Tracing the tracks
Besides getting the stations and tunnels along the entire 42km Downtown Line ready, LTA also worked closely with German firm Bombardier Transportation to create the state-of-the-art trains. LTA engineer Xun Haitao takes us behind-the-scenes and shares what goes on before these trains are put on the rails.
DOWNTOWN LINE 3 POSTCARD DESIGN COMPETITION
To raise awareness of the launch of the Downtown Line 3 (DTL 3), LTA Community Partnership Division organised a postcard design competition for schools along the rail alignment. A total of 23 Primary Schools took part in the competition entitled “Life Around Downtown Line 3”—with submission also from two Art Schools for a non-competitive segment.
1 Jul 2017
We are pleased to share the last issue of the Downtown Line 3 (DTL 3) Civil Team 3 newsletter, now titled “In Touch in Motion (ITIM) – Downtown Line 3”. Together with its new title and look and feel, the revamped ITIM features refreshed content such as heart-warming personal stories from our stakeholders and project construction team. Also, check out the exclusive interview with Grassroots Adviser for Changi Simei constituency, Ms Jessica Tan. She shares about her excitement with the enhanced connectivity as well as the art of balancing residents’ concerns during construction of the Upper Changi station.
DOWNTOWN LINE 3 TO OPEN ON 21 October 2017
With the opening of the Downtown Line 3 (DTL3), the 42km DTL will facilitate direct travel from the north-western and eastern areas of the island to the Central Business District (CBD) and Marina Bay areas, providing greater connectivity to residential, industrial and lifestyle enclaves.
DOWNTOWN LINE 2 TO OPEN ON 27 DECEMBER
Downtown line 2 comes to town this december
new stable for dtl trains
a better commute downtown
7 Dec 2013
Commuters can look forward to better connectivity to the city centre when the Downtown Line 1 (DTL1) commences service on 22 December 2013. The 6 new stations are Bugis, Promenade, Bayfront, Downtown, Telok Ayer and Chinatown. Four of these stations are interchange stations with the North East, East-West and Circle Lines, which will allow commuters to transfer conveniently with the rest of the rail network.
Explore the DTL1 stations. Free travel on the DTL1 from 22 December 2013 to 1 January 2014
Music in stations, and new queue lines and reserved seat designs in Downtown Line 1
Read the Downtown Line Times to find out about the food, heritage and history around the 6 new stations
Downtown Line Train Arrives
12 Oct 2012
Catch the action as the train make it's way to it's new home
Check out more photos of the DTL train
opening of Project Information Centre at Bendemeer
3 Oct 2012
The Downtown Line 3 Project Information Centre (PIC) is opened at the future site of Bendemeer station. You can now visit the PIC to find out about the latest DTL3 developments.
TUNNELlING WORKS BEGIN AT MATTAR STATION FOR DTL 3
11 July 2012
Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Transport, Mrs Josephine Teo, graced the commencement of the tunnelling works for the Downtown Line 3 (DTL 3) at the site of the future Mattar station. The first two tunnel boring machines commenced on a 1.4 km journey to Geylang Bahru station. This marks another significant milestone in the construction of the DTL3.
Names Finalised for Downtown Line 3 Stations
19 August 2011
LTA is pleased to announce the final names for Downtown Line 3 (DTL3) stations. These names were put to a public poll in June this year and attracted more than 3,000 responses.
Another Milestone for the Downtown Line as Stage 3 Begins
28 November 2011
LTA marked the start of construction of Downtown Line 3 (DTL3) with a groundbreaking ceremony at the DTL3 Expo station today. DTL3 will bring commuters time savings through connections from the three interchange stations to existing rail networks.
For example, with a direct connection from Fort Canning station to the Marina Bay area, a train ride will take only 15 minutes, compared to the current 35 minutes by bus.
Works Begin at Beauty World Station for DTL2
8 June 2011
Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Lui Tuck Yew, graced the commencement of tunnelling works for the Downtown Line 2 (DTL2) at the Beauty World Station today. This marks another significant milestone in the construction of the DTL2.
$1.13B in Contracts Awarded for All Three Downtown Line Projects
7 November 2008
6 contracts with an approximate value of $1.13 billion for the entire Downtown Line (DTL) project have been awarded by LTA. These are system-wide contracts and will cover all the three DTL stages. The contracts will include the procurement of trains and the other electrical and mechanical component systems.
Connect to the Downtown Line at New Bugis Station
26 June 2008
The Downtown Line Stage 1 (DTL1) will run from Bugis Station on the East-West Line (EWL) to Chinatown Station on the North East Line (NEL). To make way for the construction of the new Bugis station, the land currently occupied by the New Seventh Storey Hotel and the adjacent State land at North Bridge Road / Tan Quee Lan Street / Beach Road / Rochor Road is required.
Owners and occupants of the hotel will be compensated based on market value and have to move out by end December 2008.
Breaking Ground for Downtown Line Stage 1
12 February 2008
LTA today marked the start of construction of the S$12 billion, 40km Downtown Line with a groundbreaking ceremony for the Chinatown Station on DTL1. The 4.3km fully underground DTL1 will comprise six stations: Chinatown, Cross Street, Landmark, Bayfront, Promenade and Bugis. Construction for DTL1 will be completed by 2013.