An underground interchange station, Serangoon MRT Station (NE12/CC13), along the NEL (North East Line) and CCL (Circle Line) is located at the borderline of Serangoon Central and Upper Paya Lebar subzones. It is constructed along Upper Serangoon Road at the intersection with the Serangoon Central.
It was named after the estate where it is currently located and is thought to be derived from a ranggong bird, an abundant bird in the swamps around Rangon River or for what it’s called today, the Serangoon River. It was also known as the Saranggang Road.
The SCDF (Singapore Civil Defence Force) conducted the second Shelter Open House, Farrer Park, Hougang stations, and Chinatown last Febuary of 2003 before the station began to open.
The station has full-height platform screen doors that separate the air-conditioned station from the tunnel which enhances commuters’ safety and comfort. Located at each platform are the plasma display that is called Passenger Information Systems that provides expected train arrival time and key messages.
All of its platforms are served by escalators, lifts and stairs that connect entrance and linkways above.
This station serves the town centre area in nearby commercial areas, amenities, and plenty of residential developments such as the Nex Shopping Mall, KLC International Institute, and the new Forest Woods condominium as well as Orchard Property which is within the famous Orchard Road.
Bus services in the Serangoon Bus Interchange are also offered to connect to the other parts of the city.