Novena MRT Station

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Rapid transit
Ns20 novena.jpg
Northbound platform of Novena MRT station.
Location 250 Thomson Road
Singapore 307642
Coordinates 1°19′13.42″N 103°50′37.28″E / 1.3203944°N 103.8436889°E / 1.3203944; 103.8436889
Operated by SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Platforms Island
Tracks 2
Connections Bus, Taxi
Structure type Underground
Platform levels 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code  NS20 
Opened 12 December 1987
Previous names Thomson Road
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South Line

Novena MRT Station (NS20) is a station located on the North South Line of the Mass Rapid Transit in Novena, Singapore.


The station was named after the popular weekly Novena devotion sessions held at the nearby Catholic Church of Saint Alphonsus or more popularly known as the Novena Church. The term "Novena" is derived from the Latin word "Novem" which means nine, and which refers to prayers said for nine consecutive days.[1]


One of the station's distinctive features in the past was its bright green wall tiles, but as falling tiles were a problem, they had to be replaced with a layer of plastic and paint of the same colour. The station was completely refurbished in 2008.

Cultural impact[edit]

The station is rumoured to be haunted, possibly because the area used to be the site of a Jewish cemetery.[2]

Station layout[edit]

L1 Street Level Novena Square
B1 Concourse Faregates, Station Control, Ticketing Machines
B2 Platform A North South Line towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS19  Toa Payoh (→)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B North South Line towards  NS28  Marina South Pier via  NS21  DT11  Newton (←)


  • A : Ministry of Home Affairs, Ren Ci Hospital & Medicare Centre, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, National Neuroscience Institute
  • B : National Skin Centre, Bus Stops, Thomson Medical Centre, Goldhill Centre, United Square, Novena Church, Velocity@Novena Square, Taxis, Hca Hospice Care, Novena Square, Thomson Rd / Moulmein Rd, Communicable Disease Centre, Hotel Royal, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, Dover Park Hospice

Transport connections[edit]


Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Fri Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
North South Line
to NS1 Jurong East 6.01am 6.15am 6.40am 12.05am
to NS28 Marina South Pier 5.44am 5.44am 6.17am 11.43pm
to NS27 Marina Bay 11.46pm
to NS7 Kranji 12.22am


  1. ^ "Definition of Novena". Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ Abdul Hadhi (17 October 1988). "Where are the ghosts?". The New Paper. p. 3. Retrieved 13 May 2016 – via NewspaperSG. 

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