Woodlands residents look forward to new MRT stations

The new Woodlands South MRT station. It takes about an hour for Woodlands residents to travel from Woodlands South to Orchard, but this will be reduced to half an hour on the Thomson-East Coast Line in future, according to the Land Transport Authorit
The new Woodlands South MRT station. It takes about an hour for Woodlands residents to travel from Woodlands South to Orchard, but this will be reduced to half an hour on the Thomson-East Coast Line in future, according to the Land Transport Authority. ST PHOTOS: KELLY HUI
The new Woodlands South MRT station. It takes about an hour for Woodlands residents to travel from Woodlands South to Orchard, but this will be reduced to half an hour on the Thomson-East Coast Line in future, according to the Land Transport Authorit
Miss Tee Wen Yih (above), a supervisor at a money changer at Woodlands station, and Woodlands resident Sai Tun Sar say the new Thomson-East Coast Line will benefit them.ST PHOTOS: KELLY HUI
The new Woodlands South MRT station. It takes about an hour for Woodlands residents to travel from Woodlands South to Orchard, but this will be reduced to half an hour on the Thomson-East Coast Line in future, according to the Land Transport Authorit
Miss Tee Wen Yih, a supervisor at a money changer at Woodlands station, and Woodlands resident Sai Tun Sar (above) say the new Thomson-East Coast Line will benefit them.ST PHOTOS: KELLY HUI
The Woodlands North station on the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL), which begins operations at the end of this month with the opening of the first three stations. Travel on the TEL will be free from Jan 31 to Feb 2.
The Woodlands North station on the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL), which begins operations at the end of this month with the opening of the first three stations. Travel on the TEL will be free from Jan 31 to Feb 2.PHOTO: LTA/FACEBOOK

They can expect shorter commutes when first 3 stations on Thomson-East Coast Line begin operations on Jan 31

When she heads to work every morning, planning manager Putri Iskandar finds it hard to get seats on the service 901 feeder bus going to Woodlands MRT station.

During the morning rush hour, the ride that normally takes 10 minutes from her flat in Woodlands to Woodlands MRT station can double because of heavy traffic.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 08, 2020, with the headline 'Woodlands residents look forward to new stations'. Print Edition | Subscribe