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!
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6 New MRT Stations for Thomson-East Coast Line 2
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
Lentor MRT Station
Mayflower MRT Station
Bright Hill MRT Station
Upper Thomson MRT Station
Caldecott MRT Station
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)
Clearer and Brightly Coloured Signages
Braille and Embossed Text on Handrails and Ramps
Escalator and Staircase Lighting
Elder-friendly Seating with Backrests and Armrests
Convenient Family-friendly Facilities
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.
Increased Connectivity with Thomson-East Coast Line 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.
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Thomson-East Coast Line – SGTrains
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