1. LTA is pleased to announce that the names for Downtown Line 1 (DTL1), Downtown Line 2 (DTL2) and Circle Line (CCL) stations have been approved by the Street and Building Names Board (SBNB). (Please see Annex 1 for the list of names)
Circle Line and DTL1 Station Names
2. Two CCL stations - West Coast and Thomson - will be officially named as Haw Par Villa and Caldecott respectively. These stations were not included in the station naming exercise in 2005 as they were initially designated as shell stations. As the pace of the development around these two stations is picking up, the Minister for Transport announced on 25 January 2008 that LTA will fit out both stations to be opened together with the other CCL stations.
3. As for DTL1, the names of Chinatown, Promenade and Bugis stations remain unchanged as they are the names of interchange stations. The remaining three DTL1 stations are named - Telok Ayer, Downtown and Bayfront.
DTL2 Station Names
4. From 30 July to 26 August 2008, LTA invited the public to submit their suggested names for the nine DTL2 stations. During this exercise, more than 3,000 suggestions were received. The public was then invited to participate in the polling exercise via Talk2LTA portal from 10 to 31 October 2008 for a period of three weeks. LTA received 8923 responses in total.
5. Results of the polling were collated and submitted to SBNB for final approval.
6. Before this, LTA engaged partnering agencies such as the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Housing and Development Board (HDB) and National Heritage Board (NHB) and consulted grassroots leaders of the constituencies where these stations are located.
7. The on - line public polling that followed received encouraging response from the public.
8. LTA would like to extend its appreciation to the public for their support and enthusiastic response throughout.