Construction of Pasir Ris MRT station for the Cross Island Line (CRL) will begin in the fourth quarter of 2021, with passenger service projected to begin by 2030, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Monday (26 Apr).
$980 Million Contract Awarded for Design & Construction
The joint venture between Daewoo Engineering & Construction and the Singapore branch of Dongah Geological Engineering has been awarded the civil contract for the design and construction of Pasir Ris MRT station and tunnels for the Cross Island Line (CRL).
LTA added that the $980 million civil contract would also include the addition and alteration works to the existing Pasir Ris MRT station along the East-West Line (EWL).
The two Korean firms have “established track records in providing design-and-build construction services for infrastructure such as rail stations and tunnels locally and abroad,” added LTA.
Shorter Travelling Times with the Cross Island Line
The first stage of the Cross Island Line (CRL1) which comprises 12 stations, will span from Aviation Park to Bright Hill. LTA mentioned that the CRL1 will benefit over 100,000 households, serving both residential and industrial areas along regions of Tampines, Pasir Ris, Hougang and Ang Mo Kio.
Commuters can expect the CRL1 to halve travelling times from Pasir Ris to Ang Mo Kio, to just 25 minutes from an hour travel. Additionally, LTA estimated that it would only take 15 minutes to travel from Pasir Ris to Defu industrial estate, from the 35 minutes travelling time of today.
The CRL would be Singapore’s eighth MRT line, connecting the country’s major hubs such as Jurong Lake District, Punggol Digital District and Changi. When fully completed, it will serve existing and future developments in the eastern, north-eastern and western corridors.
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Final Preparations for the Thomson-East Coast Line Stage 2
Cross Island Line – SGTrains
East-West Line – SGTrains
LTA Awards Civil Contract for Design and Construction of Pasir Ris Interchange Station and Tunnels for the Cross Island Line Phase 1 – LTA
Artist Impressions and Map of Pasir Ris MRT station adapted from LTA