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LTA unveils locations of Stage 2 Downtown line stations

Map:12 MRT Locations in Stage 2 Downtown line

THE locations of stations along Downtown Line Stage 2, joining residents in Bukit Panjang and Bukit Timah to the city centre, were revealed on July 15 2008.

The line's southern-most station is Rochor.

North of this is the first of three interchanges, Little India station, which connects the North-east Line. Next is the Newton Interchange and then Stevens Station near Raffles Town Club. After that comes the Botanic Gardens Station, which intersects with the Circle Line.

The line then moves through Singapore's prestigious residential area, with stops near Duchess Avenue, Sixth Avenue (actually nearer to Fourth) and Blackmore (near King Albert Park).

The line will make stops near schools like Hwa Chong Institution, Singapore Chinese Girls School, Raffles Girls School, and National Junior College.

Click on the Maps to see locations of 12 MRT stations in the Stage 2 DTL & the network of MRT-LRT lines.

From there, the line will go to the Beauty World station (just infront of Beauty World Plaza) will be located.

The line then will then move to another residential zone in Hillview. Here, there will be a station at Hillview (just infront of the St Francis Methodist School and the Salvation Army) and another at Cashew (in front of Assumption English School).

Next, the Downtown Line links up with the Bukit Panjang LRT, at the Petir station.

The line terminates at Gali Batu Depot, which is to be sited on part of the Kwong Hou Sua Teochew Cemetery.

In all, there are 12 stations, of which three are interchanges (Little India, Newton and Botanic Gardens). As with the Circle Line, the Land Transport Authority will be asking the public to suggest permanent names for the other nine stations.

Stage 1 is is where the Integrated Resort, Gardens by the Bay and new financial district are. Stage 3 goes through MacPherson, Bedok Reservoir and Tampines areas to end at the East-West Line's Expo Station.

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