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11 MRT Stations for Thomson-East Coast Line 3 Opening on Nov 13

Marina Bay MRT station for the third stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line. (Photo: Ong Y Y/SGTrains)

Marina Bay MRT station for the third stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line. (Photo: Ong Y Y/SGTrains)

The long-awaited third stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL3) will begin serving its first passengers on Nov 13, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Friday (Oct 7).

Comprising eleven MRT stations – from Stevens to Gardens by the Bay – commuters can enjoy better accessibility and connectivity to Great World, Maxwell and Shenton Way areas.

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11 MRT Stations for TEL3 Begin Operations on Nov 13, 2022

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


Quicker and Direct Connection to the City with Thomson-East Coast Line 3

Great World MRT station for the Thomson-East Coast Line 3. (Photo: LTA)

Great World MRT station for the Thomson-East Coast Line 3. (Photo: LTA)

When TEL3 opens, it will provide commuters with a quicker and more direct connection to the city centre and will also serve as an alternative route between Woodlands and the city, thus relieving crowds along the North-South Line (NSL).

Commuters can also enjoy more convenience and new connections at Napier, Great World, Havelock and Gardens by the Bay, which are currently only served by public bus services.

For instance, the southern entrance of Botanic Gardens, the Great World shopping mall, the Marina Barrage and the Gardens by the Bay are some of the areas which will be served by the upcoming TEL3 stations.

TEL3 is an “important addition to the MRT system”

Transport Minister S Iswaran speaking to the media at Maxwell MRT station for the Thomson-East Coast Line 3. (Photo: SGTrains)

Transport Minister S Iswaran speaking to the media at Maxwell MRT station for the Thomson-East Coast Line 3. (Photo: SGTrains)

Speaking at Maxwell MRT station on Friday, Transport Minister S Iswaran said TEL3 is an “important addition to the MRT system”.

Mr Iswaran added that the 11 MRT stations for TEL3 have “very important points of intersection with the existing MRT lines. And therefore, it adds much resilience and of course, convenience through interconnectivity for commuters in Singapore.”

“Thank you to the residents and businesses for your patience during the years of construction,” said Mr Iswaran, in a Facebook post on Friday afternoon.

Two more MRT stations become triple-line interchanges

Outram Park MRT station for the Thomson-East Coast Line 3. (Photo: LTA)

Outram Park MRT station for the Thomson-East Coast Line 3. (Photo: LTA)

From Nov 13, commuters can enjoy increased connectivity through TEL3 with the addition of Outram Park and Marina Bay MRT stations to the triple-line interchange status.

Currently, Dhoby Ghaut MRT station is the only triple-line interchange in the local train network – connecting the NSL, North East Line (NEL) and Circle Line (CCL).

Outram Park MRT station is currently served by the EWL and NEL, whilst Marina Bay MRT station is currently served by the NSL and CCL.

Two MRT stations become new interchanges with existing lines

Stevens MRT station for the Thomson-East Coast Line 3. (Photo: LTA)

Stevens MRT station for the Thomson-East Coast Line 3. (Photo: LTA)

TEL3 will also introduce two MRT stations that will become interchanges with existing train lines, allowing better journey planning and more travel convenience.

Stevens MRT station will connect with the Downtown Line (DTL), whilst Orchard MRT station will connect with the NSL.

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Napier MRT station for the Thomson-East Coast Line 3. (Photo: LTA)

Napier MRT station for the Thomson-East Coast Line 3. (Photo: LTA)

Orchard Boulevard MRT station for the Thomson-East Coast Line 3. (Photo: LTA)

Orchard Boulevard MRT station for the Thomson-East Coast Line 3. (Photo: LTA)

Orchard MRT station for the Thomson-East Coast Line 3. (Photo: LTA)

Orchard MRT station for the Thomson-East Coast Line 3. (Photo: LTA)

Havelock MRT station for the Thomson-East Coast Line 3. (Photo: LTA)

Havelock MRT station for the Thomson-East Coast Line 3. (Photo: LTA)

Maxwell MRT station for the Thomson-East Coast Line 3. (Photo: LTA)

Maxwell MRT station for the Thomson-East Coast Line 3. (Photo: LTA)

Shenton Way MRT station for the Thomson-East Coast Line 3. (Photo: LTA)

Shenton Way MRT station for the Thomson-East Coast Line 3. (Photo: LTA)

Marina Bay MRT station for the Thomson-East Coast Line 3. (Photo: LTA)

Marina Bay MRT station for the Thomson-East Coast Line 3. (Photo: LTA)

Gardens by the Bay MRT station for the Thomson-East Coast Line 3. (Photo: LTA)

Gardens by the Bay MRT station for the Thomson-East Coast Line 3. (Photo: LTA)



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Related Links
Thomson-East Coast Line – SGTrains


External Links
Factsheet: Thomson – East Coast Line Stage 3 to Open for Passenger Service from 13 November 2022 – LTA [Accessed 07 Oct 2022]
“Mark your calendar and get ready for our “show and #TEL”! 📅🚆🤎 The Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 3 (#TEL3) stations will open for passenger service on 13 Nov 2022! 🥳” – LTA/Facebook [Accessed 07 Oct 2022]
“The 11 stations under Stage 3 of the Thomson-East Coast Line (#TEL3) will open for passenger service on 13 November!” – S Iswaran/Facebook [Accessed 07 Oct 2022]
“🎊SAVE THE DATES🎊 Exciting news to #TEL you – the Thomson-East Coast Line Phase 3 (#TEL3) will open for passenger service on 13 Nov 🥳” – MOT/Facebook [Accessed 07 Oct 2022]


Images by Ong Y Y/SGTrains, SGTrains, LTA.
This article first appeared on SGTrains.
Last updated 07 Oct 2022.

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