Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 – On Track To Open In Q3 2021

The second stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL2) is on track to be opened in the third quarter of 2021!

Transport Minister S Iswaran and Senior Minister of State for Transport Chee Hong Tat shared their visit to the TEL2 stations in Facebook posts on Monday (Jun 21).


[Update – 30 Jun 2021] Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 To Open on Aug 28

Minister for Transport S Iswaran addresses the latest developments of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) through a Facebook Live at Caldecott MRT station. (Photo: LTA/FB)

Minister for Transport S Iswaran addresses the latest developments of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) through a Facebook Live at Caldecott MRT station. (Photo: LTA/FB)

Minister for Transport S Iswaran announced on Wednesday (Jun 30) that the second stage for the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL2) will be opening on Aug 28.

6 New MRT Stations for Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 To Open on Aug 28

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Commuter-Centric Features Available in TEL2 Stations

Assisted Service Kiosks (ASK)

Assisted Service Kiosks (ASK) in Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) MRT stations

“Commuters can speak ‘face-to-face’ with a contact centre officer via video call at the Assisted Service Kiosks (ASK) when they need help with ticketing transactions.” (Photo: S Iswaran/Facebook)

Ergonomically Designed Seats on Train Platforms

Seats with backrests and handrails benefits elderly commuters and those with mobility difficulties.

“Our elderly commuters and those with mobility difficulties can also look forward to seats on train platforms which are built with backrests and handrails.” (Photo: S Iswaran/Facebook)

Kudos Given to LTA and SMRT for Their Hard Work

“My heartfelt thanks to the LTA and SMRT teams”

Mr Iswaran interacting with SMRT staff of Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 (TEL2) stations.

Mr Iswaran interacting with SMRT staff of a TEL2 station. (Photo: S Iswaran/Facebook)

Mr Iswaran concluded his visit to the TEL2 by thanking the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and SMRT for their hard work.

“My heartfelt thanks to the LTA and SMRT teams for their hard work in getting the stations ready, as they continue to run tests as part of the preparation,” he mentioned.

“A big thank you to LTA and SMRT colleagues”

Mr Chee interacting with personnel from LTA.

Mr Chee interacting with personnel from LTA. (Photo: Chee Hong Tat/Facebook)

Mr Chee said that the TEL2 will enhance connectivity and that the TEL will allow residents to reach other parts of Singapore more easily.

He added that “there are also many underground crossings and street level covered linkways that will connect the nearby residential areas and surrounding amenities to the MRT stations.”

Mr Chee also gave a “big thank you to LTA and SMRT colleagues for all their hard work, in important areas such as engineering, construction, architecture and design.”

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External Links
“Previewed the Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 (#TEL2) stations with SMS Chee Hong Tat 徐芳达 last week” – S Iswaran/Facebook
“Visited the Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 (TEL2) stations with Minister S Iswaran, and am happy to confirm that we are on track to open TEL2 in Q3 2021.” – Chee Hong Tat/Facebook

Photos adapted from S Iswaran/Facebook & Chee Hong Tat/Facebook

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