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Old June 14th, 2012, 11:05 AM   #1621
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The last batch of renders for stations on the line was released this week. The stations shown here will open next year, 2013.

DT14 Bugis
Bugis station is an interchange station with the existing East-West Line and serves the shopping and office district. A point of interest to rail fans is that on the first stage of the line opening next year, this is the only station to feature both tracks on the same level with an island platform.


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DT16 Bayfront
Bayfront station is an interchange station with the existing Circle Line extension to Marina Bay. It serves the Marina Bay Sands integrated resort as well as the upcoming Gardens by the Bay. This station features cross-platform interchange with trains arriving in the same direction on the platforms. The Circle Line platforms are currently in use while the Downtown Line platforms are hoarded up as work is still on going.


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DT17 Downtown
Downtown station will serve the new central business district at Marina Bay. With several surface exits, it provides connections to the street level enabling access to the nearby office buildings. Underground connections link up with an upcoming underground pedestrian network, allowing commuters to get to destinations in any weather.


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DT18 Telok Ayer
This station is located next to office buildings housing banks and PR-advertising companies. It will serve the heart of the central business district. A future exit has been planned with knock-out walls and panels to serve a nearby shopping district. Additionally, an underground mall was constructed above the rail tunnels linking this station with Chinatown station, to be opened in the future.


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DT19 Chinatown
The end point of the first stage is an interchange with the existing North-East Line. Both lines will share the same operator, granting the operator a monopoly in serving the heritage district by rail. Commuters will find easy access to Chinatown, especially when coming in from the new central business district. A happening place yearly during the lunar new year, the station will allow commuters easy transfers through a single level change between lines.


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Additionally, there is another station between Bugis and Bayfront called Promenade. No renders were made available for this station which is an interchange with the existing Circle Line. Details of the transfer linkway at this stacked side platform station were found recently.


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Old June 21st, 2012, 03:16 PM   #1622
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A recent photo of the Bombardier Movia rolling stock from the local newspapers here.


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A trip down to some of the DTL3 stations today brings you this hot out from the oven.

DT32 EW2 Tampines Central


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Work going on below the existing MRT tracks.


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Work on the Tampines Central station.

Contract 926


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Contract details board.


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What lies behind... This is a launch shaft to supply material when tunneling commences.

DT31 Tampines West


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Excavators at work.


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Building a new drain.

DT30 Bedok Reservoir


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Secant bored piling is being done.

DT29 Bedok North


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The TBM has arrived.

DT28 Kaki Bukit


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Not much going on...

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As promised, more photos (from yesterday, but didn't wanna overload).

DT17 Downtown


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This is entrance C. Its progressing well.


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Close up of the lift shaft which is already clad in glass.


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Escalators are clearly visible.

DT18 Telok Ayer


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The exit outside the PWC building is taking shape.


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Adding glass panels to the exit structure.

DT19 NE4 Chinatown


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The exit is taking shape.


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Work on escalators and such is still on-going.

DT20 Fort Canning


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Launch shaft towards Bencoolen is progressing well too. On track for a September to January TBM launch.


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That wraps it up then.
Some photos of the construction progress as posted on the local forum.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 12:36 PM   #1624
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From the Singapore forum, we are proud to present to you speculation on the upcoming Thomson Line part 1.

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Are these our Thomson Line Stations?

On 11th July 2012, Minister of State for Transport, Mrs. Josephine Teo launched the first Tunnel Boring Machine to commence tunnelling on the Downtown Line 3. In her speech at the ceremony, details were hinted on the next upcoming MRT line, the Thomson Line. The Thomson Line will be Singapore’s sixth Mass Rapid Transit line and will run parallel to the existing North-South Line from the Woodlands area to the Marina Bay area, connecting with the future Eastern Region Line. This is expected to relieve the immense load on the ageing North-South Line.

Details from the initial announcement of the line were made in January 2008 mentioning that the Thomson Line would pass through areas with low rail connectivity and service. These included Sin Ming, Kebun Baru, Kim Seng and parts of Woodlands. In June 2011, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) further announced that the depot serving the line would be located at Mandai, located off Seletar Expressway. Woodlands station was also confirmed to be a Thomson Line station interchanging with the North-South Line.

