It is no secret that Singapore has one of the most outstanding public transport systems in the world. The star of such recognition is the city-state’s highly-efficient and well-placed train systems.
The already impressive transport in the Lion City is about to get better. Beginning in 2019, daily commuters can begin to enjoy the Thomson-East Coast Line(TEL). This additional line improves access to Singapore’s train network and slashes travel times to the northeast section of the city. The line is near to 45 Amber Road Condo by UOL Development.
The TEL, which will be operated by the already familiar SMRT, might seem like just any other train when it partially opens its doors two years from now. But do not be fooled, the line will feature its own unique features as the newest train line in town.
Thomson East Coast Line near to Amber 45 UOL Condo
This will be the first completely cashless train line in the city Expect to pay for your fare directly from your bank account or you may use Apple or Android Pay for TEL tickets. For those who still like the old ways, it is possible to reload cards via counters like Seven Eleven.
This cash-free experience has been championed by LTA and while it will start on this line, the system will promptly be adopted across all stations.
Thomson-East Coast MRT at Marine Parade and Parkway Parade
SMRT Defeated ComfortDelgro to Operate the TEL
LTA invited both SMRT and ComfortDelGro’s SBST to bid for operating the Thomson East Coast Line. After the delegations, SMRT emerged as the winner. According to LTA, SMRT’s offer was 30% cheaper despite offering better services. LTA’s decision gives SMRT the privilege to operate the line for the next nine years.
Thomson East Coast MRT Line UOL Amber Condo
Unlike the the MRT lines in Singapore, the TEL will be completely underground at its 31 stations. The trains termini will be Sungei Bedok and Woodlands North, and it is expected to handle 500,000 passengers daily during its first few years.
The Thomson East Coast Line will be a valuable addition to Singapore’s city-scape. As urban planners build new business districts across the island to ease congestion, the TEL will play a major part in reshaping the Singapore of tomorrow.