Singapore’s LTA awards three contracts worth $429m for four JRL stations

WCN Editorial Team 14 Feb 2020 ASIA TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) of Singapore has awarded three contracts worth SGD596m ($428.6m) to construct four stations for the Jurong Region Line (JRL) and their associated viaducts.

Being developed in three phases, the 24km-long JRL mass rapid transport link will connect the north-western and western parts of Singapore. It will comprise 24 stations with three interchange stations at Jurong East MRT, Boon Lay and Choa Chu Kang.

China Communications Construction Company has secured a $172m contract to design and construct the Boon Lay station and a 0.8km viaduct along Jurong West Street 64.

The scope of the contract also includes addition and alteration works to the existing Boon Lay station on the East-West Line. The work is expected to provide a seamless connection to the new JRL station. The new station is planned for completion in 2026.

LTA has awarded a contract worth SGD226.6m ($163m) to Sembcorp Design and Construction for the design and construction of Gek Poh and Tawas stations.

The firm will also be responsible for the construction of two viaducts at a total length of 1.3km, one along Jurong West Street 75 and another between the two stations that are expected to be completed in 2026.

Additionally, Daelim Industrial has been awarded a contract valued at SGD197.4m ($142m) for the design and construction of Jurong East station and a 0.5km viaduct at the station.

Under the contract, Daelim will be responsible for the alteration works to the existing Jurong East station on the North-South and East-West Lines, in order to integrate it with the new JRL station. The new station is scheduled for completion in 2027.

The first phase of the JRL is scheduled to be completed in 2026 while the project is planned to be fully completed by 2028.

The project will support the Singapore government’s plans to transform the Jurong Lake District into a Central Business District.

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The Jurong Region Line will be a 24km-long mass rapid transport link. (Credit: Michael Gaida from Pixabay)

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