Toa Payoh MRT Station

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Toa Payoh
தோ பாயோ
Toa Payoh
Rapid transit
Northbound platform of Toa Payoh MRT station.
Location 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
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  NS19 
Opened 7 November 1987
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
towards Jurong East
North South Line
A closed-circuit camera monitors activities at Toa Payoh MRT Station.
Platform level of Toa Payoh Station

Toa Payoh MRT Station (NS19) is an underground station of the Mass Rapid Transit's North South Line in Toa Payoh, Singapore. The station is featured in the "Uniquely Singapore Edition" of the board game Monopoly.


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 MRT Singapore Destination 4.png towards  NS1  EW24  Jurong East via  NS18  Braddell
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Platform B North South Line MRT Singapore Destination 5.png towards  NS28  Marina South Pier via  NS20  Novena


  • 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]


Destination First Train Last Train
Mon – Fri Sat Sunday &
Public Holiday
North South Line
Northbound to NS1 Jurong East 6.04am 6.18am 6.43am 12.08am
Southbound to NS28 Marina South Pier 5.41am 5.41am 6.14am 11.40pm
Southbound to NS27 Marina Bay 11.43pm
Northbound to NS7 Kranji 12.24am


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