MRT Disruption Guide: Toa Payoh

Information correct as of: December 2015

Toa Payoh MRT Station (NS19) is an underground station along the North South Line (NSL), with a single island platform serving trains in either direction. The station serves the Toa Payoh estate and is located adjacent to Toa Payoh Bus Interchange, offering public transport connectivity for commuters travelling in and out of the area.

Stations Entrances/Exits

The MRT station has four exits, AB, C and D. Exit A connects to Bus Stop 3 / 4, Exit B connects to Toa Payoh Interchange, Exit C to Bus Stop 1 and Exit D to Bus Stop 2.

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Bus Stops at this Station

NS19_Toa Payoh

There are two bus stops linked to Toa Payoh MRT, namely:

  • Bus Stop 1:
    52189 – Lor 2 Toa Payoh (Toa Payoh Stn)
    Bus Services: 56, 105, 153, 232
  • Bus Stop 2:
    52181 – Lor 2 Toa Payoh (Opp Toa Payoh Stn)
    Bus Services: 56, 105, 153, NR1

In addition, we have decided to include two 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, these bus stop will likely not be offering free rides. It is:

  • Bus Stop 3:
    52509 – Lor 6 Toa Payoh (Opp Toa Payoh Swim Cplx)
    Bus Services: 8, 26, 28, 31, 57, 59, 73, 88, 90, 142, 155, 157, 159, 163, 232, 235, 238, 506
  • Bus Stop 4:
    52501 – Lor 6 Toa Payoh (Toa Payoh Swim Cplx)
    Bus Services: 8, 26, 28, 31, 57, 59, 73, 88, 90, 142, 155, 157, 159, 163, 235, 238, 506

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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 2: Lor 2 Toa Payoh (Opp Toa Payoh Stn) — Exit D
  • NSL Free Shuttle Service Towards Marina South Pier
    Board at Bus Stop 1: Lor 2 Toa Payoh (Toa Payoh Stn) — Exit C

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 Boulevard (The Sail). Board Bus 402 to Marina South Pier Stn B/s 4
NS27 Marina Bay Take Bus 26 / 31 to Bendemeer Rd (MOM Svces Ctr) and transfer to Bus 133. Alight at Central Blvd (Marina Bay Stn) Int
NS26 Raffles Place Take Bus 57 to Collyer Quay (OUE Bayfront) and walk to Raffles Place B/s 4
NS25 City Hall Take Bus 145 to North Bridge Rd (St Andrew’s Cathedral) Int
NS24 Dhoby Ghaut Take Bus 143 to Orchard Rd (Dhoby Ghaut Stn) Int
NS23 Somerset Take Bus 143 to Orchard Rd (Opp Mandarin Orchard) Int
NS22 Orchard Take Bus 143 to Orchard Rd (Tang Plaza) Int
NS21 Newton Take Bus 143 to Scotts Rd (Newton Stn) Int
NS20 Novena Take Bus 54 (B/s 1) or 143 (Int) to Thomson Rd (Novena Ch) Int,  B/s 2
NS19 Toa Payoh
NS18 Braddell Take  Bus 231 / 232 to  Lor 1 Toa Payoh (Opp Braddell Stn) Int
NS17 Bishan Take Bus 88 (Int) to Bishan Rd (Opp Bishan Stn), or Bus 56 (B/s 2) to Bishan Int Int,  B/s 2
NS16 Ang Mo Kio Take Bus 88 to Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 (Ang Mo Kio Int) or Bus 159 to Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 (Jubilee) Int
NS15 Yio Chu Kang Take Bus 88 / 163 to Braddell Rd (Aft Muhajirin Mque) and transfer to Bus 13. Alight at Yio Chu Kang Int Int
NS14 Khatib Take Bus 163 to Upp Thomson Rd (St. Theresa’s Home) and transfer to Bus 852 / 855. Alight at Yishun Ave 2 (Bef Khatib Stn) or Yishun Int Int
NS13 Yishun
NS12 Canberra NA
NS11 Sembawang Take Bus 163 to Upp Thomson Rd (St. Theresa’s Home) and transfer to Bus 167 / 980. Alight at Sembawang Int Int
NS10 Admiralty Take Bus 163 to Upp Thomson Rd (St. Theresa’s Home) and transfer to Bus 167 / 980. Alight at Sembawang Rd (Opp Blk 101) and transfer to Bus 969. Alight at Woodlands Ave 7 (Admiralty Stn) Int
NS9 Woodlands Take Bus 56 / 105 / 135 (B/s 1) or 139/M / 143 (Int) to Jalan Toa Payoh (Trellis Twrs) and transfer to Bus 966. Alight at  Woodlands Int or Woodlands Ave 3 (Marsiling Stn) Int,  B/s 1
NS8 Marsiling
NS7 Kranji Take Bus 105 / 153 to Whitley Rd (Aft Tanglin CC), and transfer to Bus 960 across the road. Alight at 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 105 / 153 to Whitley Rd (Aft Tanglin CC), and transfer to Bus 190 across the road. Alight at Choa Chu Kang Int B/s 1
NS3 Bukit Gombak Transit at Bukit Batok for other bus services
NS2 Bukit Batok Take Bus 506 to Bt Batok Ctrl (Blk 628) B/s 4
NS1 Jurong East Take Bus 105 (B/s 1) or 506 (B/s 4). Alight at Jurong East Int. B/s 1, 4

