Thomson–East Coast MRT line

Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore

The Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) is the sixth MRT line in Singapore. It is the fourth line to be fully automated and driverless in Singapore. The line will be 43 km (27 mi) long, with 31 stations. The line is colored brown on the MRT Rail map.

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Thomson–East Coast Line
Thomson-East Coast Line logo.svg
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CT251 train arriving at Woodlands MRT station
Overview
Native nameMalay: Laluan MRT Thomson-Pesisir Timur
Chinese: 汤申-东海岸地铁线
Tamil: தாம்சன் - ஈஸ்ட் கோஸ்ட் எம்ஆர்டி வழி
StatusOperational (Stage 1-3)
Under construction (Stages 3-5)
Under planning (extension to Changi Airport)
OwnerLand Transport Authority
LocaleSingapore
TerminiWoodlands North
Caldecott (till 2022)
Stations32 (20 operational, 12 under construction)
Service
TypeRapid transit
SystemMass Rapid Transit (Singapore)
Services1
Operator(s)SMRT Trains Ltd (SMRT Corporation)
Depot(s)Mandai
East Coast (Future)
Rolling stockCT251
Daily ridership28,517 (July 2020)[1]
History
Planned opening2024 (Stage 4)
2025 (Stage 5)
2027 (Founders' Memorial MRT station)
2040 (extension to Changi Airport)
Opened31 January 2020; 2 years ago (2020-01-31) (Stage 1)
28 August 2021 (Stage 2)
13 November 2022; 0 days ago (2022-11-13) (Stage 3)[2]
Technical
Line length30.4 km (18.9 mi) (Operational)
13.0 km (8.1 mi) (Under construction)
CharacterFully Underground
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification750 V DC Third Rail[3]
Operating speed90 km/h (56 mph)
Route map
Template:Thomson–East Coast MRT line

The Thomson Line section was announced on 29 August 2012. The Eastern Region Line section was announced on 15 August 2014. Both were put together to form the Thomson-East Coast Line.

The first and second stage of the line opened on 31 January 2020 and August 28, 2021. The third stage opened on November 13, 2022 with the other two stages expected to open from 2024 to 2025. It interchanges with all existing lines. When the first three stages opened, it is expected to serve about 500,000 commuters daily.

StationsEdit

Station Number Station Name Interchange/Notes
Stage 1
 TE1  Woodlands North
 TE2  NS9  Woodlands North South line
 TE3  Woodlands South
Stage 2
 TE4  Springleaf
 TE5  Lentor
 TE6  Mayflower
 TE7  Bright Hill
 TE8  Upper Thomson
 TE9  CC17  Caldecott Circle line
Stage 3
 TE10  Mount Pleasant
 TE11  DT11  Stevens Downtown line
 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 construction)
 TE23  Tanjong Rhu
 TE24  Katong Park
 TE25  Amber
 TE26  Marine Parade
 TE27  Marine Terrace
 TE28  Siglap
 TE29  Bayshore
Stage 5 (under construction)
 TE30  Bedok South
 TE31  DT37  Sungei Bedok Downtown line

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Land Transport DataMall". mytransport.sg. Archived from the original on 21 August 2020. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  2. https://www.smrt.com.sg/Portals/0/InvestorRelations/Ops%20Review/SMRT%20Trains%20Ops%20Review%202020.pdf
  3. "LTA | News Room". Archived from the original on 5 September 2020. Retrieved 22 January 2020.

Other websitesEdit