North East MRT Line
North East MRT Line
வடக்கு கிழக்கு எம்ஆர்டி வழி
The North East Line is coloured purple on system maps.
|System||Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)|
|Opened||20 June 2003 (except Woodleigh and Buangkok)
15 January 2006 (Buangkok)
20 June 2011 (Woodleigh)
|Owner||Land Transport Authority|
|Rolling stock||Alstom Metropolis C751A
Alstom Metropolis & Shanghai Electric C751C
|Line length||20 km (12 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||1500V DC Overhead catenary|
The North East MRT Line (NEL) is the third Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore. The line is 20 km long with 16 stations and operated by SBS Transit. Travelling from one end of this line to the other end takes about half an hour. This line is coloured purple in the rail map.
The line joins central Singapore to the north-eastern part of the island. Transfer to the North South Line is done at Dhoby Ghaut station, East West Line at Outram Park station, Circle Line at Serangoon and Dhoby Ghaut and Downtown MRT Line at Chinatown and Little India stations.
This line is the first MRT line in Singapore to be completely underground (running in a tunnel all the way between HarbourFront and Punggol). It is also the first (and so far, the only) line where trains get their power from overhead wires above the track, instead of a third rail beside the track.
All the trains on the North East Line are automated (computer-controlled) and do not have an operator driving the train at the front. It is one of the world's first rapid transit lines that does not need drivers and is one of three such lines in the MRT network today. The others are the Circle Line and the Downtown Line.
Stations[change | change source]
|Station Number||Station Name||Interchange|
|NE1 CC29||HarbourFront||Change to Circle Line|
|NE3 EW16 TE17||Outram Park||Change to East West Line
Change to Thomson-East Coast Line
|NE4 DT19||Chinatown||Change to Downtown Line|
|NE6 NS24 CC1||Dhoby Ghaut||Change to North South Line
Change to Circle Line
|NE7 DT12||Little India||Change to Downtown Line|
|NE12 CC13||Serangoon||Change to Circle Line|
|NE16 STC||Sengkang||Change to Sengkang LRT Line|
|NE17 PTC||Punggol||Change to Punggol LRT Line|
The Land Transport Authority has announced that it will extend the North East Line from its current northern terminal at Punggol to a new station called Punggol Coast. Construction will begin in 2018, and it is expected to open in 2023.