Novena MRT station
|Location||250 Thomson Road|
|Operated by||SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)|
|Platforms||2 (1 island platform)|
|Parking||Yes (Novena Square, Square 2, United Square)|
|Opened||12 December 1987|
|Previous names||Thomson Road|
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.
The passenger service centre of the station do not accept cash payment from 23 June 2018 onwards.
Cultural impact[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Definition of Novena". Retrieved March 15, 2013.
- Min Zhang, Lim (31 August 2017). "11 train stations will no longer accept cash-top ups at counters from Sept 1". The Straits Times.
- Abdul Hadhi (17 October 1988). "Where are the ghosts?". The New Paper. p. 3. Retrieved 13 May 2016 – via NewspaperSG.