Trains and Metro Systems in Singapore

Find out about travelling on Singapore's rail transport network and on the MRT (metro)...

Two connected public rail systems operate in Singapore: the MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) system and the LRT (Light Rail Transit). The combines MRT and LRT systems are operated by two private companies: SBS Transit and SMRT Corporation. The MRT is the second-oldest metro system in South-East Asia and provides comprehensive coverage of the island, as well as a connection to the airport, while the LRT services provide further transport options at a more local level. The LRT consists of four "loops" of track reachable from MRT stations, serving the areas of Punggol, Bukit Panjang and Sengkang.

  • For a map of Singapore's MRT and LRT system: Click here
  • For timetables and price lists for Singaporean bus, MRT and LRT services: Click here
  • To read about the Land Transport Authority's future plans for the LRT and MRT systems: Click here

To locate an MRT or LRT station, simply look out for the brightly-coloured signs displayed along main roads, as well as the beacons and signs prominently displayed outside stations. MRT stations are denoted by white tram on a pink background, and LRT stations by a white tram on a green background.

Note: Passengers are banned from eating, drinking, smoking, carrying flammable goods or misusing emergency equipment on the MRT and LRT systems.

The MRT system consists of six primary lines:

  • North South Line (red on maps): runs from Marina South Pier Station to Jurong East Station
  • East West Line (green on maps): runs from Pasir Ris and Changi Airport stations to Tuas Link Station
  • North East Line (purple on maps): runs from Punggol Station to HarbourFront Station
  • Circle Line (yellow on maps): runs from Marina Bay to HarbourFront Station
  • Downtown Line (blue on maps): runs from the Expo Centre station to Bukit Panjang. Currently under construction; will open between 2013 and 2017
  • Thomson Line (brown on maps): runs from Gardens by the Bay Station to Woodlands North Station. Currently under construction; will open between 2019 and 2021

Sentosa Express

The Sentosa Express is an independent monorail running from the resort island of Sentosa to the HarbourFront MRT station.

  • For more information on the Sentosa Express: Click here

Mainline Train to Malaysia

There are regular rail connections between Singapore Island and mainland Malaysia. For more information see Travel to Malaysia.

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Picture courtesy of Singapore Tourism Board