MRT Disruption Guide: Novena

Information correct as of: December 2015

Novena MRT Station (NS20) is an underground station along the North South Line (NSL), with a single island platform serving trains in either direction. The station serves the Novena area and offers public transport connectivity for commuters travelling in and out of the area.

Stations Entrances/Exits

The MRT station has two exits, A and B. Exit B connects to Bus Stops 1, 2 and 3.

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Bus Stops at this Station

NS20_Novena

There are three bus stops linked to Novena MRT, namely:

  • Bus Stop 1:
    50038 – Thomson Rd (Novena Stn)
    Bus Services: 21, 56, 57, 131, 141, 166, 851, 980
  • Bus Stop 2:
    50037 – Thomson Rd (Novena Ch)
    Bus Services: 5, 54, 143, 162, 162M, 167
  • Bus Stop 3:
    50031 – Thomson Rd (Opp Novena Ch)
    Bus Services: 5, 21, 54, 56, 57, 131, 141, 143, 162, 162M, 166, 167, 851, 980, NR1

In addition, we have decided to include one more unofficial bus stops 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:

  • 50119 – Moulmein Rd (St. Michael’s Sch)
    Bus Services: 21, 124, 518, 518A

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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.

  • NSL Free Shuttle Service Towards Jurong East
    Board at Bus Stop 3: Thomson Rd (Opp Novena Ch) — Exit B
  • NSL Free Shuttle Service Towards Marina South Pier
    Board at Bus Stop 1: Thomson Rd (Novena Stn) — Exit B

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 / 131 (B/s 1) or 167 (B/s 2) to Raffles Quay (One Raffles Quay) and walk to Marina Boulevard (The Sail). Board bus 402 to Marina South Pier Stn B/s 1, 2
NS27 Marina Bay Take Bus 518 to Central Blvd (Marina Bay Stn) St. Michael’s Sch
NS26 Raffles Place Take Bus 57 / 131 (B/s 1) or 167 (B/s 2) to  Collyer Quay (OUE Bayfront) and walk to Raffles Place B/s 1, 2
NS25 City Hall Take Bus 166 / 851 to North Bridge Rd (St Andrew’s Cathedral) B/s 1
NS24 Dhoby Ghaut Take Bus 162/M / 167 to Orchard Rd (Dhoby Ghaut Stn) B/s 2
NS23 Somerset Take Bus 143 / 162/M / 167 to Orchard Rd (Opp Mandarin Orchard) B/s 2
NS22 Orchard Take Bus 143 / 162/M / 167 to Orchard Rd (Tang Plaza) B/s 2
NS21 Newton Take Bus 5 / 54 / 143 / 162/M / 167 to Scotts Rd (Newton Stn) B/s 2
NS20 Novena
NS19 Toa Payoh Take Bus 141 / 143 to Toa Payoh Int. Alternatively, take Bus 56 or 57 to  Lor 2 Toa Payoh (Opp Toa Payoh Stn) and Lor 6 Toa Payoh (Opp Toa Payoh Swim Cplx) B/s 3
NS18 Braddell Transit at Toa Payoh for other bus services
NS17 Bishan Take Bus 54 / 56 / 57 to Bishan Int B/s 3
NS16 Ang Mo Kio Take Bus 166 to Ang Mo Kio Int or 162/M to Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 (Blk 322) B/s 3
NS15 Yio Chu Kang Take Bus 851 to Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 (Opp Yio Chu Kang Stn)
OR
Take Bus 162/M to Yio Chu Kang Int
B/s 3
NS14 Khatib Take Bus 851 to Yishun Ave 2 (Bef Khatib Stn) or Yishun Int B/s 3
NS13 Yishun
NS12 Canberra NA
NS11 Sembawang Take Bus 167 / 980 to Sembawang Int. B/s 3
NS10 Admiralty Take Bus 167 / 980 to Sembawang Rd (Opp Blk 101) and transfer to Bus 969. Alight at Woodlands Ave 7 (Admiralty Stn) B/s 3
NS9 Woodlands Take Bus 56 / 57 / 143 to  Jalan Toa Payoh (Trellis Twrs), cross over and take Bus 966 to Woodlands Ave 3 (Marsiling Stn) or Woodlands Int B/s 3
NS8 Marsiling
NS7 Kranji Take Bus 56 / 57 / 143 to  Jalan Toa Payoh (Trellis Twrs), cross over and take Bus 966 to Pending Rd (Opp Pending Stn), and transfer to Bus 960 to Woodlands Rd (Opp Kranji Stn) B/s 3
NS6 Sungei Kadut NA
NS5 Yew Tee Transit at Choa Chu Kang for other bus services
NS4 Choa Chu Kang Take Bus 5 / 54 / 143 / 162/M / 167 to Scotts Rd (Far East Plaza), cross over to Thong Teck Bldg and take Bus 190 to Choa Chu Kang Int B/s 2
NS3 Bukit Gombak Transit at Bukit Batok for other bus services
NS2 Bukit Batok Take Bus 56 to Jalan Toa Payoh (Trellis Twrs), cross over and take Bus 506 to Bt Batok Ctrl (Blk 628) B/s 3
NS1 Jurong East Take Bus 5 to Jln Bt Merah (Blk 119) and transfer to Bus 197. Alight at Jurong East Int. Alternatively, take Bus 143 to  Jurong East Int. B/s 2

