Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 1 to open in January 2020

The first stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line is scheduled for opening in end-January 2020, before Chinese New Year.

Comprising TE1 Woodlands North, TE2NS9Woodlands, TE3 Woodlands South stations, as well as Mandai Depot, the opening date was announced by Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan during a visit to Mandai Train Depot on 19 September 2019. The second stage of the TEL, consisting of six stations between Springleaf and Caldecott, is also expected to open later in 2020.

The Thomson-East Coast Line is planned to be fully operational by 2024, connecting Woodlands North to Sungei Bedok. The line will also planned be extended further to Tanah Merah, via Changi Airport in around 2040, replacing the existing Changi Branch Line. (Read more at Changi Branch Line to become part of Thomson-East Coast Line)

Previously, the line was announced to open before Christmas 2019 by Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan during a visit to Bright Hill MRT station on 25 January 2019.

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9 thoughts on “Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 1 to open in January 2020

  • 24 September 2019 at 4:16 PM
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    Tell me why it was delayed.

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  • 24 September 2019 at 4:15 PM
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    Seriously? Should be open by this year and now delayed to January 2020. Why?

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  • 22 September 2019 at 9:46 PM
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    bit.ly/TELStage1
    Sign the petition now!

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    • 2 October 2019 at 11:08 AM
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      Seriously, there is no big deal as to whether TEL1 opens before Christmas this year or during the CNY festivities next year. It’s only one-month difference, it’s not like we can’t wait.

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  • 21 September 2019 at 9:47 AM
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    I can’t wait for the first stage of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) to be opened in end-January 2020.

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  • 20 September 2019 at 7:55 PM
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    Ooo… Two stages opening in 1 year. Sweet.

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