Branch MRT Line

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Branch Line (Singapore MRT)
Laluan MRT Cawangan
Singapore old mrt map.png
The Branch Line was indicated in the old system map (used between 1987 and 1996) in brown and khaki.
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)
Status Merged into North South Line
Termini Jurong East
Choa Chu Kang
Stations 4
Services 1
Operation
Opened 10 March 1990
Closed 10 February 1996 (integrated into the North South Line)
Owner Mass Rapid Transit Corporation
Operator(s) Singapore MRT Limited
Character Fully Elevated
Rolling stock C151, C651
Technical
Line length 6.5 km (4.0 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 750V DC Third rail
Operating speed 80km/h
Route map
Up arrow Pasir Ris
Contact line
Jurong East
Boon Lay Right arrow
Pan Island Expressway
Bukit Batok
Bukit Gombak
Bukit Batok Rd
Choa Chu Kang Ave 1
Choa Chu Kang

The Branch MRT Line was the third Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in Singapore, initially operated as a branch to the existing East West Line. The line was 6.5 km long with 4 stations, and was operated by the SMRT Corporation. Travelling from one end of this line to the other end took about ten minutes, and this line was coloured brown and khaki on the rail map. The line is now part of the North South Line.

History[edit]

The line started operations on 10 March 1990, and was merged into the North South Line when the North South Line Woodlands Extension opened on 10 February 1996. The station codes for Bukit Batok to Choa Chu Kang stations were changed to N23, N22 and N21 respectively, subsequently to their current code on the North South Line with the revamp of the system map on 31 July 2001.

Stations[edit]

Station Number Station Name Interchange
W9 Jurong East East West Line
B1 Bukit Batok  
B2 Bukit Gombak  
B3 Choa Chu Kang Bukit Panjang LRT Line