North–South Line

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North–South Line
வடக்கு–தெற்கு வரி
NSL Map.png
Status Operational
Termini Jurong East
Marina South Pier
Stations 27
Services 1
Operator(s) SMRT
Rolling stock 151
Line length 45 km
Track gauge 1,435 mm standard gauge
Electrification 750V DC Third rail

North–South Line (NSL) is the first Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line. Traveling from one end to the other takes about 65 minutes. The line is currently 45 km long with 27 stations.


Date Event
7 November 1987 Yio Chu Kang - Toa Payoh
12 December 1987 Toa Payoh - Raffles Place
20 December 1988 Yishun - Yio Chu Kang
4 November 1989 Raffles Place - Marina Bay
Separation of North–South Line and East–West Line
10 March 1990 Jurong East - Choa Chu Kang (part of East–West Line)
10 February 1996 Choa Chu Kang - Yishun
Jurong East - Choa Chu Kang integrated to North–South Line
18 September 2010 - 19 September 2010 Jurong East - Bukit Batok suspended due to the construction of Jurong East Modification Project (JEMP)[1]
27 May 2011 Jurong East Modification Project (JEMP) open
23 November 2014 Marina Bay - Marina South Pier
28 May 2017 Switched from Fixed Block Signaling system to Communication Based Train Control Signalling System
10 December 2017 Jurong East - Choa Chu Kang suspended due to the upgrading of signaling system on the East–West Line[2]
17 December 2017
18 May 2019 - 19 May 2019 Woodlands - Yishun suspended due to the construction of Canberra station[3]
20 May 2019 Woodlands - Ang Mo Kio suspended due to the construction of Canberra station[3]
2 November 2019 Canberra (Added on operational line)

2011 train disruptions[edit]

On 15 December 2011, services between Bishan and Marina Bay stations were disrupted due to damage sustained on the power rail between Dhoby Ghaut and City Hall. Trains along the stretch were stalled and caused a service disruption until 11.40pm on that day.[4] Two days later, a similar problem caused a seven-hour disruption between Ang Mo Kio and Marina Bay.[5][6] According to the Committee of Inquiry (COI) report, both disruption was caused by damage to the third rail and the trains' collector shoes.[7]

2015 train disruption[edit]

On 7 July 2015 at about 7.20pm, both the North–South Line and East–West Line were temporarily disrupted due to massive power trips detected along the line. Train service resumed at 10.35pm at a reduced speed.[8] The cause of the disruption was due to damaged insulators which caused a failure to properly supply power.[9]

2017 tunnel flooding[edit]

On 7 October 2017, a 20-hour long disruption of services started due to flooding in the tunnels between Bishan and Braddell stations due to a faulty drainage system, resulting in disruption of train services between Ang Mo Kio and Marina South Pier stations in both directions for several hours. A trackside fire between Raffles Place and Marina Bay stations further exacerbated the disruption.[10]

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.[11] It was discovered that the overflowing in the tunnel was caused by a malfunction in the water pumping system, which has since been repaired.[12]


Station Name Image Working names Notes
icon North–South Line
NS1EW24JE5 Jurong East Jurong East-NSL-EWL.png Jurong East Terminus
Interchange with East–West Line
Future Interchange with Jurong Region Line
NS2 Bukit Batok Bukit Batok-NSL.png Bukit Batok South
NS3 Bukit Gombak Bukit Gombak-NSL.png Bukit Batok North
NS3A Brickland Brickland Under Planning (2030s)
NS4JS1BP1 Choa Chu Kang Choa Chu Kang-NSL.png Choa Chu Kang Interchange with Bukit Panjang LRT
Future Interchange with Jurong Region Line
NS5 Yew Tee Yew Tee-NSL.png Choa Chu Kang North
NS6DT Sungei Kadut Sungei Kadut Under Planning (2030s)
Interchange with Downtown Line
NS7 Kranji Kranji-NSL.png Kranji
NS8 Marsiling Marsiling-NSL.png Woodlands West
NS9TE2 Woodlands Woodlands-NSL.png Woodlands Central Interchange with Thomson–East Coast Line
NS10 Admiralty Admiralty-NSL.png Woodlands East
NS11 Sembawang Sembawang-NSL.png Sembawang
NS12 Canberra Canberra-NSL.png Simpang
NS13 Yishun Yishun-NSL.png Nee Soon North
NS14 Khatib Khatib-NSL.png Nee Soon South
NS15 Yio Chu Kang Yio Chu Kang-NSL.png Yio Chu Kang
NS16CR11 Ang Mo Kio Ang Mo Kio-NSL.png Ang Mo Kio Future Interchange with Cross Island Line
NS17CC15 Bishan Bishan-NSL.png Kampong San Teng, San Teng Interchange with Circle Line
NS18 Braddell Braddell-NSL.png Braddell
NS19 Toa Payoh Toa Payoh-NSL.png Toa Payoh
NS20 Novena Novena-NSL.png Thomson
NS21DT11 Newton Newton-NSL.png Newton Circus Interchange with Downtown Line
NS22TE14 Orchard Orchard-NSL.png Scotts, Orchard Boulevard Interchange with Thomson–East Coast Line
NS23 Somerset Somerset-NSL.png Killiney
NS24NE6CC1 Dhoby Ghaut Dhoby Ghaut-NSL.png Dhoby Ghaut Interchange with North East Line and Circle Line
NS25EW13 City Hall City Hall-NSL-EWL.png Saint Andrew's Interchange with East–West Line
NS26EW14 Raffles Place Raffles Place-NSL-EWL.png Central Interchange with East–West Line
NS27CE2TE20 Marina Bay Marina Bay-NSL.png Telok Ayer Basin, Marina South Interchange with Circle Line and Thomson–East Coast Line
NS28 Marina South Pier Marina South Pier-NSL.png Marina View, Marina Pier Terminus