Investigations along the possible route of the Thomson Line reveal several soil investigation markers bearing the LTA heading and contract numbers. The station locations along the Thomson Line can then be gathered from the markers indicating studies in the geology of the area, a key step before approving a route and commencing construction. The following are some of the stations along the possible Thomson Line route. Do note that the following locations are speculation based on a combination of news reports, soil investigation markers and renders available online. Maps accompanying this article are not official and none of the information is guaranteed nor is a representation of LTA's opinion and data. This includes the line indicative colour and station alphanumeric coding and names.

The line is expected to pass through Woodlands interchange station. Likely to be located at the open field next to Causeway Point, the station will facilitate transfers between the North-South Line and Thomson Line. Soil investigations have been seen in the area connecting the junction of Woodlands Avenue 2 and 5, to the eastern end of the existing Woodlands Station.



The next interchange station will be at the Circle Line Caldecott station. A door label indicates a future connection to the Thomson Line, abbreviated as TSL. Commuters will be able to transfer between the two lines at this station which serves the Thomson Rise and Toa Payoh areas. Additional soil investigations were seen on the east side of the existing Caldecott station as well, indicating the possible location of this station. GreenhilLi, an architectural firm also has renders of what appear to be Caldecott station next to the existing Circle Line station and located underneath the future North-South Expressway, making this a prime spot for the Thomson Line to run through.




Renders from GreenhilLi.

During a Residents Committee meeting for Tampines North RC4, residents were briefed on the progress of the Tampines East station. They also obtained information that the Thomson Line would interchange with the Downtown Line 2. Soil investigations along Whitley Road indicate an interchange with the Stevens station along the Downtown Line. A render on GreenhilLi’s website again shows the Thomson Line meeting a brown line, the Downtown Line’s former colour, near a canal.



Render from GreenhilLi.

In running parallel to the North-South Line, it is expected that the Thomson Line may serve the Orchard Road belt as well, in a bid to relieve the North-South Line as the sole rail transport line entering the district. Soil investigation markings have been spotted along Orchard Boulevard opposite Wheelock Place and Ion Orchard shopping centres.



Approaching yet another interchange, the existing Outram Park station will serve three lines with the addition of the Thomson Line in the mix. Currently serving the East-West and North East Lines, this station will provide transfer options for Thomson Line passengers towards HarbourFront, Punggol, Joo Koon and Pasir Ris. Once again, a GreenhilLi render shows what appears to be Outram Park interchange.

A station outside the Maxwell food centre is also expected with numerous soil investigation markings recorded. This station would serve the nearby URA Centre, Maxwell Food Centre and the quaint Ang Siang Hill area. This station is also within walking distance to Amoy Street Food Centre and Tokio Marine Centre though Ann Siang Hill Park.



Render from GreenhilLi.

From here, the line proceeds under McCallum Street towards the Marina Bay area, passing through the existing interchange station at Marina Bay where the Circle and North-South Lines meet.



With the announcement of station locations imminent, excitement will be increasing steadily. It would be wise to note the possible alignment and stay attuned to the official announcement due to come down the line. As the day of the official announcement of the Thomson Line station locations draws closer, we shall see how correct this speculation based on evidence collecting has been. Stay tuned next week for more station reveals.
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Thomson Line has been announced and are scheduled to be completed in 3 phases.

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By Hetty Musfirah/Dylan Loh | Posted: 29 August 2012 1501 hrs



Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew speaking at a press conference on August 29, 2012. (Photo: Channel NewsAsia)

SINGAPORE: Singapore's sixth rail network -- the Thomson Line (TSL) -- will open from 2019, instead of the indicative timeline of 2018 announced in the Land Transport Master Plan.

Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew, who gave an update on the Thomson Line on Wednesday, said the change in timeline is to accommodate some adjustments made to the original plan.

Under the final rail alignment plan of the Land Transport Authority (LTA), the TSL will be longer and have more stations.

It will be 30 kilometres long -- 3 kilometres longer than envisaged -- and have 22 stations, four more than originally planned.

One of them is Springleaf station, sited in Nee Soon Group Representation Constituency (GRC).

