Little India MRT

by | Jun 7, 2022

Little India MRT

little india mrt platform

Everything you need to know about the Little India MRT

The Little India MRT station (NE7/DT12) is an underground MRT interchange station serving the North East (NEL) and Downtown (DTL) lines. The station is on the border of the Kallang and Rochor planning zones, near the intersection of Bukit Timah Road and Race Course Road.The station serves the ethnic neighborhood of Little India, close to essential destinations such as the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Tekka Market, and the Land Transport Authority (LTA) offices. Little India MRT first opened as part of the NEL on June 20, 2003, and subsequently became an interchange station with the DTL when Stage 2 of the line began operations on December 27, 2015.

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Little India MRT is an underground MRT interchange station that opened in June 2003 for the northeast lines and December 2015 for the downtown lines.


little india mrt escalator


North-East Line (B2) :

Platform A: North East Line through NE6NS24CC1 Dhoby Ghaut to NE1CC29 HarbourFront
Platform B: North East Line through NE8 Farrer Park to NE17PTC Punggol

B3 Downtown Line:

Platform A: Downtown Line through DT11–NS21 Newton to DT1–BP6 Bukit Panjang
Platform B: Downtown Line through DT13 Rochor to DT35CG1 Expo

Little India station has four platforms, two for each rail line, laid out in an island platform arrangement for each train line. The newer Downtown Line runs beneath the North-East Line, and transfer linkways within the station’s paid sections connect the platforms serving both lines. The air-conditioned station is isolated from the tunnel environment by full-height Platform screen doors, which improve commuter safety and station comfort. Expected train arrival times and dominant messages get shown on Passenger Information Systems, which are plasma display panels positioned at each platform.

little india mrt interior


Both NEL and DTL concourses include fare gates for automatic fare collection and access between the station’s paid and unpaid sectors, including at least one bidirectional wide-swinging gate for passengers in wheelchairs, those carrying heavy objects, or those traveling with prams. Commuters can buy tickets for single, and many travels from General Ticketing Machines like Top-up Machines accept contactless card transactions. Commuters can make travel queries at the station office, which serves as a Passenger Service Centre and gets staffed throughout operation hours. The concourse gets connected to street level via lifts and escalators.

Art in Transit:

North-East Line- Memoirs Of The Past By S Chandrasekaran
These sepia-toned pieces honor all that is special about Indian culture in Singapore. The characteristic metal grilles at the station entrances and the ornate bronze and granite floor work inside the station reflect the influence of traditional Indian folk art.

Downtown Line- Woven Field By Grace Tan
The smooth curves of Little India Station’s architectural characteristics serve as the backdrop for Woven Field, a landscape of tessellated triangular patterns inspired by traditional sari woven patterns. The elaborate and repeated geometric patterns make it so beautiful.

little india mrt map  


A: Mackenzie Regency, Mackenzie Road
B: Tekka Market, KK Woman’s Children’s Hospital
C:Tekka Market, Tekka Centre
D: KK Children’s Hospital for Women
E: Foochow Methodist Church, Shree Lakshminarayan Temple, Cholia’s Village
F: Swimming Complex at Farrer Park

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