Bishan station

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Land Transport Authority SMRT
  • Train services between Tanjong Rhu and Bayshore stations (Thomson–East Coast Line Stage 4) will begin on Sunday, 23 June 2024. Free rides are available between these stations on Friday, 21 June 2024. Please refer here for more information.

Land Transport Authority SMRT
  • To facilitate testing on new trains, from 22 March 2024 to 30 June 2024, train service on the Bukit Panjang LRT will end earlier at 10.30pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Please refer here for more information.

  • From Sunday, 23 June 2024, Services
    will be introduced to serve Punggol Way and New Punggol Rd in both directions. Please refer here for more information.

SBS Transit
  • From Monday, 24 June 2024, short trip services
    will be introduced.
    • Short Trip
      will start from Jln Kayu (B/S 68119 (Aft Seletar Camp G)) and will terminate at Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 (B/S 55189 (Yio Chu Kang Stn)). It only operates on Weekdays (except Public Holidays) during morning peak hours.
    • Short Trip
      will start from Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 (B/S 55181 (Opp Yio Chu Kang Stn)) and will terminate at Jln Kayu (B/S 68111 (Bef Seletar Camp G)). It only operates on Weekdays (except Public Holidays) during evening peak hours.
  • Please refer here for more information.

Land Transport Authority SBS Transit
  • From 30 June 2024 to 21 July 2024, train services on the North East Line will start later at 8am on Sundays. This is to facilitate the integrated testing of systems for the opening of the new Punggol Coast Station. Please refer here

SBS Transit
  • From Sunday, 14 July 2024, Service
    will be amended to ply Bishan St 23, calling at new bus stop in front of Blk 228 (53439). In addition, it will also start earlier at 5:25am on weekdays and 5:40am on weekends and public holidays from the bus stop at Blk 454 Sin Ming Ave (53369). Please refer here for more information.

*Graphic From SGTrains/Wikipedia/LTA
Address (NSL) 200 Bishan Road
Singapore 579827
Address (CCL) 17 Bishan Place
Singapore 579842
Line(s) North–South Line
Circle Line
Structure Underground
Connections Bus Taxi
Abbreviation BSH

Bishan (NS17/CC15) is a Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North–South Line and the Circle Line. Before peak period, some trains from Bishan Depot will arrive at platform B of the North–South Line station to travel southbound towards Marina South Pier.


Date Event
7 November 1987 Station officially opened
28 May 2009 Station interchanged with Circle Line

2004 incidents[edit]

On 28 July 2004, a 31 year old accountant died after falling on the track in front of an oncoming train at this station, disrupting northbound train services for an hour.[1][2] Another such incident happened to an elderly man on 15 September that year.[3]

Modification of station for Circle Line linkage[edit]

Major alterations were performed on the original North–South Line station to be linked to the Circle Line. A new air-conditioned southbound platform to serve the southbound trains (heading towards Marina Bay) was officially opened on 27 July 2008.[4] The original platform is now dedicated to only northbound train services (heading towards Jurong East). A wall now separates the southbound tracks and the northbound platform, and southbound train doors no longer open on the right towards the old platform.

2017 tunnel flooding[edit]

On 7 October 2017, water got into a section of the tunnel between Bishan and Braddell stations during a heavy downpour in the afternoon, which disrupted train services between Ang Mo Kio and Marina South Pier for several hours. This case of water entering MRT tunnels is believed to be the first time it has affected train service. Separately, at about 5.55pm, a small fire was spotted trackside in the tunnel between the Raffles Place and Marina Bay stations, but it had died down by itself. It is not clear if it is linked to the flood, although electrical short circuits caused by water had sparked tunnel fires before.[5] Train services between Newton and Marina South Pier were restored on the day itself at about 9.20pm while full train service resumed at 1.36pm the following day after overnight efforts to clear the water in the tunnel.[6] It was revealed that the overflowing in the tunnel was caused by a malfunction in the water pumping system, which has since been repaired.[7]


