Downtown MRT Line
The Downtown Line is coloured blue on system maps.
Overview Type Rapid transit System Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore) Status Under Construction Termini Bukit Panjang
Stations 34 Services 1 Operation Owner Land Transport Authority Operator(s) SBS Transit Rolling stock Bombardier MOVIA C951 Technical Line length 42 km (26 mi) Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) Standard gauge Electrification Third rail
The Downtown Line (DTL) will be the fifth Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore. When completed, the line will be about 42-km long with 34 stations and serve about half a million commuters daily, making it the longest underground and driverless MRT line in Singapore. Travelling from one end to the other will take about 65 minutes. The line is coloured blue in the rail map and will be operated by SBS Transit.
The line will connect the North-Western and Central-Eastern regions to the new downtown of Singapore. Transfers to this line from the North East Line will be available at Chinatown and Little India stations, the North South Line at Newton, the East West Line at Bugis, Tampines and Expo stations, the Circle Line at MacPherson, Bayfront, Promenade and Botanic Gardens stations. This line will be the third in Singapore to be entirely underground. Once fully completed, this line will also be the longest automated and rapid transit line abolishing the record set by the Circle Line.
On June 14, 2005, the Land Transport Authority announced that it would construct the (then known as) Downtown Extension of the Circle Line, to serve the Downtown at Marina Bay (DTMB) area, where an integrated resort and Singapore's second botanical garden will be located. The 3.4-kilometre fully underground line was estimated to cost S$1.4 billion. Construction of the extension was slated to begin in 2007, with completion by 2012.
On 27 April 2007, it was announced that Stage 1 of the line will connect Promenade station with Bugis. As such, the former Downtown Extension of the Circle Line became known as the Downtown Line Stage 1, a 4.3 km 6 station segment running fully underground from Chinatown Station on the North East Line to Bugis Station on the East West Line, due to be operational in 2013, a year later than originally planned. Three new stations will be constructed underground, linking the Bugis station on the East-West Line, Promenade station on the Circle Line and the Chinatown station on the North East Line. Two stations, Bayfront and Downtown, will be built to serve the DTMB area. Another station, Telok Ayer, will be built along Cross Street near the Chinatown area. During this period of time, the line was designated brown.
In its preliminary plans, stage 2 of the Downtown Line was called the Bukit Timah Line, supposedly a 20-kilometre line that would connect the new downtown with the Bukit Panjang, Upper Bukit Timah and Bukit Timah corridor. It was to intersect the Circle Line and all other current lines along the way. When constructed, it was expected to alleviate the heavy traffic along Bukit Timah, Dunearn Road and Upper Bukit Timah. Provisions were made at Promenade station which would have been the line's southern interchange with the Circle Line. Stage 2 of the Downtown Line will be 16.6 km long, consist of 12 stations including 3 interchange stations, and is scheduled to be completed by 2015. On July 15, 2008, the LTA announced the exact location, alignment and tentative name of the 12 stations to be built. Their final names are Rochor, Little India (interchange with North East Line), Newton (interchange with North South Line), Stevens, Botanic Gardens (Interchange with Circle Line), Tan Kah Kee, Sixth Avenue, King Albert Park, Beauty World, Hillview, Cashew and Bukit Panjang. Commencement of construction for Downtown Line 2 has begun on 3 July 2009 with a groundbreaking ceremony at the Beauty World station.
In its preliminary plans, stage 3 of the Downtown Line was part of the Eastern Region Line, a 40-kilometre rectangular loop that would have complemented the existing East-West Line and enhance inter- and intra-town travelling in the eastern region. It would have looped around the Jalan Besar and East Coast areas, intersecting the Circle Line and other current lines along the way, benefitting residents in Tampines, Bedok, Marine Parade, MacPherson and Kaki Bukit. Stage 3 now only comprises the northern segment of the original plan, from Chinatown to Expo. Provisions were made at Chinatown station, which would have been the line's western interchange with the North-East Line and the Downtown Extension. The northern segment of the loop was to be constructed first, passing through Jalan Besar area and eastwards to parts of Bedok, Tampines and Expo to serve the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) next to Upper Changi MRT Station and Singapore Expo which will move there when the new campus is completed in 2018. Being 21km long, the 16 stations would have been completed by 2018. In 2008, the government decided to accelerate the sector's opening to 2016. Station locations and their working names for Stage 3 were officially announced on 20 August 2010. At the same time, Transport Minister Raymond Lim also announced a delay of the completion of Stage 3 by a year to 2017 to accommodate the construction of an additional station at Jalan Besar. Similar to Stage 2, preliminary work by the LTA had begun. The finalised names for DTL3 stations were announced on 19 August 2011.
