North East Line

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TRAVEL ADVISORY
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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.

Go-Ahead
  • From Sunday, 23 June 2024, Services
    84G
    &
    84W
    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
    86A
    &
    86B
    will be introduced.
    • Short Trip
      86A
      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
      86B
      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
    410G
    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.

NE
North East Line
东北线
வடக்கு கிழக்கு வரி
NEL Map.png
Statistics
Status Operational
Termini HarbourFront
Punggol Coast
Stations 17 (1 U/C)
Services 1
Operator(s) SBS Transit
Rolling stock 751A, 751C, 851E
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[edit]

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[edit]

On 17 January 2013, a 2-kilometre extension which will extend from Punggol through Punggol North was announced. The future Punggol Coast MRT station is expected to be completed by 2024.[1]

2012 train disruption[edit]

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[edit]

Stations[edit]

Alpha-Numeric
Code
Station Name Image Working names Notes
icon 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 and 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
NE17CP4PTC Punggol Punggol-NEL.png Punggol Terminus
Interchange with Punggol LRT
Future Interchange with Cross Island Line
icon North East Line Extension
NE18 Punggol Coast Punggol Coast Under Construction

Rolling stock[edit]

The rolling stock consists of Alstom Metropolis 751A, Alstom Metropolis 751C and Alstom Metropolis 851E trains. These trains operate from Sengkang Depot near Buangkok station.

References[edit]

  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.
icon 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 151151A151B151CR151T251651751A751B751C830830C851E951
FutureJ151 • CR151
Depots BishanChangiGali BatuKim ChuanMandaiSengkangUlu PandanTuas
FutureChangi East • East CoastTengah
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
FutureJohor Bahru–Singapore Rapid Transit System
Others Changi Airport SkytrainSentosa Express
DefunctSentosa Monorail
icon North East Line [ VTE ]
Stations HarbourFrontOutram ParkChinatownClarke QuayDhoby GhautLittle IndiaFarrer ParkBoon KengPotong PasirWoodleighSerangoonKovanHougangBuangkokSengkangPunggol
North East Line extension: Punggol Coast
Rolling Stock 751A751C851E
Depots Sengkang
Others Bridging Service