MRT Disruption Guide: Little India

Information correct as of: December 2015

Little India MRT Station (NE7/DT12) is an interchange station along the North-East Line (NEL) and Downtown Line (DTL). The station is fully underground and has two separate platforms for both lines.

The station serves the Little India area and offers public transport connectivity for commuters travelling in and out of town.

Stations Entrances/Exits

The station has six exits, AB, C, D, E and F. Exit A connects to Bus Stop 1 and Exit B connects to Bus Stop 2. Exit C connects to more bus stops along Serangoon Rd.

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Bus Stops at this Station

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There are four bus stops linked to HarbourFront MRT, namely:

  • Bus Stop 1:
    40011 – Bt Timah Rd (Little India Stn)
    Bus Services: 1N, 3N, 5N, 6N, 48, 56, 57, 66, 67, 166, 170, 851, 960, 980
  • Bus Stop 2:
    40019 – Bt Timah Rd (Little India Stn)
    Bus Services: 48, 56, 57, 66, 67, 131, 166, 170, 851, 960, 980

In addition, we have decided to include one more unofficial bus stop in the vicinity to increase the availability of more optimal bus routes available for commuters, which will be referenced in the alternative bus routes table below. In a disruption, this bus stop will likely not be offering free rides. It is:

  • 07031 – S’goon Rd (Tekka Ctr)
    Bus Services: 23, 64, 65, 66, 67, 131, 139, 147, 857, NR6

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Bus Services to Other Stations

In the event of a MRT Train Service Disruption Bus services at the bus interchange and surrounding bus stops do not require fare payment. Rail Bridging Services between MRT Stations may be activated.

  • NEL Free Shuttle Service Towards HarbourFront
    Board at Race Course Road
  • NEL Free Shuttle Service Towards Punggol
    Boarding point TBC
  • DTL Free Shuttle Service Towards Bukit Panjang
    Board at Bus Stop 1: Bt Timah Rd (Little India Stn)
  • DTL Free Shuttle Service Towards Expo
    Board at Bus Stop 2: Bt Timah Rd (Little India Stn)

Jump to the following train lines for detailed transport directions:

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North South Line:

