With an average of four entrances per MRT station, the upcoming Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) will be the most accessible of all rail lines in Singapore when completed in 2024, reported the media.
The North-East, East-West and North-South lines have an average of three entrances per station, while the Downtown Line (DTL) and Circle Line (CCL) have two entrances at every station.
The Mayflower MRT station in Ang Mo Kio on the TEL will have seven entrances, making it the most accessible.
Despite the increase in access points, Singapore still lags behind Hong Kong’s MTR system, which boasts 557 entrances for its 84 stations, or six access points at every station.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) noted designing stations with more entrances is in line with its efforts to “improve first and last mile connectivity.”
Additionally, some of TEL’s entrances will be linked to longer underpasses of up to 400m.
The new stations are featured at the LTA exhibition which opened on Tuesday at Parkway Parade. Charting the milestones of Singapore’s rail system, the exhibition will then move on to Katong 112, Bedok Mall, Thomson Plaza and public libraries.
Image source: LTA’s Facebook page