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LTA Completes Rigorous Testing of Thomson-East Coast Line 3, On Track for Opening by End-2022

Artist's Impression of Gardens by the Bay MRT station entrance. (Image: LTA/Facebook)

Artist’s Impression of Gardens by the Bay MRT station entrance. (Image: LTA/Facebook)

Eleven new MRT stations for the Thomson-East Coast Line 3 (TEL3) – bringing increased connectivity to Stevens, Orchard, Outram Park and Marina Bay MRT stations – have completed rigorous systems integration and testing activities.

Earlier this year, Transport Minister S Iswaran announced in Parliament during the Committee of Supply (COS) debate that TEL3 will open in the second half of this year.

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11 MRT Stations for TEL3 Opening by the End of 2022

Handing over of TEL3 stations to SMRT Trains

Artist's Impression of Orchard MRT station concourse for Thomson-East Coast Line 3 (TEL3). (Image: LTA/Facebook)

Artist’s Impression of Orchard MRT station concourse for Thomson-East Coast Line 3 (TEL3). (Image: LTA/Facebook)

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said it has handed over 11 new MRT stations under TEL3 to SMRT Trains in a Facebook post on Wednesday (Aug 17).

It added that the rail operator will conduct operational testing over the next few months in preparation for its opening at the end of this year.

Transport Minister S Iswaran said in a Facebook post that LTA has completed testing the signalling system over the weekend.

Rail operator SMRT Trains will continue to carry out further tests to ensure all systems are operational ready before the opening, he added.

240,000 households to be within a 10-minute walk from a TEL station

Line Diagram for Thomson-East Coast Line (Stage 3). (Graphic: SGTrains)

Line Diagram for Thomson-East Coast Line (Stage 3). (Graphic: SGTrains)

The upcoming TEL3 will give commuters better access to areas such as Great World, Maxwell and Shenton Way via the MRT network.

Transport Minister S Iswaran said during the COS debate in March that the opening of TEL3 will “connect residents in the north directly to many destinations in the city, and significantly shorten travel times”.

There are a total of 13 stations built for TEL3, but only 11 stations will open for passenger service; both Mount Pleasant and Marina South MRT stations will only open in tandem with the developments around the station.

TE 11 DT 10 Stevens

TE 12 Napier

TE 13 Orchard Boulevard

TE 14 NS 22 Orchard

TE 15 Great World

TE 16 Havelock

TE 17 EW 16 NE 3 Outram Park

TE 18 Maxwell

TE 19 Shenton Way

TE 20 NS 27 CE 2 Marina Bay

TE 22 Gardens by the Bay

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Related Links
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External Links
“#AchievementUnlocked 🏆 Hooray! We’ve officially handed over the stations under Thomson-East Coast Line Phase 3 (#TEL3) to SMRT today! 🥳🤎🚆” – LTA/Facebook [Accessed 17 Aug 2022]
“Great news! We are one step closer to the opening of the Thomson-East Coast Line Phase 3 (#TEL3) with the official handover of the upcoming stations by Land Transport Authority – We Keep Your World Moving! 🎉 We are working closely with LTA on rigorous operational preparations for #TEL3! ” – SMRT/Facebook  [Accessed 17 Aug 2022]
“Works for Stage 3 of the Thomson East Coast Line (TEL3) are well underway.” – S Iswaran/Facebook [Accessed 17 Aug 2022]
11 new Thomson-East Coast Line MRT stations on track to open by end of year – ST [Accessed 17 Aug 2022]


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