North South Line
Station & Code Directions Where to board
NS28 Marina South Pier Take Bus 57 to Raffles Quay (One Raffles Quay) and walk to Marina Blvd (The Sail). Board Bus 402 and alight at Marina Coastal Dr (Marina Sth Pier) B/s 2
NS27 Marina Bay Take Bus 57 / 131 to Raffles Quay (One Raffles Quay) and walk to Marina Bay B/s 2
NS26 Raffles Place Take Bus 970 to Collyer Quay (OUE Bayfront) and walk to Raffles Place. B/s 2
NS25 City Hall Take Bus 166 to North Bridge Rd (St. Andrew’s Cath), 851 to North Bridge Rd (Opp Peninsula Plaza), or 960 to Bras Basah Rd (Raffles Hotel) B/s 2
NS24 Dhoby Ghaut Transfer from Bus 131 / 166 at Bencoolen St (Opp Burlington Sq) to Bus 65. Alight at Penang Rd (Dhoby Ghaut Stn)
OR, walk ~1.3km to Dhoby Ghaut
B/s 2
NS23 Somerset Transfer from Bus 131 / 166 at Bencoolen St (Opp Burlington Sq) to Bus 65. Alight at Somerset Rd (Somerset Stn) B/s 2
NS22 Orchard Transfer from Bus 131 / 166 at Bencoolen St (Opp Burlington Sq) to Bus 65. Alight at Orchard Blvd (Opp Orchard Stn) B/s 2
NS21 Newton Take Bus 48 / 66 / 67 / 170 / 960 to Bt Timah Rd (Newton Stn) B/s 1
NS20 Novena Take Bus 57 / 131 / 166 to Thomson Rd (Opp Novena Ch) Tekka Ctr
NS19 Toa Payoh Take Bus 56 (B/s 1) to Lor 2 Toa Oayoh (Opp Toa Payoh Stn), Bus 57 (B/s 1) to Lor 6 Toa Payoh (Opp Toa Payoh Swim Cplx), or Bus 139 (Tekka Ctr) to Toa Payoh Int B/s 1, Tekka Ctr
NS18 Braddell Transit at Toa Payoh for other bus services
NS17 Bishan Take Bus 56 / 57 to Bishan Int B/s 1
NS16 Ang Mo Kio Take Bus 166 to Ang Mo Kio Int B/s 1
NS15 Yio Chu Kang Take Bus 851 to Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 (Opp Yio Chu Kang Stn) B/s 1
NS14 Khatib Take Bus 851 (B/s 1) or 857 (Tekka Ctr) to Yishun Ave 2 (Bef Khatib Stn) or Yishun Int. B/s 1, Tekka Ctr
NS13 Yishun
NS12 Canberra NA
NS11 Sembawang Take Bus 980 to Sembawang Int. B/s 1
NS10 Admiralty Take Bus 980 to Sembawang Rd (Opp Blk 101) and transfer to Bus 969. Alight at Woodlands Ave 7 (Admiralty Stn). Alternatively, transit at Woodlands for other bus services. B/s 1
NS9 Woodlands Take Bus 960 to Woodlands Ave 3 (Marsiling Stn) or Woodlands Int B/s 1
NS8 Marsiling
NS7 Kranji Take Bus 170 / 960 to Woodlands Rd (Opp Kranji Stn) B/s 1
NS6 Sungei Kadut NA
NS5 Yew Tee Transit at Choa Chu Kang for other bus services
NS4 Choa Chu Kang Take Bus 67 to Choa Chu Kang Int. Alternatively, transfer from Bus 960 at Whitley Rd (Raffles Town Club) to Bus 190, alighting at Choa Chu Kang Int B/s 1
NS3 Bukit Gombak Transit at Bukit Batok for other bus services
NS2 Bukit Batok Take Bus 66 to Bt Batok Ctrl (Blk 628) B/s 1
NS1 Jurong East Take Bus 66 to Jurong East Int B/s 1

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Downtown Line:

