Early closures, late starts for TEL train services from 20 Jul to 30 Aug

Staff Writer, Singapore
·Editorial Team
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Woodlands North Station. (FILE PHOTO: SMRT)
Woodlands North Station. (FILE PHOTO: SMRT)

SINGAPORE — Train services on the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) from Woodlands North to Woodlands South will close earlier at 9pm daily from 20 July (Monday) to 30 August.

During weekends, train services will also start later at 6.30am.

The service schedule changes will provide additional engineering hours to continue testing of integrated systems and trains, to prepare for the opening of Stage Two of the new line, said SMRT in a media release on Wednesday (15 July).

The next stage of the opening of TEL will consist of six stations: Springleaf, Lentor, Mayflower, Bright Hill, Upper Thomson and Caldecott.

Commuters may use existing public bus services 169, 856 and 901/M to travel within the vicinity of Woodlands. They may also use these bus services to transfer to the North-South Line at Woodlands Station to continue their travel on the rail network.

The timings of the first and last trains departing from each station during the planned closures will vary. Commuters are advised to check the departure times at the affected stations or on SMRT Trains’ website and social media platforms.

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