HarbourFront MRT Station

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Station exit B
Address 81 Telok Blangah Road, Singapore 098867 (NEL)
83 Telok Blangah Road, Singapore 098886 (CCL)
Lines Served   North East Line
  Circle Line
Operators SBS Transit (NEL)
SMRT Trains
Structure Underground (NEL & CCL)
Platform Island (NEL & CCL)
Opened 20 Jun 2003 (NEL)
8 Oct 2011 (CCL)

HarbourFront MRT Station (NE1/CC29) is an underground interchange station along the North East Line (NEL) and Circle Line (CCL) Stage 5, serving as the terminating station of both lines. It is built underneath Telok Blangah Road and adjacent to the VivoCity and HarbourFront Centre developments.

Formerly to be known as World Trade Centre station, the station and surrounding area were renamed to HarbourFront in the wake of the September 2001 terrorist attacks and in tandem with the demolition of exhibition halls. The name characterizes HarbourFront as a gateway to Keppel Harbour, lined with waterfront developments.

HarbourFront station serves the VivoCity shopping centre, nearby office buildings and is also a gateway for visitors heading for Sentosa Island and HarbourFront Cruise Terminal. Bus services are offered from the HarbourFront Bus Interchange in addition to many bus services along Telok Blangah Road.

Outside of the rail network, the separate Sentosa Express monorail also operates out of HarbourFront. Commuters should proceed to VivoCity Level 3 ( S1  VivoCity station) for monorail connections.

This station is affected by the Circle Line Single Platform Service from 20 January 2024 to 24 May 2024. Click here for more details.

First / Last Train Timings

North East Line – (NE1) HarbourFront
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Sat Sun & Public Holidays Weekdays Sat, Sun & Public Holidays
NE17 Punggol 5:49am 5:50am 6:10am 11:56pm 11:55pm
Circle Line – (CC29) HarbourFront
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays & Sat Sun & Public Holidays Daily
CC1 Dhoby Ghaut 5:30am 5:51am 11:03pm
CC7 Mountbatten 11:40pm
CC12 Bartley 12:04am


Station Layout

L1 Street level HarbourFront Bus Interchange, Bus stops, Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point, VivoCity
B1 NEL & CCL Concourse Faregates, Top Up Kiosks, Passenger Service Centres, SimplyGo Ticket Office, Paid linkway between NEL and CCL concourses, VivoCity (B2)
B2 NEL Platform A North East Line towards NE17PTC Punggol
NEL Platform B North East Line towards NE17PTC Punggol
CCL Platform A Circle Line terminating trains, alighting only
CCL Platform B Circle Line towards CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut via Bishan
Circle Line towards CE2NS27TE20 Marina Bay via Bishan (Peak Hours)


North East Line (B2):
Platform A: North East Line towards NE17PTC¬†Punggol via NE3EW16TE17 Outram Park (‚Üź)
Platform B: North East Line towards NE17PTC¬†Punggol via NE3EW16TE17¬†Outram Park (‚Üź)
Circle Line (B2):

Circle Line Modified Service Arrangement for Single Platform Service

From 20 Jan 2024 to 24 May 2024, as part of the Circle Line Single Platform Service between Telok Blangah & HarbourFront Stations,

  • Platform A: Shuttle train service towards CC27 Labrador Park via CC28 Telok Blangah (‚Üź)
  • Platform B: No Train Service

Regular service platform arrangements:

Platform A: Circle Line terminating trains, alighting only
Platform B:
Circle Line towards CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut via¬†CC28 Telok Blangah (‚Üź)
Circle Line towards CE2NS27TE20 Marina Bay via CC28 Telok Blangah (Peak Hour Alternate Trains) (‚Üź)

HarbourFront station has four platforms, with the North East Line (NEL) and the Circle Line (CCL) occupying two platforms in an island platform arrangement, both at Basement 2.

For the NEL, only Platform A will be used to turnaround trains during the off-peak hours. During the peak hours, both platforms will be used.

For the CCL, Platform A is used only for the alighting of passengers from trains arriving from Telok Blangah. Trains will switch tracks further up the line and return to Platform B to pick up a fresh load of passengers for its next journey.


North East Line and Circle Line ticket concourses are both located at Basement 1.

Both concourses are connected with paid links and an unpaid corridor runs around the concourses, leading to various station exits. The CCL ticket concourse is located adjacent to an underground exit to Basement 2 of VivoCity.

NEL Art in Transit:¬†“Enigmatic Appearances” by Ian Woo

Abstract images on blue vitreous enamel panels evoke a sense of open seas and ocean-bound vessels. This maritime theme is depicted through clean, uncluttered line drawings of nature, water and symbols of the marine industry rendered in the artist’s fluid, minimalist style. A pair of footprints located at platform level adds a gentle touch of humour to the southernmost station of the North East Line.

CCL¬†Art in Transit:¬†“Commuting Waves” by Jason Ong

Art In Transit
Art In Transit

The artwork consisting of a pair of three-dimensional waveforms draws a contextual link between HarbourFront and train commuters. It is derived through elements of chance by computing the travel patterns of commuters on a particular weekday and weekend. The pitch and spacing of the glass planes represent the passenger volumes and train frequencies during the operating hours. The fragmented planes developed through repetitions and variations are influenced by the gradual process of transformation in minimalist music while the arrangement of the colours and the images of HarbourFront water are determined by the principle of serial music composition. Commuting Waves is essentially a reflection of the rhythm and flow of human activities captured in time.