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East West Line:

East West Line
Station & Code Directions Where to board
EW1 Pasir Ris Take Bus 21 (B/s 1) or 518 (St. Michael’s Sch) to Pasir Ris Int. B/s 1, St. Michael’s Sch
EW2 Tampines Take Bus 21 to Tampines Ave 4 (Tampines Stn/Int) B/s 1
EW3 Simei Take Bus 5 to Simei St 3 (Simei Stn) B/s 3
EW4 Tanah Merah Transfer from Bus 5 at Simei Ave (Changi General Hosp) to Bus 31. Alight at New Upp Changi Rd (Tanah Merah Stn) B/s 3
CG1 Expo Transfer from Bus 5 at Simei Ave (Changi General Hosp) to Bus 118. Alight at Changi South Ave 1 (Yusen Logistics) B/s 3
CG2 Changi Airport Take Bus 21 to Sims Ave (Eunos Stn) and transfer to bus 24 to Changi Airport PTBs B/s 1
EW5 Bedok Take Bus 21 to Sims Ave (Eunos Stn) and transfer to bus 7 / 26 / 30 to Bedok Int or 2 / 24 / 28 to Bedok Stn B/s 1
EW6 Kembangan Take Bus 21 to Sims Ave (Eunos Stn) and transfer to bus 2 / 7 / 24 / 26 / 28 / 30 to Sims Ave East (Kembangan Stn) B/s 1
EW7 Eunos Take Bus 21 to Sims Ave (Eunos Stn) B/s 1
EW8 Paya Lebar Take Bus 21 to Sims Ave (Aft Tg Katong Cplx) B/s 1
EW9 Aljunied Take Bus 21 to Sims Ave (Aljunied Stn) B/s 1
EW10 Kallang Take Bus 21 to Lor 1 Geylang (Bet Blks 2B/2C) or Bus 980 to Lor 1 Geylang Ter B/s 1
EW11 Lavender Take Bus 980 to Crawford St (Aft Crawford Bridge) and walk to Lavender B/s 1
EW12 Bugis Take Bus 851 to Ophir Rd (Opp Rochor Ctr) and walk to Bugis B/s 1
EW13 City Hall Take Bus 166 / 851 to North Bridge Rd (St Andrew’s Cathedral) B/s 1
EW14 Raffles Place Take Bus 57 / 131 (B/s 1) or 167 (B/s 2) to  Collyer Quay (OUE Bayfront) and walk to Raffles Place B/s 1, 2
EW15 Tanjong Pagar Take Bus 57 to Shenton Way (Opp Temasek Twrs) and walk to Tanjong Pagar B/s 1
EW16 Outram Park Take Bus 143 (B/s 2) or 851 (B/s 1) to New Bridge Rd (Outram Pk Stn), or Bus 54 (B/s 2) to New Bridge Rd Ter B/s 1, 2
EW17 Tiong Bahru Take Bus 5 to Tiong Bahru Rd (Opp Tiong Bahru Plaza) B/s 2
EW18 Redhill Take Bus 5 to Tiong Bahru Rd (Opp Tiong Bahru Plaza) and transfer to Bus 33. Alight at Tiong Bahru Rd (Opp Redhill Stn) B/s 2
EW19 Queenstown Take Bus 131 to Balestier Rd (Balestier Ctr), cross the road and transfer to Bus 186. Alight at C’wealth Ave (Queenstown Stn) B/s 3
EW20 Commonwealth Take Bus 5 / 54 / 143 / 162/M / 167 to Scotts Rd (Far East Plaza) and transfer to Bus 105. Alight at C’wealth Ave (C’wealth Stn), C’wealth Ave (Opp Blk 43), or C’wealth Ave West (Dover Stn) B/s 2
EW21 Buona Vista
EW22 Dover
