North East MRT Line facts for kids
North East MRT Line
வடக்கு கிழக்கு எம்ஆர்டி வழி
The North East Line is coloured purple on system maps.
|System||Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)|
|Opened||20 June 2003 (except Woodleigh and Buangkok)
15 January 2006 (Buangkok)
20 June 2011 (Woodleigh)
|Owner||Land Transport Authority|
|Rolling stock||Alstom Metropolis C751A
Alstom Metropolis & Shanghai Electric C751C
|Line length||20 km (12 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||1500V DC Overhead catenary|
The North East MRT Line (NEL) was the third Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore. It is the world's second longest fully-underground, automated and driverless, rapid transit line after Singapore's Circle MRT Line. The line is 20 km long with 16 stations and operated by SBS Transit. Travelling from one end of this line to the other end takes about half an hour. This line is coloured purple in the rail map.
The line joins central Singapore to the north-eastern part of the island. Transfer to the North South Line is done at Dhoby Ghaut station, East West Line at Outram Park station and Circle Line at Serangoon and Dhoby Ghaut stations. The future Downtown Line will interchange with the North East Line at Chinatown and Little India stations. This line is the first in Singapore to be totally underground.
|Station Number||Station Name||Interchange|
|NE1 CC29||HarbourFront||Change to Circle Line|
|NE3 EW16 TE17||Outram Park||Change to East West Line
Change to Thomson-East Coast Line
|NE4 DT19||Chinatown||Change to Downtown Line|
|NE6 NS24 CC1||Dhoby Ghaut||Change to North South Line
Change to Circle Line
|NE7 DT12||Little India||Change to Downtown Line|
|NE12 CC13||Serangoon||Change to Circle Line|
|NE16 SKLRT||Sengkang||Change to Sengkang LRT Line|
|NE17 PGLRT||Punggol||Change to Punggol LRT Line|
Images for kids
The front cabin of a NEL train, showing the emergency exit.
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