Tuesday, September 26, 2023

T305 - First TEL4 station with station name sign | Katong Park update Q3 2023


23 September 2023 - A view of Exit 1 of Katong Park station.

23 September 2023 - Station name signage can be seen at Exit 1.

We're kicking off the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL)'s Q3 update at Katong Park. The stacked side platform station will feature 2 exits with Exit 1 located within the park itself and Exit 2 located along Fort Road. Both exits are significantly complete with most of the observable architectural works ready. Exit 1 even has the station name sign up and in place.

Saturday, September 23, 2023

TEL 4 & 5 - A snapshot in September 2023


An overview of TEL stations TE22A to TE25 in September 2023.
Top (L - R): TE22A - Founders' Memorial, TE23 - Tanjong Rhu
Bottom (L - R): TE24 - Katong Park, TE25 - Tanjong Katong

An overview of TEL stations TE26 to TE29 in September 2023.
Top (L - R): TE26 - Marine Parade, TE27 - Marine Terrace
Bottom (L - R): TE28 - Siglap, TE29 - Bayshore

An overview of TEL stations TE30 & TE31 in September 2023.
Top: TE30 - Bedok South
Bottom: TE31 - Sungei Bedok

Here's a brief update of the status of the 10 stations being built under the East Coast section of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) under phases 4 and 5 of the line.

Thursday, August 31, 2023

T312 - Sungei Bedok update August 2023


9 August 2023 - A view of the station exit behind Bedok Food Centre.

It's been a while since we've had a look at what contractor KTC has been up to over at Sungei Bedok station's work site. Over the last month, we've paid the site a few visits and managed to get some pictures to update on the progress being made. Works are definitely at a less advanced stage than the stations along phase 4 of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) with completion of these stations only due around the first quarter of 2025.

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

T311 - Bedok South August 2023 update


6 August 2023 - A view of the progress at Exit 5

Being under phase 5 of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL), Bedok South station's progress is a little slower than that of the other stations on the line's east coast stretch. Nonetheless, work on the station has been progressing with 4 of the station's 5 exits having the metal roof structure put into place.

Thursday, August 17, 2023

T310 - Bayshore August 2023 update


6 August 2023 - Bayshore station, Exit 1 we presume

It has been a hot minute since we visited Bayshore station. Let's be real - the site is not one that has good vantage points and there was limited scope in capturing much that was photo-worthy. We're sorry, but just didn't have many leads for accessing vantage points where it was worth capturing shots. But nonetheless, we were informed by some followers that a new road had opened up recently and thus we went down to see what we could capture.

Monday, July 17, 2023

T302 - Founders' Memorial update Q2 2023 & GBME Shaft


2 July 2023 - An aerial view of the contract T302 work site for Founders' Memorial station.

During the release of images by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) phase 4 stations, contract T302's Founders' Memorial station was omitted from the update. This is likely due to the fact that Founders' Memorial was originally intended to be a shell station for fit out at a later stage. As such, its full construction was brought forward to tie in with the opening of the memorial. In lieu of an official update, we bring to you an interim update from July 2023 - sufficiently near enough to June to be considered as a late Q2 2023 update. As an added bonus, we're also covered the Gardens by the Bay Marina East escape shaft in this post.

Sunday, July 9, 2023

T309 - Siglap update Q2 2023


8 June 2023 - Exit B of Siglap station, illuminated for night works.

As we press on further east, our updates bring us to contract T309 for the construction of Siglap station. Brought to you by a joint venture between John Holland & Zhen Hua (Singapore) Engineering Pte Ltd. Previously, John Holland had completed Springleaf station and the Tagore box under contract T208 for the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) phase 2. Work at Siglap station is progressing well, with some illumination from the station permanent lighting noted. Covered linkways are beginning to go up as well and the road infrastructure & pedestrian paths are slowly being reinstated. We'll delve into these a bit more in our post.