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East West Line:

East West Line
Station & Code Directions Where to board
EW1 Pasir Ris Take Bus 153 to Upp S’goon Rd (Kovan Stn) and transfer to Bus 81. Alight at Pasir Ris Dr 1 (Bef Pasir Ris Ctrl) B/s 2
EW2 Tampines Take Bus 8 / 31 to Tampines Int Int
EW3 Simei Take Bus 56 / 105 / 135 (B/s 1) or 139/M / 143 (Int) to Jalan Toa Payoh (Trellis Twrs) and transfer to Bus 5 across the road. Alight at Simei St 3 (Simei Stn) Int,  B/s 1
EW4 Tanah Merah Take Bus 31 to New Upp Changi Rd (Tanah Merah Stn) Int
CG1 Expo Transfer from Bus 8 at Tampines Ave 1 (Opp Temasek Poly West G) to Bus 118. Alight at Changi South Ave 1 (Yusen Logistics) Int
CG2 Changi Airport Take Bus 31 to Marine Parade Rd (Opp Parkway Parade) and transfer to Bus 36 for Changi Airport PTBs Int
EW5 Bedok Take Bus 26 Bedok Int. Alternatively, Bus 28 / 31 to New Upp Changi Rd (Bedok Stn) Int
EW6 Kembangan Take Bus 26 / 28 to Sims Ave East (Kembangan Stn) Int
EW7 Eunos Take Bus 26 / 28 to Sims Ave (Eunos Stn) Int
EW8 Paya Lebar Take Bus 26 to Sims Ave (Aft Tg Katong Cplx) or 28 to Paya Lebar Rd (Paya Lebar Stn) Int
EW9 Aljunied Take Bus 26 to Sims Ave (Aljunied Stn) Int
EW10 Kallang Take Bus 26 / 31 to Lor 1 Geylang (Bet Blks 2B/2C) Int
EW11 Lavender Take Bus 145 to Lavender St (Bef Kallang Rd) and walk to Lavender B/s 1
EW12 Bugis Take Bus 56 (B/s 1) to Middle Rd (Bef Beach Rd) or 145 (Int) to Nth Bridge Rd (Nth Bridge Commercial Cplx) and walk to Bugis Int,  B/s 1
EW13 City Hall Take Bus 145 to North Bridge Rd (St Andrew’s Cathedral) Int
EW14 Raffles Place Take Bus 57 to Collyer Quay (OUE Bayfront) B/s 4
EW15 Tanjong Pagar Take Bus 57 (B/s 4) to Shenton Way (Opp Temasek Twrs) or Bus 145 (Int) to Tg Pagar Rd (Bef Wallich St) Int, B/s 4
EW16 Outram Park Take Bus 143 to New Bridge Rd (Outram Pk Stn) Int
EW17 Tiong Bahru Take Bus 56 to Thomson Rd (Opp Thomson Med Ctr) and transfer to Bus 5. Alight at Tiong Bahru Rd (Opp Tiong Bahru Plaza) B/s 1
EW18 Redhill Take Bus 105 / 153 to Whitley Rd (Aft Tanglin CC), and transfer to Bus 132. Alight at Tiong Bahru Rd (Redhill Stn) B/s 1
