MRT station names for Thomson-East Coast Line, Downtown Line 3 Extension up for polling

Then Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew announcing the alignment and nine station locations of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) on Aug 15, 2014.
Then Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew announcing the alignment and nine station locations of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) on Aug 15, 2014.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - From now till end October, the public can vote for the names of 10 MRT stations on the East Coast stretch of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) and Downtown Line 3 Extension.

Among the names up for polling are Tanjong Rhu, Sandy Point, Amber, and Tanjong Katong.

The station names were shortlisted from more than 1,000 suggestions received for an earlier station naming exercise conducted between April and May this year.

The Land Transport Authority said the names were chosen based on how readily they identify the location, whether they reflect the history and heritage of the surroundings, and if they show the multiracial, multicultural character of Singapore.

No. Current Working Name Names for Public Polling
1 Tanjong Rhu Tanjong Rhu
Sandy Point
2 Katong Park Katong Park
Fort Road
3 Amber Amber
Tanjong Katong
4 Marine Parade Marine Parade
Marine Parade Central
5 Marine Terrace Marine Terrace
Telok Kurau
6 Siglap Siglap
Siglap South
7 Bayshore Bayshore
Bedok Jetty
8 Bedok South Bedok South
Upper East Coast
9 Sungei Bedok (interchange with upcoming DTL3e) Sungei Bedok
Eastwood
10 Xilin (DTL3e) Xilin
Changi South

The 13km East Coast stretch of the TEL will connect commuters living in the eastern parts of Singapore and who are not directly served by the rail network now, such as those in Tanjong Rhu, Siglap, Marine Parade, Upper East Coast and Bedok South, to the heart of the city.

The East Coast stretch of the TEL will be completed in two stages.

The first seven stations from Tanjong Rhu to Bayshore will be ready in 2023, while the remaining two stations - Bedok South and Sungei Bedok - and the DTL3 extension will be completed in 2024.

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