|Languages||大巴窑 | தோ பாயோ|
|Lines||North South Line|
|Opened||7 Nov 1987|
Toa Payoh MRT Station (NS19) is an underground station along the North South Line (NSL). It is located within the Toa Payoh Central planning subzone, and near the junction of Lorong 1 Toa Payoh and Lorong 2 Toa Payoh.
The station opened in November 1987 as the southern terminus of the NSL, the first section of MRT line to open in Singapore. It is one of two stations serving the Toa Payoh housing estate (the other being Braddell station) and is a transport node for residents of Toa Payoh New Town. It serves residential areas around Toa Payoh Central, along with shopping malls, community amenities and schools in the vicinity. Bus services are offered from Toa Payoh Bus Interchange, connecting to other parts of the estate.
First / Last Train Timings
|North South Line – NS19 Toa Payoh
|Destination||First Train||Last Train|
|NS1 Jurong East||6:04am||6:18am||6:25am||12:08am|
|NS28 Marina South Pier||5:41am||5:41am||6:06am||11:40pm|
|NS27 Marina Bay||–||–||–||11:43pm|
|L1||Street level||Toa Payoh Bus Interchange, Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point|
|B1||Concourse||Faregates, Ticketing machines, Passenger Service Centre, Transitlink Ticket Office|
|B2||Platform A||North South Line towards Jurong East|
|Platform B||North South Line towards Marina South Pier|
North South Line (B2):
|Platform B: North South Line towards Marina South Pier via Novena (→)
Platform A: North South Line towards Jurong East via Braddell (←)
Toa Payoh station has two underground North South Line platforms in an island platform arrangement. Full-height Platform screen doors isolate the air-conditioned station from the tunnel environment, enhancing commuter safety and station comfort. A set of escalators, stairs and a lift connect the platform level to the station concourse above.
Passenger Information Systems, which are plasma display screens located at each platform, display expected train arrival times and key messages. Tactile flooring helps to guide the visually-handicapped from the platform to connecting platforms and the station exits.
The station has a ticket concourse located at Basement 1. They feature faregates for automatic fare collection and provides access between paid and unpaid areas of the station, with at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for the benefit of passengers-in-wheelchairs and those carrying bulky items or travelling with prams.
General Ticketing Machines allow commuters to purchase tickets for single or multiple journeys, and along with TransitLink Add Value Machines, offer contactless card transactions. The station office functions as a Passenger Service Centre, and is staffed during operating hours, where commuters may make travel inquiries or perform card transactions using cash payment. A TransitLink ticket office is also located at this station, operating from 12:00pm to 7:30pm daily.
Toilets and retail shops are located in the unpaid areas of the station.
Toa Payoh MRT station has four exits at ground level (A, B, C and D), all of which offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled. Exits A, B and C emerge at Toa Payoh Central, and share a single lift access to surface level. Passengers heading for Toa Payoh Bus Interchange can use Exit A (end-on berths) or B (sawtooth berths).
|A||Yes||HDB HUB||HDB HUB, Toa Payoh Town Park, Toa Payoh Bus Interchange, Church of The Risen Christ, Toa Payoh Public Library, Toa Payoh Neighbourhood Police Centre, Toa Payoh Central Community Centre, Toa Payoh Stadium & Sports Hall, Toa Payoh Swimming Complex, OrangeTee Building, Hersing Centre|
|B||Yes||Bus Interchange||Toa Payoh Bus Interchange|
|C||Yes||Toa Payoh Central||Lorong 2 Toa Payoh, Toa Payoh Central Post Office, HDB Central Horizon|
|D||Yes||Lorong 2 Toa Payoh||Lorong 2 Toa Payoh, Toa Payoh Methodist Church, Oleander Towers, CHIJ Primary (Toa Payoh), CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh), Toa Payoh West Community Centre, Trellis Towers, HDB Toa Payoh Sapphire, HDB Toa Payoh Towers, HDB Toa Payoh Green|
- Public toilets at concourse level (unpaid areas)
- Bicycle racks at station exits
- ATMs and Self-service Machines at concourse level (unpaid areas)
- TransitLink ticket office
Operating Hours: 12:00pm to 7:30pm daily
- Emergency Train Stop buttons on the station platform, when activated, will prevent approaching trains from entering the station, and any train already stopped at the platform will be prevented from moving off.
- Emergency telephones at station platforms and the intercom system inside the lifts enable commuters to communicate with station staff in the Passenger Service Centre.
- Emergency door handles allow the platform doors to be opened manually from the train-side in the event of failure.
- Fire Extinguishers in various locations
- All escalators equipped with Emergency Stop buttons
Toa Payoh station connects to a bus interchange and several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as a taxi stand and passenger pick-up point, and a designated Park & Ride carpark.
There is a bus interchange and two official bus stops linked to Toa Payoh station. Bus stops 3 and 4 are added below to better represent bus connections.
|No.||Bus stop||Exit||Bus Routes|
|Toa Payoh Bus Interchange||A / B||8, 26, 28, 31, 73, 88, 90, 139, 139M, 141, 142, 143, 145, 155, 157, 159, 163, 231, 232, 235, 238|
|B/s 1||52189 – Lor 2 Toa Payoh (Toa Payoh Stn)||C||56, 105, 129, 153, 232|
|B/s 2||52181 – Lor 2 Toa Payoh (Opp Toa Payoh Stn)||D||56, 105, 129, 153, NR1|
|B/s 3||52509 – Lor 6 Toa Payoh (Opp Toa Payoh Swim Cplx)||A||8, 26, 28, 31, 57, 59, 73, 88, 90, 142, 155, 157, 159, 163, 232, 235, 238, 506|
|B/s 4||52501 – Lor 6 Toa Payoh (Toa Payoh Swim Cplx)||A||8, 26, 28, 31, 57, 59, 73, 88, 90, 142, 155, 157, 159, 163, 235, 238, 506|
Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to station exits:
|A||Lorong 2 Toa Payoh (Blk 175)||Taxi stand|
|C||Lorong 6 Toa Payoh (Eastbound)||Taxi stand|
Park and Ride
Toa Payoh station has one carpark in the vicinity designated under the Park & Ride (P&R) Scheme:
|Blk 156A Lorong 1 Toa Payoh||D||Multi-Storey Car Park|
Rail Bridging Services
In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Toa Payoh station, rail bridging services (also called MRT breakdown shuttle buses) may be activated to ply affected stretches of the North South Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:
|North South Line|
|Jurong East||B/s 2: 52181 – Lor 2 Toa Payoh (Opp Toa Payoh Stn)||D|
|Marina South Pier||B/s 1: 52189 – Lor 2 Toa Payoh (Toa Payoh Stn)||C|
In addition, passengers can board regular bus services at Toa Payoh Interchange and bus stops officially linked to Toa Payoh station depending on the situation on the ground.
Passenger Usage Patterns
Located within the Toa Payoh New Town, Toa Payoh station serves the Town Centre, as well as nearby shopping malls / schools / community amenities / residential developments in the vicinity. It is also a key transport node for Toa Payoh residents, encountering high demand throughout the day.
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