LTA selects China Railway 11 Bureau Group to build Tengah Depot for Jurong Region Line

WCN Editorial Team 22 Nov 2019 ASIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded a contract worth S$739.5m ($543m) to China Railway 11 Bureau Group’s Singapore branch for the construction of Tengah Depot and its associated facilities for the Jurong Region Line (JRL).

Located next to the west of Tengah New Town, Tengah Depot will be Singapore’s 10th mass rapid transit (MRT) depot, occupying 44.5 hectares of space.

Tengah Depot will include a rail administration building, stabling yards, test track, storage warehouses and maintenance workshops. The administrative building will house the Operation Control Centre (OCC) and Depot Control Centre (DCC) for the JRL.

The stabling yards will have a capacity for 100 trains and the stabling capacity is supplemented by an additional stabling facility located off Peng Kang Hill Station.

The multi-storey bus depot will be co-located at the depot, offering parking and maintenance facilities for about 500 buses. It will also house a Bus Operations Control Centre.

To optimise the use of land, the depot will also include a four-storey transport workers’ dormitory that can accommodate 450 bus captains.

Tengah Depot’s construction will begin next year and is slated for completion in 2026.

JRL is an elevated mass rapid transit (MRT) line, which is expected to open in 2026 to serve the western part of the city-nation. It will reach north to Choa Chu Kang, south to Jurong Pier, west to Peng Kang Hill and east to Pandan Reservoir and will be the seventh MRT line.

It will also be the third MRT line in Singapore to be constructed with elevated tracks after the East West line and the North South line, the first MRT line to be built fully elevated with no underground or ground level sections, and the fourth medium capacity line in Singapore.

China Railway 11 Bureau Group’s Singapore Branch is claimed to have completed has completed several major infrastructure projects such as the three MRT stations namely, Tuas Link, Tuas West Road and Tuas Crescent stations and their associated railway viaducts, on the East-West Line’s Tuas West Extension.

It has also constructed Singapore’s first integrated Rail and Road Viaduct as part of the Tuas West Extension project.

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Image: Artist’s Impression of Tengah Depot. Photo: Courtesy of Government of Singapore.

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