The Circle Line is the fourth line to be introduced into the MRT system and is coloured orange on the system map. The line is designed to be a medium capacity orbital line and SMRT is currently operating this line.
It is the world's longest fully automated and driverless underground rapid transit line at 35.5km with 30 stations. The line opened in stages from 2009 and was completed in 2012.
The Circle Line serves as a connection between major MRT lines, allowing commuters to bypass the city centre. It reduces travelling time for commuters travelling between the North to the East or West, and vice versa. The line also serves key places at Bayfront, Bras Basah, Esplanade, Stadium, Botanic Gardens, Holland Village, one-north, Kent Ridge, Haw Par Villa, Labrador Park and HarbourFront.
As with the North East Line, the Circle Line also features Art in Transit at all 30 stations on the line. The artwork of six stations, Dakota, MacPherson, Tai Seng, Bartley, Lorong Chuan and Marymount stations are selected through the Circle Line Art in Transit competition. Six interchange stations (with the existing lines) also feature Art Seats that were selected through the International Art Seats Design Competition.
First opened 28 May 2009
35.5km with 30 stations
Medium capacity line with 3-car trains
Fully-automatic train operation
Select a station from the list to view information about the station.
Constructions for the Circle Line began in 2003 and was originally scheduled to open progressively from 2006 till 2010. It was designed as an orbital line linking all existing MRT lines, allowing commuters to avoid the city centre when transferring between lines.
Due to the Nicoll Highway collapse in 2004, the opening of the line was delayed by a few years. Stage 3 of the Circle Line opened on 28 May 2009, running from Bartley to Marymount at a length of 5.7km.
Commuters from the North can conveniently travel to the North East and vice versa with the two interchanges to the North South Line and North East Line at Bishan and Serangoon respectively.
The 5.4km Stage 1, from Dhoby Ghaut to Stadium, and the 5.6km Stage 2, from Mountbatten to Tai Seng, was subsequently opened on 17 April 2010.
It allows commuters to transfer to the East West Line at Paya Lebar, and provides a convenient access to the Marina centre of Singapore.
The 9.8km stage 4 comprises of seven stations from Caldecott to Kent Ridge, while the 6.8km stage 5 comprises of five stations from Haw Par Villa to HarbourFront.
Stages 4 & 5 of the Circle Line opened on 8 October 2011, linking Buona Vista to Marymount and HarbourFront stations. It enables quick access to the West Coast areas and also serves as an alternative to Jurong East when transferring between the North South Line and East West Line.
The collapse of the Nicoll Highway on 20 April 2004 was due to the construction of the Circle Line tunnels near the Merdaka Bridge.
The highway was reconstructed and opened to traffic on 4 December 2004, while the new alignment of the Circle Line shifted Nicoll Highway station about 100m away from the original location. The station was reduced two-thirds of its original size and was subsequently opened on 17 April 2010 with the rest of the Circle Line stage 1 & 2 stations.
The 2.4km extension to the Circle Line opened on 14 January 2012, extending off Promenade to Marina Bay station. The extension was opened to anticipate the opening of the new Marina Bay Integrated Resort at Bayfront.
The 3-station 4km Circle Line Stage 6 will complete the loop of the Circle Line, connecting HarbourFront to Marina Bay stations. The sixth stage will be completed by 2025.
To cope with the additional ridership in the future, the Circle Line Kim Chuan Depot also be expanded to double its capacity from 70 to 133 trains.
|28 May 2009||Stage 3||Bartley - Marymount (5 stations)|
|17 April 2010||Stage 1 & 2||Bartley - Dhoby Ghaut (11 stations)|
|8 October 2011||Stage 4 & 5||Marymount - HarbourFront (12 stations)|
|14 January 2012||Circle Line Extension||Promenade - Marina Bay (2 stations)|
|2025||Stage 6||HarbourFront - Marina Bay (3 stations)|
|Future||Future stations between existing stations||Bukit Brown station between Caldecott and Botanic Gardens|