  • CC15-Move.png
    Circle Line: Move! by Soh Ee Shaun
    The densely packed murals depict the artist’s feelings about the mindless rush of commuters in a train station. The three murals depicting daily life, family and the heartlands with a whimsical twist – students fly to school on rockets and animal-headed executives are rushing to work in a surreal world.[8]

Cultural impact[edit]

Being located on the former site of the Peck San Theng cemetery, the station is rumoured to be haunted, and has been the subject of several urban legends, as well as the site for alleged ghost encounters. A 1988 article in The New Paper mentioned rumoured sightings of headless ghosts at the station.[9]

Straits Times ran an article debunking an urban legend associated with the station, along with an article featuring an account by a passenger who claimed that, while riding on a train passing through the station one morning in the early 1990s, she was groped by several unseen hands before passing out. She was later revived by fellow passengers.[10] There are also other alleged encounters of ghosts and other entities by several passengers in and around the station, such as headless figures, footsteps coming from the roof of the train, and phantom passengers who do not cast reflections on the train windows.


L1 Street Level Junction 8, Bishan Bus Interchange
NSL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office
APlatform NS1Jurong East Service Map
Platform A
BPlatform NS28Marina South Pier Service Map
Platform B
B2 Transfer Linkway between North–South Line Platforms and Circle Line Concourse
CCL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre
APlatform CC29HarbourFront Service Map
Platform A/B
BPlatform CC1Dhoby GhautCE2Marina Bay via CC4Promenade Service Map


Exit Disabled-Access Location/Nearby
A Handicapped/disabled access Junction 8, Bishan Bus Interchange, Bishan Public Library
B Handicapped/disabled access Bishan Road, Bishan Street 14
C Handicapped/disabled access Bishan Road, Bishan Street 11
D Handicapped/disabled access Bishan Bus Interchange, Bishan Community Centre, Bishan-Toa Payoh Town Council (Branch Office)
E Handicapped/disabled access Junction 8 Basement

Transport Services[edit]

First/Last Train Timing[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon − Fri Sat Sun & P.H. Daily
icon North–South Line
NS1Jurong East 06:08 06:23 06:29 00:14
NS7Kranji 00:30
NS28Marina South Pier 05:37 05:37 06:02 23:34
NS19Toa Payoh 00:16
icon Circle Line
CC1Dhoby Ghaut 05:40 05:40 06:07 23:35
CC7Mountbatten 00:12
CC12Bartley 00:36
CC29HarbourFront 05:23 05:23 05:47 23:18
CC26Pasir Panjang 23:48
CC23one-north 00:04
CC17Caldecott 00:32


More travel information: Alternative Travel Method
Bus Stop Exit Bus Service
Bishan Int icon53009
Bishan St 13
Bishan Stn icon53231
Bishan Rd
Opp Bishan Stn icon53239
Bishan Rd


  1. "Bishan MRT Death". The New Paper (29 July 2004).
  2. "Death at Bishan Station disrupt services". Wee Teck Hian (TODAY, 29 July 1994)
  3. "MRT incident hits services". TODAY (16 September 2004).
  4. "New Platform at Bishan Station ready". Starits Times (26 July 2008)
  5. "Water in the tunnel, trackside fire caused train disruption on NSL: SMRT". Channel NewsAsia (8 October 2017). Archived on 7 October 2017.
  6. "NSL disruption: No train services between Ang Mo Kio, Newton 'till further notice', says SMRT". Channel NewsAsia. Archived on 8 October 2017.
  7. "NSL disruption: Malfunctioning water pumping system resulted in flooded MRT tunnel, says LTA". Channel NewsAsia. Archived on 8 October 2017.
  8. "Art in Transit". Land Transport Authority.
  9. "Where are the ghosts?". Abdul Hadhi (The New Paper, 17 October 1988).
  10. "Is Bishan MRT 'unclean'?". Mak Mun San (Straits Times, 17 April 2005).
icon North–South Line [ VTE ]
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Rolling Stock 151651751B151A151B151CR151
Depots BishanUlu Pandan
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