New MRT station for Founders' Memorial

From far left: Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Baey Yam Keng, Senior Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary and Mountbatten MP Lim Biow Chuan at the Katong Park MRT station work site yesterday. Dr Janil broke through a tunnel
From far left: Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Transport Baey Yam Keng, Senior Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary and Mountbatten MP Lim Biow Chuan at the Katong Park MRT station work site yesterday. Dr Janil broke through a tunnel segment where the upper station platform will be built with an excavator.PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

The Thomson-East Coast MRT line (TEL) will have an additional stop between the Tanjong Rhu and Gardens by the Bay stations.

The Founders' Memorial station will be named after and situated next to a 5ha memorial being built to showcase the contributions of modern Singapore's founders. While the Marina stretch of TEL will open in 2021, the Founder's Memorial station will open four years later, together with the opening of the memorial.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 08, 2019, with the headline 'New MRT station for Founders' Memorial'. Print Edition | Subscribe