Work starts on 5 MRT stations

Romesh NavaratnarajahApril 27, 2015

Thomson-East Coast Line

Construction work for the last five MRT stations on the Thomson-East Coast Line’s (TEL) northern stretch has started, with a groundbreaking ceremony held on Sunday for the Shenton Way, Maxwell, Marina South, Marina Bay and Gardens by the Bay stations, media reports said.

Dr Lily Neo, Adviser to Tanjong Pagar GRC Grassroots Organisations was the guest of honour at the ceremony. She noted that residents, including the elderly, will benefit from better connectivity once the stations are ready.

“It will only take one MRT station, from Maxwell or Havelock, to Outram MRT Station to visit Singapore General Hospital — so definitely for medical purposes, it will be very convenient as well,” she said.

Works for the other 17 stations along TEL’s northern stretch have been going on since last year and will be completed in phases starting from 2019. The entire northern stretch will be ready in 2021.

Image: Map of the Thomson-East Coast Line. (Source: LTA)


Romesh Navaratnarajah, Singapore Editor at PropertyGuru, edited this story. To contact him about this or other stories email


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