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Clementi & King Albert Park MRT Stations of the Cross Island Line To Start Construction in Q1 2024

Clementi & King Albert Park MRT Stations of the Cross Island Line To Start Construction in Q1 2024. (Images: LTA)

Clementi & King Albert Park MRT Stations of the Cross Island Line To Start Construction in Q1 2024. (Images: LTA)

Construction works for both Clementi and King Albert Park MRT stations for the second phase of the Cross Island Line (CRL2) is expected to begin in the first quarter of next year, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced on Monday (Oct 2).

CRL is Singapore’s eighth MRT line, spanning over 50km, connecting the country’s major hubs such as Jurong Lake District, Punggol Digital District and Changi.

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LTA Awards Two Civil Contracts for Cross Island Line Phase 2

CR 17 Clementi

Artist's Impression of Clementi MRT station entrance for the Cross Island Line. (Image: LTA)

Artist’s Impression of Clementi MRT station entrance for the Cross Island Line. (Image: LTA)

The joint venture between the Singapore Branch of China Communications Construction Company Limited and the Singapore Branch of Sinohydro Corporation Limited has been awarded the civil contract CR208 valued at $514 million for the design and construction of the Clementi MRT station for the CRL.

Clementi MRT station will become an interchange station with the East-West Line (EWL).

Artist's Impression of Clementi MRT station concourse for the Cross Island Line. (Image: LTA)

Artist’s Impression of Clementi MRT station concourse for the Cross Island Line. (Image: LTA)

“Sinohydro Corporation Limited has also been involved in a wide range of local and overseas infrastructure projects,” the LTA said.

It added that Sinohydro Corporation Limited previously constructed the Napier MRT station of the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) and is currently constructing the Pasir Ris East MRT station of the CRL.

CR 15 King Albert Park

Artist's Impression of King Albert Park MRT station entrance for the Cross Island Line. (Image: LTA)

Artist’s Impression of King Albert Park MRT station entrance for the Cross Island Line. (Image: LTA)

The Singapore Branch of China Communications Construction Company Limited has been awarded the civil contract CR205 valued at $447 million for the design and construction of the King Albert Park MRT station for the CRL.

When completed, King Albert Park MRT station will become an interchange station with the Downtown Line (DTL).

Artist's Impression of King Albert Park MRT station platform for the Cross Island Line. (Image: LTA)

Artist’s Impression of King Albert Park MRT station platform for the Cross Island Line. (Image: LTA)

“China Communications Construction Company Limited has an extensive track record in delivering design-and-build construction services both locally and abroad,” said the LTA.

It added that the construction firm is currently involved in the construction of the Tampines North MRT station of the CRL, the Boon Lay MRT station of the Jurong Region Line (JRL) and the viaducts and tunnels of the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) Link.

Works for Clementi and King Albert Park stations to begin in Q1 2024

LTA said that ground conditions at both MRT stations are “challenging”, and earth retaining and stabilising structures will be constructed prior to excavation and construction of the station structures to ensure the safety and ground stability of neighbouring buildings.

It added that traffic and utilities diversions needed to facilitate construction works will be implemented in phases to mitigate the impact on residents, students and motorists.

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

Construction works for Clementi and King Albert Park MRT stations are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2024.

Shorter Travelling Times with the Cross Island Line

Location of Clementi MRT station of the Cross Island Line. (Image: LTA)

Location of Clementi MRT station of the Cross Island Line. (Image: LTA)

The CRL phase 2 is 15 kilometres long, serving new areas such as Sunset Way and West Coast that are not currently linked to an MRT line.

“With the improved connectivity, CRL phase 2 will shorten travel times for commuters travelling to and from the western parts of Singapore,” the Land Transport Authority (LTA) had said.

Location of King Albert Park MRT station of the Cross Island Line. (Image: LTA)

Location of King Albert Park MRT station of the Cross Island Line. (Image: LTA)

Commuters can expect the CRL to reduce travelling times between King Albert Park and Aviation Park from 95 minutes today to 50 minutes.

LTA also estimated that travelling times between Clementi and Ang Mo Kio Town Centre will also be reduced by half, from 50 minutes today to 25 minutes.

The six-station CRL phase 2 is targeted to commence passenger service in 2032.



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Related Links
Cross Island Line – SGTrains


External Links
LTA Awards Two Civil Contracts for Cross Island Line Phase 2 – LTA [Accessed 02 Oct 2023]
#PSA We’ve awarded contracts for the design and construction of two Cross Island Line Phase 2 (#CRL2) interchange stations – King Albert Park (KAP) and Clementi! 🚆🥳 – LTA/Facebook [Accessed 02 Oct 2023]


Images: LTA.
This article first appeared on SGTrains.
Last updated: 03 Oct 2023.

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