Kovan MRT Station

Kovan MRT Station

Kovan MRT Station is an underground station on the North East Line of the Mass Rapid Transit in Singapore. The station is located in the southern part of Hougang with a neighbourhood mall known as Heartland Mall, the former Hougang South Bus Interchange in its vicinity.

With the opening of the station, the former bus interchange ceased operations in February 2004 and its services were transferred to Hougang Central Bus Interchange.

The artwork in this station is The Trade-Off by Eng Tow. These are 1945 and present topographical maps of Kovan that are set on the floor, showing the progress that has taken place.


General Ticketing Machines allow commuters to purchase tickets for single or multiple journeys, and along with Top-up Machines, offer contactless card transactions and can be paid by Cash, NETS and Credit Card. The majority of Kovan residents are richer and they can afford credit cards. While the fact is that cash top-ups are no longer accepted at Passenger Service Centres from 1 December 2017, at Kovan MRT Station, the Passenger Service Centres are converted to staff rooms. It is the 8th station to touch general ticketing machines.

Station layoutEdit

L1 Street Level
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
B2 Platform 1 North East Line towards HarbourFront via Serangoon (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 2 North East Line towards Punggol via Hougang (←)


Kovan MRT Station has three exits leading to the ground level (A, B & C), but two of which provides barrier-free for the disabled. It has a 24-hour underpass all along.

  • A: Upper Serangoon Road
  • B: Upper Serangoon Road
  • C: Heartland Mall, Kovan Market & Food Centre

Passenger Usage PatternsEdit

Serving residential developments in the vicinity, Kovan station encounters moderate demand throughout the day.

Platforms Services
North East Line
Platform 1
NEL – Punggol & Fernvale (Sengkang)
North East Line
Platform 2
NEL – Farrer Park & Serangoon
CCL – Promenade & Nicoll Highway (change at Serangoon)
DTL – Hillview (change at Little India)

Transport connectionsEdit


Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Fri Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
North East Line
to HarbourFront 5.51am 5.51am 6.12am 11.37pm
to Punggol 6.22am 6.23am 6.43am 12.18am


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