Hougang is well connected to other parts of Singapore via public transport thanks to two MRT stations, a bus interchange and an extensive park connector network for cyclists. Meanwhile, residents living close to Sengkang can take the train to Buangkok MRT station. By 2030, the Hougang integrated transport hub will open at Hougang MRT station, allowing commuters to transfer from the North East Line to the Cross Island Line and link residents from Jurong all the way to Changi.

For those who drive, there are plans underway to improve traffic flow and accessibility. Road improvements will take place at Upper Serangoon Road, Upper Paya Lebar Road, Tampines Road, Lorong Ah Soo and Hougang Central. Meanwhile, Buangkok Link and Buangkok Crescent will be extended to complete the local road network within the neighbourhood.

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Transportation options in Hougang

Residents of Hougang can use the extensive MRT network to travel to all parts of Singapore. Residents can take the North East Line to Dhoby Ghaut MRT station and then hop onto the North-South Line to take them to Raffles Place or Orchard.

Alternatively, commuters can change lines at Bishan MRT station that will take them to Jurong Lake District via Jurong East MRT station or the other way to Raffles Place. Residents can also ride all the way to Serangoon MRT station before hopping onto the Circle Line which will take them all the way to Marina Bay or Harbourfront.

Hougang MRT station will serve as the interchange station on the Cross Island Line. Phase 1 will connect commuters from Bright Hill all the way to Aviation Park in Changi. When fully completed by 2030, it will link residents from Jurong Lake District to Changi.

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Hougang MRT

In addition, Hougang is well served by the Hougang Bus Interchange that is conveniently located next to Hougang MRT station and Hougang Mall. A total of 13 bus routes and six feeder bus services originate from the bus interchange.


Photo: Hougang Bus Interchange, Singapore


Bus interchanges in Hougang


Motorists can use the TPE which will connect them to Kallang Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE) and the Central Expressway (CTE).

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Residents of Hougang can travel to all parts of the island easily via the MRT network. In addition, the TPE allows them to link up easily with the existing expressway network.

The government’s plans to develop Defu Industrial Park and Lorong Halus Industrial Park will shorten the commute time and bring jobs closer to home. In addition, URA’s Draft Master Plan 2019 indicates several land parcels that will be developed as integrated commercial and residential precincts next to Hougang MRT station. This is in line with the completion of the Cross Island Line and will turn Hougang into a more vibrant neighbourhood.

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