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Thomson-East Coast Line to start building in Q12016

According to LTA announcement yesterday, the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) will start construction in this quarter. About $948m of MRT contracts have been awarded for the stations and related tunnels at Tanjong Rhu, Katong Park and Marine Terrace. The construction is slated for completion in 2023. In November last year a contract was awarded to construct Marine Parade station and associated tunnels. The contracts for 5 more TEL stations are yet to be awarded.

Starting from 2019, the TEL will open in stages, with the entire 31-station, 43 km line expected to be fully operational by 2024.

Views of Thomson-EastCoast Line Part 3

Here are the locations and artist’s impressions of the respective stations along the latest MRT line. (Source: LTA)

Part 3: Tanjong Rhu, Katong Park and Amber

This is also known as District 15 of Singapore housing areas. Being close to Marina Bay, the new Sports Hub, old Kallang Airport, CBD and East Coast Park, it is a ideal waterfront home choice for locals and expats.

Popular Shopping Haunts include Leisure Park and the new Kallang Wave. Popular Condos in the areas include Meyer Road Condos like Aalto, Makena, Seafront@Meyer, Belvedere, Amber Road Condos like King Mansions, One Amber and Tanjong Rhu Condos like Costa Rhu, Pebble Bay and Water Place. TELline2 TELline3 TELline4 TELline5 TELline6 TELline7

Views of Thomson-EastCoast Line Part 1

Here are the locations and artist’s impressions of the respective stations along the latest MRT line. (Source: LTA)

Part 1: Bayshore, Bedok South and Sungei Bedok

This is also known as District 16 of Singapore housing areas. Being close to Airport, Changi Business Park and East Coast Park, it is a value choice for expats and those who loved waterfront stays. Popular Condos in the areas include The Bayshore, Costa del Sol, Bayshore Park, The Summit and various Upper East Coast Apartments.

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Thomson- East Coast line, the latest line to be announced.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/thomson-east-coast-line/1313898.html

Singapore’s sixth rail line will start at Woodlands before heading towards the East Coast, and will have 31 stations spanning about 43km, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew announces. New stations include Marine Parade, Siglap and Tanjong Rhu.

The country’s sixth rail line – the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) – will be fully operational by 2024, the Land Transport Authority announced on Friday (Aug 15).

The previously-announced Eastern Region Line and the Thomson Line will be joined to form the single, continuous line, which will span about 43 kilometres with a total of 31 stations, seven of which will be interchanges.

Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew, speaking at a visit to the soon-to-open Marina South Pier Station on Friday, said that when fully operational in 2024, the TEL will serve about 500,000 commuters daily. This could rise to 1 million passengers daily in the longer term.

FROM THE NORTH TO THE EAST

The line will provide direct connectivity for commuters in the north and the east of Singapore – starting at Woodlands and heading south through the Central Business District, then turning east at Gardens by the Bay station and travelling along a East Coast stretch that will be fully underground.

One of the nine stations on this stretch will serve as an interchange with Downtown Line 3 Extension (DTL3e) – a 2.2km line consisting of two stations, meant to improve accessibility to the Changi Business Park and Expo areas.

The East Coast stretch will also cover areas not currently served by the rail network such as Siglap, Marine Parade, Upper East Coast and Bedok South. Seven of the stations, from Tanjong Rhu to Bayshore, will be ready by 2023, while remainder of the line, as well as the DTL3e, will be completed the year after.

Also scheduled for completion in 2024 is a new 36-hectare depot, touted by the LTA as “the world’s first four-in-one train and bus depot”. The new structure will be able to house a total of 220 trains for the TEL, DTL and East West Line, as well as 550 buses.

To build the line, the Government will need to require six land properties along Amber Road and one three-storey apartment along Tanjong Katong Road, as well as nine partial lots elsewhere. The Singapore Land Authority on Friday gazetted the properties affected by acquisition, and said it would work closely with landowners throughout the process.

CONVENIENCE A CONSIDERATION

The LTA said that with the TEL, someone going from the East Coast to Orchard MRT station will have his travel time cut by half an hour, from 75 minutes to 45 minutes. A Republic Polytechnic student will be able to travel to Marine Parade in an hour, 20 minutes faster than the current bus ride would take.

Also, stations along the TEL will see longer underpasses of up to 400m long, as part of efforts to improve “first and last mile connectivity”, particularly for the elderly and children, the LTA said. Four of the stations along the East Coast stretch will also see Singapore’s first underground bicycle parks.

 

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Eastern Region Line

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