Opening Soon: Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 – April 2021 Progress Update

Springleaf, Lentor, Mayflower, Bright Hill, Upper Thomson and Caldecott are soon-to-be Opened MRT stations on the Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 (TEL2)

The second stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL2) is set to be opened in the third quarter later this year. As such, final preparations are in full swing as more trains are being tested during operational hours between Woodlands South and Caldecott.


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Our Observations

The SGTrains team visited the TEL2 stations earlier this month (Apr 2021).

Construction works at the majority of stations are by and large completed, with minor works still ongoing for the surrounding facilities of a few stations.

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TE 4 Springleaf

Station exit.

Station exit.

System map and locality map are up outside the station exit.

System map and locality map are up outside the station exit.

Bicycle parking facility outside the station exit appears completed.

Bicycle parking facility outside the station exit appears completed.

Taxi stand outside the station exit under construction.

Taxi stand outside the station exit under construction.

A completed exit with station name sign illuminated.

A completed exit with station name sign illuminated.


TE 5 Lentor

Station exit along a new road appears completed.

Station exit along a new road appears completed.

Station exit with station name sign illuminated and working LED display.

Station exit with station name sign illuminated and working LED display.

Station exit appears completed. Road appears to be reinstated to original alignment.

Station exit appears completed. Road appears to be reinstated to original alignment.

Station exit with station name sign illuminated.

Station exit with station name sign illuminated.

New road being constructed outside the station with taxi stand and pick up drop off point.

New road being constructed outside the station with taxi stand and pick up drop off point.


TE 6 Mayflower

Ariel view of exit. Roads around the station have been reinstated to the original alignment.

Ariel view of exit. Roads around the station have been reinstated to the original alignment.

Ariel view of exit. Roads around the station have been reinstated to the original alignment.

Ariel view of exit. Roads around the station have been reinstated to the original alignment.

Lift providing barrier free access between station exit and HDB flat which is on higher ground.

Lift providing barrier free access between station exit and HDB flat which is on higher ground.

Station exit with station name sign illuminated.

Station exit with station name sign illuminated.

Station exit with station name sign illuminated.

Station exit with station name sign illuminated.

 Slope providing barrier free access between station exit and HDB flat which is located on higher ground.[

Slope providing barrier free access between station exit and HDB flat which is located on higher ground.


 Ariel view of the station. Road appears to be reinstated to original alignment.

Ariel view of the station. Road appears to be reinstated to original alignment.

Station exit with station name sign illuminated

Station exit with station name sign illuminated.

Bicycle parking facility under construction outside the station exit.

Bicycle parking facility under construction outside the station exit.

Completed bus stop in operation outside the station.

Completed bus stop in operation outside the station.


TE 7 Bright Hill

 Roadworks are observed above the station.

Roadworks are observed above the station.

Taxi stand under construction outside the station exit.

Taxi stand under construction outside the station exit.

Station exit is still hoarded up.

Station exit is still hoarded up.


TE 8 Upper Thomson

Exit appears to be completed with barriers surrounding it.

Exit appears to be completed with barriers surrounding it.

Station along a hill. Notice how the station curves to blend in with the radius of the curvature?

Station along a hill. Notice how the station curves to blend in with the radius of the curvature?

 A station exit under construction outside of Thomson Plaza. Seems like this exit will not open when Stage 2 opens.

A station exit under construction outside of Thomson Plaza. Seems like this exit will not open when Stage 2 opens.

Station exit appears completed with station name sign.

Station exit appears completed with station name sign.

Station exit appears completed with barriers surrounding it.

Station exit appears completed with barriers surrounding it.


TE 9 Caldecott

The concourse for the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) side of Caldecott MRT station

The concourse for the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) side of Caldecott MRT station

Unopened exit and sheltered walkway in the midst of construction.

Unopened exit and sheltered walkway in the midst of construction.

Renumbering of existing exit from Exit B to Exit 1.

Renumbering of existing exit from Exit B to Exit 1.

 Renumbering of existing exit from Exit B to Exit 1

Renumbering of existing exit from Exit B to Exit 1.

Exterior view of the closed Exit A. Exit A will be permanently closed so that the area between the concourse and exit can be converted into a paid transfer linkway between the Circle Line and Thomson-East Coast Line.

Exterior view of the closed Exit A. Exit A will be permanently closed so that the area between the concourse and exit can be converted into a paid transfer linkway between the Circle Line and Thomson-East Coast Line.

Road appears to be reinstated to original alignment.

Road appears to be reinstated to original alignment.

 Taxi stand in operation outside Exit 3.

Taxi stand in operation outside Exit 3.

 Exit 3 in operation.

Exit 3 in operation.

Markings are made on the floor to relocate the faregates for the transfer area between Circle Line and Thomson-East Coast Line.

Markings are made on the floor to relocate the faregates for the transfer area between Circle Line and Thomson-East Coast Line.


Related Posts

Final Preparations for the Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2

Opening of TEL2 revised to Q3 2021

TEL2 Progress Update – July 2020

Related Links
Thomson-East Coast Line – SGTrains


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Tomato Hunter

Currently pursuing Bachelor in Computing Science. Have an interest with technology and how it will be a future enabler in improving efficiency and work process. Interested in railway operations and planning.