Founders' Memorial MRT station

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 TE22A 
Founders' Memorial
建国先贤纪念园
தேச நிறுவனர்கள் நினைவிட நிலையம்
Peringatan Pengasas
Rapid transit
Owned byLand Transport Authority
Operated bySMRT Trains (SMRT Corporation)
Line(s)
PlatformsIsland
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code TE22A 
History
OpeningOpening in tandem with the Founders’ Memorial in 2027; 8 years' time (2027)[1]
Previous namesGardens Bay East
Services
Preceding station   Mass Rapid Transit   Following station
Thomson–East Coast line
Future service
towards Sungei Bedok
Location

Founders' Memorial MRT station (TE22A) is a future underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the Thomson-East Coast Line in Marina East planning area, Singapore. Scheduled to begin construction in 2019 and opening in tandem with the Founders’ Memorial in 2027[2], the station will be located within the Bay East Garden of the Gardens by the Bay, next to the Founders' Memorial. It will be the third infill station on the MRT network, after Dover and Canberra MRT stations, as well as the first infill station to be underground and have an island platform configuration. [3]

Founders' Memorial station is one of the three MRT stations in Singapore to have an official Malay name. The other stations are Botanic Gardens MRT station and Gardens by the Bay MRT station.

History[edit]

Founders' Memorial station first appeared as "Gardens Bay East" station (code TE22A) in the 2018 edition of the MRT/LRT System Map, published on the Land Transport Authority (LTA) website. This station was intended to be a shell station that is built alongside Stage 4 of the Thomson-East Coast Line. This station was not officially announced, except for its brief appearance on the new system map which also featured the confirmed route of the Jurong Region Line. This station was removed from the system map several days after its first appearance.

In January 2019, the station was announced as "Founders' Memorial" and will open in 2027, in tandem with the Founders’ Memorial and Singapore's diamond jubilee also known as SG60, whereas the station code is provisional and are subject to changes.[4]

Contract T302 to convert the TEL facility building currently being constructed at Bay East Garden into the new station was awarded to China Railway First Group Co., Ltd for approximately $242.4 million.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Founders' Memorial likely to open two years later than envisaged". web.archive.org. 2019-09-20. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  2. ^ "Founders' Memorial likely to open two years later than envisaged". web.archive.org. 2019-09-20. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  3. ^ Tan, Christopher (7 January 2019). "Thomson-East Coast line to have station at Founders' Memorial in Marina Bay". The Straits Times. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  4. ^ "International design contest launched to seek proposals for Founders' Memorial, Singapore News & Top Stories - The Straits Times". web.archive.org. 2019-09-20. Retrieved 2019-09-20.
  5. ^ "NEW STATION ON THOMSON-EAST COAST LINE TO SERVE VISITORS TO FOUNDERS' MEMORIAL". www.lta.gov.sg. 7 January 2019. Retrieved 9 January 2019.

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