Thomson–East Coast MRT line

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Thomson–East Coast Line
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Woodlands MRT Station (TEL) under construction
Overview
Native name Malay: Laluan MRT Thomson-Pantai Timur
Chinese :汤申-东海岸地铁线
Tamil: தாம்சன் - ஈஸ்ட் கோஸ்ட் எம்ஆர்டி வழி
Type Rapid transit
System Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)
StatusUnder construction
Termini Woodlands North
Sungei Bedok
Tanah Merah (2040)
Stations32 (under construction)
Services1
Daily ridership500,000 (expected)
Operation
Planned openingEnd-January 2020 (Stage 1)
2020 (Stage 2)
2021 (Stage 3)
2023 (Stage 4)
2024 (Stage 5)
2025 (Founders' Memorial MRT station)
2040 (extension to Changi Airport)
Owner Land Transport Authority
Operator(s) SMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
CharacterFully Underground
Depot(s) Mandai (Future)
East Coast (Future)
Rolling stock CT251
Technical
Line length43 km (27 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification 750 V DC Third Rail [1]
Operating speed90 km/h (56 mph)
Route map
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The Thomson–East Coast Line (TEL) is a medium-capacity Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in Singapore that is currently under construction, being the sixth line to be built. The line was announced on 15 August 2014 by the Land Transport Authority as a merger of the then planned Thomson Line (TSL) and the Eastern Region Line (ERL). [2] The stretch from Woodlands North to Gardens by the Bay costs around S$18 billion. The line will open in five stages from 2020 onwards, and interchanges with all existing lines. When fully opened, it is expected to serve about 500,000 commuters daily in the initial years, rising to one million commuters daily in the long term. It will be the fourth MRT line to be operated by SMRT, after the North South Line, East West Line and the Circle Line and also the fourth to be completely automated and driverless. The line is coloured brown on the rail map.

Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore) Rapid transit system in Singapore

The Mass Rapid Transit, abbreviated and referred to in local parlance as the MRT, is a heavy rail system that constitutes most of the urban and suburban rapid transit network and the wider railway network in Singapore, spanning most of the city-state's main island. The first section of the MRT opened on 7 November 1987, and the network has since grown rapidly in accordance with Singapore's aim of developing a comprehensive rail network as the backbone of the public transport system in Singapore, with an average daily ridership of 3.302 million in 2018, approximately 82% of the bus network's 4.037 million in the same period.

Singapore Republic in Southeast Asia

Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign island city-state in Southeast Asia. The country is situated one degree north of the equator, at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, with Indonesia's Riau Islands to the south and Peninsular Malaysia to the north. Singapore's territory consists of one main island along with 62 other islets. Since independence, extensive land reclamation has increased its total size by 23%.

Land Transport Authority

The Land Transport Authority is a statutory board under the Ministry of Transport of Government of Singapore.

Contents

The fully underground line is 43 km (27 mi) long and consists of 32 stations, and will be among the world's longest driverless rapid transit lines. It will run through a combined north-south and east-west corridor, starting in the north at Woodlands town, then passing through the towns of Ang Mo Kio and Bishan, after that heading south to the residential estates of Thomson and Stevens, the shopping districts of Orchard Road and Marina Bay, then running eastwards along the east coast through Kallang, Marine Parade and Bedok South, before ending at Upper East Coast. The line will be served by Mandai Depot and East Coast Integrated Depot. [3] By 31 December 2024, the planned Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link will interchange the line's Woodlands North terminus, allowing it to extend to Malaysia. [4] The Land Transport Authority announced on 11 August 2017 that stations along the line will accept only cashless payments after the existing lines were converted in December 2018. [5]

Rapid transit passenger rail system in an urban area

Rapid transit or mass rapid transit (MRT), also known as heavy rail, metro, subway, tube, U-Bahn or underground, is a type of high-capacity public transport generally found in urban areas. Unlike buses or trams, rapid transit systems are electric railways that operate on an exclusive right-of-way, which cannot be accessed by pedestrians or other vehicles of any sort, and which is often grade separated in tunnels or on elevated railways.

Woodlands, Singapore Planning Area and Regional Centre in North Region ----, Singapore

Woodlands is a planning area and residential town located in the North Region of Singapore. The town is connected to Malaysia's city of Johor Bahru, via the Johor-Singapore Causeway. It is the regional centre for the North Region.

Ang Mo Kio Planning Area and HDB Town in North-East Region ----, Singapore

Ang Mo Kio, often abbreviated as AMK, is a planning area and residential town situated in the North-East of Singapore. Ang Mo Kio is the 3rd most populated planning area in the North-East Region and ranks 8th in terms of population in the country overall. The planning area is located at the south-western corner of the North-East Region, bordered by the planning areas of Yishun to the north, Sengkang to the north-east, Serangoon to the east, Bishan to the south and the Central Water Catchment to the west.