EW23 Clementi Take Bus 5 / 54 / 143 / 162/M / 167 (B/s 2) to Scotts Rd (Far East Plaza) and transfer to Bus 105. Alight at C’wealth Ave West (Clementi Stn). Alternatively, take Bus 166 (B/s 1) to Clementi Int B/s 1, 2
EW24 Jurong East Take Bus 5 to Jln Bt Merah (Blk 119) and transfer to Bus 197. Alight at Jurong East Int. Alternatively, take Bus 143 to  Jurong East Int. B/s 2
EW25 Chinese Garden Take Bus 56 / 57 / 143 to  Jalan Toa Payoh (Trellis Twrs), cross over and take Bus 506 to Jurong Town Hall Rd (Blk 228), then walk or take Bus 180 to Chinese Gardens Stn B/s 3
EW26 Lakeside Take Bus 56 / 57 / 143 to  Jalan Toa Payoh (Trellis Twrs), cross over and take Bus 154 to Boon Lay Way (Lakeside Stn) B/s 3
EW27 Boon Lay Take Bus 56 / 57 / 143 to  Jalan Toa Payoh (Trellis Twrs), cross over and take Bus 154 to Boon Lay Int B/s 3
EW28 Pioneer Transit at Boon Lay for other bus services
EW29 Joo Koon
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 / 166 (B/s 2) or 143 (B/s 1) to Telok Blangah Rd (VivoCity) B/s 1, 2
NE2 NA NA
NE3 Outram Park Take Bus 143 (B/s 2) or 851 (B/s 1) to New Bridge Rd (Outram Pk Stn), or Bus 54 (B/s 2) to New Bridge Rd Ter B/s 1, 2
NE4 Chinatown Take Bus 54 / 143 (B/s 2) to New Bridge Rd (Chinatown Pt) or Bus 851 (B/s 1) to Upp Cross St (Opp Hong Lim Cplx) B/s 1, 2
NE5 Clarke Quay Take Bus 54 to New Bridge Rd (Clarke Quay Stn) B/s 2
NE6 Dhoby Ghaut Take Bus 162/M / 167 to Orchard Rd (Dhoby Ghaut Stn) B/s 2
NE7 Little India Take Bus 56 / 57 / 166 / 851 / 980 to Bt Timah Rd (Little India Stn) B/s 1
NE8 Farrer Park Take Bus 141 to Rangoon Rd (Opp Farrer Park Stn) B/s 1
NE9 Boon Keng Take Bus 21 to Boon Keng Rd (Blk 22) and walk to Boon Keng Stn. B/s 1
NE10 Potong Pasir Take Bus 141 / 143 to Toa Payoh Int and transfer to bus 142. Alight at Upp S’goon Rd (Potong Pasir Stn) B/s 3
NE11 Woodleigh Take Bus 141 / 143 to Toa Payoh Int and transfer to bus 155. Alight at  Upper S’goon Rd (After Bartley Rd) and walk to Woodleigh Stn B/s 3
NE12 Serangoon Take Bus 56 / 57 / 143 to Jalan Toa Payoh (Trellis Twrs) and transfer to Bus 105 to Serangoon Int B/s 3
NE13 Kovan Take Bus 56 / 57 / 143 to Jalan Toa Payoh (Trellis Twrs) and transfer to Bus 153 to Upper S’goon Rd (Kovan Stn) B/s 3
NE14 Hougang Take Bus 56 / 57 / 143 to Jalan Toa Payoh (Trellis Twrs) and transfer to Bus 151 / 153 to Hougang Ctrl Int B/s 3
NE15 Buangkok From  Hougang, take Bus 27 to Buangkok
NE16 Sengkang Take Bus 162/M / 166 / 167 / 980 to Thomson Rd (MacRitchie Reservoir) and transfer to Bus 156 to Sengkang Int B/s 3
NE17 Punggol Take Bus 21 to Sims Ave (Aft Lor 1 Geylang) and transfer to Bus 62. Alight at Punggol Int B/s 1

