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Late Opening of Thomson-East Coast Line Stations – Feb to May 2022

Late Opening of Thomson-East Coast Line Stations – Feb to May 2022. (Image: SGTrains)

Late Opening of Thomson-East Coast Line Stations – Feb to May 2022. (Image: SGTrains)

Train services on the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) will start later at 8:00am on Saturdays and Sundays, from Feb 26, 2022, to May 29, 2022.

This is to facilitate additional engineering hours to support testing in preparation for the third stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL3) which is slated for opening later this year.

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Additional Engineering Hours for Thomson-East Coast Line

Testing of Integrated Systems and Trains on Saturdays and Sundays

The joint news release between SMRT and LTA said on Friday (Feb 11) that the additional engineering hours are required “to support the testing of the integrated systems and trains” for the TEL.

“Similar arrangements were also put in place to support testing activities for TEL Stage 2,” the joint news release mentioned.

It emphasised that the late opening will also be in place during public holidays which fall on weekends, i.e. Labour Day (May 1) and Vesak Day (May 15).

Alternative Modes of Transport

The joint news release said commuters may utilise existing public bus services such as 162/M, 167, 855, 856 and 980 to travel along the existing TEL corridor.

It added commuters may use these bus services to transfer to other rail lines, such as the North-South Line (NSL) or the Circle Line (CCL).

“Commuters are advised to check for travel updates before starting their trip,” said the joint news release.

Revised First Train Scheduled Timings from Feb 26 to May 29

From Towards First Train
(Sat, Sun & PH)
TE 1 Woodlands North TE 9 Caldecott 8:00am
TE 2 Woodlands TE 1 Woodlands North 8:02am
TE 9 Caldecott 8:02am
TE 3 Woodlands South TE 1 Woodlands North 8:00am
TE 9 Caldecott 8:05am
TE 4 Springleaf TE 1 Woodlands North 8:03am
TE 9 Caldecott 8:00am
TE 5 Lentor TE 1 Woodlands North 8:00am
TE 9 Caldecott 8:04am
TE 6 Mayflower TE 1 Woodlands North 8:07am
TE 9 Caldecott 8:06am
TE 7 Bright Hill TE 1 Woodlands North 8:05am
TE 9 Caldecott 8:08am
TE 8 Upper Thomson TE 1 Woodlands North 8:03am
TE 9 Caldecott 8:11am
TE 9 Caldecott TE 1 Woodlands North 8:00am

From Woodlands North MRT station, the first train towards Caldecott MRT station will depart at 8:00am.

From Woodlands MRT station, the first trains towards Woodlands North MRT station and Caldecott MRT station will both depart at 8:02am.

From Woodlands South MRT station, the first trains towards Woodlands North MRT station and Caldecott MRT station will depart at 8:00am and 8:05am, respectively.

From Springleaf MRT station, the first trains towards Woodlands North MRT station and Caldecott MRT station will depart at 8:03am and 8:00am, respectively.

From Lentor MRT station, the first trains towards Woodlands North MRT station and Caldecott MRT station will depart at 8:00am and 8:04am, respectively.

From Mayflower MRT station, the first trains towards Woodlands North MRT station and Caldecott MRT station will depart at 8:07am and 8:06am, respectively.

From Bright Hill MRT station, the first trains towards Woodlands North MRT station and Caldecott MRT station will depart at 8:05am and 8:08am, respectively.

From Upper Thomson MRT station, the first trains towards Woodlands North MRT station and Caldecott MRT station will depart at 8:03am and 8:11am, respectively.

From Caldecott MRT station, the first train towards Woodlands North MRT station will depart at 8:00am.

How to Check Train Service Operating Hours

For more detailed information on the first train and last train timings for other MRT/LRT lines, you may check out our webpage on SGTrains.com.

Simply select the MRT/LRT station you plan to take the train from, and you will be served with the train timing information for you to plan your journey.

MORE INFO: First and Last Train Timings »



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Related Links
Thomson-East Coast Line – SGTrains


External Links
Joint News Release by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) & SMRT – Train Services on Thomson-East Coast Line to Start Later on Saturdays and Sundays from 26 February to 29 May 2022 – LTA [Accessed 11 Feb 2022]
Media Release – Train Services on Thomson-East Coast Line to Start Later on Saturdays and Sundays from 26 February to 29 May 2022 – SMRT [Accessed 11 Feb 2022]
Thomson-East Coast Line to start services later on weekends for 3 months – CNA [Accessed 11 Feb 2022]


Top image by SGTrains Infographics.
Editor’s Note: This post has been edited for better clarity.

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