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Old January 25th, 2008, 06:34 AM   #1
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MRT Thomson Line

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Manage to get hold of the tender Documents since my Father has a account...

Main Points of TSL Doc

1.) 4 cars MRT train

2.) 30 Km from Woodlands to Marina Bay Area

3.) Third Rail powered, Automatic Driverless

5.) Each car has 10 doors instead of the usual 8

6.) 90 cars will ply on the TSL ( Note: They will first start with 35 trains and the
other 55 will be for future expansion)

7.) A bus Depot will be place on top of the TSL Depot.

8.) TSL Depot will be at Grade.

9.) Location of TSL Depot unkown. (Near Orchidville?)

10.) TS1 will be an interchange (Woodlands)---(1.428km)-->TS2---(1.368km)---

>TS3---(Depot)--------------(I only know Phase1 of TSL)

11.) Thats All...
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Just some screen shot to provide better detail on point 10...

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Ok, today LTA released its TSL Mainline Package B on the tender site. More information for you all :

As you know from previous Mainline package A(4.2km) it consists of 3 stations and a depot (1 interchange, 2-non CD station)---> As you all know i uploaded the indicative track alignment.(Check previous post)

So, lets get back to the point. This Mainline Package B consists of 8 stations:

From the tender document : (Mainline Package B 14.5km)

T4: Future Station (Note: It means stations that are not going to be built. Instead a station box will be placed for the future)

T4A: Future station (Why is the code T4A? I have no idea)

T5: CD station

T6: CD station

T7: Interchange + CD (This station will interchange with a future line, so this station will be just a normal CD station initially) ---> Interchange will be cross platform.

T8: Normal station

T9: Interchange (This station will interchange with an existing line) --->Interchange will be using paid to paid link

T10: Future station

This time round LTA did not provide the indicative track alignment. All I know is that this part B of TSL is about 14.5km.

That’s All!
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So today LTA released the Mainline Package C from T11 to T16 (excludes T12)

(In total there are 4 packages. 3 of them have been released. Check previous posts for packages A and B)

Details of Package C (6 km)

T11: Interchange + CD

T13: Normal Station

T14: Interchange + CD

T15: Normal Station

T16: Normal Station

Notes: T12 will be designed by LTA In-house Design Team. Thus it is not included above.

A/E shall pay attention to design of station T13 and T14 to avoid cutting trees. (Stated in Tender Doc.)

Package C from T11 to T16 is 6km.(Track Alignment not given)

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Government to pump in $20 billion to improve MRT network

The government will spend another 20 billion dollars to build two more MRT Lines and extend the current MRT network.

In the second part of the Land Transport Review, Transport Minister Raymond Lim announced the changes in the rail industry, which includes doubling the current rail network.

Mr Lim says that by 2020, the aim is to allow commuters in the city to reach an MRT station within a five minute walk.

The two new MRT lines which will be fully underground are :

An 18-station Thomson Line, which will travel northwards through the Central Business District , up through Ang Mo Kio to Woodlands.

It will connect estates such as Sin Ming, Kebun Baru, Thomson and Kim Seng.

There will also be a Eastern Region Line which will add another 12 stations to the MRT network.

This line will run from Marina Bay to Changi, passing by Tanjong Rhu, Marine Parade, Siglap, Bedok South and Upper East Coast.

In addition, the existing lines will also be extended.

The North-South line, which currently ends at the Marina Bay, will run another kilometre southwards to serve the upcoming developments in the southern Marina Bay area.

The East-West line will also be extended by another 14 kilometres to Tuas.

The Land Transport Authority says that in all, the rail network in 2020 will be able to carry 3 times more journeys than today.

There are also plans to open stages of the Circle Line and Downtown line earlier than previously scheduled.

Stage 3 of the circle line which runs in the north, will open by the middle of next year, instead of 2010.

Residents of Bedok Reservoir and Tampines will also benefit as the Downtown line Stage 3 will be brought forward by 2 years, to open in 2016.

The first stage of the Downtown line is expected to open in five years' time.








Jan 25, 2008
Govt to accelerate MRT expansion
Two new lines to double network length to 278km by 2020; first stage of Circle Line to open next year
By Christopher Tan


IN what could well be Singapore's most aggressive public transport infrastructure plans ever, the Government is spending $40 billion to double the MRT network by 2020.

By then, Singapore will have 278km of rail link, from 138km today. Its network density will rise from 31km per million residents today to 51km per million - surpassing what Hong Kong and Tokyo has today and comparable to current densities in places like New York and London.