Here's the following announced station locations for all 3 stages of the Downtown Line.
Station Number Station Name 站名 Interchange Stage 2 DT1 Bukit Panjang 武吉班让 Bukit Panjang LRT DT2 Cashew 凯秀 DT3 Hillview 山景 DT5 Beauty World 美世界 DT6 King Albert Park 阿尔柏王园 DT7 Sixth Avenue 第六道 DT8 Tan Kah Kee 陈嘉庚 DT9 / CC19 Botanic Gardens 植物园 Circle Line DT10 Stevens 史蒂芬 DT11 / NS21 Newton 纽顿 North South Line DT12 / NE7 Little India 小印度 North East Line DT13 Rochor 梧槽 Stage 1 DT14 / EW12 Bugis 武吉士 East West Line DT15 / CC4 Promenade 宝门廊 Circle Line / Circle Line Marina Bay Extension (U/C) DT16 / CE1 Bayfront 海湾舫 Circle Line Marina Bay Extension (U/C) DT17 Downtown 市中心 DT18 Telok Ayer 直落亚逸 DT19 / NE4 Chinatown 牛车水 North East Line Stage 3 DT20 Fort Canning 福康宁 DT21 Bencoolen 明古连 DT22 Jalan Besar 惹兰勿刹 DT23 Bendemeer 明地迷亚 DT24 Geylang Bahru 芽笼巴鲁 DT25 Mattar 玛达 DT26 / CC10 MacPherson 麦波申 Circle Line DT27 Ubi 乌美 DT28 Kaki Bukit 加基武吉 DT29 Bedok North 勿洛北 DT30 Bedok Reservoir 勿洛蓄水池 DT31 Tampines West 淡滨尼西 DT32 / EW2 Tampines 淡滨尼 East West Line DT33 Tampines East 淡滨尼东 DT34 Upper Changi 樟宜路上段 DT35 / CG1 Expo 博览 Changi Airport Extension
Signaling for the line will be provided by Westinghouse, which will also provide automatic platform doors and a Systematics ATS control system.
LTA announced that SBS Transit would be the operator for Downtown Line under the new rail financing framework that LTA adopted in 2010.
- Official MRT map released by the Land Transport Authority showing the Downtown line: http://www.lta.gov.sg/projects/proj_maps_rail_l.htm
- ^ "12 MRT stations for Bukit Timah by 2015", Luxuryasiahome, 16 July 2008
- ^ "Govt approves S$12b MRT Downtown Line to be built by 2018", Dominique Loh, Channel NewsAsia, 27 April 2007
- ^ "Expanding The Rail Network With Downtown Extension", Land Transport Authority Press Release, 14 June 2005
- ^ "Groundwork begins for new MRT lines", Christopher Tan, The Straits Times, 13 March 2006
- ^ "LTA unveils locations of DTL stage 2 stations", Christopher Tan, Straits Times Online, 15 July 2008
- ^ "Work on MRT Downtown Line Phase 2 Starts", Tyler Thia, Channel NewsAsia, 3 July 2009
- ^ Downtown Line 3 Station Locations Unveiled. Land Transport Authority, 20 August 2010
- ^ Downtown Line 3 Station Names Announced
- ^ "Downtown Line depot to be located off Woodlands Road", Margaret Perry, Channel NewsAsia, 26 February 2008
- ^ LTA Appoints SBS Transit Limited to Operate Downtown Line under New Rail Financing Framework Land Transport Authority - 29 August 2011
- ^ LTA Awards 6 Downtown Line Contracts Totalling $1.13 Billion
- ^ Contract 901QP: Terms of Reference, Land Transport Authority, 9 November 2007 (tender document from www.gebiz.gov.sg)
- ^ [ LTA Appoints SBS Transit Limited to Operate Downtown Line under New Rail Financing Framework]
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