Thomson-East Coast MRT Line

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      Thomson-East Coast Line

The Thomson-East Coast Line's colour and route are not confirmed.
Type Rapid transit
System Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)
Status Under Construction (Stage 1, 2 & 3)
Architectural and engineering consultancy studies (Stage 4 & 5)
Termini Woodlands North
Sungei Bedok
Stations 31
Services 1
Opened 2019
Owner Land Transport Authority
Operator(s) To be announced
Character Underground
Rolling stock CT251
Line length 21 km (13 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 750V DC Third rail
Operating speed 80km/h

The Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) will be the sixth Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and the fourth fully automated and driverless system line in Singapore. The stretch from Woodlands North to Gardens by the Bay costs S$18 billion. The line will open in five stages from 2019 onwards, and interchanges with all existing lines. When the first three stages are opened, it is expected to serve about 500,000 commuters daily. The Thomson Line section was announced on 29 August 2012, whereas the Eastern Region Line section was announced on 15 August 2014. Both were merged into Thomson-East Coast Line.

The line, which is 43 km (27 mi) long and consists of 31 stations, will run through the north-south corridor, starting in the northern Woodlands area, passing through the industrial estate of Sin Ming, down to the residential Thomson area and the shopping districts of Orchard and Marina Bay, then running eastwards along the east coast through Siglap, Marine Parade and Bedok South, before ending at Sungei Bedok. Residents in the heartlands of Sembawang, Yishun, Ang Mo Kio, Bishan-Toa Payoh, Moulmein-Kallang, Tanjong Rhu and Bedok South will benefit from faster and more direct connections to the city. Its depots are located at Mandai, south of Woodlands, and near the south-eastern terminus of the line at Tanah Merah. If built, the planned Singapore-Johor Bahru Rapid Transit System is also likely to offer interchange to the line's Woodlands North terminus.

Stations[change | change source]

Station Number Station Name Interchange/Notes
Stage 1 (under construction)
 TE1  Woodlands North
 TE2  NS9  Woodlands North South Line
 TE3  Woodlands South
Stage 2 (under construction)
 TE4  Springleaf
 TE5  Lentor
 TE6  Mayflower
 TE7  Bright Hill
 TE8  Upper Thomson
 TE9  CC17  Caldecott Circle Line
Stage 3 (under construction)
 TE10  Mount Pleasant
 TE11  DT11  Stevens Downtown Line
(under construction/planning)
 TE12  Napier
 TE13  Orchard Boulevard
 TE14  NS22  Orchard North South Line
 TE15  Great World
 TE16  Havelock
 TE17  EW16  NE3  Outram Park East West Line
North East Line
 TE18  Maxwell
 TE19  Shenton Way
 TE20  NS27  CE2  Marina Bay North South Line
Circle Line
 TE21  Marina South
 TE22  Gardens by the Bay
Stage 4 (under planning)
 TE23  Tanjong Rhu
 TE24  Katong Park
 TE25  Amber
 TE26  Marine Parade
 TE27  Marine Terrace
 TE28  Siglap
 TE29  Bayshore
Stage 5 (under planning)
 TE30  Bedok South
 TE31  DT37  Sungei Bedok Downtown Line
(under construction/planning)

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