The Thomson East Coast Line that is being constructed could be extended so that it links Terminal 5 and MRT station of Changi Airport.
According to an official statement by Khaw Boon Wan, Singapore's Transport Minister, the Government is seriously considering the option of expanding the 43-kilometer MRT line. It plans to open it in stages from 2019 until 2024.
The line is expected to establish a direct link to the city from the airport, something that will greatly benefit all the airport users including the staff.
“The Government is also trying to assess and determine the possibility of the upcoming Cross-Island Line (CRL) for linking the city's Airport Terminal 5 and the latest industrial zone so that the airport and its environs can be served adequately," added Mr. Khaw.
The full details regarding the upcoming projects will be declared publicly when all the relevant authorities and stakeholders have duly conducted all the necessary feasibility studies.
In the meantime, The Land Transport Authority (LTA) disclosed the names of the completed stations for the TEL. The names were arrived at after serious deliberations. The names were selected from a list of other potential names.
Nine stations along the 13km stretch of the Thomson East Coast Line, East Coast stretch will be built allowing for its operations through the island's eastern parts such as; Bedok South, Siglap, Tanjong Rhu and Upper East Coast.
Thomson East Coast Line will be a big boost for the whole transport system within the city and it will definitely be a game changer. It will ease the traffic congestion being experienced in parts of the city and reduce the time lost.