Downtown Line
Station & Code Directions Where to board
DT1 Bukit Panjang Take Bus 960 to Bt Panjang Rd (Blk 183), or Bus 67 / 170 to Upp Bt Timah Rd (Opp Bt Panjang Stn) B/s 1
DT2 Cashew Take Bus 67 / 170 to:
DT2: Upp Bt Timah Rd (Bef Cashew Rd)
DT3: Upp Bt Timah Rd (Hillview Stn)
DT4: NA
DT5: Upp Bt Timah Rd (Opp Bt Timah Shop Ctr)
DT6: Bt Timah Rd (King Albert Pk Stn)
DT7: Bt Timah Rd (Sixth Ave Stn)
DT8: Bt Timah Rd (Tah Kah Kee Stn)
B/s 1
DT3 Hillview
DT4 Hume
DT5 Beauty World
DT6 King Albert Park
DT7 Sixth Avenue
DT8 Tan Kah Kee
DT9 Botanic Gardens Take Bus 48 / 67 / 170 to Dunearn Rd (Botanic Gdns Stn) B/s 1
DT10 Stevens Take Bus 48 / 66 / 67 / 170 / 960 to Bt Timah Rd (Stevens Stn) B/s 1
DT11 Newton Take Bus 48 / 66 / 67 / 170 / 960 to Bt Timah Rd (Opp Newton Stn) B/s 1
DT12 Little India
DT13 Rochor Walk ~600m to Rochor Stn
DT14 Bugis Take Bus 960 to Victoria St (Bugis Stn) B/s 2
DT15 Promenade Take Bus 56 / 960 to Raffles Blvd (Pan Pacific Hotel), then walk to Promenade B/s 2
DT16 Bayfront Transfer from Bus 960 at Bras Basah Rd (Raffles Hotel) to Bus 106 / 133. Alight at Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands Hotel) B/s 2
DT17 Downtown Take Bus 57 / 131 to Raffles Quay (One Raffles Quay) and walk to Downtown. B/s 2
DT18 Telok Ayer Walk ~600m from Chinatown to Telok Ayer
DT19 Chinatown Take Bus 166 to South Bridge Rd (Opp Hong Lim Cplx) or Bus 851 to Upp Cross St (Opp Hong Lim Cplx) B/s 2
DT20 Fort Canning Transfer from Bus 131 / 166 at Bencoolen St (Opp Burlington Sq) to Bus 64 / 139. Alight at River Valley Rd (UE Sq) for 64 or Clemenceau Ave (Opp Shell Hse) for 139. B/s 2
DT21 Bencoolen Take Bus 131 / 166 to Bras Basah Rd (Manulife Ctr) – To be relocated to Bencoolen St in the future. Alternatively walk ~1.2km to Bencoolen. B/s 2
DT22 Jalan Besar Walk ~800m to Jalan Besar
DT23 Bendemeer Take Bus 67 to Lavender St (Aft Kallang Bahru) and walk to Bendemeer B/s 2
DT24 Geylang Bahru Take Bus 23 to Jln Kolam Ayer (Aft Infineon) and walk to Geylang Bahru Tekka Ctr
DT25 Mattar Take Bus 64 / 65  (Tekka Ctr) or Bus 66 (B/s 2) to Merpati Rd (Blk 14) B/s 2
DT26 MacPherson Take Bus 65 (Tekka Ctr) or 66 (B/s 2) to Circuit Rd (MacPherson Sec Sch) B/s 2, Tekka Ctr
DT27 Ubi Take Bus 65 (Tekka Ctr) or 66 (B/s 2) to Ubi Ave 2 (Automobile Megamart) B/s 2, Tekka Ctr
DT28 Kaki Bukit Take Bus 65 (Tekka Ctr) or 66 (B/s 2) to Bedok Reservoir Rd (Blk 122) and walk to Ubi. B/s 2, Tekka Ctr
DT29 Bedok North Take Bus 23 to Bedok North Rd (Opp Blks 705/706). Tekka Ctr
DT30 Bedok Reservoir Take Bus 65 (Tekka Ctr) to Bedok Reservoir Rd (Opp The Clearwater Condo) and walk, or take Bus 66 (B/s 2) to Bedok North Ave 3 (Opp Baywater). B/s 2, Tekka Ctr
DT31 Tampines West Take Bus 23 / 65 (Tekka Ctr) or 67 (B/s 2) to Tampines Ave 1 (Opp SAFRA Tampines) B/s 2, Tekka Ctr
DT32 Tampines Take Bus 23 / 65 (Tekka Ctr) or 67 (B/s 2) to Tampines Int B/s 2, Tekka Ctr
DT33 Tampines East Transit at Tampines Int for other bus services
DT34 Upper Changi Take Bus 67 to New Upp Changi Rd (Bedok Stn) and transfer to Bus 2 / 24. Alight at Upp Changi Rd East (Bef Tropicana Condo) B/s 2
DT35 Expo Transfer from Bus 48 at New Upp Changi Rd (Tanah Merah Stn) to Bus 12 / 24. Alight at Upp Changi Rd East (Opp Expo Halls 4/5/6) and walk to Expo. B/s 2

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East West Line:

