|Tai Seng Facility Building|
|Location||101 Bartley Road East, Singapore 533951|
Tai Seng Facility Building (TSFB) is an underground MRT train depot serving the Downtown Line (DTL). Built a short distance east of the existing Kim Chuan Depot, the facility provides maintenance, operation and staff facilities for the DTL.
The depot is built in Tai Seng, 52 metres wide and 295 metres long, and is bordered by Bartley Road East, Kim Chuan Road and Airport Road. Underneath its entrance structure along Bartley Road East, the facility is two underground storeys deep with a depth of approximately 20 metres.
Construction began in November 2010 and was targeted for completion in March 2013, months ahead of the commencement of service along the Downtown Line Stage 1 (between Bugis and Chinatown). C951 trains, which arrived at Kim Chuan Depot as early as November 2012, were stabled there until the completion of the TSFB.
Contract C937B for the Design, Construction and Completion of Tai Seng Facility Building was awarded to Singapore Piling & Civil Engineering Pte Ltd at a contract sum of S$81.5 million in June 2010.
Downtown Line initial use
Stage 1 of the Downtown Line opened in 2013, and the Tai Seng Facility Building was used for the launching of trains and light maintenance work until the line connected with its main depot at Gali Batu in 2015. The depot would be used again for Downtown Line operations when Stage 3 of the Downtown Line opened in 2017, with two reception tracks leading to the Downtown Line’s Ubi and Bedok North stations.
Tai Seng Facility Building maintains C951 trains for the Downtown Line.
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