|North South MRT Line
南北地铁线 வடக்கு தெற்கு எம்ஆர்டி வழி
The North South Line is coloured red on system maps.
|System||Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)|
|Opened||7 November 1987|
|Owner||Land Transport Authority|
|Rolling stock||C151, C151A, C651, C751B|
|Line length||44 km (27 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)Standard gauge|
The North South Line (NSL) 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. ForCircle 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 MRT 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.
- 7 November 1987: Yio Chu Kang - Toa Payoh (First section opened)
- 12 December 1987: Toa Payoh - Raffles Place
- 20 December 1988: Yio Chu Kang - Yishun
- 4 November 1989: Raffles Place - Marina Bay (start of separate North South Line & East West Line)
- 10 March 1990: Jurong East - Choa Chu Kang (initially operated as the Branch Line of the East West Line)
- 10 February 1996: Yishun - Choa Chu Kang (the Choa Chu Kang branch of the East West Linebecame part of the present North South Line)
A 1 km one station extension to the North South Line will be constructed and completed by 2014. The new Marina South 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.
The Jurong East Modification Project (JEMP) consisted of the construction of a new platform and the addition of a fourth track to Jurong East Station which is now in use from 27 May 2011. After the completion of the JEMP, the North South Line utilises two tracks at Jurong East, increasing the frequency of trains at peak hours from 7am to 9am on weekdays. Waiting time is now reduced from 4.5 minutes to 2.5 minutes. There are 5 new Kawasaki Heavy Industries C151A in service from 27 May 2011, other 17 new trains will be in service by December 2011, it will also open in the evening peak hours.
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.
- 1 new station between Yew Tee Station & Kranji Station
- 1 new station between Sembawang Station & Yishun Station
|Station Number||Station Name||Interchange|
|NS1 / EW24||Jurong East||East West Line; cross-platform transfer available between Marina Bay-bound and both Pasir Ris-bound and Joo Koon-bound trainsPlatform A , D/E - Marina Bay-boundPlatform B/C - Pasir Ris-bound
Platform F - Joo Koon-bound Platform A and B only open during weekdays morning peak hours from 7am-9am until the arrival of 17 new trains by December 2011
|NS4 / BP1||Choa Chu Kang||Bukit Panjang LRT|
|NS9 / TS??||Woodlands||Thomson Line (Planning)|
|NS15||Yio Chu Kang|
|NS16||Ang Mo Kio||Terminal of North South Line Lunch Time Xpress train service|
|NS17 / CC15||Bishan||Circle Line|
|NS21 / DT11||Newton||Downtown Line (U/C)|
|NS24 / NE6 / CC1||Dhoby Ghaut||North East Line, Circle Line|
|NS25 / EW13||City Hall||East 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 / EW14||Raffles Place||East 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 / CE2||Marina Bay||Circle Line Marina Bay Extension (U/C)|
|NS28 (U/C)||Marina South Pier