East West Line
Station & Code Directions Where to board
EW1 Pasir Ris Walk to S’goon Rd (Tekka Ctr). Take Bus 23 to Tampines Ave 1 (Opp SAFRA Tampines) and transfer to Bus 15, alight at Pasir Ris Int. Tekka Ctr
EW2 Tampines Take Bus 23 / 65 (Tekka Ctr) or 67 (B/s 2) to Tampines Int B/s 2, Tekka Ctr
EW3 Simei Walk to S’goon Rd (Tekka Ctr). Take Bus 23 to Tampines Ave 1 (Opp SAFRA Tampines) and transfer to Bus 5, alight at Simei St 3 (Simei Stn) Tekka Ctr
EW4 Tanah Merah Take Bus 48 to New Upp Changi Rd (Tanah Merah Stn) B/s 2
CG1 Expo Transfer from Bus 48 at New Upp Changi Rd (Tanah Merah Stn) to Bus 12 / 24. Alight at Upp Changi Rd East (Opp Expo Halls 4/5/6) and walk to Expo. B/s 2
CG2 Changi Airport Transfer from Bus 48 at Marine Parade Rd (Opp Parkway Parade) to Bus 36. Alight at Changi Airport PTBs B/s 2
EW5 Bedok Take Bus 66 to Bedok Int or 67 to New Upp Changi Rd (Bedok Stn) B/s 2
EW6 Kembangan Take Bus 67 to Sims Ave East (Kembangan Stn) B/s 2
EW7 Eunos Take Bus 67 to Sims Ave (Eunos Stn) B/s 2
EW8 Paya Lebar Take Bus 67 to Sims Ave (Aft Tg Katong Cplx) B/s 2
EW9 Aljunied Take Bus 67 to Sims Ave (Aljunied Stn) B/s 2
EW10 Kallang Take Bus 67 to Sims Ave (Kallang Stn), or Bus 980 to Lor 1 Geylang Ter B/s 2
EW11 Lavender Take Bus 67 to Lavender St (Bef Kallang Rd), or 980 to Crawford St (Southbank), and walk to Lavender B/s 2
EW12 Bugis Take Bus 960 to Victoria St (Bugis Stn) B/s 2
EW13 City Hall Take Bus 166 to North Bridge Rd (St. Andrew’s Cath), 851 to North Bridge Rd (Opp Peninsula Plaza), or 960 to Bras Basah Rd (Raffles Hotel) B/s 2
EW14 Raffles Place Take Bus 970 to Collyer Quay (OUE Bayfront) and walk to Raffles Place B/s 2
EW15 Tanjong Pagar Take Bus 57 / 131 to Shenton Way (Opp Temasek Twr) B/s 2
EW16 Outram Park Take Bus 851 to Outram Rd (Opp Outram Pk Stn) B/s 2
EW17 Tiong Bahru Take Bus 851 to Tiong Bahru Rd (Opp Tiong Bahru Plaza) B/s 2
EW18 Redhill Transfer from Bus 131 / 166 at Bencoolen St (Opp Burlington Sq) to Bus 64. Alight at Tiong Bahru Rd (Opp Redhill Stn) B/s 2
EW19 Queenstown Transfer from Bus 48 at Farrer Rd (Opp Farrer Rd Stn) to Bus 186. Alight at C’wealth Ave (Queenstown Stn) B/s 1
EW20 Commonwealth Transfer from Bus 48 at Holland Ave (Holland Village Stn) to Bus 970. Alight at C’wealth Ave (C’wealth Stn) B/s 1
EW21 Buona Vista Take Bus 48 to Holland Dr (Blk 46) and walk B/s 1
EW22 Dover Transfer from Bus 48 (B/s 1) at Holland Ave (Holland Village Stn) to Bus 106. Alight at C’wealth Ave West (Dover Stn)
OR
Take Bus 166 (B/s 2) to C’wealth Ave West (Dover Stn)
B/s 1, 2
EW23 Clementi Transfer from Bus 48 (B/s 1) at Holland Ave (Holland Village Stn) to Bus 106. Alight at C’wealth Ave West (Clementi Stn)
OR
Take Bus 166 (B/s 2) to Clementi Int
B/s 1, 2
EW24 Jurong East Take Bus 66 to Jurong East Int B/s 1
EW25 Chinese Garden Take Bus 960 to Bt Panjang Rd (Blk 183) OR Bus 66 to Bt Batok Rd (Bef PIE). Alight and transfer to Bus 180, then get off at Boon Lay Way (Chinese Gdn Stn) B/s 1
EW26 Lakeside Take Bus 960 to Bt Panjang Rd (Blk 183) OR Bus 66 to Bt Batok Rd (Bef PIE). Alight and transfer to Bus 180, then get off at Boon Lay Way (Lakeside Stn) B/s 1
EW27 Boon Lay Take Bus 960 to Bt Panjang Rd (Blk 183) OR Bus 66 to Bt Batok Rd (Bef PIE). Alight and transfer to Bus 180, then get off at Boon Lay Int B/s 1
EW28 Pioneer Transfer from Bus 66 at Jurong Town Hall Rd (Blk 253) to Bus 185. Alight at Pioneer Rd North (Blk 653B) B/s 1
EW29 Joo Koon Transit at Boon Lay for other bus services
EW30 Gul Circle
EW31 Tuas Crescent
EW32 Tuas West Road
EW33 Tuas Link

