North South MRT line

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North South MRT line
NS9 Woodlands MRT Platform.jpg
Two C151B trains at Woodlands, which is one of the most crowded stations of the line.
Native name Laluan MRT Utara Selatan
வடக்கு தெற்கு எம்ஆர்டி வழி
Type Rapid transit
System Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)
Status Operational
Under construction (Canberra)
Termini Jurong East
Marina South Pier
Stations 26 (Operational) ( excluding reserved station NS6 )
1 (Under construction)
Services 1
Opened 7 November 1987; 30 years ago (1987-11-07)
Owner Land Transport Authority
Operator(s) SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Character Elevated (Jurong East - Ang Mo Kio)
Subsurface (Bishan)
Underground (Braddell - Marina South Pier)
Depot(s) Bishan
Ulu Pandan
Rolling stock C151
C151C (Future)
Line length 45 km (28 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 750 V DC Third rail
Operating speed limit of 80 km/h (50 mph)
Route map
MRT map NS.svg

The North South MRT line is the first Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in Singapore to be built. It is 44 km long and has 25 stations and it is being operated by SMRT Trains. It would usually take one hour to travel from one end of the MRT line to the other. This line is coloured red on the MRT Rail map.

This line joins the Central area of Singapore to the Northern and Southern areas of Singapore. To transfer to the East West MRT line, a commuter can transfer at Jurong East, Raffles Place or City Hall. Transferring to the North East MRT Line is done at Dhoby Ghaut with a linkway. Bishan MRT Station, Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station and Marina Bay MRT Station can transfer a commuter to the Circle MRT Line. Transfer to the Downtown line is provided at Newton MRT Station

History[change | change source]

Main route[change | change source]

The first section of the north south line opened on (date) (month) 1987 between Toa Payoh and Yio Chu Kang. Afterwards, the section to Outram Park(Now on the East West MRT line) opened. Following that, the rest of the line opened stage by stage.

Woodlands Extension[change | change source]

The Woodlands Extension was planned to close the gap between Yishun and Chua Chu Kang. It consists of 7 stations.

Marina South Pier[change | change source]

A 1km extension of the line to Marina South Pier MRT Station was completed in 2016.

Major Incidents[change | change source]

2011[change | change source]

2015[change | change source]

2017[change | change source]

On 7 October, services on the line was stopped between Ang Mo Kio and Marina South Pier around 6PM after the tunnels between Bishan and Braddel flooded following heavy rain and a fire was seen near Raffles Place. Services between Newton and Marina South Pier was resumed at around 9.30PM but the section between Newton and Ang Mo Kio remained closed overnight. It opened at 2PM the following day after staff and the SCDF worked overnight to clear the water from the tunnel. SMRT report that a faulty water pump was the cause of the flooding. This is the worst breakdown in SMRT's history

Stations[change | change source]

A view of the station doors of the Raffles Place MRT Station
Station Number Station Name Interchange
 NS1  EW24  Jurong East East West line; Transfer available between Marina Bay-bound and both Pasir Ris-bound and Joo Koon-bound trains
NS2 Bukit Batok  
NS3 Bukit Gombak  
NS4 / BP1 Choa Chu Kang Bukit Panjang LRT
NS5 Yew Tee  
NS7 Kranji  
NS8 Marsiling  
NS9 Woodlands  
NS10 Admiralty  
NS11 Sembawang  
NS13 Yishun  
NS14 Khatib  
NS15 Yio Chu Kang  
NS16 Ang Mo Kio  
NS17 / CC15 Bishan Circle Line
NS18 Braddell  
NS19 Toa Payoh  
NS20 Novena  
NS21 / DT11 Newton Downtown Line
NS22 Orchard  
NS23 Somerset  
NS24 / NE6 / CC1 Dhoby Ghaut North East Line, Circle Line
NS25 / EW13 City Hall East West line; Transfer available between Marina Bay-bound and Pasir Ris-bound trains, and between Jurong East-bound and Joo Koon-bound trains
NS26 / EW14 Raffles Place East West line; Transfer available between Marina Bay-bound and Joo Koon-bound trains, and between Jurong East-bound and Pasir Ris-bound trains
NS27 / CE2 Marina Bay Circle Line Marina Bay Extension
NS28 Marina South Pier