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 nameLaluan MRT Utara Selatan
வடக்கு தெற்கு எம்ஆர்டி வழி
TypeRapid transit
SystemMass Rapid Transit (Singapore)
Under construction (Canberra)
TerminiJurong East
Marina South Pier
Stations26 (Operational) ( excluding reserved station NS6 )
1 (Under construction)
Opened7 November 1987; 31 years ago (1987-11-07)
OwnerLand Transport Authority
Operator(s)SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
CharacterElevated (Jurong East - Ang Mo Kio)
Subsurface (Bishan)
Underground (Braddell - Marina South Pier)
Ulu Pandan
Rolling stockC151
C151C (Future)
Line length45 km (28 mi)
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification750 V DC Third rail
Operating speedlimit 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