Toa Payoh MRT Station

Toa Payoh
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Station Exit A within Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
Address 510 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, Singapore 319398
Line Served   North South Line
Operator SMRT Trains
Structure Underground
Platform Island
Opened 7 Nov 1987

Toa Payoh MRT Station (NS19) 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 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
Weekdays Saturdays Sun & Public Holidays Daily
NS28 Marina South Pier 5:41am 5:41am 6:06am 11:39pm
NS1 Jurong East 6:04am 6:18am 6:25am 12:09am
NS7 Kranji 12:25am


Station Layout

L1 Street level Toa Payoh Bus Interchange, Bus stops, Taxi stand
B1 Concourse Faregates, Top Up Kiosks, Passenger Service Centre, SimplyGo Ticket Office
Subway Underpass to Exit D, 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):
MRT_rail (2)
Platform A: North South Line towards NS1EW24 Jurong East via NS18 Braddell (→)
Platform B: North South Line¬†towards NS28 Marina South Pier via NS20 Novena (‚Üź)
MRT_rail (2)

Toa Payoh station has two underground North South Line platforms in an island platform arrangement.


The station has a ticket concourse located at Basement 1.

Station Amenities

  • Retail Shops at concourse¬†level¬†(unpaid areas)
  • Public Toilets at Level 1 – Block 500 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh
  • ATMs and¬†Self-service Machines at concourse level¬†(unpaid areas)
  • Top Up Kiosks
  • SimplyGo Ticket Office
    Operating Hours: 12:00pm to 7:30pm daily
    Closed for meal break from 3:45pm to 4:45pm daily


Toa Payoh MRT station has four exits at ground level (A, B, C and D), of which only Exit D offer barrier-free accessibility for the disabled.
Exits A, B and C emerge at Toa Payoh Central, and share a separate single lift access to surface level near Block 500 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh. Passengers heading for Toa Payoh Bus Interchange can use Exit A (end-on berths) or B (sawtooth berths).

Exit Location Nearby
A 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, OrangeTee Building, Hersing Centre
B Bus Interchange Toa Payoh Bus Interchange
C Toa Payoh Central Lorong 2 Toa Payoh, Toa Payoh Central Post Office, HDB Central Horizon
–¬† Block 500 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh Lift Access to Street & Ticket Concourse
D 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


Transport Connections

Toa Payoh station connects to a bus interchange and several bus stops in the vicinity, as well as a taxi stand.


There is a bus interchange and two official bus stops linked to Toa Payoh station.

No. Bus stop Exit Bus Routes
Toa Payoh Bus Interchange A / B 8, 26, 28, 31, 73, 88, 90, 90A, 139, 139A, 141, 142, 142A, 143, 145, 155, 157, 159, 163, 230, 231, 232, 235, 238
B/s 1 52189 РLor 2 Toa Payoh (Toa Payoh Stn) C 56, 105, 129, 153, 232
B/s 2 52181 РLor 2 Toa Payoh (Opp Toa Payoh Stn) D 56, 105, 129, 153


A taxi stand is located near to a station exit:

Exit Road Provisions
A Lorong 2 Toa Payoh (Blk 175) Taxi stand (F08)

MRT Bus Bridging Service

In the event of a MRT service disruption affecting Toa Payoh 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: 52181 РLor 2 Toa Payoh (Opp Toa Payoh Stn) D
NS28 Marina South Pier B/s 1: 52189 РLor 2 Toa Payoh (Toa Payoh Stn) C

In addition, passengers can board free regular bus services at Toa Payoh Bus Interchange, as well as Bus Stops 1 & 2 when activated.

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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