Toa Payoh MRT station

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Toa Payoh
தோ பாயோ
Toa Payoh
Rapid transit
Northbound platform of Toa Payoh MRT station.
General information
Location510 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
Singapore 319398
Coordinates1°19′57.73″N 103°50′52.11″E / 1.3327028°N 103.8478083°E / 1.3327028; 103.8478083
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Platforms2 (1 island platform)
ConnectionsToa Payoh Bus Interchange, Taxi
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels1
ParkingYes (HDB Hub)
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code NS19 
Opened7 November 1987; 36 years ago (1987-11-07)
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South line

Toa Payoh MRT station (NS19) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North South Line in Toa Payoh, Singapore. Located within the town centre of Toa Payoh, this station is connected to Toa Payoh Bus Interchange and the HDB Hub.

Toa Payoh was the first MRT station in Singapore to be completed, topping out on 5 August 1985.[1]

The station was the first underground station in the world to be fitted with platform screen doors. This station was among the first phase of MRT stations, from Toa Payoh to Yio Chu Kang, to be opened in Singapore on 7 November 1987. Today, the concourse area bears the inauguration plate of Singapore's MRT system.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Toa Payoh MRT station first to be topped out". Business Times. 6 August 1985. Retrieved 15 June 2017 – via NewspaperSG.
  2. "All aboard for the Subway Age". The Straits Times. 8 November 1987.

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