Sunday, August 17, 2014

Beyond 2024

In the years leading up to the announcement of the East Coast Line, there have been numerous revisions and as such, misinformation as well. Some of the more notorious ones have been in regards to the line's length. In the line's second incarnation, it was announced to be 21km long with 12 stations in 2008. As of 2012, the line had an 'active' part of 13 km with 10 stations, which we now know as the unveiled East Coast sector of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). It was never increased again to 21km in 2013 as some sources would state, but neither did the authorities confirm that the active route was now 13km long. In view of this, what has happened to the remaining 8 km and 2 stations (or 3 depending on how you look at it)?

Indicative alignment from URA

Friday, August 15, 2014

Thomson East Coast Line (TEL)

This morning the Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew unveiled the rebranded Thomson Line and Eastern Region Line stations. The exact locations of the stations for the former Eastern Region Line were also announced.

Station location announcement?

The blog team was invited to attend the Ministerial Visit to Marina South Pier station this morning. We believe that as we head down to the site that the Minister of Transport will be making an important announcement - potentially announcing the final locations of the Eastern Region Line. Additionally, we expect Marina South Pier station to become operational in September 2014. Do stay tuned for more details as they become available.

Here's a hint for you via the Thomson Line posters by LTA.