Ms Lee Bee Wah, an MP for the area, said: "Springleaf, most of the residents there, they are living in the private estate, landed properties, as well as some condominiums. So this station will be able to serve all these residents."

Another two stations are Woodlands North and South in Sembawang GRC.

Ms Ellen Lee, an MP for the area, said: "It will facilitate transfer, especially within the estate itself and it will solve that crunch that my residents feel."

TSL will run from Woodlands in the north to Marina Bay in the south and is expected to be built at an estimated cost of around S$18 billion.

It is expected to have a daily ridership of 400,000 commuters.

Six of the 22 stations will be interchanges, enabling commuters to reach their destinations in the shortest possible time.

For example, a resident of Sin Ming travelling to Republic Polytechnic in Woodlands will halve his or her commute time from 50 minutes to 25 minutes.

Another at Woodlands Regional Centre heading to Marina Barrage will take 55 minutes instead of 70.

With six interchange stations, the TSL will connect to all existing lines and the future Downtown Line (DTL).

TSL will connect to the North-South Line at Woodlands and Orchard stations.

Caldecott Station will connect to the Circle Line.

Residents of the Bukit Timah stretch can change trains at the future DTL Stevens Station to connect to the TSL.

The Outram Park Station will connect the TSL to the East-West Line and North-East Line, while the Marina Bay Station will connect the TSL to the North-South Line and Circle Line.

TSL will open in three stages from the north to the south.

Phase One, which will have three stations from Woodlands North to Woodlands South, will open in 2019.

Phase Two will be ready in 2020, with stations from Springleaf to Caldecott.

The final stretch of 13 stations from Mount Pleasant to Gardens by the Bay will open in 2021.

When fully operational, an estimated 60,000 households will be within 400 metres of one of the TSL stations.

The line, which will be fully underground, will run on a four-car instead of a three-car system.

Mr Lui said this will give it additional capacity to cope with any increase in long-term demand.

He was speaking during a visit to Telok Ayer Station of Downtown Line One, which will open by the end of next year.

Mr Lui also said: "During the construction phase (of the TSL), there will inevitably be a certain amount of inconvenience, noise pollution. We will try our best to minimise this as much as possible. We will of course want to engage the residents, dialogue with them, find ways to meet as much as possible some of the points that they raise."

LTA, Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) said in a joint statement that while all efforts have been made to minimise land acquisition, the government will acquire four full lots.

They include Pearl's Centre in Eu Tong Sen Street, a post office along Upper Thomson Road and two landed properties along Stevens Road and Robin Close.

Pearl's Centre will be affected by the construction of the TSL as a tunnel will run under part of the building.

To optimise land use around the future TSL station at Outram Park, Pearl's Centre will be acquired and integrated with the adjoining state land for a high-density mixed-use development.

Five other part lots will also be acquired but will not affect the main building structure.

The SLA gazetted the land affected by acquisition on Wednesday.


Map of Thomson Line (LTA)


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Here is what the MRT map is going to look like by the end pf 2021.


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I wonder why they didnt plan the conection betwen the blue and red/green lines At Raffles Pl. Besides in Downtown there are more not conecting lines, which makes the system weird and more coplicated.
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If I'm not mistaken, Raffles Place (red/green), Downtown (blue) and Marina Bay (red/orange/brown) will be connected by underground shopping malls. Their positions are all fairly close (few hundred metres between each), and it seems Singapore does not have the habit of merging multiple existing stations under one name. Well, not yet anyway,
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Thomson Line Stations: Part 1

Singapore's 6th urban line, the Thomson Line, and its stations locations were unveiled by the Transport Minister at a press conference a few weeks back. Named after Thomson and Upper Thomson Roads, a major north-south arterial road, the 30 km 4-car line will have 22 stations en route, connecting Woodlands, a large suburban township approximately 20 kilometres from the city and the gateway to Malaysia; Kebun Bahru, a residential estate west of the North South Line's Ang Mo Kio station; Sin Ming, a mixed industrial/residential estate west of Bishan (served by North South Line) and the city.

The line was first announced as part of the government's 2020 plan to add 4 new urban lines including the now opened Circle Line, the Downtown Line which is currently undergoing construction, and the Eastern Region Line which hasn't been given the go-ahead yet. The initial Thomson Line (TSL) was envisioned as a 27 kilometre line with 18 stations.

