Together with the first 3 channels of this Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL)–Woodlands North, Woodlands, Woodlands South–set to start on 31 January 2020, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has said that the line’s next point is currently on track to start at the next portion of the year.
Including both wheeled channels at Caldecott and Bright Hill.
“Bright Hill channel will connect into the future Cross Island Line, whilst Caldecott channel will connect into the existing Circle Line (CCL),” said LTA.
It demonstrated that it confronted a struggle in installing the 1,500 secant bored piles for the Bright Hill channel on account of the existence of granite round the region.
“Since the region is highly urbanized, the tunnels out of Bright Hill channel towards its adjoining stations required tunneling beneath an existing low-rise residential construction. To guarantee security, improvement work was completed to reinforce the building’s base system before tunneling work,” it stated.
Singapore’s sixth MRT Line, the 43km TEL provides 32 new channels to the present railroad system, eight of which can be interchange stations.
TEL will gain around 100,000 families”as they’re currently within a 10-minute wander from among the nine channels”.
“When fully functional in 2024, the TEL is expected to serve approximately 500,000 commuters each day from the first decades, increasing to approximately one million commuters from the long term,” it added.