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 East Line (NEL) & East-West Line (EWL) in November 2019.
In November 2019, train services along selected stretch on the North East Line (NEL) and East-West Line (EWL) will close earlier at around 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
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 SBST’s website (for NEL) and SMRT’s website (for EWL) and the respective 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 credit and debit cards, mobile wallets*, or NETS Tap contactless bank cards to pay for your train and bus fares, and skip top-ups altogether. Learn more.
*ApplePay, Google Pay, SamsungPay and Fitbit Pay