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7 Jan 2019
News Releases
LTA showcased its innovative methods used to construct Katong Park station and safely overcome challenges such as space constraints and soft ground conditions. These have helped to ensure the timely construction of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). For more information on the innovative method used to construct Katong Park station, please refer to the attached factsheet.
28 Aug 2018
News Releases
Senior Minister of State for Transport, Dr Janil Puthucheary launched the Certification for Technical Specialist (Bus) (CTS) at the Bus Technical Specialist Certification Centre (BTSCC) today. These initiatives by the Singapore Bus Academy support the implementation of the Land Transport Industry Transformation Map introduced in February 2018 and the Skills Framework for Public Transport introduced in May 2018, with the aim of upskilling our bus workforce in the long run. Senior Minister of State for Transport, Dr Janil Puthucheary also presented awards to the top ten teams for the Smart Bus Challenge today. For more details, please refer to the attached news release and factsheet.
26 Jul 2018
News Releases
Commuters can now travel smarter with “Travel Smart Information”, a programme which the Land Transport Authority (LTA) will pilot from July this year. To help commuters have more comfortable rides, location-specific information such as the more crowded travelling times and train cars will be put up at 20 of the busiest train stations, such as Yishun and Ang Mo Kio. For more information, please refer to the attached factsheet.
13 Jul 2018
News Releases
The Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL)’s Orchard Station will serve as an interchange station between the TEL and the North-South Line (NSL). When completed in 2021, commuters will be able to transfer seamlessly between the TEL and NSL via an underpass across Orchard Boulevard. For more information, please refer to the attached factsheet.
4 Jul 2018
News Releases
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is pleased to unveil the first Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) train today. The train arrived at Mandai Depot on 25 May 2018. Since then, the carriages have been coupled up in Mandai Depot and LTA has started the process of train testing. For more information, please refer to the attached factsheet.
4 Jul 2018
News Releases
Situated along Seletar Expressway bounded by Mandai Road, the 32-hectare Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Mandai Depot is an integrated rail and bus depot. For more information, please refer to the attached factsheet.
25 Jun 2018
News Releases
As part of works to construct railway tunnels at the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Marina Bay Station, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has successfully carried out a ground-freezing process to create ice-walls to stabilise the ground. This is the first time such a technology is being used by LTA to improve ground conditions before railway tunnel excavation works begin. For more information, please refer to the attached factsheet.

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