By the end of this year, residents living in the vicinity of 6 new MRT stations along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) may be able to cut their travelling time to town considerably.
6 stations from Springleaf to Caldecott in TEL’s second stage
These 6 stations in stage 2 of the TEL are namely:
- Upper Thomson
The opening of these 6 stations will no doubt bring benefits to the residents in the neighbouring estates. The Mayflower MRT station, for example, is situated in Ang Mo Kio’s Kebun Baru estate. Once the station is up and running, residents and also students of schools nearby such as St. Nicholas Girls’ School, Mayflower secondary school and Ang Mo Kio Primary School who previously have relied on shuttle bus services, will soon be able to get to their destinations more quickly. This new station will also have barrier-free entrances and elder-friendly features.
3 stations will open this month – Woodlands North, Woodlands South and Woodlands. With the 6 more to join their ranks come December, all 9 stations will be within a 10-minute walk for about 100,000 households.
Thomson-East Coast Line to connect residents to town more quickly
Stage 3 of the TEL is expected to be completed in 2021 and will see the opening of 13 stations. The remaining stations will open in 2 later stages with 7 stations in the fourth stage in 2023 and 2 in the fifth and last stage in 2024. Costing more than $25 billion to build, when complete, there will be a total of 32 MRT stations along the Thomson-East Coast Line, serving a minimum of 500,000 commuters daily. Stage 3 is expected to open next year and will have stations running from Mount Pleasant to Gardens by the Bay.