Toa Payoh MRT Station

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 NS19 
Toa Payoh MRT Station
大巴窑地铁站
தோ பாயோ
Stesen MRT Toa Payoh
Rapid transit
Toapayohmrtplatform.jpg
Northbound platform of Toa Payoh MRT station.
Station statistics
Address 510 Toa Payoh Lorong 6
Singapore 319398
Coordinates 1°19′57.73″N 103°50′52.11″E / 1.3327028°N 103.8478083°E / 1.3327028; 103.8478083
Line(s)
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Underground
Levels 2
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 7 November 1987
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code  NS19 
Operator SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South Line
towards Marina Bay
Location
A closed-circuit camera monitors activities at Toa Payoh MRT Station.
Platform level of Toa Payoh Station
Opening of MRT Passenger Service at Toa Payoh MRT Station in 1987.

Toa Payoh MRT Station (NS19) is an underground station of the Mass Rapid Transit's North South Line in Singapore. It serves the Toa Payoh area. The station plays a role in the "Uniquely Singapore Edition" of the board game Monopoly.

History[edit]

Toa Payoh was the first MRT station in Singapore to be completed, topping out on 5 August 1985. The station was the first underground station in the world to be fitted with platform screen doors. This station was among the first phase of MRT stations, from Toa Payoh to Yio Chu Kang, to be opened in Singapore in 1987. Today, the concourse area bears the inauguration plate of Singapore's MRT system.

This station was one of four MRT stations which participated in Exercise Northstar V, a mock terrorist exercise held on 8 January 2006.

Falling tiles were a problem in Toa Payoh and Novena stations, and the trademark bright yellow tiles of the station's walls were replaced with a layer of plastic and paint of the same colour. This station has been largely refurbished in 2008.

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level HDB Hub, Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
B1 Concourse Faregates, Ticketing Machines, Station Control
B2 Platform A North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS18  Braddell (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B North South Line towards  NS27  CE2  Marina Bay via  NS20  Novena (←)

Exits[edit]

  • A : HDB Hub, Toa Payoh Swimming Complex, Toa Payoh Bus Interchange, Toa Payoh Town Park, Toa Payoh Sports Hall, Chung Hwa Free Clinic, Toa Payoh Stadium
  • B : Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
  • C : Toa Payoh Central CC, Toa Payoh Community Library, Toa Payoh NPC, Church of The Risen Christ
  • D : Toa Payoh West CC, Philips Service Centre, Toa Payoh Methodist Church

Transport connections[edit]

Rail[edit]

Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Fri Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
Daily
North South Line
to NS1 Jurong East 6.04am 6.18am 6.43am 12.08am
to NS27 Marina Bay 5.41am 5.41am 6.06am 11.43pm
to NS7 Kranji 12.24am

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