Circle MRT Line
Circle MRT line
Bishan MRT station, one of the most crowded stations on the Circle line.
|Native name||Laluan MRT Bulatan|
இணைப்பு எம்ஆர்டி வழி
|System||Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)|
Under construction (Stage 6)
Stadium (All trains departing from Marina Bay will end here during off-peak hours)
|Stations||30 (Operational) (excluding Bukit Brown) |
3 (Under construction)
|Daily ridership||398,000 (May 2015)|
|Opened||28 May 2009 (Stage 3)|
17 April 2010 (Stages 1 and 2)
8 October 2011 (Stages 4 and 5)
14 January 2012 (Circle line extension)
2025 (Stage 6)
|Owner||Land Transport Authority|
|Operator(s)||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Rolling stock||C830 |
|Line length||35.5 km (22.1 mi) (Operational) |
4 km (2.5 mi) (Under construction)
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||750 V DC third rail|
|Operating speed||limit of 78 km/h (48 mph)|
The 35.7-kilometre Circle MRT Line (CCL) is Singapore's fourth Mass Rapid Transit line, and the first medium capacity line. This underground line is 35.7 kilometres (22.2 mi) long with 28 stations (excluding Bukit Brown) and is fully automatically operated. As the name implies, the line is an orbital line linking all radial lines leading to the city, and also covering many parts of the Central Area. It will also connect to Marina South via a spur line branching off from Promenade and ending at Marina Bay. Circle Line is not a full circle, and the Stage 6 will only merge the section from Marina Bay to HarbourFront.
The first part opened to the public from Bartley to Marymount on May 28, 2009. When finished, the line will connect all MRT lines, and will allow passengers to bypass the downtown area, so that the City Hall and Raffles Place interchange stations will be less crowded. The second part opened to the public from Bartley to Dhoby Ghaut on April 17, 2010 while the remaining parts will be opened in October 8, 2011. Circle Line Extension (CCLe) had been in operation since 14 January 2012.
Stations[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Ee, Gerard (2009-05-23) (Speech). Circle Line Discovery. Singapore. http://app.ptc.gov.sg/get_content.aspx?id=news230509201341. Retrieved 2012-01-06.
- "ALSTOM chosen for the world's longest fully automated metro line in Singapore". railway-technology.com. 2002-02-20.