Early Closure & Late Opening of Thomson-East Coast Line Stations – May to August 2021

Revised Operating Hours from 24 May to 8 August 2021 for the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). Woodlands North MRT station, Woodlands MRT station, Woodlands South MRT station.

All three MRT stations on the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) will start later and end earlier to facilitate testing in preparation for the second stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL2).

The TEL2 slated for opening in the third quarter this year.


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Early Closure & Late Opening between Woodlands North and Woodlands South

Thomson-East Coast Line First Train & Last Train Timings from 24 May to 8 August 2021
Train service between Woodlands North MRT station and Woodlands South MRT station on the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) will start later at 6:30am and end earlier at 9pm from 24 May to 8 August 2021.

Alternative Travel Arrangements

Shuttle Bus Services will not be provided during the closure.

Commuters may use existing public bus services 169, 856 and 901/M to travel within the vicinity of Woodlands and to the North-South Line (NSL) at Woodlands MRT station to continue their travel on the rail network.


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Preparation for Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2

SMRT announced in a press release on Friday (May 21) that the additional engineering hours “will be used to continue testing of the integrated systems and trains in preparation for the opening of Stage 2 of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL2).”

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) have completed rigorous testing of the TEL2 and have handed over stations and operations to SMRT in April. LTA mentioned that following the handover, “SMRT will conduct its tests to validate the operational readiness of TEL2 systems and familiarise its staff with TEL2 operations.”

The Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) is the fourth MRT line to be operated by rail operator SMRT, and is slated for opening in the third quarter this year.

Click to learn more about the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) »


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Check Out More Related Posts

LTA Completes Rigorous Testing of Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2; Hands Over Stations to SMRT

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

Final Preparations for the Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2


Related Links
First and Last Train Timings – SGTrains
Thomson-East Coast Line – SGTrains
Kawasaki-CRRC Sifang T251 – SGTrains

External Links
“Changes in Operating Hours for Thomson-East Coast Line from May to August 2021” – SMRT


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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.