Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 3 opens on 13 November 2022

Eleven stations along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Stage 3 will be opening on Sunday, 13 November 2022.

The announcement of the TEL Stage 3’s opening was made on 7 October 2022. With the TEL now extended to the City areas, the line is expected to reduce reliance and commuter load on the congested North South Line, while improving the resilience of rail network by providing alternative travel routes to other lines.

Thomson-East Coast Line 3 – Opening on 13 Nov 2022

The opening of TEL Stage 3 includes four new interchange stations: Stevens, Orchard, Outram Park and Marina Bay. With new connections to the East West Line and North East Line at Outram Park, and the Downtown Line at Stevens, the TEL now connects with all other MRT lines in Singapore.

Two stations along the TEL Stage 3 – TE10 Mount Pleasant and TE21 Marina South – will only open when surrounding areas are more developed.

TEL Stage 3 was originally scheduled for opening in the Year 2021. This was delayed to the 2nd half of 2022, owing to material supplies and manpower disruption as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Open House

To familiarise commuters with TEL3 stations, commuters can preview and travel for free along the TEL3 stations during the TEL3 opening event on 11 November 2022 from 10.00am to 9.00pm. A series of activities will be held to mark the opening of the newest stage of the TEL.  More details of the activity line-up will be available subsequently on LTA’s social media pages.

Previously, a Virtual Open House was held for the TEL Stage 2 amid the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing restrictions on physical gathering.


10 thoughts on “Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 3 opens on 13 November 2022

  • 8 October 2022 at 11:39 PM

    167 will stay but will cut short maybe to toa payoh or suntec city and won’t go to bukit merah.

  • 8 October 2022 at 11:32 PM

    Oh plz i beg LTA plz dont do anything to the bus services. Plz have a heart lta and let the bus services stay as they are plz.

    • 19 October 2022 at 10:12 PM

      385 discontinued

      • 14 November 2022 at 9:51 PM

        Bro 385 doesnt exist man.

  • 8 October 2022 at 12:46 PM

    this will start the nov tel rationalisation. very likely there will be many buses involved like 972 not the 972M, 5, 16, 75, 195 and either 80 or 145.


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