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Circle Line:

Circle Line
Station & Code Directions Where to board
CC1 Dhoby Ghaut Take Bus 162/M / 167 to Orchard Rd (Dhoby Ghaut Stn) B/s 2
CC2 Bras Basah Take Bus 166 to Bencoolen St (SMU) B/s 1
CC3 Esplanade Take Bus 56 / 57 to Beach Rd (Opp Raffles Hotel) B/s 1
CC4 Promenade Take Bus 56 (B/s 1) to Raffles Blvd (Pan Pacific Hotel) and walk to Promenade. Alternatively, take Bus 162M (B/s 2) to Temasek Ave (Opp Millenia Twr) B/s 1, 2
CC5 Nicoll Highway Take Bus 980 to Beach Rd (Keypoint Bldg) and walk to Nicoll Highway B/s 1
CC6 Stadium Take Bus 141 to Lorong 1 Geylang Ter and transfer to Bus 11. Alight at Stadium Cres (S’pore Indoor Stadium) B/s 1
CC7 Mountbatten Take Bus 141 to Kallang Rd (Opp Sri Manmatha K Tp) and transfer to Bus 12 / 32 / 33. Alight at Mountbatten Rd (Mountbatten Voc Sch) B/s 1
CC8 Dakota Take Bus 141 to Kallang Rd (Opp Sri Manmatha K Tp) and transfer to Bus 12 / 32 / 33. Alight at Old Airport Rd (Blk 99) B/s 1
CC9 Paya Lebar Take Bus 21 to Sims Ave (Aft Tg Katong Cplx) B/s 1
CC10 MacPherson Take Bus 21 to Sims Ave (Bef Lor 23 Geylang) and transfer to Bus 80. Alight at Paya Lebar Rd (MacPherson Stn) B/s 1
CC11 Tai Seng Take Bus 56 / 57 / 143 to Jalan Toa Payoh (Trellis Twrs) and transfer to Bus 151. Alight at MacPherson Rd (Citimac Ind Cplx) and walk to Tai Seng B/s 3
CC12 Bartley Take Bus 162/M / 166 / 167 / 980 to Thomson Rd (MacRitchie Reservoir) and transfer to Bus 93 to Bartley Rd (Bartley Stn) B/s 3
CC13 Serangoon Take Bus 56 / 57 / 143 to Jalan Toa Payoh (Trellis Twrs) and transfer to Bus 105 to Serangoon Int B/s 3
CC14 Lorong Chuan Take Bus 56 to Lor 4 Toa Payoh (Trellis Twrs) and transfer to Bus 73 / 105 / 159. Alight at Lor Chuan (New Tech Pk) B/s 3
CC15 Bishan Take Bus 54 / 56 / 57 to Bishan Int B/s 3
CC16 Marymount Take Bus 54 / 851 to Marymount Rd (Marymount Stn), or Bus 162/M / 166 / 167 / 980 to Upp Thomson Rd (Opp Shunfu Est) and walk B/s 3
CC17 Caldecott Take Bus 141 to Toa Payoh Rise (Lions Nursing Home) B/s 3
CC18 Bukit Brown NA
CC19 Botanic Gardens Take any bus to Newton Stn, transfer to Bus 171 across the road to Dunearn Rd (Botanic Gdns Stn) B/s 2
CC20 Farrer Road Take Bus 56 / 57 / 143 to Jalan Toa Payoh (Trellis Twrs) and transfer to Bus 153 across the road. Alight at Farrer Rd (Opp Farrer Rd Stn) B/s 3
CC21 Holland Village From Farrer Road, take Bus 48 to Holland Ave (Holland Village Stn) B/s 3
CC22 Buona Vista Take Bus 5 / 54 / 143 / 162/M / 167 to Scotts Rd (Far East Plaza) and transfer to Bus 105. Alight at C’wealth Ave (Opp Blk 43) B/s 2
CC23 one-north Take Bus 166 to Dover Rd (Opp Fairfield Meth Pr Sch) and walk B/s 1
CC24 Kent Ridge Take Bus 166 to Buona Vista Flyover (PSB Science Pk Bldg) and walk B/s 1
CC25 Haw Par Villa Take Bus 143 to Pasir Panjang Rd (Opp Haw Par Villa Stn) and Pasir Panjang Rd (Pasir Panjang Stn) B/s 2
CC26 Pasir Panjang
CC27 Labrador Park Take Bus 143 (B/s 1) to Pasir Panjang Rd (Opp PSA Bldg), or 57 (B/s 1) or 166 (B/s 2) to Alexandra Rd (NOL Bldg) B/s 1, 2
CC28 Telok Blangah Take Bus 57, 143 (B/s 1) or 166 (B/s 2) to Telok Blangah Rd (Telok Blangah Stn) B/s 1, 2
CC29 HarbourFront Take Bus 57 / 166 (B/s 2) or 143 (B/s 1) to Telok Blangah Rd (VivoCity) B/s 1, 2
CE1 Bayfront Take Bus 518 to Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands Hotel) St. Michael’s Sch
CE2 Marina Bay Take Bus 518 to Central Blvd (Marina Bay Stn) St. Michael’s Sch

