Downtown Line 3 Open House

16 new Downtown Line Stage 3 (DTL3) stations will be opened for a Rail Day of Fun on 15 October 2017! Find all you need to know about the event in our short write-up. Refer to the DTL3 post tag on our site for a full list of articles.

 
 




Getting There

MacPherson MRT Station Exit E
MacPherson MRT Station Exit E

To begin your journey in the Downtown Line 3 Open House, simply ride public transport to any of the 16 DTL3 stations!
Downtown Line 3 Stations can be accessed by train at the following interchange stations:

Commuters need to tap out at the interchange station, before walking over to the DTL3 Concourse and Platform.

 

Other MRT Stations in proximity to Bencoolen
Other MRT Stations in proximity to Bencoolen

Access the following stations by walking from the nearest station in service:

 

Alternatively, ride the bus to the stations, as follows

  • DT20 Fort Canning
    Bus Services: 32, 54, 195
  • DT21 Bencoolen
    Bus Services: 7, 14, 16, 36, 64, 65, 77, 106, 111, 124, 131, 139, 147, 162M, 166, 167, 171, 174, 175, 190, 502, 518, 700A, 857
  • DT22 Jalan Besar
    Bus Services: 64, 65, 130, 139, 147, 857
  • DT23 Bendemeer
    Bus Services: 61, 107M, 175, 961C
  • DT24 Geylang Bahru
    Bus Services: 26, 61, 107M, 140, 175, 853C
  • DT25 Mattar
    Bus Services: 40, 61, 63, 65, 66, 135, 154, 155, 158
  • DT26CC10 MacPherson
    Bus Services: 24, 28, 43, 61, 63, 63M, 65, 66, 70M, 76, 80, 135, 154, 158
  • DT27 Ubi
    Bus Services: 8, 22, 61, 65, 66
  • DT28 Kaki Bukit
    Bus Services: 5, 15, 58, 59, 87
  • DT29 Bedok North
    Bus Services: 23, 60, 87, 518
  • DT30 Bedok Reservoir
    Bus Services: 18, 28, 46, 66, 67, 69, 168, 228, 506, CT18
  • DT31 Tampines West
    Bus Services: 5, 8, 15, 18, 21, 22, 23, 28, 46, 59, 65, 67, 118, 129, 168, 518
  • DT32EW2 Tampines
    Bus Services: 3, 4, 8, 10, 15, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 31, 37, 38, 39, 46, 65, 67, 69, 72, 81, 127, 129, 168, 291, 292, 293, 969
  • DT33 Tampines East
    Bus Services: 4, 8, 18, 19, 21, 37, 38, 81
  • DT34 Upper Changi
    Bus Services: 2, 5, 24
  • DT35CG1 Expo
    Bus Services: 20, 47, 118
Shuttle Bus Service

A free Shuttle Bus service is provided between Chinatown and Fort Canning Stations, at a frequency of 20 – 30 mins.

Operating hours are 1000hrs – 1700hrs from Chinatown Station.


Station Activities

DT20 Fort Canning

  • “The Big Wheel” hosted by Alaric Tay
  • Wheels & Deals Activity
  • Fun Badge Making
  • Knackstop Popup Store
  • SGTrains Booth
  • Thoughtful Bunch Meet & Greet – Move-In Martin (1:30pm)

DT22 Jalan Besar

  • “The Big Goal” hosted by Wang Wei Liang
  • Match or No Match Activity
  • Kiss92 Arnold, Maddy and Jason (1pm-2pm)
  • Thoughtful Bunch Meet & Greet – Bag-Down Benny (1:45pm)

DT24 Geylang Bahru

  • Thoughtful Bunch Meet & Greet – Give-Way Glenda (4:15pm)
  • Civil Defence Shelter Tour

DT25 Mattar

  • “The Big Draw” hosted by Chua Enlai
  • Win, Lose or Doodle Activity
  • Caricature
  • Kiss92 Arnold, Maddy and Jason (12pm-12:45pm)
  • Thoughtful Bunch Meet & Greet – Bag-Down Benny (4:45pm)

DT26CC10 MacPherson

  • “The Big Board” hosted by Kelly Latimer
  • Buzz About DTL 3 Activity
  • Silhouette Cutting
  • Thoughtful Bunch Meet & Greet – Stand-Up Stacey (2:00pm)
  • Thoughtfulness Musical (11am, 3pm)

DT27 Ubi

  • Thoughtful Bunch Meet & Greet – Give-Way Glenda (1:45pm)

DT28 Kaki Bukit

  • “The Big Timer” hosted by Carla Dunareanu
  • Jigsaw Challenge Activity
  • Photo Frame Making

DT29 Bedok North

  • Thoughtful Bunch Meet & Greet – Hush-Hush Hannah (4:15pm)

DT30 Bedok Reservoir

  • Civil Defence Shelter Tour

DT31 Tampines West

  • Civil Defence Shelter Tour

DT32EW2 Tampines

  • “The Big Lah” hosted by Najip Ali
  • Giant Five Stones Activity
  • UFM 100.3 Limei, Wenzhong and Xiaozhu (2:30pm-3:30pm)
  • Knackstop Popup Store
  • Thoughtful Bunch Meet & Greet – Hush-Hush Hannah (1:30pm)

DT33 Tampines East

  • “The Big Eats” hosted by Tosh Zhang
  • Ice Kacang Spin Activity
  • Key Chain Making
  • Thoughtful Bunch Meet & Greet – Stand-Up Stacey (4:30pm)

DT35CG1 Expo

  • “30 Years of MRT” Exhibition
  • “The Big Race” hosted by Irene Ang
  • Circuit Driving Race Activity
  • Visor Decorating
  • UFM 100.3 Limei, Wenzhong and Xiaozhu (3:45pm-4:30pm)
  • Thoughtful Bunch Meet & Greet – Move-In Martin (4:30pm)

Event Poster

Downtown Line 3 Open House Poster
Downtown Line 3 Open House Poster

Train Fault & Disruption

At 1215hrs on 15 October 2017, a train fault occurred which stalled train services along the entire Downtown Line. At about 1230hrs, commuters at both Bukit Panjang bound and Expo bound trains at Ubi station were told to disembark, with the trains withdrawn to Kim Chuan Train Depot. Train service was then reported to be slow with excessive dwelling at stations.

Near Hillview station, the stalled train remained in the tunnel as SBS Transit staff accessed the train tunnel to reach the stalled train. As a result, a train service disruption between Bukit Panjang and Beauty World was announced at 1304hrs. Free regular bus boarding was activated between Bukit Panjang and Beauty World stations for commuters directly affected by the train service disruption.

Normal train service finally resumed at 1320hrs, after the faulty train was manually driven off the mainline.

 


See Also


References

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