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    Downtown Line 3 to open on Oct 21; stations include Fort Canning, Ubi and Bedok Reservoir

    SINGAPORE - Downtown Line 3 (DTL3), will open on Oct 21, completing a three-stage 42km MRT line that links the north-western and eastern towns to the old and new downtowns.

    The 21km, 16-station DTL3 runs from Fort Canning station, which is directly across from Liang Court, and goes through old town areas such as Jalan Besar and Bendemeer before heading eastwards through Geylang Bahru, MacPherson , Ubi, Bedok North, Upper Changi neighbourhoods, before ending at Expo station.

    New interchanges on this section of the Downtown Line include an interchange with the Circle Line at MacPherson and interchanges at Tampines and Expo with the East-West Line.

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    SINGAPORE The 21km-long Downtown Line 3 (DTL3) will begin operations on Oct 21, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Wednesday (May 31).

    With its opening, commuters can travel from the north-western and eastern areas of the island to the Central Business District and Marina Bay. For instance, commuters will be able to travel from Bukit Panjang station to Expo in approximately 1 hour 10 minutes.

    DTL3 comprises 16 stations: Fort Canning, Bencoolen, Jalan Besar, Bendeemer, Geylang Bahru, Mattar, MacPherson, Ubi, Kaki Bukit, Bedok North, Bedok Reservoir, Tampines West, Tampines, Tampines East, Upper Changi and Expo stations.

    Of these, three are interchange stations that will link up to the CCL and East-West Line (EWL). The MacPherson interchange station links the DTL3 to the CCL, while Tampines and Expo stations link to the EWL.

    The first 10 stations from Fort Canning to Bedok North have obtained their Temporary Occupation Permit status, while final fitting-out works are currently in progress at the last six stations.

    DTL3 is the longest stretch of the line to be completed, and with it, DTL will be the longest underground and driverless MRT line in Singapore at 42km long, surpassing the 35.7km-long Circle Line (CCL).

    The Upper Changi station is the longest station on the DTL3 at 205m. It has four entrances and comprises three levels concourse, intermediate and platform.

    DTL1, with six stations from Chinatown to Bugis, opened on Dec 22, 2013, and DTL2, with 12 stations from Bukit Panjang to Rochor, opened on Dec 27, 2015.

    A DTL3 extension from Expo to Sungei Bedok will open in 2024. This extension will have three stations: Expo, Xilin and Sungei Bedok.

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    Cheap Cheap only S$ 20.7 Billion don't know what will happen to the price of property in Singapore.

    Final costs of building the line may reach an estimated about S$20.7 billion, up more than 70% from an initial estimation of S$12 billion.

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