Good news for commuters out there! Down Town Line (DTL) will be opening soon. DTL is the 5th MRT line here in Singapore. The opening will be in three stages – December 22, 2013, 2016 and 2017. When it is completed, it will serve more than 500,000 commuters every day with thirty four stations. DTL will connect Central Eastern and North Western districts to downtown Singapore.
People are excited for the completion of this project. But for now, people should welcome the first stage (the opening of the six completed stations). To spearhead the opening of the first stage, there are many activities and events unfolding. Here are some things you should look forward to:
- Free rides: Before the official opening of the DTL (on December 22), there are free rides and the best thing is, it’s unlimited! If you want to get a taste of the new DTL, you can ride along the six completed stations.
- Fitness classes: Apart from free rides, you will surely enjoy complimentary fitness classes. While exploring the DTL, might as well exercise.
- Discounts: The stations have stores that offer apparel and jewelleries. The good news is that some of the stores offer 10% discount. Not only that, you can shop while you enjoy free champagne.
The completed stations include Telok Ayer, Amoy, Bugis, Downtown and Chinatown. The festivities will start on December 7, 2013. Music will be provided. For the commuters at Telok Ayer, they will enjoy the featured artworks. So, mark your calendar and enjoy the freebies.