Announcing these targets on Friday as part of a sweeping Land Transport Review, Transport Minister Raymond Lim said two new lines will be built - barely nine months after he gave the go-ahead to the $12 billion 40km Downtown Line.

One, the Thomson Line, runs to the left of and almost parallel to the North-east Line. It is 27km long and links Marina Bay in the south to Woodlands in the north. To be completed in 2018, it will have 18 stations, in places such as Ang Mo Kio, Kebun Baru, Sin Ming, Thomson and Kim Seng.

The other is the Eastern Region Line, which is a southern loop of the Downtown Line's eastern wing. It is 21km long and links Marina Bay to Changi. This line has 12 stops in places such as Tanjong Rhu, Siglap, Bedok South and Marine Parade, and is scheduled for completion in 2020.

'We expect our rail network to carry three times as many journeys, rising from today's 1.4 million a day to 4.6 million in 2020,' Mr Lim said.

Existing MRT lines will also be lengthened. The North South Line will dip towards Marina South, with one station, and should be ready by 2015. Elsewhere, the East West Line will go west to serve the Tuas Industrial Estate. Also to be ready in 2015, it is 14km long and dotted with five stations.

More immediately though, Mr Lim said residents can look forward to riding one stage of the Circle Line from middle of next year. This stage is a five-station section linking Bartley to Marymount, with interchanges at Serangoon and Bishan.

Completion of the Downtown Line has also been brought forward by two years to 2016.

The accelerated rail plans are attributable to a new financing framework for rail infrastructure. Instead of assessing the viability of new lines in isolation, the Government will now evaluate its contribution to the entire network. As such, future MRT projects could be implemented 'a few years earlier... so long as the entire rail network remains viable'.

Like changes he announced for buses last week, the minister said the Government will introduce more competition to the rail industry. Operating contracts will be 10 to 15 years long, instead of the current 30-year tenures. This is to keep the operators on their toes so that they keep service standards high.

In line with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's promise that no one would be left behind, accessibility to wheelchairs and prams will likewise be speeded up. By 2010, access to MRT stations, taxi and bus shelters will be barrier free within a 400m radius. Because there are 4,500 bus-stops here, practically all walkways will be accessible to the handicapped, elderly and those using baby prams.

And by 2010, 40 per cent of public buses will be wheelchair accessible, with the rest to follow by 2020.

The minister took the opportunity to announce other transport-related initiatives during a visit to the Kim Chuan MRT Depot on Friday morning. These include:

• July: A single telephone number for booking a cab.

• March: Six-month trial for foldable bicycles to be allowed onboard MRT trains during off-peak periods.

• Next year: Better bicycle parking facilities at MRT stations, starting with Tampines and Pasir Ris.

• March: Road signs warning motorists of cyclists in popular bicycle routes.

• 2014: All taxis to meet Euro IV emission standards.

• 2020: All buses to meet Euro IV emission standards.

On what commuters can look forward to in the coming years, Mr Lim said: 'By 2020, people who live or work in the city and those who shop and find enjoyment there will be able to reach an MRT station within 400 metres on average, a mere five-minute walk.

'Travelling across the city will be a breeze, because we will have a dense network of MRT stations like what we see in London and New York today.'

He added: 'With a vast rail network and a bus network that works in partnership with rail, commuters will have fast and reliable connections that bring them where they want to go. A gamut of transport choices including premium buses, taxis and cycling among others, will enable different needs to be met.'

The Minister said as society evolves and people's needs change, Singapore's land transport offerings must keep pace as well as encompass the diversity of needs and aspirations.

'To achieve this, we will plan our land transport system around people, not the other way round. This then will be our touchstone in the planning of land transport policies going forward,' he promised.


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Old January 25th, 2008, 07:07 AM   #3
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We will therefore install platform screen doors at all above-ground MRT stations, so that commuters can have safer and more reliable train services. LTA will carry out a pilot at Yishun, Jurong East and Pasir Ris stations in 2009 to ensure that operational considerations are met, before rolling this out to all stations by 2012.
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SPEECH BY MR RAYMOND LIM,MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT, AT THE VISIT TO KIM CHUAN DEPOT, 25 JANUARY 2008, 9.00 AM

DOUBLING OUR RAIL NETWORK



1 It is my pleasure to join you here this morning at the Kim Chuan Depot.



2 Last week, you heard about our major initiatives to improve bus services. Today, I will share with you the exciting plans that we have for the rail network, and how we will meet the transport needs of diverse groups of people.



