S’poreans react to PM Lee saying new Downtown Line 2 is a step towards S’pore becoming car-lite city

Posted on 26 December 2015

Three thoughts that must have went past your mind at some point.


Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the new Downtown Line 2 (DTL2) is a step towards Singapore becoming a “car-lite” city.

He made these comments at the opening ceremony of the new Downtown Line 2 (DTL2) on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015, held at the Botanic Gardens station.

He said: “Ultimately, we aim to make Singapore a safe, green, car-lite city where all Singaporeans can get around the island conveniently, and connect with their friends and families seamlessly.”

“The DTL2 opening today, is a step in towards becoming that city.”

There are 12 stations on the Downtown Line, from Bukit Panjang to Rochor, which opens to the public on Sunday.

Travel time from Bukit Panjang to Bugis is expected to take 20 minutes less compared to previous methods.

Here are three thoughts Singaporeans have:


sian-half-auntie “Looking forward to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong taking the train from now on.”
Gong Jiao Wei, 44-year-old EZ-Link cardholder maker


sian-half-uncle “We’ve lost more Transport Ministers than cars from our roads.”
Jiak Che, 62-year-old taxi driver


happy-bird-girl “Friends and family don’t need to connect when the MRT breaks down.”
Che Yi Fu, 17-year-old seamstress










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