North East MRT Line

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      North East MRT Line
வடக்கு கிழக்கு எம்ஆர்டி வழி
The North East Line is coloured purple on system maps.
Type Rapid transit
System Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)
Status Open
Termini HarbourFront
Stations 16
Services 1
Opened 20 June 2003 (except Woodleigh and Buangkok)
15 January 2006 (Buangkok)
20 June 2011 (Woodleigh)
Owner Land Transport Authority
Operator(s) SBS Transit
Character Fully Underground
Rolling stock Alstom Metropolis C751A
Alstom Metropolis & Shanghai Electric C751C
Line length 20 km (12 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 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.[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]

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
 NE5  Clarke Quay  
 NE6  NS24  CC1  Dhoby Ghaut Change to North South Line
Change to Circle Line
 NE7  DT12  Little India Change to Downtown Line
 NE8  Farrer Park  
 NE9  Boon Keng  
 NE10  Potong Pasir  
 NE11  Woodleigh  
 NE12  CC13  Serangoon Change to Circle Line
 NE13  Kovan  
 NE14  Hougang  
 NE15  Buangkok  
 NE16  STC{{{2}}}  Sengkang Change to Sengkang LRT Line
 NE17  PTC{{{2}}}  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.

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