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Singapore Thomson–East Coast Line Stage 2 to Welcome Commuters Starts from 28 August 2021

Posted by Content Writer on September 14, 2021
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Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2 (TEL2) will open for passenger service from 28 August 2021. With this, more households will have convenient access to our MRT network, and enjoy shorter travel times to their destinations. TEL will also strengthen the resilience of our public transport network, providing more travel options to commuters.

TEL2 spans 13km and comprises six stations, namely Springleaf, Lentor, Mayflower, Bright Hill, Upper Thomson and Caldecott. Caldecott will be an interchange station that connects to the Circle Line (CCL), while Bright Hill Station will be a future interchange station with the Cross Island Line (CRL).

LTA is currently in the final stages of systems testing and commissioning for TEL2. Tests are being conducted to ensure that the new TEL2 stations operate seamlessly with the existing TEL1 stations (Woodlands North, Woodlands and Woodlands South), which opened in January 2020.

When TEL2 opens, about 100,000 households will be within a 10-minute walk from a station along TEL1 and TEL2. They can expect time savings of up to 50 per cent when travelling via these stations. For example, a Sin Ming resident travelling to Republic Polytechnic by TEL will have his journey time halved, from 50 minutes currently to 25 minutes.

Springleaf Station

Springleaf station is located along Upper Thomson Road, between Thong Soon Green and Springleaf Road. The station will improve connectivity for the neighbouring residential estates and various dining establishments.

Lentor Station

Lentor station is adjacent to the residential areas. Residents of Lentor Estate and Teacher’s Estate can soon look forward to greater accessibility to the city centre via this station.

Mayflower Station

Mayflower station is located in the mature Ang Mo Kio and Kebun Baru estate. The station will bring rail connectivity to schools, community amenities and residential developments in the Kebun Baru estate, such as CHIJ St Nicholas Girls School, Mayflower Secondary School, Ang Mo Kio Primary School, Mayflower Market and Food Centre and the Kebun Baru Community Club.

Bright Hill Station

Bright Hill station is located along Sin Ming Avenue and will be a future interchange station with the CRL. The station’s entrance locations were chosen to serve residents of Sin Ming Garden, Faber Garden and Gardens at Bishan, as well as Ai Tong Primary School and Midview City. The station provides residents and students future direct connectivity to the city centre as well as the eastern region of Singapore.

Upper Thomson Station

Upper Thomson station will serve the neighbouring residential estates such as Soo Chow Estate, as well as developments such as Thomson Plaza, Church of the Holy Spirit, and various dining establishments along Upper Thomson Road.

Caldecott Station

Caldecott station will bring further convenience and connectivity to commuters working and residing in the Thomson Road and Toa Payoh Rise estates. It will also provide easier access to the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped, Lighthouse School, Mount Alvernia Hospital, St Joseph Institution International (SJII) and MacRitchie Reservoir.

Caldecott station is an interchange station, connecting commuters on TEL to CCL

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