North-South Line

What is the North-South Line?

The North-South Line that takes you from Jurong East to Marina Bay is the line that started it all.

In 1987, the first section of the North-South line connecting Yio Chu Kang and Toa Payoh was opened. The rest of the system, including the East-West Line connecting Boon Lay to Pasir Ris was then opened in stages.

In anticipation of future developments in Northern Singapore, a new Canberra station between Yishun and Sembawang stations will be added to the line. 

Where is the North-South Line?

North-South Line Train System Map

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The North-South line is 44km long and has 25 stations from Jurong East to Marina Bay. There are 7 interchanges that connect the line to the East-West Line, Circle Line, Bukit Panjang LRT and Punggol LRT. 


Come 2014, 13 more trains will be added to the North South East West (NSEW) Lines and another 22 more trains will be delivered in 2016, and increasing its capacity by about 50 per cent. With the additional trains, commuters will enjoy shorter waiting times and a more pleasant journey.

News Release: Minister's Speech 


Upgrading works on the signalling system for NSEW Line will be completed in phases from 2016. Commuters can expect shorter waiting times as the upgraded signalling system allows trains to run in shorter intervals.