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North South Line, Singapore MRT
North South Line, Singapore MRT
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The North South Line of the Singapore MRT is a 44 km long mass rapid transit train line that forms a semi-circle through Singapore. At time of writing (May 2010), the line has 25 stations, NS1 to NS27 (there are no NS6 or NS12 station).

The North South Line is colour-coded red. The line has interchanges with the East West MRT Line at Jurong East, City Hall and Raffles Place. These are cross-platform transfers. It also interchanges with the North East MRT Line at the Dhoby Ghaut station, connected via linkway. The North South Line also interchanges with the Circle Line at the Bishan and Dhoby Ghaut stations, connected by linkway.

A little bit of history ...

The North South Line first opened on 7 November 1987, between Yio Chu Kang and Toa Payoh. It extends to Outram Park on 12 December 1987, then from Yio Chu Kang to Yishun on 20 Decmber 1988. Separately, the City Hall to Marina Bay section was opened on 4 November 1989. Another section from Jurong East to Choa Chu Kang, initially operated as a fork off the East West Line, opened on 10 March, 1990. On 10 February 1996, the Yishun to Choa Chu Kang section was completed.

Stations on the MRT North South Line

Station NumberStation NameDetailsInterchange
NS1Jurong EastThe Jurong East MRT Station is an above ground station. This major station is an interchange for the East West Line with the North South Line. It serves as the terminus for the western end of the North South Line.EW4
NS2Bukit BatokThe Bukit Batok MRT Station is an above-ground station. The station also has an outlet of NTUC Fairprice supermarket within its premises.NONE
NS3Bukit GombakThe Bukit Gombak MRT Station is an above-ground station which opened on 10 March, 1990. Originally without platform screen, these were installed at end April 2010 as a security feature.NONE
NS4Choa Chu KangThe Choa Chu Kang MRT station is an above ground station that is also the terminus of the Bukit Panjang LRT. The station opened on 10 February, 1990 to serve the North South Line, and then on 6 November 1999 it became an interchange and terminus for the Bukit Panjang LRT line.BP1
NS5Yew TeeThe Yew Tee MRT Station is an above-ground station opened on 10 February, 1996. It serves the mainly residents of HDB flats in Choa Chu Kang NorthNONE
NS7KranjiThe Kranji MRT Station is an above-ground station opened on 10 February, 1996. It serves the industrial estates of Sungei Kadut as well as the Singapore Turf Club, which causes a rise in traffic on race days.NONE
NS8MarsilingThe Marsiling MRT Station is an above-ground station serving the western side of Woodlands New Town. To protect the privacy of the residents there, screens are built along the tracks.CC9
NS9WoodlandsThe Woodlands MRT Station is an above-ground Station integrated to the Woodlands Regional Bus Interchange and the Causeway Point Shopping Centre. This station will in future be an interchange with the Thomson MRT Line, still under planning stage.TS2
NS10AdmiraltyThe Admiralty MRT Station is an above-ground station serving the neighbourhood of Admiralty and eastern part of Woodlands New Town.NONE
NS11SembawangThe Sembawang MRT Station is an above-ground station serving the residential neighbourhood of Sembawang. The station is integrated to the Sembawang Bus Interchange, with Sun Plaza Shopping Centre located next to it.NONE
NS13YishunThe Yishun MRT Station is an above-ground station opened in December, 1988. As with the older stations on the North South Line, it was originally built without platform screen doors. These were only installed and started operations on 2 December, 2009.NONE
NS14KhatibThe Khatib MRT Station is an above-ground station serving the residents of Yishun New Town. The section between this station and Yio Chu Kang Station is the longest distance between two Singapore MRT stations, that it takes 5 minutes to travel between the two stations.NONE
NS15Yio Chu KangThe Yio Chu Kang MRT Station is an above ground station which serves the neighbouring educational institutions and residential neighbourhoods.NONE
NS16Ang Mo KioThe Ang Mo Kio MRT Station serves the adjacent Ang Mo Kio Town Centre. To cater to heavier traffic, especially during specific public holidays and festivals, additional trains are added to this line, running from Marina Bay to this station.NONE
NS17BishanThe Bishan MRT Station is an underground station originally built for the North South Line, and then integrated with an interchange to the Circle Line on 28 May, 2009. CC15
NS18BraddellThe Braddell MRT Station is an underground station on the northern part of the Toa Payoh neighbourhood.NONE
NS19Toa PayohThe Toa Payoh MRT Station is an underground station that serves the main Toa Payoh area. Completed on 5 August, 1985, it is the first and oldest MRT station in Singapore, and the first in the world with platform screen doors.NONE
NS20NovenaThe Novena MRT Station is an underground station which opened on 12 December, 1987.NONE
NS21NewtonThe Newton MRT Station is an underground station along Scotts Road. At a depth on just 12 meters, it is the swallowest underground MRT station thus far. The Newton station will be an interchange in the future with the Downtown Line, which is slated to reach it only around 2015.DT11
NS22OrchardThe Orchard MRT Station is an underground station at Orchard Road. Its strategic location makes it one of the busiest stations. The station has five exits, A, B, C, D, and E.TS14
NS23SomersetThe Somerset MRT Station is an underground station on the North South Line. It was named after Somerset Road, which in turn was named after famous novelist W. Somerset Maugham.NONE
NS24Dhoby GhautThe Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station is an underground station. It first opened on 12 December, 1987, for the North South Line. It became an interchange when the North East Line opened on 20 June, 2003. It is one of two MRT stations with travellators - the other being the Serangoon MRT Station. On 17 April, 2010, the Dhoby Ghaut station links to the Circle Line, becoming the only interchange station in Singapore serving three lines, and the biggest MRT Station in Singapore. The Dhoby Ghaut station is the second deepest station, reaching a depth of 28 meters, equivalent to a five-storey building, and surpassed in depth only by the Bras Basah Station.
NE6
CC1
NS25City HallThe City Hall MRT Station is one of the two original interchange stations of the MRT network, serving the North-South and East-West lines. It is one of the two stations serving the Central Business District.EW13
NS26Raffles PlaceThe Raffles Place MRT Station is an underground station beneath the public square of the same name. It is an interchange for the North South Line to the East West Line. Once the biggest and deepest MRT station in Singapore, it relinquished the title to the Dhoby Ghaut station in 2003, when passed it to the Bras Basah station in 2010. EW14
NS27Marina BayThe Marina Bay MRT Station is an underground station that serves as the southern terminal of the North South Line. The station will serve the New Downtown, an extension of the Central Business District that is presently being developed. The station is also slated to be an interchange for the Circle Line in the future.
CE2
TS20
NS28unnamedAn extension to the North South Line is now under construction. Its working name is Marina Pier, while the actual name has not yet been determined. The station will be located near Marine South Pier, not to Marine Barrage as originally planned.NONE

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