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Downtown Line:

Downtown Line
Station & Code Directions Where to board
DT1 Bukit Panjang Take any bus to Scotts Rd (Far East Plaza), cross the road and transfer to Bus 190 / 700/A. Alight at Bt Panjang Rd (Blk 183) B/s 2
DT2 Cashew Take any bus to Scotts Rd (Newton Stn), cross the road and transfer to Bus 171. Alight at Upp Bt Timah Rd (Bef Cashew Rd) or Upp Bt Timah Rd (Hillview Stn) B/s 2
DT3 Hillview
DT4 Hume NA
DT5 Beauty World Take Bus 56 / 57 / 143 to Jalan Toa Payoh (Trellis Twrs) and transfer to Bus 985 across the road. Alight at Jln Jurong Kechil (Aft Upp Bt Timah Rd) B/s 3
DT6 King Albert Park Take any bus to Newton Stn, transfer to Bus 171 across the road to Bt Timah Rd (King Albert Pk Stn), Bt Timah Rd (Sixth Ave Stn) or Bt Timah Rd (Tah Kah Kee Stn), Dunearn Rd (Botanic Gdns Stn) or Bt Timah Rd (Stevens Stn) B/s 2
DT7 Sixth Avenue
DT8 Tan Kah Kee
DT9 Botanic Gardens
DT10 Stevens
DT11 Newton Take Bus 5 / 54 / 143 / 162/M / 167 to Scotts Rd (Newton Stn) B/s 2
DT12 Little India Take Bus 56 / 57 / 166 / 851 / 980 to Bt Timah Rd (Little India Stn) B/s 1
DT13 Rochor Take Bus 56 / 57 / 166 / 851 / 980 (B/s 2) or 851 (B/s 1) to Sungei Rd (Opp Rochor Stn) B/s 1, 2
DT14 Bugis Take Bus 851 to Ophir Rd (Opp Rochor Ctr) and walk to Bugis B/s 1
DT15 Promenade Take Bus 56 (B/s 1) to Raffles Blvd (Pan Pacific Hotel) and walk to Promenade. Alternatively, take Bus 162M (B/s 2) to Temasek Ave (Opp Millenia Twr) B/s 1, 2
DT16 Bayfront Take Bus 518 to Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands Hotel) St. Michael’s Sch
DT17 Downtown Take Bus 57 / 131 (B/s 1) or 167 (B/s 2) to Raffles Quay (One Raffles Quay) and walk to Downtown Stn B/s 1, 2
DT18 Telok Ayer Take Bus 57 / 851 to Upp Cross St (Opp Hong Lim Cplx) and walk B/s 1