3 Let me start by telling you what commuters can look forward to in the future.



4 By 2020, people who live or work in the city and those who shop and find enjoyment there will be able to reach an MRT station within 400m on average, a mere 5-minute walk. Travelling across the city will be a breeze, because we will have a dense network of MRT stations like what we see in London and New York today.



5 Outside the city, many more areas that are not served by the MRT now, such as Sin Ming, Marine Parade and Tuas will get high speed access to the city.



6 Commuters will also enjoy a more comfortable ride and a shorter wait during peak periods on the existing lines, as additional train trips will be added to increase capacity.



7 I will touch on the new rail lines first.




New Rail Lines to be Built



Thomson Line and Eastern Region Line



8 From the heart of Marina Bay, a new MRT line, the Thomson Line, will travel northwards, through the Central Business District and up through Ang Mo Kio all the way to Woodlands connecting estates such as Sin Ming, Kebun Baru, Thomson and Kim Seng which do not now have a direct MRT link. From Marina Bay, this line would connect with another new MRT line, the Eastern Region Line, which will serve the residential estates of Tanjong Rhu, Marine Parade, Siglap, Bedok South and Upper East Coast, and link them to Changi in the east. The Thomson Line or TSL and the Eastern Region Line or ERL together will add 48km to our rail network. The Government has given the go-ahead for the TSL to be built by 2018, and the ERL by 2020.



9 The TSL and ERL will shorten journey times and significantly enhance the connectivity of the rail network. Commuters staying in Sin Ming can save 20 minutes out of their current 45-minute journey to the city, whereas a trip from Marine Parade to Marina Bay on the ERL would take about 20 minutes, almost as fast as travelling by car.



New extensions to North-South and East-West Lines



10 We will also add extensions to the North-South and East-West Lines, which should be completed around 2015.



11 The North-South Line now ends at the Marina Bay station in the south. We will extend the line 1-km southwards to serve upcoming developments in the southern Marina Bay area, such as the new cruise terminal in Marina South.



12 The East-West Line will be extended by another 14km into Tuas. Today, a commuter who lives in Clementi and takes the MRT to work in Tuas has to alight at Boon Lay station and then take a 35-minute bus ride to get to his workplace. With the new Tuas Extension that brings the East-West line right into the heart of Tuas, more of the journey will be on the high speed MRT, reducing his journey time by 20 minutes.



Doubling of rail network by 2020



13 These new rail lines will cost us some $20 billion to build, over and above the $20 billion that government has already committed for the on-going Boon Lay Extension (BLE), the Circle Line (CCL) and the Downtown Line (DTL). The government has decided that all these rail projects are a necessary investment to ensure that our transport infrastructure meets the needs of a growing population and an expanding economy.



14 Together with the rail lines now under construction, the new rail lines will double our network from today’s 138km to 278km in 2020. We expect our rail network to carry 3 times as many journeys, rising from today’s 1.4 million a day to 4.6 million in 2020.



15 Many more people will be served by the MRT, and they will be able to use it to get to many more places. The density of our rail network will increase by 60%, from 31 to 51 km per million population by 2020, comparable to cities like New York and London, and surpassing Hong Kong and Tokyo.



A More Comfortable Ride on Existing Lines



16 Let me turn to the existing rail lines. Train ridership is increasing steadily and commuters have said that they are feeling the squeeze, especially on the North-South and East-West lines. Now, we are far from the crowded conditions of Tokyo trains, which Mr Norman Chong, a Singaporean who has lived in Tokyo for 10 years, describes as being “so packed that bodies are crushed against one another.” He calls it his “regular morning massage”. Other MRT users have likened the average peak period loading on our trains to an off-peak crowd in Shanghai.



17 However, we are not about to let conditions deteriorate and commuters need not worry about getting morning massages any time soon. LTA closely monitors the passenger loading on our trains. To ensure a more comfortable ride for commuters, LTA has worked with the train operators to run 93 additional train trips per week during the morning and evening periods from February 2008 on the North-South East-West and the North-East lines. For commuters, this will mean less crowded trains and a reduction in waiting time by about 10-15% during peak hours.



18 Beyond that, we will also expand the carrying capacity of the North-South and East-West Lines. We will be working with SMRT to purchase more trains and address infrastructure constraints so that peak hour train frequencies can be increased. When completed in about 4 years’ time, carrying capacity will be increased by a further 15%, and commuters can look forward to shorter peak waiting times of 2 minutes, compared to the current 2.5 to 4.5 minutes at stretches that experience heavy loading, and an even more comfortable ride.




