China Communications Construction to build Jurong East Integrated Transport Hub

WCN Editorial Team 5 Feb 2021 ASIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore has awarded a contract worth S$477.4m ($357.3m) to China Communications Construction Company (Singapore Branch) to design and build the Jurong East Integrated Transport Hub (JE ITH).

The ITH includes community and civic institutions, an office tower, a bus interchange, offices, public facilities as well as retail spaces.

Construction of the new JE ITH is said to be part of the Singapore government’s efforts to create an inclusive public transport system.

The new hub will also comprise a 27-storey tower block, which will be connected by a sky bridge to an eight-storey podium block.

It will also include inclusive facilities including barrier-free alighting areas and toilets, priority queue zones with seats, and a nursing room.

Construction work of the JE ITH is expected to commence in the second quarter of this year with completion planned around 2027.

Upon completion, the new JE ITH will offer commuters with direct connectivity and more convenient transfers between the North-South and East-West Lines and the future Jurong Region Line at the Jurong East station.

Specialising in large-scale rail, road and bridge projects, China Communications Construction Company is currently constructing Boon Lay station on the Jurong Region Line.

Recently, the company was awarded the second civil contract, worth $180m, for the construction of Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link.

The scope of work on the contract involves construction of the RTS Link viaduct and tunnels in Singapore.

The RTS Link is a 4km rail shuttle service between the Singapore terminus at Woodlands North station and the Malaysia terminus at Bukit Chagar station in Johor Bahru.

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Aerial perspective of Jurong East Interchange and the station. (Credit: Bob T/ wikipedia.)

 

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