Civil Defence shelter

HarbourFront NEL station is one of thirteen stations along the North East Line designated as Civil Defence (CD) shelters, which will be activated in times of national emergency. Apart from reinforced construction, the stations are designed and equipped with facilities to ensure the shelter environment is tolerable for all shelterees during shelter occupation. These facilities include protective blast doors, decontamination facilities, ventilation systems, power and water supply systems and a dry toilet system.

Station Amenities

  • Retail Shops at Concourse Level (B1)
  • Public Toilets at Concourse Level (B1)
  • ATMs and¬†Self-service Machines at¬†concourse level
  • Top Up Kiosks
  • SimplyGo Ticket Office
    Operating Hours: 0800hrs – 2100hrs daily
    Closed 1600hrs – 1700hrs for meal break


HarbourFront MRT station has four exits leading ground level (A, B, C and D), among which Exits D does not offer barrier-free accessibility. Underground exit E leads to Basement 2 of the VivoCity shopping mall.

Passengers heading to HarbourFront Bus Interchange can use Exit A.

Exit Location Nearby
A HarbourFront Bus Interchange Seah Im Food Centre, Telok Blangah Road
B HarbourFront Centre Bank of America HarbourFront, Cable Car, HarbourFront Towers 1 & 2, Keppel Bay Tower, Singapore Cruise Centre, Telok Blangah Road
C Telok Blangah Road
Masjid Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim, St. James Power Station
D Telok Blangah Road
Mount Faber Park via Marang Trail, Travelodge HarbourFront
E VivoCity
(Basement 2)
Sentosa Express monorail (at Level 3)

Transport Connections

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


There is a bus interchange and four official bus stops linked to HarbourFront station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
HarbourFront Bus Interchange A 65, 80, 93, 123M, 124, 188, 188e, 855, 963, 963e
B/s 1 14119 – Telok Blangah Rd (Opp VivoCity) D 10, 30, 30e, 57, 61, 65, 80, 97, 97e, 100, 123M, 131, 143, 145, 166, 855
B/s 2 14121 РTelok Blangah Rd (Opp HarbourFront Int) B 10, 30, 30e, 57, 61, 97, 97e, 100, 131, 143, 145, 166, RWS8
B/s 3 14129 РTelok Blangah Rd (HarbourFront Stn Exit A) A 10, 30, 30e, 57, 61, 65, 80, 97, 97e, 100, 123M, 131, 143, 145, 166, 855
B/s 4 14141 РTelok Blangah Rd (HarbourFront Stn/Vivocity) C 10, 30, 30e, 57, 61, 65, 80, 97, 97e, 100, 123M, 131, 143, 145, 166, 855, RWS8


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

Exit Road Provisions
B HarbourFront Walk (HarbourFront Centre driveway) Taxi stand
C VivoCity Taxi stand, pick-up/drop-off point
D Telok Blangah Road (Eastbound) Taxi stand (F32), pick-up/drop-off point

MRT Bus Bridging Service

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting HarbourFront station, MRT Bridging Buses may be activated to ply affected stretches of the North East Line or Circle Line. In which case, the buses can be boarded from the following bus stops:

Towards Bus stop Exit
North East Line (NEL Bridging Bus)
NE17PTC Punggol B/s 1: 14119 – Telok Blangah Rd (Opp VivoCity) D
Circle Line (CCL Bridging Bus)
CC1NS24NE6 Dhoby Ghaut HarbourFront Bus Interchange (Berth A12) A

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at the following bus stops when activated:

  • North East Line
    HarbourFront Bus Interchange, Bus Stops 1 & 4
  • Circle Line
    HarbourFront Bus Interchange

Passenger Usage Patterns

HarbourFront is an important interchange station linking the North East Line with the Circle Line, and as such, encounters large numbers of transfer passengers between the two lines. Serving commuters in and out of the popular Sentosa and HarbourFront areas, passenger traffic through this station is high throughout the day.


North East Line Contract 711 for the construction and completion of World Trade Centre station and associated tunnels was awarded to Korean company Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. The working name for HarbourFront station was World Trade Centre Station.

Circle Line Stage 5 (CCL5) Contract C856 for the construction of West Coast, Pasir Panjang, Alexandra, Telok Blangah and HarbourFront stations and associated tunnels was awarded to local company Sembawang Engineers & Constructors Pte Ltd.

LTA spent S$8.2 million to extend the North East Line’s overrun tunnel by 48 metres to facilitate faster train turnarounds. Works were awarded to Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co (Singapore) under Contract 713, and completed by end-2014.

Future Developments

Circle Line Stage 6 between HarbourFront and Marina Bay stations is scheduled for completion in 2026.

External Links & References

2 thoughts on “HarbourFront MRT Station

  • 8 March 2022 at 9:48 AM

    I guess Platform A at the CCL Harbourfront Station will allow boarding when CCL Stage 6 opens.

  • 9 December 2021 at 1:03 PM

    I say that station NE2 must be built between this station and Outram Park station. Then call it Kampong Bahru ter and can extend the “9th line” to terminate there


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