The Downtown Line is the fifth line to be introduced into the MRT system and is coloured blue on the system map. The line is designed to be a medium capacity radial line and SBS Transit is currently operating this line.
It is a fully automated and driverless underground rapid transit line. When fully completed, it will surpass the Circle Line to be the world's longest fully automated and driverless underground rapid transit line at 41.9km with 34 stations. The line will be opening in stages in 2013, 2015 and 2017. A 2.2km extension to the Downtown Line from Expo station will be completed by 2024.
The Downtown Line will provide better connections to the city for commuters living in the northwest, as well as an alternative for the East West Line in the eastern section.
All Downtown Line stations also feature the Art in Transit programme. The artwork of three stations, Beauty World, Jalan Besar and Expo stations are selected through the Downtown Line Art in Transit competition.
First opened 22 December 2013
41.9km with 34 stations
Medium capacity line with 3-car trains
Fully-automatic train operation
Select a station from the list to view information about the station.
The Downtown Line 1 was originally announced on 14 June 2005 as a 3.4km Circle Line extension from Promenade to Chinatown stations.
Phase 2 of the Downtown Line (then Bukit Timah Line) was designed as a 20km connection from the Bukit Timah corridor to the downtown.
Phase 3 of the Downtown Line was part of the northern section of the original 40km rectangular Eastern Region Line. It was then later announced to link all three sections, forming the three phases of the Downtown Line, including a 0.9km revision to connect Bugis station from Promenade.
Constructions for the 4.3km Downtown Line 1 started on 12 February 2008 and consists of six stations from Bugis to Chinatown. The first phase of the line opened on 22 December 2013, allowing commuters to conveniently travel within the city area.
As the DTL1 is isolated from Gali Batu Depot, the temporary Marina Bay Maintenance Facility next to Marina Bay station will provide simple maintenance to the rolling stock before the opening of DTL2.
Constructions for the 12-station 15.3km Downtown Line 2 and 1.3km track to Gali Batu Depot started on 8 June 2011. The line was initially delayed by a year due to insolvency issues, but the opening was then pushed forward to 2015.
The line opened on 27 December 2015, connecting Bukit Panjang to Bugis, passing through Beauty World, Botanic Gardens, Newton and Little India. Commuters travelling to and from the Bukit Timah area will benefit from the DTL2.
The 21km Downtown Line 3 started constructions on 28 November 2011 and comprises of 16 stations from Chinatown to Expo.
It will be completed in 2017, connecting the eastern corridor and intersecting with the Circle Line and East West Line at MacPherson, Tampines and Expo stations.
A 2-station 2.2km extension from the Downtown Line 3 Expo station will connect to the Thomson-East Coast Line Sungei Bedok station and the East Coast Integrated Depot. Constructions began on 21 July 2016, together with the East Coast stretch of the Thomson-East Coast Line and the depot. The extension will be completed in 2024.
|22 December 2013||Phase 1||Bugis - Chinatown (6 stations)|
|27 December 2015||Phase 2||Bugis - Bukit Panjang (12 stations)|
|2017||Phase 3||Chinatown - Expo (16 stations)|
|2024||Phase 3 Extension||Expo - Sungei Bedok (2 stations)|
|Future||Future stations between existing stations||DT4 station between Hillview and Beauty World|