History

Thomson stretch

The Thomson line was first announced on 25 January 2008. Several architectural and engineering consultancy packages were released in 2010 which indicated an increase in the number of stations from 18 in the initial announcement to the current 22 and length of the line from 27 to 30 km (17 to 19 mi). [6]

The Land Transport Authority announced on 16 June 2011 the location of the depot for the line, which was due to begin construction at the end of 2012. It also announced Woodlands as an interchange with the existing North South Line and an additional station located near to Republic Polytechnic. [7]

Woodlands MRT station MRT station in Singapore

Woodlands MRT station (NS9/TE2) is an above-ground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the North South Line in Woodlands, Singapore. It is located next to the Woodlands Temporary Bus Interchange and Causeway Point.

North South MRT line Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore

The North South line (NSL) is a high-capacity Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in Singapore, operated by SMRT. It runs from Jurong East, located in western Singapore, to Marina South Pier in the Central Area. The line is 45 kilometres (28 mi) long and serves 27 stations, 11 of which are underground. It was the first MRT line to be built in Singapore and it began service on 7 November 1987. The line is coloured red on the rail map.

Republic Polytechnic tertiary school in Singapore

Republic Polytechnic is an institution of higher learning in Singapore. Founded in 2002, it was the first school system in Singapore to use the problem-based learning (PBL) pedagogy for all its diploma programmes.

On 29 August 2012, it was announced the Thomson Line will be ready from 2019 onwards instead of the indicative timeline of 2018 announced in the Land Transport Masterplan. [8] The line will now be ready from end-January 2020 onwards as announced on 19 September 2019. [9]

Construction of the Thomson Line began in January 2014. [10]

The groundbreaking ceremony took place on 27 June 2014 at Woodlands. All the working station names were confirmed as the final names except for Sin Ming station which was changed to Bright Hill.

East Coast stretch

The Eastern Region Line (ERL) was first announced on 23 October 2001. [11] In its preliminary plans, ERL was to have been a 40 kilometre rectangular loop that would complement the existing East West Line and enhance inter- and intra-town travelling in the eastern region. It would have looped around the Jalan Besar and East Coast areas, intersecting the Circle line and other lines along the way, benefiting residents in Tampines, Bedok, Marine Parade, MacPherson and Kaki Bukit. [12] However, the northern part of the loop which includes Jalan Besar, Tampines, MacPherson, Bedok North and Kaki Bukit is now part of the Downtown Line Stage 3.

On 11 July 2012, Josephine Teo, Minister of State, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Transport, announced that the Land Transport Authority is starting architectural and engineering consultancy studies for the ERL, which will eventually connect to the Thomson line. [13]

The director of rail services from the Land Transport Authority, Melvyn Thong, said on 29 May 2013 at the Modern Railways conference that there are plans to extend the ERL to the future Changi Airport Terminal 4 which was at that time, set to be ready by 2017 [14] but on 1 June 2013, the Land Transport Authority clarified that ERL will not provide an MRT link to the planned Terminal 4. [15] On 30 August 2013, Minister of State for Transport Josephine Teo unveiled plans that it will be linked to the future Changi Airport Terminal 5, a mega terminal, which will be the largest terminal in Singapore upon completion in the 2030s. [16]

Merger

The ERL was merged with the Thomson line on 15 August 2014 to form the Thomson–East Coast line, extending the project to five stages, [2] with nine more stations.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the East Coast stretch took place at Marine Parade on 21 July 2016. All the working station names, including Xilin on the Downtown Line extension, were confirmed as the final names except for Amber station which was changed to Tanjong Katong. The authorities are also considering extending the TEL to all terminals at Changi Airport, including the upcoming Terminal 5, announced Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan. [17] [18]

SMRT Trains was appointed as the operator of the line on 15 September 2017. [19]

On 28 August 2019, the Land Transport Authority awarded several non-fare businesses along the line, with Asiaray Connect awarded an advertising contract and a consortium, made up of SMRT Experience, JR Business Development SEA and Alphaplus Investments appointed to run retail space. This is the first time the LTA outsourced these non-fare businesses. [20]

On 19 September 2019, transport minister Khaw Boon Wan revealed that the opening of the first stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line from Woodlands North MRT station to Woodlands South MRT station has been delayed to January 2020 from the initial 2019 timeframe announced earlier. [21]

TEL extension

The LTA has announced that studies are ongoing for the possibility of extending the TEL from Sungei Bedok to either serve Changi Airport Terminal 5 directly or via Changi Airport MRT station, terminating at Changi Village. On 25 May 2019, it was confirmed that it will be extended to Changi Airport Terminal 5, which will start construction in 2020. and Changi Airport. The stretch of rail network between Tanah Merah and Changi Airport on the East West Line will be converted to form part of the TEL extension. [22] [23]

