SINGAPORE — All 16 stations of a brand new stretch of the Downtown Line will open to the general public and supply free rides on Oct 15 earlier than it begins operation, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) introduced on Thursday (Aug 10).
From 10am to 6pm that Sunday, trains will run in a loop, from Fort Canning to Expo stations.
The thought behind the open home is for commuters get conversant in the route, the layouts of the stations, and discover out what facilities can be found close to every station, the LTA mentioned.
Downtown Line three, which is able to open on Oct 21, is the longest stretch of the road to be accomplished and it’ll have three interchange stations at MacPherson, Tampines and Expo.
The primary section of the road opened in December 2013 with six stations from Chinatown to Bugis. The Downtown Line 2, with 12 stations from Bukit Panjang to Rochor, opened in December 2015.
The Downtown Line three Extension, from Expo to Sungei Bedok (spanning 2.2km) will open in 2024.
As soon as your complete line is operational, will probably be the longest underground and driverless MRT line in Singapore at 42km lengthy — surpassing the 35.7km-long Circle Line.
As a part of the open home, the Singapore Civil Defence Power will conduct excursions of the Civil Defence shelter amenities at Bedok Reservoir and Tampines West stations, and members of the general public can learn to administer improvised first-aid abilities, carry out cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, or use an automatic exterior defibrillator.
Different actions embody performances, video games, and picture alternatives with mascots.
Collectible keepsakes impressed by Singapore’s buses and trains will even be out there at a few of the new stations, whereas guests within the historical past of the Singapore rail system can try the 30 Years of
MRT exhibition at Expo station.
Extra updates concerning the open home might be discovered on the LTA’s social media accounts.