Early Closure, Late Opening of Thomson-East Coast Line (July 2020 – April 2021)

[Updated on 31 Dec 2020  for TEL ECLO from 1 Jan 2021 to 30 Apr 2021]

Early Closures & Late Openings (ECLO) along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) between Woodlands North and Woodlands South will take place daily from Monday, 20 July 2020 to Friday, 30 April 2021.

This is to facilitate additional engineering hours for the testing of systems and trains in preparation for the opening of TEL Stage 2.

Occurs Duration
Early Closure Daily, at 9:00 pm 20 July 2020 to 30 April 2021
Late Opening Saturday & Sunday only, at 6:30 am 25 July 2020 to 25 April 2021
Affected Sector Thomson-East Coast Line: 
Woodlands North – Woodlands – Woodlands South

 

Refer to the previous TEL Early Closure & Late Opening article for arrangements from April to 19 July 2020.

This arrangement supersedes the previous TEL ECLO arrangement for Friday, 20 July 2020 to Sunday, 26 July 2020.

On 24 Aug 2020, SMRT & LTA announced the extended TEL ECLO arrangements, in which the end date was extended from 30 Aug 2020 to 1 Nov 2020. The end date for the TEL ECLO was announced to be further extended to 31 Dec 2020 on 29 Oct 2020.

This was extended yet again as announced on the LTA official Facebook Page on 31 Dec 2020, in which the end date was changed to 30 Apr 2021.


Covered in this article:

  • Affected MRT Stations
  • First & Last train timings
  • Alternate Bus Services




Affected MRT Stations

Thomson-East Coast Line

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

Affected Hours & Dates

Early Closure

Train service will end at about 9:00pm daily during the Early Closure period.

  • Daily from 20 July 2020 to 30 April 2021
Early Closure & Late Opening

In addition to the Early Closure, train services will start at about 6:30 am on Saturdays and Sundays from 25 July 202o to 25 April 2021

  • 25 & 26 July 2020
  • 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30 August 2020
  • 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 September 2020
  • 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 & 31 October 2020
  • 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29 November 2020
  • 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 & 27 December 2020
  • 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30 & 31 January 2021
  • 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28 February 2021
  • 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28 March 2021
  • 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 & 25 April 2021

First & Last Train Timings at Affected Stations





Alternate Bus Services

During Early Closure & Late Opening of TEL, commuters can take alternative bus services to the affected train stations.

  • SMRT Bus Service 856
    – At Woodlands Temp Int for TE2NS9 Woodlands
    – At Bus Stop 47201 – W’lands Nth Stn, Woodlands North Coast Rd for TE1 Woodlands North
  • SMRT Bus Services 901 & 901M
    – At Woodlands Temp Int for TE2NS9 Woodlands
    – At Bus Stop 46981 – W’lands Sth Stn Exit 2, Woodlands Ave 1 for TE3 Woodlands South from Woodlands
    – At Bus Stop 46989 – W’lands Sth Stn Exit 1, Woodlands Ave 1 for TE3 Woodlands South towards Woodlands

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2 thoughts on “Early Closure, Late Opening of Thomson-East Coast Line (July 2020 – April 2021)

  • 3 November 2020 at 7:50 PM
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    Testing until pig can fly yet so many faulty.Just open the phase 2 and let either GAS,TTS or SBST operate the line.

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    • 31 December 2020 at 10:09 PM
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      the signalling system is from Alstom. Doesn’t matter which local operator operates the line.

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