6 MRT Stations for Thomson-East Coast Line 2 Begin Passenger Service

6 MRT Stations for Thomson-East Coast Line 2 Begin Passenger Service

The second stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL2) comprising of six MRT stations began passenger service on Saturday (Aug 28).

Countdown to First Moments at TEL2 Stations

The SGTrains Team, with the support of the Land Transport Authority, have produced a video showcasing exclusive behind the scenes footage, to see what it takes to prepare the Thomson-East Coast Line 2 for passenger service!

Click to watch Countdown to First Moments at TEL2 Stations on Facebook! »


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6 New MRT Stations for Thomson-East Coast Line 2

(From left) LTA chief Ng Lang, Transport Minister S. Iswaran, Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean, LTA chairman Alan Chan and SMRT chairman Seah Moon Ming at the opening ceremony on Aug 27, 2021. (Photo: Lianhe Zaobao)

(From left) LTA chief Ng Lang, Transport Minister S. Iswaran, Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean, LTA chairman Alan Chan and SMRT chairman Seah Moon Ming at the opening ceremony on Aug 27, 2021. (Photo: Lianhe Zaobao)

Speaking at Mayflower MRT station on Friday (Aug 27) for the opening ceremony, Transport Minister S Iswaran acknowledged the inconvenience to residents and shop owners around the area during construction, and thanked them for their patience.

“TEL2 adds to the reliability and resilience of our overall public transport system. I hope all Singaporeans will benefit and enjoy the convenience that our public transport brings to them,” he added.

The six new MRT stations include Springleaf, Lentor, Mayflower, Bright Hill, Upper Thomson and Caldecott.

Caldecott MRT station is an interchange station connecting to the Circle Line (CCL), with Bright Hill MRT station to be a future interchange connecting to the Cross Island Line (CRL).

Springleaf MRT Station

Springleaf MRT station. (Photo: SGTrains)

Springleaf MRT station. (Photo: SGTrains)

Lentor MRT Station

Lentor MRT station. (Photo: SGTrains)

Lentor MRT station. (Photo: SGTrains)

Mayflower MRT Station

Mayflower MRT station. (Photo: SGTrains)

Mayflower MRT station. (Photo: SGTrains)

Bright Hill MRT Station

Bright Hill MRT station. (Photo: SGTrains)

Bright Hill MRT station. (Photo: SGTrains)

Upper Thomson MRT Station

Upper Thomson MRT station. (Photo: SGTrains)

Upper Thomson MRT station. (Photo: SGTrains)

Caldecott MRT Station

Caldecott MRT station. (Photo: SGTrains)

Caldecott MRT station. (Photo: SGTrains)


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Thomson-East Coast Line 2 Built with Inclusive Features

TEL stations demonstrate many inclusive and commuter-centric features, assisting commuters from the concourse to the train platform.

Assisted Service Kiosks (ASK)

"First introduced in the Woodlands North & South stations, this Assisted Service Kiosk allows commuters to speak to a TransitLink Customer Relations Officer via a video call function when they encounter problems with their ticketing transactions." (Photo: Teo Chee Hean/Facebook)

“First introduced in the Woodlands North & South stations, this Assisted Service Kiosk allows commuters to speak to a TransitLink Customer Relations Officer via a video call function when they encounter problems with their ticketing transactions.” (Photo: Teo Chee Hean/Facebook)

Clearer and Brightly Coloured Signages

Big and Bright Signages as part of LTA's New Wayfinding System. (Photo: SGTrains)

Big and Bright Signages as part of LTA’s New Wayfinding System. (Photo: SGTrains)

Braille and Embossed Text on Handrails and Ramps

Braille and embossed text informing direction towards Station Concourse. (Photo: SGTrains)

Braille and embossed text informing direction towards Station Concourse. (Photo: SGTrains)

Escalator and Staircase Lighting

Lighting integrated into staircase handrails allowing for better visibility of steps. (Photo: SGTrains)

Lighting integrated into staircase handrails allowing for better visibility of steps. (Photo: SGTrains)

Elder-friendly Seating with Backrests and Armrests

Ergonomically designed seating with backrests and armrests at Upper Thomson MRT station. (Photo: SGTrains)

Ergonomically designed seating with backrests and armrests at Upper Thomson MRT station. (Photo: SGTrains)

Convenient Family-friendly Facilities

Signage for Wheelchair Accessible Toilet and Family Washroom. (Photo: SGTrains)

Signage for Wheelchair Accessible Toilet and Family Washroom. (Photo: SGTrains)

Hearing Enhancement System at the Passenger Service Centre

The Hearing Enhancement System (HES) installed at the Passenger Service Centres in all TEL stations, helps commuters who wear hearing aids to communicate effectively with the station staff at the Passenger Service Centre.

The HES will also be available in all future MRT stations.


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Increased Connectivity with Thomson-East Coast Line 2

Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2

With the opening of TEL2, over 100,000 households within a 10-minute walk from one of the nine TEL stations can expect travelling times to be halved!

The TEL2 will serve both residential and commercial facilities along Springleaf, Lentor, Mayflower, Bright Hill, Upper Thomson and Caldecott.

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


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Related Links
Thomson-East Coast Line – SGTrains

External Links
Factsheet: Thomson–East Coast Line 2 to Welcome Commuters from 28 August 2021 – LTA [Accessed 28 Aug 2021]
Factsheet: Introducing the New MRT System Map and Transit Signage System – LTA [Accessed 28 Aug 2021]
Thomson-East Coast Line stage two opens on Aug 28; trains to arrive every five minutes at peak hours – The Straits Times [Accessed 28 Aug 2021]

Images adapted from Teo Chee Hean/Facebook, Lianhe Zaobao


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