Little India MRT Station

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Little India MRT station exits
Interior of NE7 Little India Station
Exterior view of Little India Station

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.[1] On the North East Line, it is between the Dhoby Ghaut and Farrer Park.

This station was built in the heart of Little India, with Tekka Centre and The Verge within walking distance of the station.

 NE7  DT12 
Little India MRT Station
小印度地铁站
லிட்டில் இந்தியா
Stesen MRT Little India
Rapid transit
Little India MRT.JPG
Platform of Little India MRT station.
Station statistics
Address 60 Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 229900
Coordinates 1°18′24″N 103°50′57″E / 1.306725°N 103.849175°E / 1.306725; 103.849175
Line(s)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Underground
Levels 3 (1 U/C)
Platforms Island
Tracks 4 (2 U/C)
Other information
Opened 20 June 2003 (North East Line)
Q1 2016 (Downtown Line)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code  NE7  DT12 
Operator SBS Transit (ComfortDelGro) (North East Line)
SBS Transit DTL (Downtown Line)
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards HarbourFront
North East Line
towards Punggol
towards Bukit Panjang
Downtown Line
Stage 2 (Under Testing)
towards Expo
Downtown Line
Future Service
towards Sungei Bedok
Location

This station will be an interchange station to the future Downtown Line.[2]

History[edit]

Train disruptions[edit]

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.[3][4]

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.[5]

Fire at Downtown MRT Line construction site[edit]

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. [6]

Art in Transit[edit]

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.

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level
B1 NEL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transfer Linkway
B2 Mezzanine Transfer Linkway between North East and Downtown Line Concourses
DTL Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control, Transfer Linkway
Platform A North East Line towards  NE1  CC29  HarbourFront via  NE6  NS24  CC1  Dhoby Ghaut (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B North East Line towards  NE17  PTC  Punggol via  NE8  Farrer Park (←)
B3 Platform A Downtown Line (under construction) towards  DT35  CG1  Expo via  DT13  Rochor (→)
Downtown Line (under construction) towards  DT19  NE4  Chinatown via  DT13  Rochor (→)
Island platform, under construction
Platform B Downtown Line (under construction) towards  DT1  BP6  Bukit Panjang via  DT11  NS21  Newton (←)

Exits[edit]

A Bukit Timah Road [Escalators]
Mackenzie Road
B Tekka Market
C Tekka Market
E Buffalo Road

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Fri Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
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
Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
Downtown Line
to DT1 Bukit Panjang
to DT19 Chinatown

References[edit]

External links[edit]