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10 Nov 2017
News Releases
The 43km Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) will add 31 new stations to the existing rail network, with seven interchange stations linking the TEL to all five existing MRT lines. Besides enhancing connectivity between the north, central and eastern parts of Singapore, the TEL will strengthen the resilience of our rail network by providing alternative travel routes for commuters on other lines. For more information, please refer to the attached factsheet.
15 Sep 2017
News Releases
LTA has awarded SMRT Trains the contract to operate the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) for an initial nine-year period. SMRT Trains received a higher quality score and its proposal featured a commitment to invest heavily in predictive and reliability-centred maintenance to enhance reliability. SMRT Trains’ proposal also included a strong staff development plan, including customer-oriented training, and tailored community engagement initiatives. For more information, please refer to the attached news release.
4 Nov 2016
News Releases
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) will conduct a limited tender for the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Operator Licence in 1Q2017. As the TEL is a complex rail project, for the initial period of the TEL operations, the Government will bear fare revenue risk and operate a model where we simply pay the successful tenderer a service fee to run the line. The first TEL licence will be awarded for nine years, with a possible extension of two years. We expect the TEL ridership to have stabilised by then. For more details, kindly refer to the attached news release.
26 Oct 2016
News Releases
From the first quarter of 2017, commuters travelling on the North-South Line (NSL) will enjoy shorter waits during peak hours with an upgraded signalling system that allows trains to run at shorter intervals. This means more frequent train arrivals, faster journeys and less crowding . The Land Transport Authority (LTA) and SMRT have commenced tests on the new signalling system, by running trains fitted with the new system on the NSL during engineering hours. As the move to an entirely new signalling system is a complex project, more time will be devoted to do more extensive tests to ensure the reliability of the system before launching it. For more information, please refer to the attached news release.
21 Jul 2016
News Releases
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is pleased to announce the finalised names for stations on the East Coast stretch of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) and Downtown Line 3 Extension (DTL3e). For more information, please refer to the news release attached.
21 Jul 2016
News Releases
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) marked the start of construction of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) East Coast stretch, Downtown Line 3 Extension (DTL3e) and the East Coast Integrated Depot today. When completed, the 13-kilometre East Coast stretch of the TEL will connect commuters living in the eastern parts of Singapore to the heart of the city. For more information, please refer to the news release attached.
17 Jun 2016
News Releases
LTA has awarded the civil contract for Sungei Bedok station and its associated tunnels. This contract is the last of nine major civil contracts for the East Coast stretch of the Thomson–East Coast Line. For more details, please refer to the release attached.