Fun Fact Friday: End-Destination Numbers

Do you know what the digits enclosed in the circles mean?

These are End-Destination Numbers that are tagged to all terminals on the MRT lines (except Tanah Merah), allowing commuters to recognise the train direction of travel easily.

Benefits of End-Destination Numbers

Elderly passengers or tourists who are new to the Singapore MRT system can use the numbers to easily identify which train they should hop on board. They are usually accompanied with the terminal stations when they are displayed on the information display screens.

Likely to be Phased Out?

As more train lines are being built, these numbers will most likely get phased out in favour of the more universal station code number, evident in the new wayfinding system for the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) and the reduced emphasis of it in the new system map.

List of End-Destination Numbers for MRT

End-destination Numbers currently
1 – East-West Line towards Pasir Ris
2 – East-West Line towards Tuas Link
3 – East-West Line towards Changi Airport
4 – North-South Line towards Jurong East
5 – North-South Line towards Marina South Pier
6 – North East Line towards HarbourFront
7 – North East Line towards Punggol
8 – Circle Line Clockwise towards Dhoby Ghaut
9 – Circle Line Anti-Clockwise towards HarbourFront
10 – Circle Line Clockwise towards Marina Bay
11 – Downtown Line towards Bukit Panjang
12 – Downtown Line towards Expo
13 – Thomson-East Coast Line towards Woodlands North
14 – Thomson-East Coast Line towards Woodlands South

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Related Links
Information Systems – SGTrains
New wayfinding system – SGTrains
Thomson-East Coast Line – SGTrains

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Matthew Ng

An avid train enthusiast since 2009, he designs graphics and infographics to promote the little known facts about Singapore's train network.