6 New MRT Stations to Be Built in Cross Island Line & They’ll Open by 2032

We have two expressways that connect the east to the west of Singapore, but currently, we’ve only one MRT line does that: the older-than-most=of-us East West Line.

So, back in 2013, then  Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew made an announcement about the Cross Circle Line, an MRT line that’ll relieve congestion on the East West Line by connecting from the west of Singapore to the central, and then to the east.

A branch line will also be built to connect to Punggol.

Suffice to say, it’s one of the most highly anticipated lines since it’ll make travelling a lot faster for most people, whether you stay in west, central or the east.

But this takes a lot of planning, and just like we’ve forgotten who Lui Tuck Yew is, we’ve also forgotten about this line.

Until today, that is.

Reader Bao: Is it finally—

No, it’s another announcement.

6 New MRT Stations to Be Built in Cross Island Line & They’ll Open by 2032

The line is planned to be opened in three phases: Phase 1 will open in 2030, Phase 2 in 2032 and the Changi Airport Extension Phase in 2040.

Phase 1 was announced by then Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan in 2019.

Today, Transport Minister S Iswaran made an announcement about Phase 2.

He said that six more stations on the Cross Island Line (CRL) will be built and are slated to open in 2032, and they are Turf City, King Albert Park, Maju, Clementi, West Coast and Jurong Lake District.

Land Transport Authority (LTA) said that the stations, which span 15km, will improve connectivity for residents in the west, including areas such as Sunset Way and West Coast that are not currently served by an MRT line.

King Albert Park will link to the Downtown Line and Clementi will link to the East-West Line.

I can already see the crowds forming in Clementi MRT Station.

But fret not; there’s good news.

We now know how long it’ll take for us to travel from Ngee Ann Poly to Hougang; it’ll take less than 40 minutes instead of the usual 1 hour 5 min.

LTA has created a handy chart to show how much time you can save.

Image: LTA

That sounds faster that taking a Grab.

Therefore, this will be how the line looks like:

Image: LTA

It looks great and all, but I’m wondering how cramped the entire MRT map would look like come 2040.

But maybe by then, flying taxis are the norm.

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Featured Image: LTA