Branch MRT Line
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|Branch Line (Singapore MRT)
Laluan MRT Cawangan
The Branch Line was indicated in the old system map (used between 1987 and 1996) in brown and khaki.
|System||Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)|
|Status||Merged into North South Line|
Choa Chu Kang
|Opened||10 March 1990|
|Closed||10 February 1996 (integrated into the North South Line)|
|Owner||Mass Rapid Transit Corporation|
|Operator(s)||Singapore MRT Limited|
|Rolling stock||C151, C651|
|Line length||6.5 km (4.0 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Electrification||750V DC Third rail|
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.
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.
|Station Number||Station Name||Interchange|
|W9||Jurong East||East West Line|
|B3||Choa Chu Kang||Bukit Panjang LRT Line|