The opening of 6 stations of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Stage 2 has been further delayed to Q3 2021, as announced by the Land Transport Authority.
🚇 #TEL2, which was slated to open by Q1 2021, is now expected to open in Q3 2021 instead. The recent disruption of TEL has prompted us to review the software of the system, which contributed to the delay, more thoroughly with the contractor. As rail systems are complex, we will try to iron out as many teething issues as possible before opening the next phase.
In a written answer to parliamentary questions in September 2020, Transport Minister Mr Ong Ye Kang mentioned that due to the circuit breaker and phased re-opening since April 2020 as part of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the opening of Stage 2 was delayed to Q1 2021. The opening was further delayed to Q3 2021 in an update by the Land Transport Authority via a Facebook Post in December 2020.
On 30 June 2021, it was announced that Stage 2 of the Thomson-East Coast Line will open on 28 August 2021.
Thomson-East Coast Line 2 – 28 Aug 2021