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Eastern Region Line finally announced — Thomson East Coast Line

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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.

DTL3nTEL Eastern Region Line

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What is the Eastern Region Line?

Get to the East with ease. 12 stations on the Eastern Region Line (ERL) will link up the east coast from Changi to Marina Bay. Singapore’s seventh MRT line is 21km long and expected to be completed by around 2020. Currently the exact plans have yet been announced.

Where is the Eastern Region Line? Eastern Region Line Map The Eastern Region Line will connect the residential estates of Changi, Upper East Coast, Bedok South, Siglap, Marine Parade and Tanjong Rhu with the Central Business District in Marina Bay. How will commuters benefit from the Eastern Region Line? The Eastern Region Line will help shorten the journey times for those living in the east, especially for those living in areas without an MRT station nearby. Marine Parade to the city Via bus and Circle Line: 35 minutes Via the Eastern Region Line: 20 minutes

 

Eastern Region Line Map