Let's have a closer look at the stations.

Woodlands North
There are a lot of unknowns about Woodlands North mostly because it's a distance away from the existing Woodlands township. The station is rumored to be an interchange for the proposed international urban line between Singapore and Johor Bahru - a "final solution" of sorts to decongest the clogged up Causeway where tens of thousands of Malaysians and Singaporeans cross to work or play. The station will likely be similar to Hong Kong's Lok Wu and Lok Ma Chau line where passengers will alight, clear customs and immigration before boarding the international rail line to Malaysia.



Here's a Land Transport Authority render. Note the wider platforms.



Woodlands
One of the busiest transport hubs in Singapore, Woodlands is currently served by the North South Line and has a very extensive bus network stretching to every corner of the island. Woodlands has been earmarked as a regional centre, a secondary city centre of sorts, but hasn't been able to realize its potential because the North South Line, the country's busiest, travels through some of the most populous and most visited part of the city, serving the various residential towns including Toa Payoh, Bishan, Ang Mo Kio, Yishun and Sembawang before reaching Woodlands, currently the third most populous residential estate in Singapore. The result of this concentration is that commuters often have to wait 2 to 3 trains before they're able to board. Woodlands' Thomson Line station will offer paid links to the existing North South Line station.

Note the huge station footprint. Bear in mind that the existing station (colored grey) length is that of a 6-car train.



Here's a render. I'm not too sure what exactly we're looking at actually.



Woodlands South
This is located near the Singapore Sports School, where we train budding Olympians, SEA Games, Commonwealth Games and World Cup hopefuls. As you can see, there isn't much surrounding development quite yet but Woodlands South promises to open up the southeastern frontier of the town to development.



Springleaf
This station will serve the largely isolated and rural (in Singapore terms) private housing estates (low rise terrace houses) of Springleaf and Springside. There are long term plans to transform the area into a much livelier residential estate whilst still retaining a certain laid back (in Singapore terms) atmosphere, and the station will also kickstart that revitalization.



Lentor
This station at the northern frontier of the public residential town of Ang Mo Kio will serve the private housing estate of Lentor, various condominiums at the periphery of the public housing town and Neighborhood 6 (N6) of Ang Mo Kio (blocks 601 to 649). It's interesting to note that it's about a 1.5 kilometre straight-line distance to the existing North South Line station of Yio Chu Kang.



Mayflower
Mayflower, commonly known as Kebun Bahru, is a pleasant and quaint estate of Ang Mo Kio town. It isn't a huge estate, but it's possible, with a few minutes, escape from urban to the suburban, and from suburban into parks filled with flora and fauna thanks to the undulating terrain.

Note that there is about a 8 to 12 metre difference in elevation between the north and south ends of the station.



Sin Ming
Instead of a nucleated public residential estate surrounding the North South Line station of Bishan, and instead of building atop hills like they did in Ang Mo Kio, the authorities decided to build small pockets of denser estates along the flatter land located along the perimeter of the estate with low rise houses and light industrial estates atop the hilly portions in the middle of the town. Sin Ming is one of those larger pockets.

Tender documents obtained from the government earlier revealed that Sin Ming has been provisioned for a cross-platform interchange with a future line. Whether plans have changed or not, remains unknown.



Upper Thomson
The Thomson Line continues to skirt along the perimeter of Bishan, this time serving the estate of Upper Thomson.



Here is a render of Upper Thomson



Caldecott
This provides the Thomson Line with its first interchange with the Circle Line. Caldecott, largely undeveloped, is also known as Toa Payoh West and there are long-term plans to develop the area into a commercial centre of sorts.



Mount Pleasant
This site was a surprise for many as the Old Police Academy is still being used by the police force. However, I know for a fact that despite the site's continued use as a police depot since 1929, the police have been trying to rid itself of this property. I also know that there have been A LOT of reports of supernatural events, where most of the encounters are reportedly unfriendly. In fact, it's allegedly so haunted that the site is off limits to everyone on Thursday nights.

