Land Transport Authority

Public Poll for Thomson Line Station Names


News Releases
23 May 2013

1.         The Land Transport Authority (LTA) invites the public to vote for their preferred station name for 16 Thomson Line (TSL) stations. More than 4,000 suggestions were received from the public for the TSL station naming exercise conducted between 8 January and 17 February this year. In comparison, the station naming exercise for the 13 Downtown Line 3 stations collected 3,000 suggestions in December 2010.

2.         Starting today (23 May), the public can vote for their preferred station names through the LTA portal at http://talk2lta.lta.gov.sg.  The closing date is 17 June 2013.

3.         The three proposed names which have been approved by the Street and Building Names Board (SBNB) are as follow.

No.

Current Working Name

Proposed Names for Public Polling

1

Woodlands North

Woodlands North
Republic Crescent
Admiralty Park

2

Woodlands South

Woodlands South
Champions Way
Woodgrove

3

Springleaf

Springleaf
Nee Soon Village
Thong Soon

4

Lentor

Lentor
Lentor Green
Teachers’ Estate

5

Mayflower

Mayflower
Kebun Baru
Ang Mo Kio West

6

Sin Ming

Sin Ming
Bishan Park
Bright Hill

7

Upper Thomson

Upper Thomson
Thomson Village
Thomson Park

8

Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant
Whitley
Old Police Academy

9

Napier

Napier Rd
Taman Serasi
Botanic Gardens South

10

Orchard Boulevard

Orchard Boulevard
Tanglin
Grange Rd

11

Great World

Great World
Kim Seng
River Valley

12

Havelock

Havelock
Bukit Ho Swee
Zion Rd

13

Maxwell

Maxwell
Ann Siang Hill
Neil Road

14

Shenton Way

Shenton Way
Shenton
McCallum Street

15

Marina South

Marina South
Marina Boulevard
Marina Coast

16

Gardens By The Bay

Gardens By The Bay
Marina Barrage
Marina Gardens


4.         Six of the 22 stations - Woodlands, Caldecott, Stevens, Orchard, Outram Park and Marina Bay – are excluded from this exercise as they will be in operation on other existing lines before the opening of the Thomson Line, and will be interchanges for the new line. For example, the Thomson Line’s Stevens station will be complete and operational on the Downtown Line by 2015. The Thomson Line is expected to be fully complete in 2021.

5.         Results of the polling will be collated and the finalised names will be sent to SBNB for final approval before the official names are announced in August 2013.

6.         Singapore’s MRT station names must fit one of several criteria: to help commuters easily identify where the station is located; illustrate the history and heritage of the station’s location; and reflect Singapore’s multi-racial and multi-cultural identity. Stations are not to be named after public structures, or commercial and residential developments

About Thomson Line

7.         The Thomson Line (TSL) is a 30km underground train line that is expected to be fully completed in 2021. It will have 22 stations with six interchanges at Woodlands, Caldecott, Stevens, Orchard, Outram Park and Marina Bay which will link to the East-West Line, North-South Line, North-East Line, Circle Line and the future Downtown Line.

8.         Commuters can start enjoying the TSL from 2019 when the first stretch from Woodlands North to Woodlands South is completed. The second stretch from Springleaf to Caldecott will be completed in 2020 and the final stretch from Mount Pleasant to Gardens by the Bay in 2021.

9.         An estimated 400,000 commuters can look forward to taking the Thomson Line when fully operational.  They will enjoy savings in travelling times. For instance, a resident travelling from Sin Ming to Republic Polytechnic will have his journey time reduced by half, from 50 minutes to 25 minutes. And residents from Springleaf Estate in Sembawang will only need 35 minutes to travel to the Great World City shopping mall, instead of the current 60 minutes.