Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 3 (TEL3) Opening Event & First Day of Operations
Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 3 (TEL3) is the newest extension to the Thomson-East Coast Line providing a quicker and more direct connection to the city centre. On 11 November 2022, the Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 3 (TEL3) Opening Event was held as an open house with free rides for passengers to explore the Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 3 (TEL3) freely. On 13 November 2022, the Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 3 (TEL3) commenced revenue operations, plying between Woodlands North and Gardens by the Bay.
TE10 Mount Pleasant MRT Station (To Be Commissioned)
Mount Pleasant MRT Station was not featured in the Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 3 (TEL3) Opening Event as trains were plying in separate loops in TEL1 and TEL2, and TEL3 independently. Mount Pleasant MRT Station will open at a future date due to the lack of developments outside the station.
A free shuttle bus was provided to ferry passengers between the revenue TEL1 and TEL2 stretch from Caldecott, and the TEL3 Opening Event from Stevens.
TE11 DT10 Stevens MRT Station
Stevens MRT Station is an interchange station with the Downtown Line, serving the nearby Singapore Chinese Girls’ School and St. Joseph’s Institution schools, as well as Raffles Town Club and surrounding private estates.
The Downtown Line interchange passages are located on different levels owing to the stacked platform design of the Downtown Line at Stevens MRT Station. Look out for wayfinding signs for interchanging.
TE12 Napier MRT Station
Napier MRT Station serves Gleneagles Hospital, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Australian High Commission, British High Commission, United States Embassy, INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation, and the Tanglin Gate of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
TE13 Orchard Boulevard MRT Station
Orchard Boulevard MRT Station serves Camden Medical Centre, Singapore Tourism Board headquarters in Tourism Court, and JEN Singapore Tanglin by Shangri-La Hotel.
TE14 NS22 Orchard MRT Station
Orchard MRT Station is an interchange station with the North-South Line, serving the shopping district of Orchard Road. Look out for wayfinding signs for interchanging.
TE15 Great World MRT Station
Great World MRT Station serves Great World shopping mall and surrounding residential areas.
TE16 Havelock MRT Station
Havelock MRT Station serves Tan Boon Liat Building, Holiday Inn, and surrounding residential areas.
TE17 EW16 NE3 Outram Park MRT Station
Outram Park MRT Station is an interchange station with the East-West Line and North East Line, serving Singapore General Hospital, Police Cantonment Complex, Outram Community Hospital and the Health Promotion Board.
There are separate underground paths for interchanging with the East-West Line and North East Line at Outram Park MRT Station. Look out for wayfinding signs for interchanging.
There is also a concourse-level interchange passage between the Thomson-East Coast Line and East-West Line as both station boxes are located parallel beside each other, offering easy interchange.
TE18 Maxwell MRT Station
Maxwell MRT Station serves Kreta Ayer Heights, Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum, Sri Mariamman Temple, and Chinatown.
TE19 Shenton Way MRT Station
Shenton Way MRT Station serves Asia Square, Marina One, V on Shenton, and Shenton House.
TE20 NS27 CE2 Marina Bay MRT Station
Marina Bay MRT Station is an interchange station with the North-South Line and Circle Line, in the Downtown Core and Straits View planning areas. Not much development is completed above the station yet, so the station mainly serves interchanging passengers for now.
There are multiple escalators at the Marina Bay TEL Station, so look out for wayfinding signs to select the correct escalator to your connecting MRT line or exit.
There is a map of the various escalators connecting the stacked TEL station, transfer level, and exit.
Coloured bands along the various underground passages relate to the connecting line.
The connection at Marina Bay TEL Station between the Thomson-East Coast Line and North-South Line is far without travellators. I do not recommend interchanging between the Thomson-East Coast Line and North-South Line here. Use Orchard MRT Station instead for a shorter walk.
The connection at Marina Bay TEL Station between the Thomson-East Coast Line and Circle Line is quite straightforward, leading to the existing CCL transfer level.
TE21 Marina South MRT Station (To Be Commissioned)
Marina South MRT Station will open at a future date due to the lack of developments outside the station. Passengers can use the existing Marina South Pier MRT Station on the North-South Line as an alternative.
TE22 Gardens by the Bay MRT Station
Gardens by the Bay MRT Station serves Gardens by the Bay and Marina Barrage. It is the current Changi-bound terminus of the Thomson-East Coast Line, until Stages 4 and 5 are completed to Bayshore and Sungei Bedok respectively.
In the long term, the Thomson-East Coast Line will also be extended to Changi Airport Terminals 5 and 2,3, also to Tanah Merah with a plan to convert the existing East-West Line (EWL) Changi Airport Extension (CAE) to be operated by the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL).
The main exit from Gardens by the Bay MRT Station to Gardens by the Bay is located at Exit 1 at the end of a long underpass.
The underpass also has enlarged prints of old maps of the Marina Bay area from a swamp till today.
Exit 1 to Gardens by the Bay is grand with escalators and lifts leading up, alongside green walls.
The façade of Gardens by the Bay MRT Station Exit 1.
Gardens by the Bay MRT Station Exit 1 leads directly out to Gardens by the Bay Bay South.
Gardens by the Bay has a temporary shuttle service between Gardens by the Bay MRT Station and Flower Dome on 11 November 2022 (TEL3 Opening Event) and 13 November 2022 (first day of operations). Tickets costs S$3 for each passenger.
MRT Civil Defence Shelter
During the Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 3 (TEL3) Opening Event, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) were on hand to showcase the MRT Civil Defence Shelter capabilities of Gardens by the Bay MRT Station.
The blast door is hidden behind panels facing the passage to the station.
Entering the dry decontamination area.
Dry toilets will also be set up during emergencies.
For added space, trains will also double up as additional shelter area on the platforms.