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Work to construct 5 MRT stations on Jurong Region Line to start in 2020

Construction works to build five MRT stations along the Jurong Region Line (JRL) are expected to start in 2020 and be completed in 2026, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Tuesday (Sep 10). The five stations are - Choa Chu Kang, Choa Chu Kang West, Tengah, Hong Kah and Corporation. Two civil contracts worth a total of S$739.5 million were awarded for the projects, announced LTA in a media...

Thomson-East Coast Line, connecting North and East, ready by 2024

Singapore's sixth rail line will start at Woodlands before heading towards the East Coast, and will have 31 stations spanning about 43km, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew announces. New stations include Marine Parade, Siglap and Tanjong Rhu. The country's sixth rail line - the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) - will be fully operational by 2024, the Land Transport Authority announced on Friday (Aug...

Properties close to Thomson Line MRT stations reaping benefits

Properties located close to upcoming Thomson Line MRT stations are enjoying greater interest from potential buyers. A condominium project at Rosewood Drive in Woodlands saw sales almost double a week after the announcement of the new MRT line. Some property analysts say noise from the construction of the new line could have downward pressure on the prices, but it should not be a problem in the long...

Final 12 stations of Circle Line to start operating on Oct 8

The final twelve stations of the Circle Line running from Marymount to HarbourFront will start operating on October 8. Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew announced this as he visited two new Circle Line stations at Holland Village and Caldecott on Monday. The opening of the final 16.6 km stretch will mark the completion of the entire Circle Line which has 28 stations. The expected daily ridership for the...

4 new MRT stations in Tuas by 2016

Four MRT stations added to the East-West MRT line is to open in 2016. The extension, costing $3.5 billion, to serve Tuas, Tuas Crescent, Tuas West and Tuas Link would improve accessibility and connectivity for people who work in Jurong and Tuas. Travelling from Ang Mo Kio to Tuas West, for example, now takes 1hr 40min by train and bus. Once the extension is up, the trip will take 1hr 5min, saving 35...

MRT network pushing up land value

THE opening of new MRT stations has pushed up property prices across the island and made it hard for developers to find land at viable prices. Wing Tai Asia property director Chng Chee Beow told a discussion yesterday: 'The transportation networking makes things much closer and that brings up property prices. 'The biggest headache facing developers now is this: How can you find land with a reasonable...

MRT Circle Line phase 2 opening set to push property prices up: estate agents

The opening of the second phase of the Circle Line MRT in April is definitely something to look forward to for residents living nearby. But those looking to sell or rent their homes are set to benefit as well. Property agents said the opening of the 11 new stations along the Circle Line is likely to push property prices up. Agents MediaCorp spoke to estimate home prices will increase by 10 per cent while...

Next phase of Circle Line to open on Apr 17

The second phase of the Circle Line will open to passengers on April 17. The 11-station stretch, from Bartley to Dhoby Ghaut stations, will start operations almost a year after the first five stations were opened to the public last May. With this new opening, about half the Circle Line or about 16 stations will connect commuters to places like the new Sports Hub through Stadium Station, to Suntec via...

Downtown Line Stage 2 to have 12 stations

Residents living in the north-western part of Singapore can look forward to faster and more direct access to the city centre, when construction of Stage Two of the Downtown Line rail network is completed in 2015. The 16.6 kilometre-long line comprises one depot at Gali Batu and 12 stations stretching from Rochor, along Bukit Timah Road and Bukit Panjang, to Petir. It will have three interchange stations...

Hock Lian Seng wins circle line Marina Bay station contract

The civil works contract (C901) for the Circle Line Marina Bay Station has been awarded to Hock Lian Seng Infrastructure (Pte Ltd). The S$348.4 million contract is for the construction and completion of the Circle Line Marina Bay Station and tunnels. It includes alteration and addition works to the current North South Line (NSL) Marina Bay station, diversions of the East Coast Parkway and demolition of a...

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