Braddell MRT Station

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Station Exit B
Address 377 Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, Singapore 319756
Line Served   North South Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Side
Opened 7 Nov 1987

Braddell MRT Station (NS18) is an underground station along the North South Line (NSL). It is located near the junction of Lorong 1 Toa Payoh and Lorong 2 Toa Payoh.

The station opened in November 1987 as part of 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 Toa Payoh station) and is a transport node for residents of Toa Payoh New Town. It serves residential areas around Toa Payoh North, along with schools and industrial buildings in the vicinity.

First / Last Train Timings

North South Line – (NS18) Braddell
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Saturdays Sun & Public Holidays Daily
NS28 Marina South Pier 5:39am 5:39am 6:04am 11:36pm
NS19 Toa Payoh 12:18am
NS1 Jurong East 6:06am 6:21am 6:27am 12:12am
NS7 Kranji 12:27am


Station Layout

L1 Street level Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
B1 Concourse Faregates, Top Up Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre, Retail Shops
B2 Platform A North South Line towards NS1EW24 Jurong East
Platform B North South Line towards NS28 Marina South Pier


North South Line (B2):
Platform A: North South Line towards NS1EW24 Jurong East via NS17CC15 Bishan (→)
MRT_rail (2)
MRT_rail (2)
Platform B: North South Line towards NS28 Marina South Pier via NS19 Toa Payoh (←)

Braddell station has two underground North South Line platforms in a side platform arrangement.


The station has a ticket concourse located at Basement 1.

Station Amenities

  • Public Toilets at Street Level (Exit C)
  • Toilet for the Handicapped at Street Level (Exit B)
  • Retail Shops at concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • ATMs and Self-service Machines at concourse level (unpaid areas)


Braddell MRT station has three exits at ground level (A, B and C), among which Exits A and B offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.

Exit Location Nearby
Toa Payoh North Boon Teck Neighbourhood Police Post, Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, Braddell View, HDB Toa Payoh North
B Lorong 1 Toa Payoh Building, Bishan – Toa Payoh Town Council (Main Building), HDB Kuo Chuan View
C Toa Payoh Bloom Lorong 1 Toa Payoh, Lorong 2 Toa Payoh, Kheng Cheng Square, Jackson Square, Police Security Command, Singapore Press Holding, Yellow Pages Building, HDB Toa Payoh Bloom, HDB Toa Payoh Palm Spring


Transport Connections

Braddell station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.


There are two official bus stops linked to Braddell station. Other bus stops in the vicinity are also added.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 52179 – Lor 1 Toa Payoh (Braddell Stn/Blk 106) C 59, 129, 231, 232
B/s 2 52171 – Lor 1 Toa Payoh (Braddell Stn/Blk 107) A 59, 129, 231, 232
52161 – Lor 1 Toa Payoh (Braddell Stn/Blk 111) A 59, 231, 235


Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located next to station exits:

Exit Road Provisions
A Lorong 1 Toa Payoh (Eastbound) Taxi stand (F07)
C Car Park of Block 116 Lorong 2 Toa Payoh
(Access from Lorong 1 Toa Payoh)
Pick Up / Drop Off Point

MRT Bus Bridging Service

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Braddell station, MRT Bridging 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:

Towards Bus stop Exit
North South Line (NSL Bridging Bus)
NS1EW24 Jurong East B/s 2: 52171 – Lor 1 Toa Payoh (Braddell Stn/Blk 107) A
NS28 Marina South Pier B/s 1: 52179 – Lor 1 Toa Payoh (Braddell Stn/Blk 106) C

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Bus Stops 1 & 2 when activated.

Passenger Usage Patterns

Located within the Toa Payoh New Town, Braddell station serves Toa Payoh North, including residential developments and industrial buildings in the vicinity. It encounters moderate demand throughout the day.


Major Incidents

Tunnel Flood

Torrential afternoon rain in the afternoon of Saturday, 7 October 2017 caused flooding in the train tunnels in between Braddell and Bishan stations, rendering the stretch of train tracks impassable for 15 revenue service hours (Main Article).


External Links & References

4 thoughts on “Braddell MRT Station

  • 27 July 2019 at 7:54 PM

    Why can’t you rebuild Braddell MRT Station with an island platform arrangement?

  • 14 June 2019 at 2:51 PM

    You cannot rebuild Braddell MRT Station for an island platform arrangement ,can you?

  • 28 June 2017 at 8:00 PM

    Was there any reason why the platforms are separated?

    • 12 October 2017 at 11:02 AM

      As when they were building the station, there was tight space constraints as the station had to be built under Lorong 2. moving it further up was impossible due to the HDB surrounding the area and moving it south would render it too close to Toa Payoh station, hence it was built with side platforms


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