Public to get sneak peek of Downtown Line this Saturday

December 5, 2013 6:03 AM

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Public to get sneak peek of Downtown Line this Saturday

Members of the public can get a sneak peek of the Downtown Line MRT stations before the first stretch of the line opens for passenger service on December 22.

SINGAPORE: Members of the public can get a sneak peek of the Downtown Line MRT stations before the first stretch of the line opens for passenger service on December 22.

The Land Transport Authority said that during the open house, the public can take unlimited free rides along DTL1 to explore and view the different architectural details, as well as the Art-in-Transit artworks unique to each station.

DTL1 features six stations -- Chinatown, Telok Ayer, Downtown, Bayfront, Promenade and Bugis.

Activities and entertainment will take place at four stations -- Chinatown, Telok Ayer, Downtown, and Bugis.

To get to the open house, you can enter DTL1 via any of the six stations except Bayfront.

Bayfront station is not included as part of the programme as it shares the same platform as the Circle Line's Bayfront station that is currently in operation.

There are three stages for the Downtown Line. In addition to DTL1, DTL2 and DTL3 are slated to open in 2016 and 2017 respectively.

When fully completed, the 42km DTL will increase the connectivity of the rail network and bring about direct accessibility from the north-western and eastern areas of the island to the Central Business District and Marina Bay area.

The new line is expected to help ease loads on existing lines and produce significant time savings.

Source: channelnewsasia.com

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