Aside from that, it is most likely that Mount Pleasant will be part of the Bukit Brown township, currently a greenfield area slated to be transformed into a residential estate.



Here is a render of Mount Pleasant.



It's getting late for me, but tomorrow, we'll look at the Thomson Line's stations within the city area.

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We continue with the southern portion of the Thomson Line stations.

Stevens

This station provides the Thomson Line with curiously, the only interchange with the Downtown Line a northwest-easterly rail line currently under construction. The interchange will provide commuters a shortcut towards the heritage districts of Little India and Kampong Glam, as well as the Marina Bay Sands casino.



Napier

In the early tender documents released by the government, a certain station, coded T12, was to be designed in-house by the Land Transport Authority. The station was specified with a unique layout, but the most interesting trivia about Napier is its location and the tunnels proceeding the station - it is located just outside the Australian High Commission and the American embassy, and the rail tunnel will run under those two properties, and right under the centre of the Chinese embassy.

Also, the station will serve the Botanic Gardens at its main entrance as opposed to the eponymous named station on the Circle Line located at the back of the park.



Here is a render of the station. Note the faregates and the platform located on the same level.



Orchard Boulevard

This station will serve the overlooked part of the Orchard Road shopping belt, Tanglin. The station site is currently home to a private kindergarten which will likely cede its land to facilitate the construction of the station. However, this location is not ideal - but the authorities have factored that in, and will build a underground walkway to bring the station "closer" to the hive of commercial activity.



Here is a render of Orchard Bouelvard.



Orchard

The Thomson Line would never have worked if it didn't serve Singapore's premier shopping belt. This will offer commuters traveling on the North South Line an alternative to reach similar estates.



Great World

Back in the day, amusement parks (more like fun fairs) were termed "worlds", hence there are places like Beauty World, Gay World, Great World and the like. The mall, Great World City was built on the site of the former park. At first glance, the site of the station boggles the mind - it's quite a way from the main road, but it allows the rail line to avoid Paterson Hill and Leonie Hill, which will have, no doubt, increased the challenge of building the line. Low lying government-linked buildings, and a low-rise commercial site will make way for the station.



Here is a render of Great World.



Havelock

This station will serve the Singapore River cluster of hotels and Robertson Quay, a quaint riverfront lifestyle destination that's a lot more sedate than the nightlife playground of Clarke Quay. Robertson Quay is known for its restaurants, cafes and a rather large Japanese expat population. It will have an underground link to bring it within close walking distance to one of the world's best clubs, Zouk. Interestingly, Great World station is closer to Zouk than Havelock station will be, but because of the river separating the latter and the club, it is further.



Outram Park

Outram Park's shaping up to be a major interchange, which is already home to the North East Line and East West Lines. Unusually for Singapore's subway network, the transfer passageways between the two existing lines are narrow, which has led to a station that's perpetually crowded all the time. Judging by the station footprint, it is clear that besides construction of the Thomson Line interchange, there will be station enhancements to the existing stations to make transfers less of a hassle.



Maxwell

This station will serve the southeastern part of Chinatown, and Ann Siang Hill/Club Street and Duxton, which are slowly transforming into something similar to Hong Kong's SoHo district, as well as the gay district. Yes, we have one.



Shenton Way

This perfectly placed station will serve the "old" downtown of Shenton Way before Raffles Place became one of the world's biggest financial hub, as well as the new downtown of Marina Bay. The station will be connected to a planned vast underground pedestrian network, which will make it possible to make unpaid transfers with the Downtown Line, East West Line, Circle Line and North South Line at Raffles Place, Tanjong Pagar, Marina Bay, Marina South Pier and Downtown stations.



Here is a render of Shenton Way station.



Marina Bay

The government has big plans for the area around Marina Bay station, slated to become the next financial centre after Raffles Place complete with grade A office space, high-end residences and malls. The station will interchange with the North South Line and Circle Lines. A proposed underground pedestrian network will make it possible to make unpaid transfers with the Downtown Line at Downtown station, just 100 metres away.



Marina South

Under the proposed plans for the new downtown at Marina Bay, it envisions southeast-wards extension from the existing downtown at Raffles Place. Marina South station will fill the void between Raffles Place, Downtown, Marina Bay stations to the northwest and Marina South Pier to the southeast. There's nothing here at the moment, but considering that the government has been receiving flak for the lack of rail expansion recently, it's heartening to see they're planning for the future too.

