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|Address||250 Thomson Road, Singapore 307642|
|Line Served||North South Line|
|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|
|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|
North South Line (B2):
|Platform A: North South Line towards NS1EW24 Jurong East via NS19 Toa Payoh (→)
Platform B: North South Line towards NS28 Marina South Pier via NS21–DT11 Newton (←)
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.
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
- 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.
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 Feb 2021, 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.
||HealthCity Novena /
National Neuroscience Institute, National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), Ng Teng Fong Centre for Healthcare Innovation, Ren Ci Community HospitalMount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, New Phoenix Park (Ministry of Home Affairs), Novena Medical Center, Square 2, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
via Underpass to:
|B||Thomson Road||Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena, Goldhill Centre / United Square, Royal Square Medical Centre, Hotel Royal, Novena Church, Novena Square, Revenue House (IRAS), Royal Square at Novena, Velocity @ Novena Square
Novena station connects to several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as taxi stands and passenger pick-up points.
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|
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.
|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:
|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 free regular bus services at Bus Stops 2 & 3 when activated.
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.
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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