Vote for Names of the Thomson-East Coast Line (East Coast Stretch) and Downtown Line 3 Extension Stations

News Releases 01 Oct 2015 station names Downtown Line 3 Extension (DTL3e) Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL)

1. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) invites members of the public to vote for their preferred names for the 10 stations on the East Coast stretch of Thomson–East Coast Line (TEL) and Downtown Line 3 Extension (DTL3e).

2. The station names were shortlisted from over 1,000 suggestions received for the earlier station naming exercise conducted between April and May this year. The shortlisted names, approved by the Street and Building Names Board (SBNB), were chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Identify the location readily so that all commuters can easily remember the names and identify the area of the station;
  • Illustrate the history and heritage of the station surroundings if relevant; and
  • Reflect the multi-racial, multi-cultural character of Singapore if possible.
  • Also, stations should not be named after public structures, or commercial and residential developments.

Online Polling

3. Starting today, the public can vote for their preferred station names through The closing date for voting is 31 October 2015.

4. The public will be able to vote on the following names:


Current Working Name

Names for Public Polling


Tanjong Rhu

Tanjong Rhu
Sandy Point


Katong Park

Katong Park
Fort Road



Tanjong Katong


Marine Parade

Marine Parade
Marine Parade Central


Marine Terrace

Marine Terrace
Telok Kurau



Siglap South



Bedok Jetty


Bedok South

Bedok South
Upper East Coast


Sungei Bedok
(Interchange with upcoming DTL3e)

Sungei Bedok


Xilin (DTL3e)

Changi South

5. Results of the polling will be collated and the official station names will be announced subsequently.

About Thomson–East Coast Line

6. The 13-kilometre East Coast stretch of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) will connect commuters living in the eastern parts of Singapore and who are not directly served by the rail network currently, such as those in Tanjong Rhu, Siglap, Marine Parade, Upper East Coast and Bedok South, to the heart of the city. As part of the 43-kilometre long TEL, the East Coast stretch will also connect commuters to the Thomson stretch of the TEL, which serves the north-south corridor. The East Coast stretch will have nine stations, including one interchange station with the Downtown Line (DTL).

7. The East Coast stretch of the TEL will be completed in two stages. The first seven stations from Tanjong Rhu to Bayshore will be ready in 2023, while the remaining two stations and the DTL3e will be completed in 2024.

8. TEL will create new links in the east and bring about time savings for commuters who travel to the Central Business District today by bus, or to the northern part of Singapore. For instance, a resident travelling from East Coast to Orchard will have his journey time cut by almost half, from 75 minutes to 45 minutes. A Republic Polytechnic student living at Marine Parade can reach home in an hour, 20 minutes faster than the 80-minute bus ride today.


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