Woodlands North MRT station

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 TE1  RTS 
Woodlands North
உட்லண்ட்ஸ் நார்த்
Woodlands North
Rapid transit
General information
Location20 Woodlands North Coast Road
Singapore 737668
Owned byLand Transport Authority
Operated bySMRT Trains Ltd (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)  Thomson–East Coast line
Structure typeUnderground
Platform levels3
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code TE1 
Opening31 January 2020; 2 years ago (2020-01-31)
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
TerminusThomson–East Coast line
towards Caldecott

Woodlands North MRT station (TE1) is a underground Mass Rapid Transit terminal station in Woodlands, Singapore. It is located near Republic Polytechnic.[1] The station is the northern terminal of the Thomson–East Coast line (TEL).

A planned Johor Bahru–Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) at this station was delayed on 21 May 2019. This is due to Malaysia's financial situation.[2] On 31 October 2019, Malaysia agreed to resume the RTS project at a lower cost although the project is still suspended until 30 April 2020.[3][4]

History[change | change source]

This station was first announced on 29 August 2012 by then Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew.[5][6]

Contract T202 which involves the construction of this station was awarded to Penta-Ocean Construction Co Ltd on 29 November 2013. The cost is S$337 million.[7] Construction of the station began in early 2014.

The station was planned to be open by the end of 2019 as part of the first stage of the TEL. However the station's opening was later changed to 31 January 2020.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "TSL System Map & Station Footprints (Woodlands North station)". 29 August 2012.
  2. Yusof, Amir (2019-05-21). "Singapore agrees to suspend construction of RTS Link at Malaysia's request". CNA. Archived from the original on 2020-01-06. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  3. "Malaysia continues RTS project with a new cost of RM3.16b". The Edge Markets. 2019-10-31. Archived from the original on 2019-11-05. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  4. "JB-Singapore RTS Link to go ahead but further suspended to April 2020: Khaw". CNA. 4 November 2019. Archived from the original on 7 January 2020. Retrieved 7 January 2020.
  5. "Speech by Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Transport, at the Inspection of Downtown Line 1 Station and Announcement of Thomson Line alignment, 29 August 2012, 10.00am at Telok Ayer Station". Ministry of Transport. Ministry of Transport. 29 August 2012. Archived from the original on 8 September 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  6. "Thomson Line Station Names Finalised". www.lta.gov.sg. 2014-06-27. Archived from the original on 2020-01-06. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  7. "LTA Awards Two Contracts for Thomson Line's Woodlands North and Napier Stations". www.lta.gov.sg. 2013-11-29. Archived from the original on 2020-01-06. Retrieved 2020-01-06.
  8. "Public Preview of Thomson-East Coast Line 1 Stations on 11 January (TEL1 will officially open for passenger service on 31 January 2020)". www.lta.gov.sg. 2019-12-11. Archived from the original on 2020-10-06. Retrieved 2020-01-06.

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