Rolling stock[edit]

The rolling stock consists of Kawasaki Heavy Industries 151, Siemens 651, Kawasaki Heavy Industries & Nippon Sharyo 751B, Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CSR Qingdao Sifang 151A, Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CSR Qingdao Sifang 151B, Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CRRC Qingdao Sifang 151C and Alstom MOVIA R151 trains. These trains operate from Bishan Depot near Bishan station and Ulu Pandan Depot near Jurong East station.


  1. "LTA and SMRT gear up for disruption over the weekend". Land Transport Authority. Archived on 10 August 2017.
  2. "2 full-day shutdowns, shorter operating hours for 19 NSEWL MRT stations in December: LTA, SMRT". Channel NewsAsia (21 November 2017).
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Three-Day Closure to Construct Crossover Track at Canberra Station". Land Transport Authority (8 April 2019).
  4. "North-South MRT Line breakdown hits thousands". Channel NewsAsia. Archived on 7 January 2012.
  5. "MRT breaks down again". Channel NewsAsia (17 December 2011). Archived on 7 January 2012.
  6. "North-South Line service resumes after 7-hour disruption". Channel NewsAsia. Archived on 7 January 2012.
  7. "Release of Report of COI into 15 and 17 December 2011 MRT Disruptions". Ministry of Transport.
  8. "LTA Media Statement: NSEWL Service Disruption". Land Transport Authority (7 July 2015).
  9. "Power trip on MRT network due to power fault on NSEWL". Channel NewsAsia. Archived on 27 April 2016.
  10. "Water in the tunnel, trackside fire caused train disruption on NSL: SMRT". Channel NewsAsia (8 October 2017). Archived on 7 October 2017.
  11. "NSL disruption: No train services between Ang Mo Kio, Newton 'till further notice', says SMRT". Channel NewsAsia. Archived on 8 October 2017.
  12. "NSL disruption: Malfunctioning water pumping system resulted in flooded MRT tunnel, says LTA". Channel NewsAsia. Archived on 8 October 2017.
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Overview HistoryStationsFare and TicketingFacilitiesSafetySecurity
Lines North–South LineEast–West LineNorth East LineCircle LineDowntown LineThomson–East Coast Line
FutureJurong Region LineCross Island Line
Rolling Stocks 151151A151B151CR151T251651751A751B751C830830C851E951
FutureJ151 • CR151
Depots BishanChangiGali BatuKim ChuanMandaiSengkangUlu PandanTuas
FutureChangi East • East CoastTengah
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Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) North–South LineEast–West LineNorth East LineCircle LineDowntown LineThomson–East Coast Line
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Others Changi Airport SkytrainSentosa Express
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icon North–South Line [ VTE ]
Stations Jurong EastBukit BatokBukit GombakChoa Chu KangYew TeeKranjiMarsilingWoodlandsAdmiraltySembawangCanberraYishunKhatibYio Chu KangAng Mo KioBishanBraddellToa PayohNovenaNewtonOrchardSomersetDhoby GhautCity HallRaffles PlaceMarina BayMarina South Pier
Rolling Stock 151651751B151A151B151CR151
Depots BishanUlu Pandan
Others Bridging Service