Rail expansion plan still on track: LTA
It's on schedule to open one new rail project a year with exception of 2018
Even though the completion date for the Thomson MRT Line has been pushed back, Singapore's rail expansion plan is still on track, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA). According to the LTA's 2008 Land Transport Master Plan, the Thomson Line was supposed to be up by 2018.
But last month, the Government said that the line - which links commuters from Woodlands in the north to the new downtown in Marina Bay - would open in stages only from 2019 to 2021.
One reason given for the longer timeline was that the line, at 30km, is 3km longer than originally planned, and it will have 22 stations - four more than before.
In response to queries from The Straits Times, LTA deputy group director of planning Lina Lim said timelines announced for rail lines are "indicative".