Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (Lta) has awarded two civil contracts, worth $861m in total, for the design and construction of stations and tunnels of the Cross Island Line Phase 1 (CRL1).

Hock Lian Seng Infrastructure has secured the first contract worth $454m to design and construct Serangoon North station and tunnels.

The station will be located under the dual lanes of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 and the Yio Chu Kang Road vehicular bridge.

It will include three railway tracks, with the third track to be used to facilitate the withdrawal or parking of trains.

Previously, the company built the Marina Bay station and Kim Chuan Depot for Circle Line. It is now, working to build the Maxwell station along the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL).

The second contract, worth $407m, has been awarded to Sato Kogyo for the design and construction of Tavistock station and tunnels.

Located along the Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 roads, the Tavistock station is surrounded by commercial and residential properties.

Sato Kogyo has previously built Upper Thomson station along TEL, as well as Bencoolen and Mattar stations along Downtown Line.

Construction works for both the Tavistock and Serangoon North stations are anticipated to commence in the second quarter of this year.

The 29km-long CRL1 will comprise 12 stations from Aviation Park to Bright Hill, and more than 100,000 households are expected to benefit.

It will serve the industrial and residential areas in Serangoon North, Loyang, Defu, Ang Mo Kio, Hougang, Pasir Ris, and Tampines.

The passenger service for CRL1 is scheduled to begin in 2030.

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Hock Lian Seng Infrastructure and Sato Kogyo have been awarded $861m civil contracts for Cross Island Line Phase 1. Credit: dae jeung kim from Pixabay.