- North South MRT Line
North South MRT Line
வடக்கு தெற்கு எம்ஆர்டி வழி
The North South Line is coloured red on system maps.
Overview Type Rapid transit System Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore) Status Operational Termini Jurong East
Stations 27 Services 1 Operation Opened 7 November 1987 Owner Land Transport Authority Operator(s) SMRT Trains Rolling stock C151, C151A, C651, C751B Technical Line length 44 km (27 mi) Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) Standard gauge Electrification Third rail Route mapLegend Pasir Ris Peak hour through-service NS1 Jurong East ■ Joo Koon Pan Island Expressway NS2 Bukit Batok NS3 Bukit Gombak Bukit Batok Rd Choa Chu Kang Ave 1 Fajar NS4 Choa Chu Kang ■ Kranji Expressway NS5 Yew Tee KTM railway line Woodlands Rd NS7 Kranji Bukit Timah Expressway, Woodlands Flyover NS8 Marsiling NS9 Woodlands NS10 Admiralty Gambas Ave Sungei Serangoon NS11 Sembawang Sembawang Rd NS13 Yishun NS14 Khatib Lentor Ave Sungei Seletar Seletar Expressway, Lentor Flyover Yio Chu Kang Rd NS15 Yio Chu Kang NS16 Ang Mo Kio Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 Bishan Depot Kallang River Marymount – Dhoby Ghaut NS17 Bishan ■ NS18 Braddell NS19 Toa Payoh NS20 Novena Bukit Panjang – Expo NS21 Newton ■ NS22 Orchard NS23 Somerset HarbourFront – Punggol NS24 Dhoby Ghaut ■ ■ Marymount Pasir Ris NS25 City Hall ■ Singapore River NS26 Raffles Place ■ Joo Koon Promenade NS27 Marina Bay ■ NS28 Marina South Pier
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. 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.
- 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)
2nd phase of development (Woodlands Extension)
- 10 February 1996: Yishun - Choa Chu Kang (the Choa Chu Kang branch of the East West Line became part of the present North South Line)
North South Line Extension
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.
Jurong East Modification Project
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.
Possible future stations
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 trains
Platform A , D/E - Marina Bay-bound
Platform 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
NS2 Bukit Batok NS3 Bukit Gombak NS4 / BP1 Choa Chu Kang Bukit Panjang LRT NS5 Yew Tee NS7 Kranji NS8 Marsiling NS9 / TS?? Woodlands Thomson Line (Planning) NS10 Admiralty NS11 Sembawang NS13 Yishun NS14 Khatib NS15 Yio Chu Kang NS16 Ang Mo Kio Terminal of North South Line Lunch Time Xpress train service NS17 / CC15 Bishan Circle Line NS18 Braddell NS19 Toa Payoh NS20 Novena NS21 / DT11 Newton Downtown Line (U/C) NS22 Orchard NS23 Somerset 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 (U/C)
Four batches of rolling stock are in service on the line, i.e. the Kawasaki Heavy Industries C151, the Siemens C651, the Kawasaki Heavy Industries & Nippon Sharyo C751B and the Kawasaki Heavy Industries C151A. 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. Currently, there are 10 Kawasaki Heavy Industries C151A in service as of October 2011 and 12 more will be in service by December 2011.
- During morning peak hours, there are 5 direct cross-over trains to the East West Line. The first 4 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.
- ^ "SPEECH BY MR RAYMOND LIM,MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT, AT THE VISIT TO KIM CHUAN DEPOT, 25 JANUARY 2008, 9.00 AM". Singapore Government Media Release. 2008-01-25. http://www.lta.gov.sg/corp_info/doc/250108.pdf.
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