Little India MRT Station
Little India MRT Station
Stesen MRT Little India
Platform of Little India MRT station.
|Address||60 Bukit Timah Road
|Levels||3 (1 U/C)|
|Tracks||4 (2 U/C)|
|Opened||20 June 2003 (North East Line)
Q1 2016 (Downtown Line)
|Operator||SBS Transit (ComfortDelGro) (North East Line)
SBS Transit DTL (Downtown Line)
Little India MRT Station (NE7/DT12) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North East Line in Singapore and as the name implies, serves the ethnic neighbourhood of Little India. On the North East Line, it is between the Dhoby Ghaut and Farrer Park.
On 20 December 2012, train services on the North East Line was delayed due to a train fault. A statement from SBS Transit said there was no train service between Punggol and Little India due to a train fault. Free bus rides were made available at designated bus stops near affected NEL stations. At about 5.18 pm, all train services resumed. SBS Transit has apologised for the inconvenience caused.
A commuter's leg got trapped in the gap between the MRT train and the station platform on 24 April 2013. She says she was pushed. Madam Ong told The Straits Times about her ordeal at Little India station, during the morning rush-hour. She had been standing by the doors while taking a crowded train on the North-East Line from Farrer Park to HarbourFront when she was "pushed". The secretary in her 40s said, "About three people exiting the train pushed me from the back, even though I was trying to give way by stepping out of the train first so they could get out." It was then that her left leg slipped into the 10 cm platform gap and got trapped.
Fire at Downtown MRT Line construction site
No one was injured in a fire that broke out at a Downtown Line worksite along Race Course Road on the evening of Mar 26 2014. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) told Yahoo Singapore that a “small fire” had broken out at a “localised area” within the worksite of the Downtown Line Little India MRT station. “There is also no impact to DTL2 construction progress,” added a spokesperson for the LTA, who added that the fire was put out by 10pm, after it first broke out about half an hour earlier. 
Art in Transit
The artwork featured under the Art in Transit programme is Memoirs of the Past by S. Chandrasekaran. The animal paintings echos the past of Little India when buffalo stables were seen.
|B1||NEL Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transfer Linkway|
|DTL Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control|
|Platform A||North East Line towards via HarbourFront Dhoby Ghaut (→)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the right|
|Platform B||North East Line towards via Punggol Farrer Park (←)|
|B3||Platform A||Downtown Line (under construction) towards via Expo Rochor (→)
Downtown Line (under construction) towards via Chinatown Rochor (→)
|Island platform, under construction|
|Platform B||Downtown Line (under construction) towards via Bukit Panjang Newton (←)|
|A||Bukit Timah Road [Escalators]
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|Mon – Fri||Sat||Sunday &
|North East Line|
|to NE1 HarbourFront||6.04am||6.03am||6.24am||11.49pm|
|to NE17 Punggol||6.09am||6.11am||6.31am||12.06am|
- "Little India MRT Station". SBS Transit. Retrieved 12 November 2011.
- "Downtown Line Stage 2". Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2011.
- "Train service disrupted on NEL due to train fault". Channel NewsAsia. December 20, 2012.
- "Train service on NEL resumes after disruption". Channel NewsAsia. December 20, 2012.
- "Woman suffers palm-sized bruise after her leg gets caught in MRT platform gap". STOMP. May 1, 2013.
- "No injuries in fire at Downtown Line worksite in Little India". Yahoo. Mar 27, 2014.