Work on four Jurong Region Line MRT stations to start this quarter
Construction of four more Jurong Region Line (JRL) MRT stations that will serve Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the JTC Corporation industrial area is set to begin this quarter.
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) awarded two civil contracts valued at $263 million each for this yesterday.
The contracts are for the design and construction of the four stations and associated viaducts.
This is part of the JRL's third phase, which is expected to be completed in 2029.
Two of the stations, tentatively named Jurong Hill and Jurong Pier, will serve the industrial area around Jurong Pier Road.
The other two, Nanyang Gateway and Nanyang Crescent, will be located on NTU's campus.
Once completed, the new stations will help commuters save travelling time.
The first contract covering Jurong Hill and Jurong Pier stations, as well as a 1.1km viaduct between them, went to a joint venture between local firm SCB Building Construction and China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (Singapore branch), or CCECC.
LTA said SCB was involved in the upgrading of Tuas Depot, has done addition and alteration works to the Thomson-East Coast Line rail facility building, and was a sub-contractor for the construction of Tuas Crescent station and viaducts on the Tuas West Extension.
CCECC is building the Pasir Ris railway turnback and a viaduct between Sungei Seletar and Yishun Avenue 5 on the North-South Corridor. It is also working on tracks for Stage 6 of the Circle Line 6 and an extension of the North-East Line.
The second contract covers Nanyang Gateway and Nanyang Crescent stations and a 1.4km viaduct between the two.
It was awarded to Hwa Seng Builder, a local construction firm previously involved in multiple road and expressway projects.
Originally slated to be operational from 2026, the 24km JRL will now open in phases from 2027 to 2029.