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The North South MRT Line was the 1st Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in Singapore. The line is currently 44 km long with 25 stations, and is operated by SMRT Corporation. Traveling from one end of this line to the other end takes about one hour, and this line is coloured red on the rail map.

As the name implies, the line connects central Singapore to both northern and southern parts of the island. Cross-platform transfer to the East West Line is provided at Jurong East, City Hall and Raffles Place stations while transfer to the North East Line is possible via a linkway at Dhoby Ghaut station. For Circle Line is provided at Bishan and Dhoby Ghaut stations and a linkway. The future Downtown Line will interchange with the North South Line at Newton station. When the Woodlands Extension was opened in 1996, the Branch MRT Line consisting of the route from Jurong East MRT Station to Choa Chu Kang MRT Station was integrated into the main line.

History Edit

Initial System Edit

2nd phase of development Edit

North South Line Extension Edit

A 1 km one station extension to the North South Line will be constructed and completed by 2014. The new Marina Pier station will be located near the upcoming International Cruise Terminal at Marina Bay. Minister Raymond Lim announced on 12 February 2009 that the completion date for the extension, initially due for completion in 2015, will be brought forward by a year to 2014.[1]

Jurong East Modification Project Edit

The Jurong East Modification Project (JEMP) consists of the construction of a new platform and the addition of a fourth track to Jurong East Station by 2012. The North South Line currently utilises one track at Jurong East for layover hence a second track will increase the frequency of the North South Line. Once completed, it is expected to reduce waiting time for commuters from 4.5 minutes to 2.5 minutes. On 12 February 2009, Minister Raymond Lim announced that the JEMP will be completed by 2011, one year ahead of schedule.

Possible future stations Edit

At least 2 more stations may be added to the line in the future since alphanumeric codes NS6 & NS12 have been reserved for future use.

Stations Edit

Station Number Station Name Interchange
NS1 / EW24 Jurong EastEast West Line; cross-platform transfer available between Marina Bay-bound and both Pasir Ris-bound and Joo Koon-bound trains
NS2Bukit Batok 
NS3Bukit Gombak 
NS4 / BP1Choa Chu KangBukit Panjang LRT
NS5Yew Tee 
NS15Yio Chu Kang 
NS16Ang Mo Kio 
NS17 / CC15BishanCircle Line
NS19Toa Payoh 
NS21 / DT11NewtonDowntown Line (U/C)
NS24 / NE6 / CC1Dhoby GhautNorth East Line, Circle Line
NS25 / EW13City HallEast West Line; cross-platform transfer available between Marina Bay-bound and Pasir Ris-bound trains, and between Jurong East-bound and Joo Koon-bound trains
NS26 / EW14Raffles PlaceEast West Line; cross-platform transfer available between Marina Bay-bound and Joo Koon-bound trains, and between Jurong East-bound and Pasir Ris-bound trains
NS27 / CE2Marina BayCircle Line Marina Bay Extension (U/C)
NS28Marina PierProvisional Name

Rolling stock Edit

Three batches of rolling stock are in service on the line, i.e. the Kawasaki Heavy Industries C151, the Siemens C651 and the Kawasaki Heavy Industries & Nippon Sharyo C751B. These trains operate from the Bishan depot between Ang Mo Kio station and Bishan Station on the North South Line. The Bishan Depot has maintenance and train overhaul facilities for trains along the North South Line.

Further information Edit

  • During morning peak hours, there are 7 direct cross-over trains to the East West Line. The first 6 trains depart from Bishan depot and start service from Ang Mo Kio. The last train starts from Marina Bay towards Pasir Ris via Jurong East. There are also additional services from Marina Bay to Yishun.
  • During evening peak hours, there are additional services from Jurong East to Yew Tee, and from Marina Bay to Yishun.
  • Additional special event services operate between Marina Bay and Yishun, and between Marina Bay and Ang Mo Kio.
  • Lunchtime Xpress services operate between Ang Mo Kio and Marina Bay on weekdays between 12pm - 2pm.
  • There will be additional train service to serve the morning and evening peak hours.

References Edit

Template:Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore) Template:Singapore railway lines Template:Singapore MRT stationsde:Nord-Süd-Linie (Singapur) id:Jalur Utara Selatan (MRT Singapura) nl:North South Line (Singapore) ja:MRT南北線 no:Nord-sør-linjen zh:新加坡地铁南北线

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