A Shorter Wait for the DTL and CCL



19 Many people are counting down to the day they can use the Circle Line (CCL). Others have asked whether we can speed up the building of the Downtown Line (DTL). We have taken to heart such feedback and worked hard with the Ministry of Finance and other partners such as URA, to see how we can bring forward the opening of these lines, to make public transport a choice mode.



DTL 3 to be brought forward by 2 years



20 To benefit residents of Bedok Reservoir and Tampines, we will bring forward the completion of DTL 3 by 2 years, from 2018 to 2016. The completion date of DTL 3 will now be just one year after that of DTL Stage 2 serving the Bukit Timah corridor. As we speed up the development of the DTL, LTA will continue to maintain stringent safety and quality standards in construction.



Earlier opening of Circle Line in 2009



21 Likewise, we will bring forward the Circle Line which was due to open from 2010 onwards. We will now open Circle Line Stage 3 in mid-2009 to benefit residents in the north and north-east. This CCL segment connects Bishan station on the North-South Line and Serangoon station on NEL and opens up multiple new connections for residents in the north and north-east. With the CCL 3, Serangoon residents will take only 25 minutes to get to Yishun by transferring to the North-South line at Bishan station, compared to 45 minutes by bus or by taking the NEL all the way to Dhoby Ghaut before transferring to the North-South line. As for residents staying in Marymount, Lorong Chuan and Bartley, they will enjoy more seamless and direct travel to the city and other parts once CCL 3 commences operation.



More Circle Line stations will be opened



22 Other than bringing forward CCL 3, we will also open more stations on the Circle Line. This will enhance the reach and connectivity of the Circle Line, and allow many more people to benefit from the MRT. We had earlier decided to build the Thomson and West Coast stations as shell stations and fit them out only when there are sufficient developments around them. As the pace of development around these stations is picking up, LTA will now fit out these stations and open them together with the other CCL stations. To enhance the accessibility of the Marina Bay area to the rest of the island, LTA will also build and open the Marina Bay station as part of the CCL extension beyond Bayfront station in 2012.



23 With all these developments that I have highlighted, commuters can look forward to new extensions or stages of new lines opening almost every other year until 2020.



Platform Screen Doors for Above-ground Stations



24 The safety of our rail commuters is key. The incidence of people entering the train track area of above-ground MRT stations has risen from an average of 16 cases a year to 30 in 2006 and 31 in 2007. Besides endangering lives, such incidents disrupt train services and inconvenience many commuters, especially during peak hours.



25 To enhance safety and reduce the incidence of track intrusions, LTA has been studying the feasibility of installing platform screen doors on above-ground MRT stations. With platform screen doors being adopted in more transit systems worldwide, their cost has fallen, making them more cost-effective now.



26 We will therefore install platform screen doors at all above-ground MRT stations, so that commuters can have safer and more reliable train services. LTA will carry out a pilot at Yishun, Jurong East and Pasir Ris stations in 2009 to ensure that operational considerations are met, before rolling this out to all stations by 2012.



Rail Financing and Industry Frameworks to be Strengthened



27 Besides the slew of initiatives I have described - extending the rail network, opening MRT lines earlier and giving commuters more comfortable and safer rides - we will also strengthen the financing framework to facilitate rail expansion. At the same time, we will introduce greater contestability in the rail industry to ensure efficient rail operations and keep costs competitive.



Review financing framework to support rail expansion



28 From now till 2020 and beyond, we are rolling out ambitious rail expansion plans to meet the travel needs of a growing population.



29 As we expand the rail network, future lines will be more expensive to build, operate and maintain as they will be mostly underground. New lines will also need time to build up their ridership, compared to mature lines which serve the more densely built-up corridors. Hence, to keep up the pace of rail expansion, MOT will work with the Ministry of Finance to refine the financing framework. The framework should allow for a network approach, instead of a line approach, to be adopted in evaluating new lines. This would potentially enable future new lines to be implemented a few years earlier than otherwise, so long as the entire rail network remains viable.



Greater contestability in the rail industry



30 We will also strengthen the rail industry framework to enhance efficiency and maintain cost competitiveness.



31 We currently have two rail operators. This enables the regulator to benchmark the operators against each other in terms of service standards and cost efficiency.



32 There have been suggestions to merge the separate rail operations to reap greater economies of scale. Others see value in retaining the existing structure, as competition between the operators helps improve efficiency and service standards.



33 Following an extensive study, LTA’s assessment is that the key issue here is not so much whether there are one or two operators but that the threat of competition must be real to the incumbents. Further, competition must not compromise the integration of the network as the seamless working of the whole network is what gives value to the commuter.



