To be completed by 2017 in 3 stages, the Downtown Line (DTL) will connect the north-western and eastern regions of Singapore to the CBD and Marina Bay.
DTL STAGE 1: CONNECTING THE CITY
Fancy some dim sum in Chinatown before getting in some shopping at Bugis? One train takes you there, no hassle, no fuss. No need to change trains, the first stage of the Downtown line connects Chinatown to Bugis directly.
Opened on 22 December 2013
Interchanges: Bugis, Promenade, Bayfront, Chinatown
Bugis – Promenade – Bayfront – Downtown – Telok Ayer – Chinatown
DTL STAGE 2: BUKIT TIMAH GETS ON BOARD
From the Bukit Panjang heartland through the ‘school district’ and food enclaves of Bukit Timah, Stage 2 of the Downtown Line improves connectivity for the community in the north-western region of Singapore and saves travel time by up to 30%.
DTL2 will comprise 12 stops connecting Bukit Panjang to Bugis.
Estimated date of completion: First Quarter 2016
Interchanges: Bukit Panjang, Botanic Gardens, Newton, Little India
Bukit Panjang – Cashew – Hillview – Beauty World – King Albert Park – Sixth Avenue – Tan Kah Kee – Botantic Gardens – Stevens – Newton –Little India – Rochor
DTL STAGE 3: JOURNEY TO THE EAST
The journey to the east just got easier – just hop on the train!
Commuters going to the industrial areas of Ubi and Kaki Bukit have the option of breezing there by train, while others can get to the Tampines Regional Centre and Changi Business Park with fewer transfers.
A more direct route means you can travel to Kaki Bukit from Tampines in just 10 minutes instead of 25 minutes by bus.
Estimated date of completion: 2017
Interchanges: MacPherson, Tampines, Expo
Fort Canning – Bencoolen – Jalan Besar – Bendemeer – Geylang Bahru – Mattar – MacPherson – Ubi – Kaki Bukit – Bedok North – Bedok Reservoir – Tampines West – Tampines – Tampines East – Upper Changi – Expo
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刘华春(Harry Liu), 新加坡持照房屋经纪, 就职于Huttons 亚洲有限责任公司，专注于帮助在新加坡的国人找到理想家园！