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Hybrid cooling fans and underground bike parking areas among new features at TEL Stage 4 stations

SINGAPORE – New hybrid cooling fans have been installed at all MRT stations along Stage 4 of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) to keep temperatures on train platforms at a comfortable level for passengers and at the same time reduce energy use.

For the first time on Singapore’s railway network, these hybrid cooling fans, located on the platforms of all seven TEL Stage 4 stations from Tanjong Rhu to Bayshore, will be used in conjunction with air conditioning to improve air circulation and reduce the need for to turn down the air conditioning. temperatures, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said in a media presentation on May 2.

For the first time, underground cycle parking areas have been built at three stations along the line (Marine Terrace, Marine Parade and Bayshore) so cyclists can store their bikes away from the elements.

Passenger service for TEL Stage 4 will begin on June 23.

Most train platforms at stations have two standing fans each, although Katong Park station has overhead fans.

When asked how many hybrid cooling fans have been deployed in TEL Stage 4, an LTA spokesperson said more details will be shared later.

These hybrid cooling fans will also be installed on the fifth and final section of TEL comprising Bedok South and Sungei Bedok stations, as well as on stage 6 of the Circle Line (CCL), which closes the CCL circuit with the addition of Keppel , Cantonment, and Prince Edward Road stations.

Both TEL Stage 5 and CCL Stage 6 are planned to be completed in 2026.

Similar hybrid cooling systems will be installed on the Cross Island Line-Punggol extension, comprising Punggol, Riviera, Elias and Pasir Ris stations, which will be ready by 2032.

Furthermore, the underground bicycle parking areas will have 770 parking spaces in total, with 202 spaces at the Marine Terrace station, 364 spaces at the Marine Parade station and 204 spaces at the Bayshore station.

These three stations are located near East Coast Park. The LTA said the underground bicycle parking areas will help improve last-mile connectivity for many cyclists.

At the Marine Terrace and Bayshore stations there are two bike lifts that can accommodate four to five bicycles and their owners to transport cyclists from street level to the underground parking area.

Additionally, there are bike stairs that come equipped with a ramp and gentler slopes so cyclists can get their bikes on and off to the parking area.