Eastern Region Line

Answer to the MRT squeeze

* Radical plan for parallel rail lines * Extensions to Tuas, Marina South * Earlier opening of two stations THE problem is a familiar one: The passenger squeeze in MRT trains. The solution is radical — at least in the Singaporean context: Build two new lines that run parallel to the present routes at a cost of $20 billion. One will run from Marina Bay and end at Woodlands, very...

MRT network length to double by 2020; two new lines to be built

In a massive new investment, the government will pump in another S$20 billion on new rail lines and extensions islandwide, Transport Minister Raymond Lim announced Friday. This is over and above the S$20 billion the government has already committed for the on-going Boon Lay extension, the Circle Line and the Downtown Line. Mr Lim said the new and extended lines will go to places as diverse as Marine...

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