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Brickland MRT Station To Be Completed In 2034, Located Between Choa Chu Kang & Bukit Gombak

Artist's Impression of Brickland MRT station for the North-South Line (NSL). (Image: LTA)

Artist’s Impression of Brickland MRT station for the North-South Line (NSL). (Image: LTA)

The new Brickland MRT station on the North-South Line (NSL) is expected to open for passenger service in 2034, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Friday (Jul 28).

The station will be located between the existing Choa Chu Kang and Bukit Gombak MRT stations, and design & construction works are expected to start in 2024.

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Brickland MRT Station Constructions Begin In 2024

NS 3A Brickland MRT station

Artist's Impression of Brickland MRT station for the North-South Line (NSL). (Image: LTA)

Artist’s Impression of Brickland MRT station for the North-South Line (NSL). (Image: LTA)

The Brickland MRT station was one of two upcoming NSL stations that were announced in the Land Transport Masterplan 2040, with Sungei Kadut MRT station being the other one.

It will become the third MRT station to be built on an existing overground MRT line, apart from Dover MRT station on the East-West Line (EWL) and Canberra MRT station on the NSL.

“Brickland Station will help commuters in the area save up to 15 minutes in travel time towards the city centre and the commercial hub in Jurong Lake District,” said LTA.

Residents in Keat Hong, Bukit Batok West, Pavilion Park and Tengah town’s Brickland district will enjoy better rail network connectivity and will be within a 10-minute walk to the upcoming Brickland MRT station when it opens in 2034.

LTA added that several educational institutions, including ITE College West, Swiss Cottage Secondary School and St. Anthony’s Primary School, will also be provided with more direct access to the rail network.

New viaduct and crossover tracks will also be constructed

Location Map of the new viaducts and crossover tracks at the Brickland MRT station. (Image: LTA)

Location Map of the new viaducts and crossover tracks at the Brickland MRT station. (Image: LTA)

A new viaduct and crossover tracks will be constructed, ensuring that connections for the existing NSL tracks are maintained while modification works are being carried out.

“This will minimise disruptions to train operations between Choa Chu Kang and Bukit Gombak stations,” said LTA.

Crossover tracks are railway tracks for trains to switch from one track to another, allowing train operations to be more feasible and flexible.

In a video published by rail operator SMRT in 2018, crossover tracks are used in instances such as diverting trains to relieve passenger build-up at other stations or during train faults.

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Travel Time Savings with the upcoming Brickland MRT station

Travel Time Savings with Brickland MRT station. (Image: LTA)

Travel Time Savings with Brickland MRT station. (Image: LTA)

When the upcoming Brickland MRT station opens for operations in 2034, it is estimated that commuters travelling from Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 to either Woodlands Regional Centre or Jurong Lake District can expect to save 15 minutes of travelling time.

LTA also estimated that commuters travelling from Pavilion Estate to Raffles Place can expect their journeys to be shortened from 50 minutes to 40 minutes.



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Related Links
North-South Line – SGTrains


External Links
New Brickland Station to Enhance Rail Connectivity in Western Singapore – LTA [Accessed 29 Jul 2023]
Why do trains turnaround? – SMRT/YouTube [Accessed 29 Jul 2023]


Images: LTA.
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