and LRT stations in Ang Mo Kio
In addition, Ang Mo Kio is well served by the Ang Mo Kio Bus Interchange and Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange that is conveniently located next to Ang Mo Kio and Yio Chu Kang MRT stations respectively. Ang Mo Kio Bus interchange is located within AMK Hub and has a total of 12 bus routes and 5 feeder bus services originating from the bus interchange. Meanwhile, Yio Chu Kang Bus Interchange has a total of 10 bus routes.
Bus interchanges in Ang Mo Kio
Motorists can get to the Central Expressway (CTE) via Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 and Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 to get to downtown Singapore. Meanwhile, they can take the Seletar Expressway (SLE) towards Tampines Expressway (TPE) to get to Changi Airport via Yio Chu Kang Road.
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Residents of Ang Mo Kio will soon have more things to cheer about with the addition of the Lentor and Mayflower MRT stations on the Thomson-East Coast Line and Bright Hill and Teck Ghee MRT stations on the Cross Island Line. In addition, Ang Mo Kio MRT station will be upgraded to an interchange station connecting the North South Line and Cross Island Line.
Ang Mo Kio walking and cycling town – that is the government’s vision for this mature estate. As such, residents will find living here convenient as they can hop onto the MRT, park connector and North-South Corridor network. This will provide varied transportation options for all walks of life.