Passenger services have commenced across the 11 stations on the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) Stage 3 in Singapore. This section of the TEL will span 13.2 km and stations under stage 3 include the Stevens, Napier, Orchard Boulevard, Orchard, Great World, Havelock, Outram Park, Maxwell, Shenton Way, Marina Bay and Gardens by the Bay stations. Four of these stations will provide interchanges to all of the existing mass rapid transit (MRT) lines in Singapore.
The remaining two stations under TEL stage 3, namely Mount Pleasant and Marina South, are expected to open to passenger traffic once ongoing works on Housing & Development Board (HDB) estates around the stations are completed. A definite opening date has not been released by the Land Transport Authority (LTA).
With the opening of stage 3, more than 180,000 households are expected to be 10 minutes away from a TEL station.
The TEL is an ongoing urban mass transit project in Singapore that will span 43 km across 31 stations. Works on stage 4 and 5 are currently ongoing. Once operational in 2025, the rail network is expected to serve around 500,000 passengers per day, with potential to increase this to one million daily riders in the long term.