Previously, we wrote about the Jurong Regional Line that’ll make lives infinitely better for westies.
This new MRT will serve people in the west, connecting Jurong, Choa Chu Kang and Tengah, as well as finally giving NTU students an MRT station of their own.
And most exciting of all, the line will be served by driverless trains made in Korea. By the way, I’m not excited because I get to ride on a train made in the same country as Hyuna-Nuna.
It’s because the train comes with a buttload of impressive.
But enough about that.
There’s now been an update about the upcoming Jurong Regional Line.
Three Companies Award Contract To Start Work Liao
On 13 Feb 2020, it was reported that the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has issued three civil contracts worth $596 million to China Communications Construction Company Limited (Singapore Branch), Sembcorp Design and Construction and South Korean contractor Daelim Industrial.
The three companies will start work on designing and constructing four Jurong Regional Line stations.
Boon Lay Station
The first contract, worth $172 million, is awarded to China Communications Construction Company Limited (Singapore Branch).
They are responsible for designing and constructing Boon Lay station, along with an 800m viaduct along Jurong West st 64.
Scheduled to be completed in 2026, the company also has to connect the new Boon Lay Jurong Regional Line station to the current Boon Lay Station (East-west line).
Gek Poh And Tawas stations
The second contract, worth $226.6 million, was awarded to Sembcorp Design and Construction.
They are responsible for designing and constructing the Gek Poh and Tawas stations.
In addition, they have to construct two viaducts, the combined distance of which is 1.3km.
One of the viaducts will run along Jurong West st 75 while the other will connect the two stations.
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Jurong East Station
The final contract, worth $197.4 million, was awarded to South Korean contractor Daelim Industrial.
Their job is to design and construct the Jurong Regional Line Jurong East station, as well as a 500m viaduct at the station.
In addition, they have to connect the new JRL station with the current existing Jurong East station.
To Be Completed In 2026, 2027
If you’re looking forward to the JRL, you can start a countdown on your calendar now for six years.
The Boon Lay, Gek Poh and Tawas stations are scheduled to be completed in 2026.
The Jurong East station is expected to be completed in 2027.
The Jurong Regional Line will be open in three separate phases, first of which will be in 2026, followed by 2027 and finally, 2028.
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