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17 Oct 2019
Media Replies
We thank Mr Joe Chua Cheok Kwang (“MRT advertising space not maximised”, 11 Oct 2019) for acknowledging the government’s and public transport operators’ efforts in improving public transport efficiency and reducing costs. In ensuring the financial sustainability of our public transport network, LTA is exploring ways to maximise non-fare revenue, e.g. through revenue generated by MRT advertising and retail businesses. For more details, please refer to the attached reply.
19 Sep 2019
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. The train depot will have an Operation Control Centre (OCC), a Depot Control Centre (DCC), a stabling yard with capacity for 90 four-car trains, administration buildings, storage warehouses, workshops capable of servicing 11 trains concurrently and ancillary facilities for storage, cleaning, maintenance and overhaul to ensure smooth and safe operations of the TEL train fleet and associated railway systems. For more information, please refer to the attached factsheet.
27 Aug 2019
News Releases
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) advertising operator tender to Asiaray Connect Ltd (Asiaray) and retail operator tender to a consortium comprising SMRT Experience Pte Ltd, JR East Business Development SEA Pte Ltd and Alphaplus Investments Pte Ltd. These two Non-Fare Operators (NFOs) will each be granted a 16-year concession when the TEL commences revenue service. For more details, please refer to the attached news release.
1 Feb 2019
News Releases
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) and Canon Singapore have collaborated on a photo exhibition to showcase exciting construction works for the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). Titled ‘Show the Full Picture’, the photo exhibition will showcase photographs taken at five stations along the upcoming TEL. It will be displayed at Bugis MRT station from 1 to 27 February, and will roll out progressively to selected stations over the next few months. For more information, please refer to the attached factsheet.
25 Jan 2019
News Releases
LTA shared more about Bright Hill Station, which is an interchange station between the second stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL2) and the first stage of the Cross Island Line (CRL1). For more information on TEL Bright Hill Station, please refer to the attached factsheet.
7 Jan 2019
News Releases
The Land Transport Authority will add a new station to the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) within walking distance of the upcoming Founders’ Memorial in the Marina Bay area. The Founders’ Memorial station, located between Tanjong Rhu and Gardens by the Bay stations along the TEL, will improve accessibility for visitors to the Bay East Garden, where the memorial will be located. The station will also serve upcoming residential and recreational developments in the area. For more information on Founders’ Memorial station, please refer to the attached release.
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.

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