Overview

To be completed by 2017 in 3 stages, the Downtown Line (DTL) will connect the north-western and eastern regions of Singapore to the CBD and Marina Bay.

DTL1: Connecting the City

Fancy some dim sum in Chinatown before getting in some shopping at Bugis? One train takes you there, no hassle, no fuss. No need to change trains, the first stage of the Downtown line connects Chinatown to Bugis directly.

Opened on 22 December 2013
Length: 
4.3km
Stations: 6
Interchanges: Bugis, Promenade, Bayfront, Chinatown

 

Bugis – Promenade – Bayfront – Downtown – Telok Ayer - Chinatown


DTL2: Bukit Timah Gets On Board

From the Bukit Panjang heartland through the ‘school district’ and food enclaves of Bukit Timah, Stage 2 of the Downtown Line improves connectivity for the community in the north-western region of Singapore and saves travel time by up to 30%.

DTL2 will comprise 12 stops connecting Bukit Panjang to Bugis.

Opened on 27 December 2015
Length: 16.6km
Stations: 12
Interchanges: Bukit Panjang, Botanic Gardens, Newton, Little India

Bukit Panjang – Cashew – Hillview – Beauty World – King Albert Park – Sixth Avenue – Tan Kah Kee – Botanic Gardens – Stevens – Newton –Little India – Rochor


DTL3: providing an alternative route to the east

Commuters going to the industrial areas of Ubi and Kaki Bukit have the option of breezing there by train, while others can get to the Tampines Regional Centre and Changi Business Park with fewer transfers. With DTL3, you will enjoy a more direct route and save time when travelling from Kaki Bukit to Tampines in just 10 minutes instead of 25 minutes by bus.

Opening Date: 21 October 2017
Length: 21km
Stations: 16
Interchanges: MacPherson, Tampines, Expo

Fort Canning – Bencoolen – Jalan Besar – Bendemeer – Geylang Bahru – Mattar – MacPherson – Ubi – Kaki Bukit – Bedok North – Bedok Reservoir – Tampines West – Tampines – Tampines East – Upper Changi - Expo

DTL3e: DTL meets TEL

Connecting the Downtown line to the Thomson-East Coast line, the DTL3 extension (DTL3e) improves public transport accessibility to the Changi Business Park and Expo area. Besides the East-West Line, commuters will have more travel options to the CBD and Marina Bay area using the Thomson-East Coast Line or the Downtown Line.
 
Estimated date of completion: 2024
Length: 2.2km
Stations: 2
Interchange: Sungei Bedok
 
Xilin-Sungei Bedok