Today, more than 130 stations across five MRT lines span the island. This 200km system has over three million daily ridership. In addition, there are more than 40 stations across two LRT lines and this 28km system has over 200 thousand daily ridership. More networks are being built to further expand rail coverage.
Complementing the rail system are the two Light Rapid Transit (LRT) systems in Bukit Panjang, and Sengkang and Punggol, which acts as a feeder service that brings commuters closer to their homes.
- SMRT operates the North-South Line, East-West Line, Circle Line and the Bukit Panjang LRT. SMRT will also be running the Thomson-East Coast Line when it opens from 2019.
- SBS operates the North East Line and the Downtown Line, and the Sengkang-Punggol LRT.
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Train Operation Hours and Frequency
5.30am to around midnight daily. Operating hours are usually extended during festive periods. You may check the SMRT and SBS Transit websites for changes in operating hours, or download the MyTransport app (iOS | Android).
Train frequency is 2 to 3 minutes during the peak hours of 7am to 9am and about 5 to 7 minutes during off-peak times.
Changes to Operating Hours
Shorter Operating Hours on North-South Line (NSL) in August and September 2019
In August and September 2019, train services along selected stretch on the North-South Line (NSL) will open later at around 8am on Saturdays and Sundays in August, and close earlier at around 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays in September.
Why is there a need for longer train service intervals?
The longer train service intervals will provide more hours for our engineers to intensify and speed up maintenance and asset renewal works. Commuters can look forward to increased train service reliability when these works are completed.
Commuters advised to plan ahead
Commuters are advised to check the departure times at affected MRT stations, or on SMRT’s website and social media platforms, in order to plan their journeys ahead of time.
Paying for Your Ride
Use a stored value card such as an ez-Link or NETS Flashpay where fares are charged based on distance travelled. Alternatively, you may purchase a standard ticket at every train station.
You may also level up your public transport experience with SimplyGo! Use your Mastercard® or Visa contactless contactless credit and debit cards*, or mobile wallets** to pay for your train and bus fares, and skip top-ups altogether. Learn more.
*NETS will come on board later.
**ApplePay, Google Pay, SamsungPay and Fitbit Pay