Circle Line Stage 1/2 sneak preview
Stages 1/2 of the Circle Line, connecting to Dhoby Ghaut and the city core, were open to the public in a preview:
Lots of pics on SSC. The line opens for real on April 17 (next Sat); Stage 3 has already been operational for a while.
Downtown Line Stage 3 released
Station locations for the third and final stage of the Downtown Line are now out:
Scheduled for completion by 2016.
Negative. This stage will now complete in 2017 only.
Originally Posted by jpatokal
2018 -> 2016 -> 2017 (latest announcement). Apparently, the line is now 2km longer (though from where this 2 km comes from, I have no idea since the general alignment is the same).
Stations according to numbering for the entire line:
DT01 - Bukit Panjang (non-integrated walking transfer to LRT)
DT02 - Cashew
DT03 - Hillview
DT04 - Future station, Hume maybe?
DT05 - Beauty World
DT06 - King Albert Park
DT07 - Sixth Avenue
DT08 - Tan Kah Kee
DT09 - Botanic Gardens (interchange to Circle Line)
DT10 - Stevens (future interchange for Thomson Line)
DT11 - Newton (interchange to North South Line)
DT12 - Little India (interchange to North East Line)
DT13 - Rochor
DT14 - Bugis (interchange to East West Line)
DT15 - Promenade (interchange to Circle Line)
DT16 - Bayfront (interchange to Circle Line)
DT17 - Downtown
DT18 - Telok Ayer
DT19 - Chinatown (interchange to North East Line)
Following stations are working names, not final names, except for interchanges
DT20 - River Valley
DT21 - Bencoolen (non-integrated interchange with Bras Basah on Circle Line via SMU)
DT22 - Sungei Road
DT23 - Jalan Besar
DT24 - Kallang Bahru
DT25 - Mattar
DT26 - MacPherson (interchange to Circle Line)
DT27 - Ubi
DT28 - Kaki Bukit
DT29 - Bedok Town Park
DT30 - Bedok Reservior
DT31 - Tampines West
DT32 - Tampines (interchange to East West Line)
DT33 - Tampines East
DT34 - Upper Changi
DT35 - Expo (interchange to East West Line)
*Rochor was originally proposed to be a mid-point interchange for the line, skipping the loop around the city centre, but this has been dropped due to unfavourable conditions. DT22 Sungei Road would've been linked, but now will not.
Last edited by mrtfreak; 07-09-10 at 12:25 PM.
Official network map as at October 2010.
I was just in Singers for a couple of days late last week and the remaining section of the Circle Line was about to open. I'd only previously taken the first section between Seragoon and Bishan a couple of years ago so it was nice to use it between the E-W line and DG. The rest of the line to Harbourfront opened on the weekend. Not sure if Jan has any pics?
Not sure what happened to mrtfreaks map but Urbanrail has just updated the Sing map;
Yup, the full length opened on October 8th:
Only the spur line to Marina Bay is still under construction and scheduled to open next year.
No pictures, I'm afraid, I'm temporarily in exile Down Under...
The Spur line to Marina Bay opened on Sat.
Smooth start at new Circle Line stations By Karen Ng | Posted: 14 January 2012, CNA
SINGAPORE: It was a smooth start at the two new stations on the Circle Line. Bayfront and Marina Bay stations officially started operations on Saturday, adding 2.4 kilometres to the Circle Line route. With the Circle Line extension, commuters will find it easier to get to Marina Bay by train.
Bayfront station has five entrances - leading to attractions such as Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, as well as The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands. As with most first-day operations, SMRT officers were around to guide commuters. But many passengers were still not sure where to catch the trains.
At Promenade Station, commuters had to check the information screen to make sure they do not get on the wrong train, as the trains head in different directions - to terminate at Dhoby Ghaut or Marina Bay. SMRT said that passengers should check the passenger information screens at the platform for the station that the trains terminates at before boarding.
Current network map;
Last edited by Yappofloyd; 11-02-13 at 01:48 AM.
