LAND Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded two contracts worth a total of $S 386m ($US 279.5m) for the Jurong Regional Line (JRL), the seventh line of Singapore’s metro network which is due to open in three stages from 2027 onwards.
The final JRL civil works contract to be awarded is worth $S 148m and will see Hwa Seng Builder design and build JW5 station and 700m of associated viaducts.
JW5 station is located within the campus of the National Technological University (NTU). Work on the new station is expected to start in the third quarter of 2022 for completion in 2029.
Separately, a consortium of Siemens Mobility and Concord Corporation has been awarded a $S 238m contract to provide the JRL power supply system. including the 750V dc traction supply.
The contract covers design, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the entire power supply system, including the 750V dc traction supply and associated auxiliary systems.
The JRL will be 24km long with 24 stations of which three will be interchange stations at Boon Lay, Choa Chu Kang and Jurong East MRT. The JRL will improve connectivity in the western part of Singapore, linking NTU with the Jurong Innovation Area and the future Tengah development.
LTA says that it will enable passengers from the north of Singapore to access the Jurong area via an interchange at Choa Chu Kang station.
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