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7 New MRT Stations for Thomson-East Coast Line 4 Opening on Jun 23, 2024

Tanjong Katong MRT station is one of the seven MRT stations of TEL Stage 4. (Image: Leonard Tan/SGTrains)

Tanjong Katong MRT station is one of the seven MRT stations of TEL Stage 4. (Image: Leonard Tan/SGTrains)

Seven new MRT stations under the fourth stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) will commence passenger service on Jun 23 this year, Transport Minister Chee Hong Tat announced on Tuesday (Mar 5).

The TEL stage 4 spans 10.8km and comprises Tanjong Rhu, Katong Park, Tanjong Katong, Marine Parade, Marine Terrace, Siglap and Bayshore MRT stations.

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Thomson-East Coast Line 4 to Begin Passenger Service from Jun 23, Free Travel During Preview Event on Jun 21

Line Diagram of the Thomson East Coast Line Stage 4. (Image: SGTrains Graphics)

Line Diagram of the Thomson East Coast Line Stage 4. (Image: SGTrains Graphics)


Free Travel on TEL Stage 4 During Preview Event on Jun 21, 2024

Marine Parade MRT station for the fourth stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL4). (Image: LTA/Facebook)

Marine Parade MRT station for the fourth stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL4). (Image: LTA/Facebook)

Mr Chee announced that seven new MRT stations for TEL4 will be commencing passenger service on Jun 23 during the budget debate of the Ministry of Transport (MOT).

It was previously reported in early January that authorities were aiming to open the TEL4 in the first half of this year.

The public can familiarise themselves with the TEL4 stations with free travel across the seven new stations during a preview event on Jun 21, from 10am to 9pm, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) in a media statement.

LTA added that more details on the series of activities during the TEL4 preview event will be released on LTA’s social media pages in due time.

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Improved Accessibility for Commuters in the East Coast Region

"This train service will end at TE29 Bayshore." (Source: SGTrains)

“(This train) service will end at TE29 Bayshore.” (Source: SGTrains)

When TEL4 opens for passenger service on Jun 23, 2024, it will improve the accessibility for commuters in the East Coast region, LTA mentioned.

LTA highlighted that commuters can expect travel time savings of up to 50 per cent when using the TEL, where a Marine Parade resident travelling to Shenton Way will only take 20 minutes on the TEL, compared to 40 minutes by bus and train currently.

The opening of TEL4 will also bring 235,000 households within a 10-minute walk from an existing TEL station.

Speaking to The Straits Times, LTA said TEL train frequencies will be revised at three minutes during peak hours and six minutes at non-peak hours after TEL4 opens.

Upcoming Rail Developments in Eastern Singapore

The Kawasaki-CRRC Qingdao Sifang T251 train of the Thomson-East Coast Line. (Image: SGTrains)

The Kawasaki-CRRC Qingdao Sifang T251 train of the Thomson-East Coast Line. (Image: SGTrains)

More MRT stations in the east of Singapore will open in 2026, under TEL stage 5 and Downtown Line Extension (DTLe) – Bedok South, Sungei Bedok and Xilin stations.

A new depot, the four-in-one East Coast Integrated Depot (ECID), will also be opening in 2026 and will be housing three MRT lines, the TEL, Downtown Line (DTL) and East-West Line (EWL), and an adjacent bus depot that can store 760 buses.

The 11-station TEL stage 3 previously opened for passenger service on Nov 13, 2022.

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Tanjong Rhu MRT station for the fourth stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL4). (Image: LTA/Facebook)

Tanjong Rhu MRT station for the fourth stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL4). (Image: LTA/Facebook)

Katong Park MRT station for the fourth stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL4). (Image: LTA/Facebook)

Tanjong Katong MRT station for the fourth stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL4). (Image: LTA/Facebook)

Tanjong Katong MRT station for the fourth stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL4). (Image: LTA/Facebook)

Marine Terrace MRT station for the fourth stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL4). (Image: LTA/Facebook)

Siglap MRT station for the fourth stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL4). (Image: LTA/Facebook)

Bayshore MRT station for the fourth stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL4). (Image: LTA/Facebook)

Bayshore MRT station for the fourth stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL4). (Image: LTA/Facebook)



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Related Links
Thomson-East Coast Line – SGTrains


External Links
Thomson – East Coast Line 4 to Welcome Commuters from 23 June 2024 – LTA [Accessed 05 Mar 2024]


Images: Leonard Tan/SGTrains, SGTrains Graphics, SGTrains, LTA/Facebook.
This article first appeared on SGTrains.
Last updated on 05 Mar 2024.

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