Singapore’s LTA awards $234M contract

WCN Editorial Team 27 Oct 2016 ASIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Lum Chang Building Contractors has won a SGD325M ($233.8M) contract from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) to construct viaducts and a new platform at Tanah Merah station in Singapore.

The scope of the work will also include the extension of the existing East-West Line MRT tracks to connect to the new four-in-one East Coast Integrated Depot at Changi.

The two middle tracks at Tanah Merah interchange station will be used for trains travelling both bounds between Tanah Merah and Changi Airport stations.

LTA said in a statement: “With an additional platform, there will be one pair of dedicated tracks for East-West Line and Changi Airport Line respectively, allowing trains of the Changi Airport Line to arrive and depart at Tanah Merah station at shorter intervals as compared to today, thus enabling faster travel to Expo and Changi Airport.”

Construction works for the additional platform are anticipated to commence by the end of 2016 and be finished in 2024.

* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.

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