Stations

Thomson-East Coast MRT Line
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Arrow Blue Left 001.svg  Bukit Chagar
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 TE1  RTS 
Woodlands North
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Arrow Blue Left 001.svg  Jurong East  Marina South Pier Arrow Blue Right 001.svg
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 TE2  NS9 
Woodlands
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 TE3 
Woodlands South
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Mandai Depot
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Seletar River
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 TE4 
Springleaf
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 TE5 
Lentor
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 TE6 
Mayflower
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Kallang River
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  Aviation Park Arrow Blue Right 001.svg
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 TE7  CR13 
Bright Hill
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 TE8 
Upper Thomson
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 TE9  CC17 
Caldecott
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Arrow Blue Left 001.svg  HarbourFront
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 TE10 
Mount Pleasant
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Rochor River
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Arrow Blue Left 001.svg  Bukit Panjang  Sungei Bedok Arrow Blue Right 001.svg
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 TE11  DT10 
Stevens
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 TE12 
Napier
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 TE13 
Orchard Boulevard
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Jurong East Arrow Blue Right 001.svg
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 TE14  NS22 
Orchard
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Marina South Pier Arrow Blue Right 001.svg
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 TE15 
Great World
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 TE16 
Havelock
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Arrow Blue Left 001.svg  Tuas Link
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 TE17  EW16  NE3 
Outram Park
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Arrow Blue Left 001.svg  HarbourFront  Punggol Coast Arrow Blue Right 001.svg
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 TE18 
Maxwell
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  Pasir Ris Arrow Blue Right 001.svg
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 TE19 
Shenton Way
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Arrow Blue Left 001.svg  Marina South Pier  Jurong East Arrow Blue Right 001.svg
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Arrow Blue Left 001.svg  HarbourFront  Stadium Arrow Blue Right 001.svg
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 TE20  NS27  CE2 
Marina Bay
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 TE21 
Marina South
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 TE22 
Gardens by the Bay
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Marina Reservoir
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 TE22A 
Founders' Memorial
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 TE23 
Tanjong Rhu
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 TE24 
Katong Park
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 TE25 
Tanjong Katong
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 TE26 
Marine Parade
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Siglap Canal
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 TE27 
Marine Terrace
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 TE28 
Siglap
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 TE29 
Bayshore
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 TE30 
Bedok South
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 TE31  DT37 
Sungei Bedok
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Bedok River
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East Coast Depot
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Future extension to Changi Airport T5
Station NumberStation NameInterchange/Notes
Stage 1 (under construction, to be ready by end-January 2020)
 TE1  Woodlands North
 TE2  NS9  Woodlands Interchange with the North South line
 TE3  Woodlands South
Stage 2 (under construction, to be ready by 2020)
 TE4  Springleaf
 TE5  Lentor
 TE6  Mayflower
 TE7  CR13  Bright Hill Interchange with the Cross Island line (2029)
 TE8  Upper Thomson
 TE9  CC17  Caldecott Interchange with the Circle line
Stage 3 (under construction, to be ready by 2021)
 TE10  Mount Pleasant
 TE11  DT10  Stevens Interchange with the Downtown line
 TE12  Napier
 TE13  Orchard Boulevard
 TE14  NS22  Orchard Interchange with the North South line
 TE15  Great World
 TE16  Havelock
 TE17  EW16  NE3  Outram Park Interchange with the East West line and the North East line
 TE18  Maxwell
 TE19  Shenton Way
 TE20  NS27  CE2  Marina Bay Interchange with the North South line and the Circle line extension
 TE21  Marina South
 TE22  Gardens by the Bay
Infill station (under construction, to be ready by 2025)
 TE22A  Founders' Memorial [24]
Stage 4 (under construction, to be ready by 2023)
 TE23  Tanjong Rhu
 TE24  Katong Park
 TE25  Tanjong Katong
 TE26  Marine Parade
 TE27  Marine Terrace
 TE28  Siglap
 TE29  Bayshore
Stage 5 (under construction, to be ready by 2024)
 TE30  Bedok South
 TE31  DT37  Sungei Bedok Interchange with the Downtown line
Thomson-East Coast Line Extension (under study, to be ready by 2040)
 TE  CR1 Changi Airport Terminal 5Interchange with the Cross Island line (2030)
Station name not announced. [25] [23]
 CG2 (till 2040)
 TE (from 2040)
Changi Airport Changi Branch Line will be converted to become part of TELe by 2040. [25] [23]
 CG1  DT35 (till 2040)
 TE  DT35 (from 2040)
Expo Interchange with the Downtown line
Changi Branch Line will be converted to become part of TELe by 2040. [25] [23]
 CG   EW4 (till 2040)
 TE  EW4 (from 2040)
Tanah Merah Interchange with the East West line
Changi Branch Line will be converted to become part of TELe by 2040. [25] [23]

Train control

The Thomson–East Coast line is equipped with Alstom Urbalis 400 Communications-based train control (CBTC) moving block signalling system with Automatic train control (ATC) under Automatic train operation (ATO) GoA 4 (UTO). [26] [27] The subsystems consist of Automatic train protection (ATP) to govern train speed, Iconis Automatic Train Supervision (ATS) to track and schedule trains and Smartlock Computer-based interlocking (CBI) system that prevents incorrect signal and track points to be set.

Alstom will also be supplying platform screen doors for the Thomson–East Coast line. [27]

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Aviation Park MRT station (CR2) is a future underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the Cross Island MRT line located in Changi, Singapore. It will be the terminus for the Cross Island line, and will be the easternmost MRT station in Singapore when it opens in 2029.

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