34 Going forward, we will make the rail industry more contestable, to drive efficiency and enhance service standards for commuters. A key step in enhancing contestability is to have shorter operating licences, say 10 to 15 years, compared to the existing 30-year licence periods. Operators will compete for the right to operate rail services. They will have to meet service obligations or risk being replaced at the end of their term. LTA will study the implementation issues carefully with relevant stakeholders.
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any1 can quicky provide a rough sketch of the proposed lines???
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Old January 25th, 2008, 07:57 AM   #6
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Wait for tomorrow's ST.
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any1 can quicky provide a rough sketch of the proposed lines???
Quote from minister's speech : "From the heart of Marina Bay, a new MRT line, the Thomson Line, will travel northwards, through the Central Business District and up through Ang Mo Kio all the way to Woodlands connecting estates such as Sin Ming, Kebun Baru, Thomson and Kim Seng which do not now have a direct MRT link."

This is not new. There was a Thomson Line drawn out in the URA Concept Plan from 2001. It shows a future line that goes this way: Marina South -> Marina Centre -> Nicoll Highway -> Crawford Street -> Lavender MRT (interchange with EW Line) -> Kitchener Road -> Farrer Park MRT (interchange with NS Line) -> Balestier Road -> Thomson Road -> Sin Ming Road -> Kebun Baru -> Ang Mo Kio -> Yio Chu Kang -> Tagore/Teachers Estate -> along Seletar Expressway -> Admiralty -> Woodlands -> Woodlands Causeway.

The only missing piece to the puzzle: Kim Seng as mentioned in the minister's speech. The above line taken from the Concept Plan 2001 would not be correct anymore if the actual line goes via Kim Seng Road (in River Valley) first instead of via Crawford Street.
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Seems like the line now runs westwards out of Marina South instead of eastwards and looks almost certain to pass through Outram Park.

Marina South -> Outram Park -> Kim Seng -> Orchard -> Balestier -> Thomson -> Sin Ming -> Kebun Baru -> Thomson Hills -> Springleaf -> Chong Pang -> Woodlands N5 -> Woodlands.

Duplicates NSL from Orchard to Novena, then meet up with CCL and cut across it.
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i had a rough look at the map of sg. seems that the line is not viable if its to pass through Cairnhill/balmoral hill area. especially areas between CCL (Botanical Gdn/Thomson) and NSL (Orchd/Somerset/Newton)
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Interesting. But a large section of the line runs inside the central catchment area?
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Seems like the line now runs westwards out of Marina South instead of eastwards and looks almost certain to pass through Outram Park.

Marina South -> Outram Park -> Kim Seng -> Orchard -> Balestier -> Thomson -> Sin Ming -> Kebun Baru -> Thomson Hills -> Springleaf -> Chong Pang -> Woodlands N5 -> Woodlands.

Duplicates NSL from Orchard to Novena, then meet up with CCL and cut across it.
You are right. The Thomson Line would run westwards out of Marina South. See the ST illustrations:

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We will therefore install platform screen doors at all above-ground MRT stations, so that commuters can have safer and more reliable train services. LTA will carry out a pilot at Yishun, Jurong East and Pasir Ris stations in 2009 to ensure that operational considerations are met, before rolling this out to all stations by 2012.
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oh yea....no details on whether the new stations will be underground or not?

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oh yea....no details on whether the new stations will be underground or not?
Both new lines are entirely underground.
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Both new lines are entirely underground.
Nooooooooooooooo...........................

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i wonder why must the government must build new mrt lines underground now a days. can't they build some section of it above ground?
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i wonder why must the government must build new mrt lines underground now a days. can't they build some section of it above ground?
Reasons- lands are limited - need to aside for housing.
It is now trend to go underground.

Obviously Downtown Line is the last new line to have its section of elevated stations as well as extension of Tuas line from Boon Lay.
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The Thomson Line wasn't really what I had expected but at least when completed, it's only a 150m walk from my home to Kebun Baru.

I wish the TSL could be elevated, it would be very scenic esp from Ang Mo Kio to Woodlands.

3 lines; DTL (Stage 1, 2, 3), TSL and DTL (Southeast section)... I'm impressed, and all by 2020.
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i wonder why must the government must build new mrt lines underground now a days. can't they build some section of it above ground?
"to free up land above ground for future development"
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Which section of the Downtown Line has elevated stations?
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Which section of the Downtown Line has elevated stations?
Obviously eastern part especially Bedok Reservoir. LTA may announce the details soon. Winks.
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