Late Opening of Thomson-East Coast Line (February – May 2022)

Late Openings (LO) along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) between Woodlands North and Caldecott will take place on Saturdays & Sundays from Saturday, 26 February 2022 to Sunday, 29 May 2022, including Labour Day (1 May 2022) & Vesak Day (15 May 2022)

This is to facilitate additional engineering hours to support the testing of the integrated systems and trains for TEL Stages 1 to 3. Similar arrangements were also put in place to support testing activities for TEL Stage 2.

Occurs Duration
Late Opening Saturdays & Sundays, at 8:00 am 26 February 2022 – 29 May 2022
Affected Sector Thomson-East Coast Line:
Woodlands North – Caldecott


Affected MRT Stations

Thomson-East Coast Line

As a result, TEL train services will be unavailable during the periods of closure.

Affected Hours & Dates

Late Opening

Train services will start at about 8:00 am on Saturdays & Sundays from 26 February 2022 – 29 May 2022.

First Train Timings during Late Opening
Station First Train towards Caldecott First Train towards Woodlands North
TE1 Woodlands North 08:00
TE2 Woodlands 08:02 08:02
TE3 Woodlands South 08:05 08:00
TE4 Springleaf 08:00 08:03
TE5 Lentor 08:04 08:00
TE6 Mayflower 08:06 08:07
TE7 Bright Hill 08:08 08:05
TE8 Upper Thomson 08:11 08:03
TE9 Caldecott 08:00


Alternate Travel Arrangements

No shuttle bus service is arranged for this Late Opening. The joint news release by the Land Transport Authority & SMRT mentioned:

Commuters can use existing public bus services such as 162/162M, 167, 855, 856 and 980 to travel along the existing TEL corridor. They can also use some of these bus services to transfer to other rail lines, such as the North-South Line or the Circle Line, to continue their travel on the rail network.

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5 thoughts on “Late Opening of Thomson-East Coast Line (February – May 2022)

  • 15 February 2022 at 3:46 PM

    TEL 3 should be open by sept 2022 i think

    • 20 February 2022 at 12:07 PM

      I doubt so. It seems that it should be completed by early 2023.

      • 22 February 2022 at 8:52 PM

        Why 2023? LTA and press release already mentioned that its opening this year. If anything, its possible that TEL 3 will open before Sep 2022 after this ECLO as the TEL3 stations are more or less completed…

        • 8 March 2022 at 4:43 PM

          2023 might be the year Mount pleasant and marina south open. For the rest it should be around June to August


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