Thomson-East Coast MRT Line Stage 1 (TEL1) opens for passenger service

By February 3, 2020Current, Local Life

TL;DR – New spot to show off your #OOTD.

The Thomson-East Coast MRT Line (TEL) is Singapore’s sixth MRT line and is identified on the MRT system map as the brown line.


The TEL is constructed in five stages, with the first phase (TEL 1) open for passenger services on 31 Jan 2020. TEL 1 comprises of three stations: Woodlands North (TE01), Woodlands (TE02; interchange with the red North-South Line) and Woodlands South (TE03).

The TEL will be served by a fleet of 91 trains, each with four carriages. In a first here in Singapore, there will be five doors per side per carriage to allow for faster exchange of passengers.

With TEL 1, residents living in the northern areas of Singapore will be able to enjoy the greater convenience, easy accessibility and better connectivity to schools, parks, eating places and many more amenities!

Here are some pictures of the three new operational TEL MRT stations!

TE01 Woodlands North

Woodlands North MRT station entrance


Artwork at Woodlands North – “New Departures”


Platform of Woodlands North MRT station


TE02 Woodlands

Woodlands MRT station. This is the transfer link between the TEL and North-South Line.



Woodlands MRT station artwork – “The Day’s Thoughts Of A Homespun Journey Into Night”


“The Day’s Thoughts Of A Homespun Journey Into Night”


TE03 Woodlands South

Convenience right at the door step! 😀


Woodlands South MRT station artwork – “3652+50” features 50 residents’ wishes and goals to be achieved in 10 years time.


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Platform of Woodlands South MRT station. Beautiful!

Marvellous, aren’t they? They could make wonderful backgrounds for your next #OOTD shoots!

Meet the Train Enthusiast who nicknamed a train Snow White, and even scored his dream job

With TEL1, Woodlands residents will benefit from the added convenience to get around the neighbourhood.

The remaining phases of the TEL will open as follows:
Stage 2 (Springleaf to Caldecott): by end-2020
Stage 3 (Mount Pleasant to Gardens by the Bay): 2021
Stage 4 (Tanjong Rhu to Bayshore): 2023
Stage 5 (Bedok South and Sungei Bedok): 2024

The TEL will bring communities together and create new adventures!


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