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Novena MRT station

Coordinates: 1°19′13.42″N 103°50′37.28″E / 1.3203944°N 103.8436889°E / 1.3203944; 103.8436889
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Rapid transit
Platform B of Novena MRT station.
General information
Location250 Thomson Road
Singapore 307642
Coordinates1°19′13.42″N 103°50′37.28″E / 1.3203944°N 103.8436889°E / 1.3203944; 103.8436889
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
ConnectionsBus, Taxi
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels1
ParkingYes (Novena Square, Square 2, United Square)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code NS20 
Opened12 December 1987; 36 years ago (1987-12-12)
Previous namesThomson Road
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South line

Novena MRT station (NS20) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station. It is part of the North South Line. It's located at Thomson Road in Novena, Singapore. It is the nearest MRT station to hospitals like Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital. Malls like Novena Square, Square 2 and United Square are located nearby.

History[change | change source]

The station preliminary name is Thomson Road. It was renamed to Novena in 1985. The station was named after the popular weekly Novena prayer meetings at a nearby Catholic church called Church of Saint Alphonsus. The more common name of the church is ovena Church. The term "Novena" comes from Latin word "Novem", The Latin word means nine. In this case it refers to prayers said for nine consecutive days.[1]

The passenger service centre of the station do not accept cash payment from 23 June 2018 onwards.[2]

Cultural impact[change | change source]

The station area used to be a site of Jewish cemetry. It is rumored to be haunted.There have been reports of people seeing coffins in the tunnel between this station and Bishan.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Definition of Novena". Archived from the original on March 29, 2013. Retrieved March 15, 2013.
  2. Min Zhang, Lim (31 August 2017). "11 train stations will no longer accept cash-top ups at counters from Sept 1". The Straits Times.
  3. Abdul Hadhi (17 October 1988). "Where are the ghosts?". The New Paper. p. 3. Retrieved 13 May 2016 – via NewspaperSG.

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