The only attraction currently close to the station is the portion of the Gardens By The Bay meant for open-air concerts (the government is trying to turn this part into a Hyde Park-esque area for performances... already, Jason Mraz and several Korean pop artistes have performed since its opening 3 months ago)



Gardens By The Bay

This is a bit of a misnomer because the station is located furthest from the park's attractions, as compared to Bayfront station (which also serves the Marina Bay Sands casino). The station will also serve the Marina Barrage, which is an edu-tainment-recreation destination complete with a educational centre on Singapore's water supply (the country's very proud that it's completely self-sustainable in water), a grass-filled rooftop destination that's popular with families and the young for picnics and flying kites, several restaurants, all with killer views of the complete Singapore skyline.



Here is a render of the station. Frankly, I'm not confident that this will be the final design.



That's it! 22 stations. Thomson Line.

p.s. All visuals are from LTA
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Old October 15th, 2012, 02:04 AM   #1631
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Here is an article regarding the new trains for Downtown Line.

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By Hetty Musfirah | Posted: 12 October 2012 1547 hrs



The first of the three-car train for the Downtown Line being lifted out of the ship at Jurong Port on Friday. (CNA/Hetty Musfirah)


SINGAPORE: The first phase of the Downtown Line (DTL) is on track to open by the end of next year, with the first train delivered to Singapore on Friday.

The three-car train arrived by ship at about 8am at Jurong Port, after a 13-day journey from Changchun, China.

Each car was then put on a trailer -- ready to be transferred to Kim Chuan Depot.

There, the cars will be joined to form the driverless train, which will be tested for reliability.

Land Transport Authority (LTA)'s senior group director for Rail, Sim Wee Meng, said, "When we start our testing on the track itself, of course, we will start with one train first, and then we will test all the signalling system to make sure that it is safe."

He added that two trains would be tested out next, to make sure that the trains are able to communicate correctly, so as to ensure that they have a safe distance between each other.

LTA is expecting another 10 trains for DTL 1, with the second scheduled to reach Singapore at the end of this month.

Unlike the trains on the existing lines, all DTL trains which are made by German manufacturer Bombadier Transportation, will spot the LTA's logo.

The DTL is the first line to be under the new rail financing framework adopted in 2010, where the regulator directly owns all rail operating assets.

The first phase of DTL will have six stations from Bugis to Chinatown.

LTA said the stations for DTL 1 are about 90 per cent complete.

"By March or April next year, the stations should all be fitted out -- the lighting, the air-conditioning system and fire protection system and all these should be ready for testing together with the other systems," elaborated Mr Sim.

The entire DTL is due to be opened in three phases, in 2013, 2015 and 2017 respectively.

When all three phases are completed, the 42-kilometre DTL, which will boost connectivity from northwest Singapore to the central-eastern area, will be the world's longest driverless underground MRT line.

- CNA/lp
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Despite Australia and Singapore being so close in many aspects, I wish we'd look to Singapore for PT inspiration.

Why is Napier station going to have an unusual layout? Is it because of geographic factors, or so that it doesn't take too much land from the Australian and American embassies?

I've just googled the haunted police station too, looking forward to reading more
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Here is what the MRT map is going to look like by the end pf 2021.


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Incredible! I just moved here and I'm pretty overwhelmed by all the construction going on!

A question. I visited Balestier last week and always find that area has a lot of appartments but no nearby MRT (Novena is pretty far). Will no new lines service this area?

Will they also never complete the circle line making it a full circle?

Finally any chance that they rename the Marina Bay station? There are confused tourists at this station every day that have to be at Bayfront.
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There is no new lines that will go through Balestier according as the Transport Master Plan for 2030.

The Circle Line will only be a complete circle once the lease for Tanjong Pagar Port ends in 2027. After that, according to the Transport Master Plan for 2030, there are plans to connect Harbourfront and Marina Bay.

Marina Bay was called that years before Marina Bay Sands was build. I also know that Singapore tends not to change names of stations once they are constructed.
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