North East MRT line

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 NEL 
North East MRT line
Ne14hougang.jpg
An Alstom Metropolis C751A train at Hougang, bound for HarbourFront.
Overview
Native nameLaluan MRT Timur Laut
东北地铁线
வடக்கு கிழக்கு எம்ஆர்டி வழி
TypeRapid transit
SystemMass Rapid Transit (Singapore)
StatusOperational
Under planning (Punggol Coast)
TerminiHarbourFront
Punggol
Punggol Coast (2023)
Stations16 (excluding reserved station for NE2)
1 (Under planning)
Services1
Daily ridership579,000 (Q1 2017)
Operation
Opened20 June 2003; 16 years ago (2003-06-20)
15 January 2006; 13 years ago (2006-01-15) (Buangkok)
20 June 2011; 8 years ago (2011-06-20) (Woodleigh)
2023; 4 years' time (2023) (Punggol Coast)
OwnerLand Transport Authority
Operator(s)SBS Transit (ComfortDelGro)
CharacterFully underground
Depot(s)Sengkang
Rolling stockC751A
C751C
Technical
Line length20 km (12 mi) (Operational)
1.6 km (0.99 mi) (Under planning)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification1500V DC Overhead catenary
Operating speedlimit of 90 km/h (56 mph)
Route map
MRT map NE.svg

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.[1] 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.[2]

Stations[change | change source]

North East MRT Line
 
Up arrow Dhoby Ghaut
 NE1  CC29 
HarbourFront
Left arrow Marina Bay
 
 NE3  EW16  TE17 
Outram Park
Left arrow Pasir Ris
  Tuas Link Right arrow
Left arrow Woodlands North
  Sungei Bedok Right arrow
 NE4  DT19 
Chinatown
Right arrow Expo
 
 NE5 
Clarke Quay
Singapore River
 NE6  NS24  CC1 
Dhoby Ghaut
Left arrow Marina South Pier
  Jurong East Right arrow
Left arrow HarbourFront
 
 
  Bukit Panjang Right arrow
 NE7  DT12 
Little India
 NE8 
Farrer Park
 NE9 
Boon Keng
 NE10 
Potong Pasir
 NE11 
Woodleigh
 NE12  CC13 
Serangoon
Left arrow Dhoby Ghaut
  HarbourFront Right arrow
 NE13 
Kovan
 NE14 
Hougang
 NE15 
Buangkok
Sengkang Depot
West Loop: Fernvale via Renjong Right arrow
East Loop: Left arrow Bakau via Ranggung
 NE16  STC 
Sengkang
West Loop: Fernvale via Cheng Lim Right arrow
East Loop: Left arrow Bakau via Compassvale
West Loop: Samudera via Soo Teck Right arrow
East Loop Left arrow Riviera via Cove
 NE17  PTC 
Punggol
West Loop: Samudera via Sam Kee Right arrow
East Loop: Left arrow Riviera via Damai
Station number Station name Image Interchange/notes
 NE1  CC29  HarbourFront HarbourFront MRT Station, Aug 06.JPG Interchange with the Circle line
 NE2  reserved; under planning Reserve station to be open at a later date
 NE3  EW16  TE17  Outram Park Outram Park NEL Interchange, Entrance, Dec 05.JPG Interchange with the East West line and the Thomson-East Coast line (2021)
 NE4  DT19  Chinatown Chinatown MRT Station Platform 201401.jpg Interchange with the Downtown line
 NE5  Clarke Quay Clarke Quay MRT.JPG  
 NE6  NS24  CC1  Dhoby Ghaut Dhoby Ghaut MRT 3.JPG Interchange with the North South line and the Circle line
 NE7  DT12  Little India Little India MRT Station, Oct 06.JPG Interchange with the Downtown line
 NE8  Farrer Park Ne8 Farrer Park 2.jpg  
 NE9  Boon Keng Boon Keng MRT 3.JPG  
 NE10  Potong Pasir Ne10potongpasir.jpg  
 NE11  Woodleigh NE11 Woodleigh Platform B to Punggol.jpg
 NE12  CC13  Serangoon Ne12 Serangoon 2.jpg Interchange with the Circle line
 NE13  Kovan Ne13kovan.jpg  
 NE14  CR8  Hougang Hougang MRT Station (NEL) - Platform.jpg Interchange with the Cross Island line (2029)
 NE15  Buangkok Buangkok MRT Station 6, Aug 06.JPG
 NE16  STC  Sengkang NE16 Sengkang MRT Platform A.jpg Interchange with the Sengkang LRT
 NE17  PTC  Punggol NE17 Punggol MRT Platform and Escalator.jpg Interchange with the Punggol LRT
North East line extension (under construction, to be ready by 2023)
 NE18  Punggol Coast

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. Travel Time, SBS Transit
  2. "Singapore Northeast Line" (PDF). Alstom.

Other websites[change | change source]