EW19 Queenstown Take Bus 105 / 153 to Whitley Rd (Aft Tanglin CC), and transfer to Bus 186. Alight at C’wealth Ave (Queenstown Stn) B/s 1
EW20 Commonwealth Take Bus 105 to C’wealth Ave (C’wealth Stn), C’wealth Ave (Opp Blk 43), C’wealth Ave West (Dover Stn) or C’wealth Ave West (Clementi Stn) B/s 1
EW21 Buona Vista
EW22 Dover
EW23 Clementi
EW24 Jurong East Take Bus 105 (B/s 1) or 506 (B/s 4). Alight at Jurong East Int. B/s 1, 4
EW25 Chinese Garden Take Bus 506 to Jurong Town Hall Rd (Blk 228), then walk or take Bus 180 to Chinese Gardens Stn B/s 4
EW26 Lakeside Take Bus 506 to Jurong Town Hall Rd (Blk 228) and transfer to Bus 180. Alight at Boon Lay Way (Lakeside Stn) B/s 4
EW27 Boon Lay Take Bus 506 to Jurong Town Hall Rd (Blk 228) and transfer to Bus 180. Alight at Boon Lay Int B/s 4
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 (B/s 4), 143 or 145 (Int) to Telok Blangah Rd (VivoCity) Int, B/s 4
NE2 NA NA
NE3 Outram Park Take Bus 143 to New Bridge Rd (Outram Pk Stn) Int
NE4 Chinatown Take Bus 143 to New Bridge Rd (Chinatown Pt) Int
NE5 Clarke Quay Take Bus 145 to South Bridge Rd (Boat Quay) and walk to Clarke Quay Int
NE6 Dhoby Ghaut Take Bus 143 to Orchard Rd (Dhoby Ghaut Stn) Int
NE7 Little India Take Bus 56 (B/s 2) or 57 (B/s 4) to Bt Timah Rd (Little India Stn) B/s 1, 4
NE8 Farrer Park Take Bus 141 to Rangoon Rd (Opp Farrer Park Stn) Int
NE9 Boon Keng Take Bus 31 to Bendemeer Rd (Blk 28) and walk to Boon Keng Stn Int
NE10 Potong Pasir Take Bus 142 to Upp S’goon Rd (Potong Pasir Stn) Int
NE11 Woodleigh Take Bus 155 to Upper Serangoon Rd (After Bartley Rd) and walk to Woodleigh Stn Int
NE12 Serangoon Take Bus 105 to Serangoon Int or 153 to Upp S’goon Rd (S’goon Stn) B/s 2
NE13 Kovan Take Bus 153 to Upper S’goon Rd (Kovan Stn) B/s 2
NE14 Hougang Take Bus 153 to Hougang Ctrl Int B/s 2
NE15 Buangkok From  Hougang, take Bus 27 to Buangkok
NE16 Sengkang Take Bus 159 / 163 to Sengkang Int Int
NE17 Punggol Take Bus 153 to Upper S’goon Rd (Kovan Stn) and transfer to Bus 82. Alight at Punggol Int B/s 2

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Circle Line:

Circle Line
Station & Code Directions Where to board
CC1 Dhoby Ghaut Take Bus 143 to Orchard Rd (Dhoby Ghaut Stn) Int
CC2 Bras Basah Take Bus 139 to Bencoolen St (SMU) Int
CC3 Esplanade Take Bus 56 (B/s 1) or 57 (B/s 4) to Beach Rd (Opp Raffles Hotel) B/s 1, 4
CC4 Promenade Take Bus 56 to Raffles Blvd (Pan Pacific Hotel) and walk to Promenade B/s 1
CC5 Nicoll Highway Take Bus 145 to Crawford St (Bef Crawford Bridge) and transfer to Bus 100. Alight at Beach Rd (St. John HQ) and walk to Nicoll Highway Int
CC6 Stadium Take Bus 31 to Mountbatten Rd (Mountbatten Voc School) and transfer to Bus 11. Alight at Stadium Cres (S’pore Indoor Stadium) Int
CC7 Mountbatten Take Bus 31 to Mountbatten Rd (Mountbatten Voc Sch) Int
CC8 Dakota Take Bus 31 to Old Airport Rd (Blk 99) Int
CC9 Paya Lebar Take Bus 26 to Sims Ave (Aft Tg Katong Cplx) or 28 to Paya Lebar Rd (Paya Lebar Stn) Int
CC10 MacPherson Take Bus 28 to Paya Lebar Rd (Opp MacPherson Stn) Int
CC11 Tai Seng Take Bus 28 to Upp Paya Lebar Rd (Opp Tai Seng Stn) Int
CC12 Bartley Take Bus 28 to Bartley Rd (Bartley Stn) Int
CC13 Serangoon Take Bus 105 to Serangoon Int or 153 to Upp S’goon Rd (S’goon Stn) B/s 2
CC14 Lorong Chuan Take Bus 73 / 159 to Lor Chuan (New Tech Pk) Int
CC15 Bishan Take Bus 88 (Int) to Bishan Rd (Opp Bishan Stn), or Bus 56 (B/s 2) to Bishan Int Int,  B/s 2
CC16 Marymount Take Bus 163 to Upp Thomson Rd (Opp Shunfu Est) and walk to Marymount Int
CC17 Caldecott Take Bus 141 to Toa Payoh Rise (Opp Lions Nursing Home) or 235 to Toa Payoh Rise (Caldecott Stn) Int
CC18 Bukit Brown NA
CC19 Botanic Gardens Take Bus 153 to Dunearn Rd (Botanic Gdns Stn) B/s 1
CC20 Farrer Road Take Bus 153 to Farrer Rd (Opp Farrer Rd Stn) B/s 1
CC21 Holland Village From Farrer Road Stn, take Bus 48 to Holland Ave (Holland Village Stn) B/s 1
CC22 Buona Vista Take Bus 105 to C’wealth Ave (Opp Blk 43) B/s 1
CC23 one-north Take Bus 105 to C’wealth Ave (Opp Blk 43) and transfer to Bus 91 for one-north Stn B/s 1
CC24 Kent Ridge Take Bus 105 to C’wealth Ave (Opp Blk 43) and transfer to Bus 95 for Kent Ridge Stn B/s 1
CC25 Haw Par Villa Take Bus 143 to Pasir Panjang Rd (Opp Haw Par Villa Stn) or Pasir Panjang Rd (Pasir Panjang Stn) Int
CC26 Pasir Panjang
CC27 Labrador Park Take Bus 143 (Int) to Pasir Panjang Rd (Opp PSA Bldg), or 57 (B/s 4) to Alexandra Rd (NOL Bldg) Int, B/s 4
CC28 Telok Blangah Take Bus 57 (B/s 4), 143 or 145 (Int) to Telok Blangah Rd (Telok Blangah Stn) Int, B/s 4
CC29 HarbourFront Take Bus 57 (B/s 4), 143 or 145 (Int) to Telok Blangah Rd (VivoCity) Int, B/s 4
CE1 Bayfront Take Bus 26 / 31 to Bendemeer Rd (MOM Svces Ctr) and transfer to Bus 133. Alight at Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands Hotel) Int
CE2 Marina Bay Take Bus 26 / 31 to Bendemeer Rd (MOM Svces Ctr) and transfer to Bus 133. Alight at Central Blvd (Marina Bay Stn) Int

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Downtown Line:

Downtown Line
Station & Code Directions Where to board
DT1 Bukit Panjang Take Bus 105 / 153 to Whitley Rd (Aft Tanglin CC), cross the road and transfer to Bus 190 / 700/A. Alight at Bt Panjang Rd (Blk 183) or Bt Panjang Int B/s 1
DT2 Cashew Take Bus 506 to Bt Batok East Ave 3 (Opp Burgundy Hill) and transfer to Bus 963. Alight at Upp Bt Timah Rd (Bef Cashew Rd) or Hillview Rd (Glendale Pk Condo) B/s 4
DT3 Hillview
DT4 Hume NA
DT5 Beauty World Take Bus 56 / 105 / 135 (B/s 1) or 139/M / 143 (Int) to Jalan Toa Payoh (Trellis Twrs) and transfer to Bus 985. Alight at Jln Jurong Kechil (Aft Upp Bt Timah Rd) Int, B/s 1
DT6 King Albert Park Take Bus 157 to Bt Timah Rd (The Sterling), Bt Timah Rd (Aft Third Ave) or Bt Timah Rd (Hwa Chong JC), Dunearn Rd (Botanic Gdns Stn) or Bt Timah Rd (Stevens Stn) Int
DT7 Sixth Avenue
DT8 Tan Kah Kee
DT9 Botanic Gardens
DT10 Stevens
DT11 Newton Take Bus 143 to Scotts Rd (Newton Stn) Int
DT12 Little India Take Bus 56 (B/s 2) or 57 (B/s 4) to Bt Timah Rd (Little India Stn) B/s 1, 4
DT13 Rochor Take Bus 56 (B/s 2) or 57 (B/s 4) to Sungei Rd (The Verge) B/s 1, 2
DT14 Bugis Take Bus 56 (B/s 1) to Middle Rd (Bef Beach Rd) or 145 (Int) to Nth Bridge Rd (Nth Bridge Commercial Cplx) and walk to Bugis Int,  B/s 1
DT15 Promenade Take Bus 56 to Raffles Blvd (Pan Pacific Hotel) and walk to Promenade B/s 1
DT16 Bayfront Take Bus 26 / 31 to Bendemeer Rd (MOM Svces Ctr) and transfer to Bus 133. Alight at Bayfront Ave (Marina Bay Sands Hotel) Int
DT17 Downtown Take Bus 57 to Raffles Quay (One Raffles Quay) and walk to Downtown Stn B/s 4
DT18 Telok Ayer Take Bus 145 to Upp Cross St (Opp Hong Lim Cplx) and walk Int
DT19 Chinatown Take Bus 143 to New Bridge Rd (Chinatown Pt) Int
DT20 Fort Canning Take Bus 139 / 143 to Clemenceau Ave (Opp Shell Hse) Int
DT21 Bencoolen Take Bus 139 to Bencoolen St (SMU) Int
DT22 Jalan Besar Take Bus 139 to Jln Besar (Opp Veerasamy Rd) Int
DT23 Bendemeer Take Bus 141 / 145 to Lavender St (Opp Eminent Plaza) and walk Int
DT24 Geylang Bahru Take Bus 26 to Kallang Bahru (Blk 73) Int
DT25 Mattar Take Bus 155 to Merpati Rd (Blk 14) Int
DT26 MacPherson Take Bus 28 to Paya Lebar Rd (Opp MacPherson Stn) Int
DT27 Ubi Take Bus 8 to Ubi Ave 2 (Automobile Megamart) Int
DT28 Kaki Bukit Take Bus 59 to Kaki Bukit Ave 1 (Kaki Bukit Stn) B/s 3
DT29 Bedok North Take Bus 8 (Int) or 59 / 506 (B/s 3) to Bedok Reservoir Rd (Aft Kaki Bt Ctr) and walk Int, B/s 3
DT30 Bedok Reservoir Take Bus 28 (Int) to Bedok Nth Ave 3 (Opp Blk 761), 59 (B/s 3) to Bedok Reservoir Rd (Opp The Clearwater Condo), or 506 (B/s 3) to Bedok Nth Ave 3 (Opp Baywater) Int, B/s 3
DT31 Tampines West Take Bus 8 / 28 (Int) or 59 (B/s 3) to Tampines Ave 1 (Opp SAFRA Tampines) Int, B/s 3
DT32 Tampines Take Bus 8 / 31 to Tampines Int Int
DT33 Tampines East Take Bus 8 to Tampines Ave 7 (Blk 229) Int
DT34 Upper Changi Take Bus 59 to Bedok Reservoir Rd (Aft Kaki Bt Ctr) and transfer to Bus 5. Alight at Upp Changi Rd East (Bef Tropicana Condo) B/s 3
DT35 Expo Transfer from Bus 8 at Tampines Ave 1 (Opp Temasek Poly West G) to Bus 118. Alight at Changi South Ave 1 (Yusen Logistics) Int

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Also see: LRT Disruption – Bus Alternatives

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External Links & References:

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