In line with the opening of the East-West Line Tuas West Extension on 18 June 2017, an open house for the MRT Stations was held on Friday, 16 June 2017 from 1200hrs to 2000hrs.
Attendees could try out train services between Gul Circle and Tuas Link stations for free, as well as participate in various games and activities arranged at the Open House.
Tuas West Extension MRT Stations
|EW30 Gul Circle||7A Tuas Road, Singapore 637288|
|EW31 Tuas Crescent||90 Pioneer Road, Singapore 639608|
|EW32 Tuas West Road||131 Pioneer Road, Singapore 639609|
|EW33 Tuas Link||20 Tuas West Drive, Singapore 638418|
Free Shuttle Bus Services
To help commuters get to the Tuas West Extension Open House, the Free Shuttle Buses were arranged from Pioneer & Joo Koon MRT Stations to Gul Circle MRT Station on 16 June 2017, operated by Aedge Holdings. Signages at both Pioneer and Joo Koon MRT Station guided commuters to the shuttle boarding point.
|Shuttle Bus Service||Frequency||Operating Hours|
|Pioneer – Gul Circle||15 minutes||1115 – 2000|
|Joo Koon – Gul Circle||15 minutes||1115 – 2000|
The Last Bus from Pioneer & Joo Koon MRT Stations to Gul Circle departed at 1900hrs.
In addition, a special Shuttle Bus Service was provided for invited guests to the Tuas West Extension Opening Ceremony from Joo Koon MRT Station to Tuas Link MRT Station.
The opening ceremony was held at Tuas Link MRT Station and graced by Second Minister for Transport Mr Ng Chee Meng.
Invited guests also rode the train down to Gul Circle where Mr Ng Chee Meng met with station staff in the control office, before returning to Tuas Link and ending the event.
Activities were also organised at all four stations throughout the event.
Train services were provided by four Kawasaki Heavy Industries & CSR Qingdao Sifang C151B trains running between all four stations. These trains are the fifth-generation rolling stock for the North South and East West Lines. Isolated from the rest of the East West Line, trains turned around at Tuas Link station on the west end, and a siding between Joo Koon and Gul Circle on the east end.
C151B trains were able to be deployed on the Tuas West Extension as both these trains and the tracks were equipped with the new Communication-based Train Control (CBTC) signalling system. With CBTC scheduled to come online by Year 2018 for the East West Line, C151B trains would no longer appear on the East West Line until the full implementation of CBTC.
Train Ride Videos
- Tuas West Extension Opening on 18 June 2017
- Bus Service Enhancements for Tuas West Extension opening