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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.
23 Feb 2018
News Releases
Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport Mr Khaw Boon Wan posted the following on Facebook today. The East Coast Integrated Depot, to be built together with the Thomson–East Coast Line (TEL) by 2024, is a first in the world to integrate three train depots and one bus depot within a single site. For more information about the depot, please refer to the Factsheet attached.
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.