3. LTA is currently in the final stages of systems testing and commissioning for TEL2. Tests are being conducted to ensure that the new TEL2 stations operate seamlessly with the existing TEL1 stations (Woodlands North, Woodlands and Woodlands South), which opened in January 2020.
4. When TEL2 opens, about 100,000 households will be within a 10-minute walk from a station along TEL1 and TEL2. They can expect time savings of up to 50 per cent when travelling via these stations. For example, a Sin Ming resident travelling to Republic Polytechnic by TEL will have his journey time halved, from 50 minutes currently to 25 minutes.
5. The 43km TEL is Singapore’s sixth MRT line, adding 32 new stations to the existing rail network, eight of which are interchange stations. When fully operational, TEL is expected to serve approximately 500,000 commuters daily in the initial years, and this will increase to about one million commuters in the longer term.
6. Besides enhancing connectivity between the northern, central, and eastern parts of Singapore, TEL will strengthen the resilience of our rail network by providing alternative travel routes for commuters on other lines. As TEL runs parallel to the North-South Line (NSL), it will also help to reduce reliance and commuter load on NSL.
About TEL2 Stations
7. Springleaf station is located along Upper Thomson Road, between Thong Soon Green and Springleaf Road. The station will improve connectivity for the neighbouring residential estates and various dining establishments.