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NE
North East Line
东北线
வடக்கு கிழக்கு வரி
NEL Map.png
Statistics
Status Operational
Termini HarbourFront
Punggol
Stations 17 (1 U/C)
Services 1
Operator(s) SBS Transit
Rolling stock C751A, C751C
Line length 19.3 km
Track gauge 1,435 mm standard gauge
Electrification 1500V DC Overhead catenary

North East Line (NEL) is the third Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line. Traveling from one end to the other takes about 35 minutes. The line is currently 19.3 km long with 16 stations and it is fully underground and automated. It is the first line to have artwork integrated into all its 16 stations under the Art in Transit programme.

History

Date Event
20 June 2003 HarbourFront - Punggol
15 January 2006 Buangkok (Added on operational line)
20 June 2011 Woodleigh (Added on operational line)

North East Line Extension

On 17 January 2013, a 2-kilometre extension which will run from Punggol through Punggol North including the new Punggol Downtown was announced. It is expected to be completed by 2023.[1]

2012 train disruption

On 15 March 2012, more than 117,000 commuters were affected during a peak hour train breakdown between HarbourFront and Dhoby Ghaut stations, caused by faulty overhead power cables at the tunnel near the Outram Park station that had snapped. A second problem was discovered relating to electricity insulation, delaying the service further. Train services resumed at 4.35pm after nearly 12 hours of disruption.[2]

Possible future stations

Stations

Alpha-Numeric
Code
Station Name Image Working names Notes
North East Line
NE1CC29 HarbourFront HarbourFront-NEL.png World Trade Centre Terminus
Interchange with Circle Line
NE3EW16TE17 Outram Park Outram Park-NEL.png Outram Park Interchange with East West Line
Future Interchange with Thomson–East Coast Line
NE4DT19 Chinatown Chinatown-NEL.png People's Park Interchange with Downtown Line
NE5 Clarke Quay Clarke Quay-NEL.png Clarke Quay
NE6NS24CC1 Dhoby Ghaut Dhoby Ghaut-NEL.png Dhoby Ghaut Interchange with North South Line and Circle Line
NE7DT12 Little India Little India-NEL.png Kadang Kerbau Interchange with Downtown Line
NE8 Farrer Park Farrer Park-NEL.png Farrer Park
NE9 Boon Keng Boon Keng-NEL.png Boon Keng
NE10 Potong Pasir Potong Pasir-NEL.png Sennett
NE11 Woodleigh Woodleigh-NEL.png Woodleigh
NE12CC13 Serangoon Serangoon-NEL.png Serangoon Interchange with Circle Line
NE13 Kovan Kovan-NEL.png Kovan
NE14CR8 Hougang Hougang-NEL.png Hougang Future Interchange with Cross Island Line
NE15 Buangkok Buangkok-NEL.png Buangkok
NE16STC Sengkang Sengkang-NEL.png Sengkang Interchange with Sengkang LRT
NE17CP3PTC Punggol Punggol-NEL.png Punggol Terminus
Interchange with Punggol LRT
Future Interchange with Cross Island Line
North East Line Extension
NE18 Punggol Coast Punggol Coast Under Construction

Services

Type Ply Between Notes
Full HarbourFrontPunggol

Rolling stock

The rolling stock consists of Alstom Metropolis C751A and Alstom Metropolis C751C trains. These trains operate from Sengkang Depot near Buangkok station.

References

  1. "North East Line Extension". Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  2. "NEL's Dhoby Ghaut – Habourfront service resumes". Channel NewsAsia. Archived on 15 March 2012.
Mass Rapid Transit [ VTE ]
Overview HistoryStationsFare and TicketingFacilitiesSafetySecurity
Lines North South LineEast West LineNorth East LineCircle LineDowntown LineThomson–East Coast Line
FutureJurong Region LineCross Island Line
Rolling Stocks C151C151AC151BC151CCT251C651C751AC751BC751CC830C830CC951
FutureC851E • CJ151 • CR151
Depots BishanChangiGali BatuKim ChuanMandaiSengkangUlu PandanTuas
FutureChangi East • East Coast • Tengah
Railway Lines in Singapore [ VTE ]
Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) North South LineEast West LineNorth East LineCircle LineDowntown LineThomson–East Coast Line
FutureJurong Region LineCross Island Line
Light Rail Transit (LRT) Bukit Panjang LRTSengkang LRTPunggol LRT
Cross-border KTM Intercity
FutureHigh Speed Rail • Johor Bahru–Singapore Rapid Transit System
Others Changi Airport SkytrainSentosa Express
DefunctSentosa Monorail
North East Line [ VTE ]
Stations HarbourFrontOutram ParkChinatownClarke QuayDhoby GhautLittle IndiaFarrer ParkBoon KengPotong PasirWoodleighSerangoonKovanHougangBuangkokSengkangPunggol
North East Line extension: Punggol Coast
Rolling Stock C751AC751C • C851E
Depots Sengkang