On 7 November 1987, a five-station segment from Toa Payoh to Yio Chu Kang opened its doors to the first passengers. Thousands of curious Singaporeans came to try out the MRT on the first day alone. A month later, on 12 December 1987, nine more stations were added from Novena to Outram Park.
When did Singapore MRT start?
The Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system began operations on 7 November 1987 when the six-kilometre Yio Chu Kang-to-Toa Payoh stretch of the North-South Line was opened to commuters.
What was the first MRT line in Singapore?
The North-South Line (NSL): Singapore’s First Ever MRT Line. The North-South Line, also known as the NSL or Red line, is Singapore’s oldest MRT line. We look at its history and its future. The North-South Line (NSL) or more commonly known as the red MRT line, is Singapore’s first and oldest MRT line.
How many MRT lines are there in 1990?
The rest of the system opened in stages, including sectors of the East West Line, and all 42 MRT station were operational by July 1990, two years ahead of schedule.
Who built MRT?
OVERVIEW. MRT-3 is owned by the Metro Rail Transit Corporation (MRTC). Originally composed of seven Filipino-owned companies, MRTC took over major control of the former EDSA LRT Corporation LTD (ELCL), a Hong Kong-based firm which won the 1989 bid for the construction of the MRT-3 Project.