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Construction of Pasir Ris East MRT Station for the Cross Island Line To Start in Q2 2022

Construction of Pasir Ris East MRT Station for the Cross Island Line To Start in Q2 2022. (Image: LTA)

Construction works for Pasir Ris East MRT station for the first phase of the Cross Island Line (CRL1) will begin in the second quarter this year, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced in a press release on Monday (Feb 7).

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Civil Contract Awarded for Cross Island Line Phase 1

CR 4 Pasir Ris East MRT station

The joint venture between Singapore Engineering & Construction Pte. Ltd. and Sinohydro Corporation Limited (Singapore Branch) has been awarded the civil contract valued at around $363 million for the design and construction of Pasir Ris East MRT station.

LTA said that Singapore Engineering & Construction “is one of Singapore’s most established civil engineering and construction specialists”.

It added that the company was previously involved in the construction of the Tai Seng Facility Building serving the Downtown Line (DTL) and the widening of the Keppel Viaduct.

Hydropower engineering and construction company Sinohydro Corporation Limited “has been involved in a wide range of infrastructure works locally and abroad”, LTA said.

The company is currently constructing both Napier and Marina South MRT stations for the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL).

Safety Measures, Staggering Road Traffic and Utilities Diversion to be Implemented

LTA highlighted that Pasir Ris East MRT station is located along busy roads and in the vicinity of residential blocks and community amenities.

As such, to mitigate the impact to residents and motorists, it will implement staggered stages of traffic and diversion to utilities to facilitate construction works.

It added that safety measures will be taken when carrying out Earth Retaining & Stabilising Structure and excavation works.

“LTA and the contractor will closely monitor the works to ensure that they are carried out safely with minimal impact to the nearby stakeholders,” it said.

Shorter Travelling Times with the Cross Island Line

Location of Pasir Ris East MRT station. (Image: LTA)

Location of Pasir Ris East MRT station. (Image: LTA)

The first phase 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 reduce travelling times from Pasir Ris East to Ang Mo Kio, from 60 minutes to 25 minutes. LTA also estimated that it would take 30 minutes to travel from Pasir Ris East to Bright Hill, from the 80 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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Related Links
Cross Island Line – SGTrains

External Links
LTA Awards Civil Contract for Design and Construction of Pasir Ris East Station under Cross Island Line Phase 1 – LTA [Accessed 08 Feb 2022]
Construction of Pasir Ris East MRT station on Cross Island Line to start in Q2 – CNA [Accessed 08 Feb 2022]
LTA awards $363 million contract for Pasir Ris East Station under Cross Island Line Phase 1 – The Straits Times [Accessed 08 Feb 2022]

Images by LTA.

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