DT19 Chinatown Take Bus 54 / 143 (B/s 2) to New Bridge Rd (Chinatown Pt) or Bus 851 (B/s 1) to Upp Cross St (Opp Hong Lim Cplx) B/s 1, 2
DT20 Fort Canning Take Bus 54 to River Valley Rd (Opp Liang Ct) or Bus 143 to Clemenceau Ave (Opp Shell Hse) B/s 1
DT21 Bencoolen Take Bus 162/M / 167 to Bras Basah Rd (Hotel Rendezvous) B/s 2
DT22 Jalan Besar Take Bus 57 / 851 to Ophir Rd (Opp Rochor Ctr) and walk to Jalan Besar B/s 1
DT23 Bendemeer Take Bus 141 to Lavender St (Opp Eminent Plaza) and walk B/s 1
DT24 Geylang Bahru Take Bus 21 to Boon Keng Rd (Bef Kallang Pl) and transfer to Bus 26 / 853/# across the road. Alight at Kallang Bahru (Blk 66) B/s 1
DT25 Mattar Take Bus 56 / 57 / 166 / 851 / 980 to Bt Timah Rd (Little India Stn) and transfer to Bus 66. Alight at Merpati Rd (Blk 14) B/s 1
DT26 MacPherson Take Bus 21 to Sims Ave (Bef Lor 23 Geylang) and transfer to Bus 80. Alight at Paya Lebar Rd (MacPherson Stn) B/s 1
DT27 Ubi Take Bus 5 to Eunos Link (Blk 311) and transfer to Bus 8 / 22 / 61 / 65 / 66. Alight at Ubi Ave 2 (Blk 302) B/s 3
DT28 Kaki Bukit Take Bus 5 to Kaki Bukit Ave 1 (Kaki Bukit Stn) B/s 3
DT29 Bedok North Take Bus 5 (B/s 3) or 21 (B/s 1) to Bedok Reservoir Rd (Aft Kaki Bt Ctr) and walk B/s 1, 3
DT30 Bedok Reservoir Take Bus 5 (B/s 3) or 21 (B/s 1) to Bedok Reservoir Rd (Opp The Clearwater Condo) and walk B/s 1, 3
DT31 Tampines West Take Bus 5 (B/s 3) or 21 (B/s 1) to Tampines Ave 1 (Opp SAFRA Tampines) B/s 1, 3
DT32 Tampines Take Bus 21 to Tampines Ave 4 (Tampines Stn/Int) B/s 1
DT33 Tampines East Take Bus 21 to Tampines Ave 7 (Opp Blk 230) B/s 1
DT34 Upper Changi Take Bus 5 to Upp Changi Rd East (Bef Tropicana Condo) B/s 3
DT35 Expo Transfer from Bus 5 at Simei Ave (Changi General Hosp) to Bus 118. Alight at Changi South Ave 1 (Yusen Logistics) B/s 3

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Also see: LRT Disruption – Bus Alternatives

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