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North East Line:

North East Line
Station & Code Directions Where to board
NE1 HarbourFront Take Bus 57 / 131 / 166 to Telok Blangah Rd (VivoCity). B/s 2
NE2 NA NA
NE3 Outram Park Take Bus 851 to Outram Rd (Opp Outram Pk Stn) B/s 2
NE4 Chinatown Take Bus 166 to South Bridge Rd (Opp Hong Lim Cplx) or Bus 851 to Upp Cross St (Opp Hong Lim Cplx) B/s 2
NE5 Clarke Quay Take Bus 166 / 851 to South Bridge Rd (Boat Quay) and walk to Clarke Quay B/s 2
NE6 Dhoby Ghaut Transfer from Bus 131 / 166 at Bencoolen St (Opp Burlington Sq) to Bus 65. Alight at Penang Rd (Dhoby Ghaut Stn)
OR, walk ~1.3km to Dhoby Ghaut
B/s 2
NE7 Little India
NE8 Farrer Park Take Bus 66 / 67 (B/s 2) or Bus 23 / 64 / 65 / 139 / 147 / 857 (Tekka Ctr) to S’goon Rd (Sri Srinivasa Perumal Tp) and walk to Farrer Park. Alternatively, take Bus 131 (Tekka Ctr) to Rangoon Rd (Farrer Pk Stn). B/s 2, Tekka Ctr
NE9 Boon Keng Take Bus 66 (B/s 2) or Bus 23 / 64 / 65 / 147 / 857 (Tekka Ctr) to  S’goon Rd (Boon Keng Stn) B/s 2, Tekka Ctr
NE10 Potong Pasir Take Bus 147 to  Upp S’goon Rd (Potong Pasir Stn) Tekka Ctr
NE11 Woodleigh Take Bus 147 to  Upp S’goon Rd (Woodleigh Stn) Tekka Ctr
NE12 Serangoon Take Bus 147 to  Upp S’goon Rd (S’goon Stn) Tekka Ctr
NE13 Kovan Transit at Serangoon for other bus services
NE13: 81 / 82 / 101 / 153 / 107/M. Alight at Upp S’goon Rd (Kovan Stn)
NE14: 101 / 153 / 107/M or simply remain onboard 147. Alight at Hougang Ctrl Int
NE15: 43/M. Alight at Sengkang Ctrl (Buangkok Stn)
NE16: 43/M / 109. Alight at Sengkang East Rd (Blk 323B) and walk
NE17: 43/M / 82. Alight at Punggol Int
NE14 Hougang
NE15 Buangkok
NE16 Sengkang
NE17 Punggol

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Circle Line:

Circle Line
Station & Code Directions Where to board
CC1 Dhoby Ghaut Transfer from Bus 131 / 166 at Bencoolen St (Opp Burlington Sq) to Bus 65. Alight at Penang Rd (Dhoby Ghaut Stn)
OR, walk ~1.3km to Dhoby Ghaut
B/s 2
CC2 Bras Basah Take Bus 131 to Bras Basah Rd (NTUC Income Ctr) B/s 2
CC3 Esplanade Take Bus 56 / 57 to Beach Rd (Opp Raffles Hotel), or131 to Nicoll Highway (One Raffles Link) B/s 2
CC4 Promenade Take Bus 56 / 960 to Raffles Blvd (Pan Pacific Hotel), then walk to Promenade B/s 2
CC5 Nicoll Highway Take Bus 980 to Beach Rd (Keypoint Bldg) and walk to Nicoll Highway B/s 2
CC6 Stadium Take Bus 67 to Sims Ave (Aft Lor 1 Geylang) or 980 Lor 1 Geylang Ter. Transfer to Bus 11 and alight at Stadium Cres (S’pore Indoor Stadium) B/s 2
CC7 Mountbatten Take Bus 67 to Sims Ave (Aft Lor 1 Geylang) and transfer to Bus 11 / 31 / 32 / 33. Alight at Mountbatten Rd (Mountbatten Voc Sch) B/s 2
CC8 Dakota Take Bus 67 to Sims Ave (Aft Lor 1 Geylang) and transfer to Bus 31 / 32 / 33. Alight at Old Airport Rd (Blk 99) B/s 2
CC9 Paya Lebar Take Bus 67 to Sims Ave (Aft Tg Katong Cplx) B/s 2
CC10 MacPherson Take Bus 65 (Tekka Ctr) or 66 (B/s 2) to Circuit Rd (MacPherson Sec Sch) B/s 2, Tekka Ctr
CC11 Tai Seng Take Bus 64 (Tekka Ctr) or 65 / 66 (B/s 2) to MacPherson Rd (Aft Tai Thong Cres). Transfer to Bus 90 / 151 and alight at Airport Rd (Aft Paya Lebar Rd), then walk to Tai Seng B/s 2, Tekka Ctr
CC12 Bartley Take Bus 56 / 57 to Lor 6 Toa Payoh (Blk 237) and transfer to Bus 28. Alight at Bartley Rd (Bartley Stn) B/s 1
CC13 Serangoon Take Bus 147 to  Upp S’goon Rd (S’goon Stn) Tekka Ctr
CC14 Lorong Chuan Take Bus 56 / 57 to Lor 6 Toa Payoh (Blk 237) and transfer to Bus 73 / 105 / 159. Alight at Lor Chuan (New Tech Pk) and walk. B/s 1
CC15 Bishan Take Bus 56 / 57 to Bishan Int B/s 1
CC16 Marymount Take Bus 851 to Marymount Rd  (Marymount Stn), or Bus 166 / 980 to Upp Thomson Rd (Opp Shunfu Est) and walk B/s 1
CC17 Caldecott Take Bus 166 / 851 / 980 to Upp Thomson Rd (MediaCorp) and walk. B/s 1
CC18 Bukit Brown NA
CC19 Botanic Gardens Take Bus 48 / 67 / 170 to Dunearn Rd (Botanic Gdns Stn) B/s 1
CC20 Farrer Road Take Bus 48 to Farrer Rd (Opp Farrer Rd Stn) B/s 1
CC21 Holland Village Take Bus 48 to Holland Ave (Holland Village Stn) B/s 1
CC22 Buona Vista Take Bus 48 to Holland Dr (Blk 46) and walk B/s 1
CC23 one-north Take Bus 166 to Dover Rd (Opp Fairfield Meth Pr Sch) and walk B/s 2
CC24 Kent Ridge Take Bus 166 to Buona Vista Flyover (PSB Science Pk Bldg) and walk B/s 2
CC25 Haw Par Villa Transfer from 57 / 131 / 166 at Telok Blangah Rd (Caribbean at Keppel Bay) for Bus 10 / 30 / 143 / 188 Alight at Pasir Panjang Rd (Opp Haw Par Villa Stn) B/s 2
CC26 Pasir Panjang Transfer from 57 / 131 / 166 at Telok Blangah Rd (Caribbean at Keppel Bay) for Bus 10 / 30 / 143 / 188 Alight at Pasir Panjang Rd (Pasir Panjang Stn) B/s 2
CC27 Labrador Park Take Bus 57 / 166 to Alexandra Rd (NOL Bldg) B/s 2
CC28 Telok Blangah Take Bus 57 / 166 to Telok Blangah Rd (Telok Blangah Stn) B/s 2
CC29 HarbourFront Take Bus 57 / 131 / 166 to Telok Blangah Rd (VivoCity). B/s 2
CE1 Bayfront Transfer from Bus 960 at Bras Basah Rd (Raffles Hotel) to Bus 106 / 133. Alight at Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands Hotel) B/s 2
CE2 Marina Bay Take Bus 57 / 131 to Raffles Quay (One Raffles Quay) and walk to Marina Bay B/s 2

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Also see: LRT Disruption – Bus Alternatives

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External Links & References:

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