Six stations along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Stage 2 will be opening on Saturday, 28 August 2021, as announced by Minister for Transport S. Iswaran during a visit to the TEL Caldecott Station on 30 June 2021.
🚇 #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, then Transport Minister Mr Ong Ye Kang initially announced the delay of Stage 2 to Q1 2021, attributed to the circuit breaker and phased re-opening since April 2020 amid the COVID-19 Pandemic. The opening was further delayed to Q3 2021 in an update by the Land Transport Authority via a Facebook Post in December 2020.
Thomson-East Coast Line 2 – Opening on 28 Aug 2021
The opening of Caldecott station marks the addition of a new interchange station to the rail network, offering transfers between the Circle Line (CCL) and the TEL.
- Stage 2 of Thomson-East Coast MRT Line to open on Aug 28 – The Straits Times [Accessed 30 Jun 2021]
- LTA | News Room | news-release | Factsheet: Thomson–East Coast Line 2 to Welcome Commuters from 28 August 2021 [Accessed 30 Jun 2021]