Novena MRT Station

NS20
Novena
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Station Exit B
Address 250 Thomson Road, Singapore 307642
Line Served   North South Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 12 Dec 1987

Novena MRT Station (NS20) is an underground station along the North South Line (NSL). It is located within the Moulmein planning subzone, (near the boundary with Balestier subzone), and near the junction of Newton Road, Thomson Road and Moulmein Road.

The station was named after Novena prayer sessions held at the nearby Catholic Church of Saint Alphonsus (better known as Novena Church). It serves the Novena area in Central Singapore, with a large number of developments in the vicinity such as the Health City Novena medical complex, shopping centres, office buildings, schools, places of worship, condominiums and private housing estates. 

In 2017, the public underpass between Novena MRT (Exit B) and Goldhill Centre was demolished to make way for North-South Corridor construction works underneath Thomson Road.


First / Last Train Timings

North South Line – (NS20) Novena
Destination First Train Last Train
Weekdays Saturdays Sun & Public Holidays Daily
NS28 Marina South Pier 5:44am 5:44am 6:08am 11:41pm
NS27 Marina Bay 11:46pm
NS1 Jurong East 6:01am 6:16am 6:22am 12:07am
NS7 Kranji 12:22am

 


Station Layout

L1 Street level 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 NS1EW24 Jurong East
Platform B North South Line towards NS28 Marina South Pier

Platforms

North South Line (B2):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: North South Line towards NS1EW24 Jurong East via NS19 Toa Payoh (→)
Platform B: North South Line towards NS28 Marina South Pier via NS21DT11 Newton (←)
MRT_rail (2)

Novena 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.

Concourse

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

Station Amenities

  • Retail Shops at Concourse Level (unpaid areas)
  • Public Toilets at surrounding buildings
  • ATMs and Self-service Machines at concourse level (unpaid areas)
  • TransitLink ticket office
    Operating Hours: 12:00pm to 7:30pm on Weekdays and 12:00pm to 6:00pm on Saturdays. Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.

Exits

Unique to station exit naming nomenclature, Novena MRT station has two exits at underground level (A and B) at the north and south end of the ticket concourse respectively. Public underpasses then branch out from these exits, linking to nearby developments. Exits A and B offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled via a shared lift access to Square 2 shopping mall at ground level, and at Exit A, an additional lift leads to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

In 2017, the public underpass between Novena MRT (Exit B) and Goldhill Centre was demolished to make way for North-South Expressway construction works underneath Thomson Road.

Exit Location Nearby
A
Health City Novena Sinaran Drive, Communicable Disease Centre 1, Communicable Disease Centre 2, Dover Park Hospice, HCA Hospice Care, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (Novena Campus), Ministry of Home Affairs, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, National Neuroscience Institute, National Skin Centre, Novena Medical Center, Police Headquarters, Ren Ci Community Hospital, Square 2, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Tuberculosis Control Unit

via Underpass to:
Novena Specialist Center, Oasia Hotel Novena

B Thomson Road Thomson Road / Moulmein Road, Novena Square, Goldhill Plaza, Moulmein Rise, Novena Medical Centre, Novena Suites, Revenue House (Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore), Royal Square at Novena, United Square, Soleil @ Sinaran, Velocity @ Novena Square, Novena Church, The Huntington

 


Transport Connections

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

Bus

There are three official bus stops linked to Novena station. Additional bus stops in the vicinity are also reflected.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
B/s 1 50038 – Thomson Rd (Novena Stn) B 21, 56, 57, 131, 141, 166, 851, 980
B/s 2 50037 – Thomson Rd (Novena Stn Exit B) B 5, 54, 143, 162, 162M, 167
B/s 3 50031 – Thomson Rd (Opp Novena Ch) B 5, 21, 54, 56, 57, 131, 141, 143, 162, 162M, 166, 167, 851, 980, NR1
50021 – Thomson Rd (United Sq/Bef Novena Stn) B 56, 57, 131, 141, 166, 851, 980

Road

Taxi stands and pick-up/drop-off points are located at the driveways of adjacent developments. These are the closest to Novena station and do not include those in buildings further away.

Exit Road Provisions
A Novena Medical Centre driveway Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
A Irrawaddy Road (Square 2 driveway) Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point
B Thomson Road (Novena Square driveway) Taxi stand, Pick-up/drop-off point

Rail Bridging Services

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Novena 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:

Towards Bus stop Exit
North South Line
NS1EW24 Jurong East B/s 3: 50031 – Thomson Rd (Opp Novena Ch) B
NS28 Marina South Pier B/s 2: 50037 – Thomson Rd (Novena Stn Exit B) B

In addition, passengers can board regular bus services officially linked to Novena station depending on the situation on the ground.


Passenger Usage Patterns

Located within the Novena area in Central Singapore, Novena station serves a large number of developments in the vicinity such as hospitals and specialist medical centres, shopping centres, office buildings, schools, places of worship, condominiums and private housing estates. It encounters moderate to high demand throughout the day.

Construction

In 2017, the public underpass between Novena MRT (Exit B) and Goldhill Centre was demolished to make way for North-South Expressway construction works underneath Thomson Road.

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