Members of the public are given the opportunity to check out Thomson-East Coast Line 2 (TEL2) through a virtual open house from Aug 23 to 27.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Friday (Aug 13) that the open house will be held virtually due to the evolving COVID-19 situation.
Series of Open House Activities Organised
The public can get look forward to a series of activities throughout the five-day virtual open house from Aug 23 to 27.
Getting to know TEL2 before its opening
One of the virtual activities includes a preview of the new MRT stations for TEL2, where the public can learn about the unique station architecture and its features.
The civil defence public shelters will also be featured during this activity, where the public can better understand its protective features and its roles.
In addition, LTA mentioned that the public can also be familiar with the “interesting sights and sounds around the stations.”
Behind-the-scenes stories with LTA engineers and architects
Another activity will be featuring the LTA engineers and architects who were involved in the TEL2 construction.
The public is given exclusive access to hear behind-the-scenes stories from the engineers and architects on the “challenges faced during the construction” and “how they overcame these hurdles.”
Many more engaging activities!
Other activities held include an upcycling arts & crafts workshop, daily contests to win prizes and entertaining Facebook Live sessions with games held to win attractive prizes.
LTA said that during the Facebook Live sessions, members of the public can familiarise themselves with the new stations and learn more about what it took to bring these stations to completion.
They added that the public can also get a chance to “win newly launched Knackstop merchandise.”
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More Than 100,000 Households to Benefit With TEL2
When opened, over 100,000 households within a 10-minute walk from one of the nine stations along the TEL1 and TEL2 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.
Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped
Additionally, Caldecott MRT station is an interchange station connecting to the Circle Line (CCL). Caldecott station will benefit members of the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) through shortened travelling time.
Benefitting from the TEL2 are staff and students from the Republic Polytechnic (RP). LTA estimated that a Sin Ming resident travelling to RP by public transport will have their travel time halved to 25 minutes, from 50 minutes before the opening of TEL2.
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Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 Virtual Open House from 23 to 27 August 2021 – LTA [Accessed 23 Aug 2021]
Facebook Event: Thomson-East Coast Line 2 Virtual Open House – LTA/Facebook via Go.gov.sg [Accessed 23 Aug 2021]
Mark your dates – it’s official! 🥳🚇🤎 – LTA/Facebook [Accessed 13 Aug 2021]
Virtual open house for Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 from Aug 23 to 27 – The Straits Times [Accessed 23 Aug 2021]
Images adapted from LTA/Twitter, LTA/Twitter and Ong Ye Kung/Facebook