I ended up being in Singapore for 36 hrs in late Jan and checked out the new Circle Line spur to Marina Bay. Nice stations, both 2 level 4 platform configuration for the future Downtown line which will also run this section, but they did seem like some of the Circle Line stations to be a tad on the small size given future growth.
Now that the new spur is open, one of the potential problems which I noticed is that at Habour Front which obviously gets a lot of tourists it can be quite confusing if they are heading to Marina. The Circle line terminates here and is signposted Marina Bay and Dhoby Gharut for departures which would take around an hour. However, obviously a quick trip up the NE (Purple) Line and/or an interchange on the NS (red) Line would get to both much more direct.
Last edited by Yappofloyd; 16-05-12 at 01:38 PM.
Reason: Inserted graphic
East-West line ext from Joo Koon to Tuas has reportedly started construction.
Tuas West Extension construction underway, IRG, 15 May 2012
SINGAPORE: Construction of the Tuas West Extension project was officially launched when Minister for Transport Lui Tuck Yew attended a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future Tuas Link metro station on May 4. 'Over the next five years, there will be a new section of rail line opening every year, bringing about greater capacity and convenience to commuters', said the Minister.
The 7·5 km extension of the 49·7 km East -West Line from Joo Koon is scheduled to be completed in 2016. The line will be elevated on a viaduct which will be integrated with a 4·8 km road viaduct along Pioneer Road, increasing road capacity to cope with anticipated growth in traffic. The metro extension is predicted to reduce travel times to the Tuas area by up to 35 min, with the four new stations at Gul Circle, Tuas Crescent, Tuas West Road and Tuas Link expected to serve more than 100 000 commuters a day.
China Railway 11 Bureau Group Corp has two civil works contracts, while Thales is to provide signalling under a €24m contract. Parsons Brinckerhoff has designed a 26 ha depot which is to be built to accommodate the 35 trains being acquired for the extension, with a total capacity of 60 trainsets to allow for future expansion.
Some positive news on the Downtown line with the first tunnel section completed. This after an accident involving collapsing scaffolding in mid July killed 2 at the Bugis station construction site.
Downtown Line tunnel completed, 11 September 2012, IRG
SINGAPORE: Alpine Construction Co announced on September 10 that it had completed the first of six tunnels it is building for the Downtown Line metro line under a €400m contract.
Boring of the 6·6 m diameter tunnel between Tan Kah Kee and Sixth Avenue stations reached a rate of 93 m/week, which the Austrian company said was 'a considerable speed considering the difficult soil conditions.'
Alpine has five TBMs and employees from 17 countries working on the Downtown Line project.
Singapore to double size of metro network, IRG, 29 January 2013
SINGAPORE: Land Transport Authority has announ*ced plans to expand the island’s metro network from the current 178 km to about 360 km by 2030, putting 80% of households within a 10 min walk of a station. The Land Transport Masterplan 2013 includes the construction of two new lines and extension of another three.
The first new line, due to open by 2025, is the 20 km Jurong Region Line. Starting in Choa Chu Kang, it will serve new developments in Tengah, with branches terminating at Jurong West, West Coast and Jurong Industrial estate.
The other new line is the 50 km Cross Island Line, intended to relieve the existing East-West Line when it opens in 2030. This will run from Jurong Industrial Estate to Changi, connecting with all the other major lines.
The Circle Line will be completed by 2025, with the final stage of construction connecting HarbourFront to Marina Bay. Also by 2025, the Downtown Line will be extended from Expo to meet the Eastern Region Line.
By 2030 the North East Line will be extended north by one station to Punggol North. This section will be built in tandem with urban developments in Punggol Downtown. A study is also underway for a new station on the North-South Line between Yishun and Sembawang.
Last edited by Yappofloyd; 01-02-13 at 12:59 PM.
Had to post this pic of one of the new Downtown line tunnels between Bukit Panjang and Cashew as it is a great pic primarily due to the way the solitary worker is framed in the tunnel. Credit to https://www.facebook.com/darrensohph...her?ref=stream