Toa Payoh MRT

by | Jun 4, 2022

Toa Payoh MRT

toa payoh mrt entrance

Guide to Know About Toa Payoh MRT

The station gets built as part of the MRT system’s first phase. The concrete structure of the Toa Payoh MRT station was finished in August 1985, making it the first MRT station in Singapore. The station opened for revenue service on November 7, 1987, making Toa Payoh MRT one of the first MRT stops. At the concourse level, the station has a bright yellow motif with a set of colored tiles.

Meta Description

Toa Payoh MRT Station is a station on Singapore’s North-South Line of the Mass Rapid Transit system. It provides service to Toa Payoh.

Station Details

Toa Payoh MRT serves the NSL between the Braddell and Novena stations. Official maps show the station code to be NS19. The station is open daily from 5:41 a.m. to 12:25 a.m., with train frequency ranging from 2 to 5 minutes during peak hours.

Toa Payoh Bus Interchange, HDB Hub, Toa Payoh Public Library, Toa Payoh Stadium, Toa Payoh Swimming Complex, and CHIJ Primary and Secondary Schools are all within walking distance of the station. It also has two churches nearby: the Church of the Risen Christ and the Toa Payoh Methodist Church. The station appeared in the board game Monopoly’s “Uniquely Singapore Edition.” 

The concourse is on the upper level, while the platforms are on the lower level. Like many others on the early MRT network, the station has an island platform. Toa Payoh is also one of the few original network stations with a high ceiling. The station platforms and entrances get built to allow for easy crowd movement. 

Platforms – B2 Line (North-South)

Toa Payoh station has an island platform configuration with two underground North-South Line platforms. The air-conditioned station is separated from the tunnel environment by full-height Platform screen doors, which improve commuter safety and station comfort. The platform level gets connected to the station concourse above via an escalator, steps, and a lift.

Expected train arrival times and messages get displayed on passenger information systems, which are plasma display panels positioned at each platform. The visually impaired can use tactile flooring to get from the platform to connected platforms and exits.


Basement 1 is home to the station’s ticket concourse. They include faregates for automatic fare collection and access between paid and unpaid portions of the station and 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 or many travels at General Ticketing Machines, which also accept contactless card transactions like TransitLink Add Value Machines. Commuters can make travel queries at the station office, which serves as a Passenger Service Centre during operating hours.


At ground level, the Toa Payoh MRT station has four exits (A, B, C, and D), with only Exit D providing barrier-free access for the disabled.

Exits A, B, and C all lead to Toa Payoh Central, where they share a single elevator to the ground level near Block 500 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh. Exits A (end-on berths) and B (bus interchange) are available for passengers traveling to Toa Payoh (sawtooth berths).

You may also like