The civil contract for the design and development of the Pasir Ris interchange station and tunnels for the Cross Island Line (CRL) has been awarded to Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. – Dongah Geological Engineering Co., Ltd, Singapore Branch Joint Venture for a cumulative contract amount of $980 million by Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA).
This contract includes the design and development of the Pasir Ris interchange station and tunnels, as well as additions and changes to the current Pasir Ris station on the East-West Line (EWL). Construction on the CRL Pasir Ris station is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2021, with passenger operation beginning in 2030.
From Aviation Park to Bright Hill, CRL1 is 29 kilometers long and has 12 stations. More than 100,000 households will benefit from this project, which will serve residential and industrial areas in Loyang, Tampines, Pasir Ris, Defu, Hougang, Serangoon North, and Ang Mo Kio. CRL1 would make public transportation more available to famous recreational areas such as Changi Beach Park and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. Investigations into the details of subsequent CRL phases are ongoing.
With a length of more than 50 kilometers, the entire Cross Island Line (CRL) will be LTA’s eighth and longest completely underground MRT line. It will link major hubs such as Jurong Lake District, Punggol Digital District, and Changi area to current and future developments in the eastern, western, and north-eastern corridors. Almost half of the CRL’s stations will be interchanges with other rail lines, making it easier and more convenient and proper for commuters and passengers to travel across the rail network.
The 29-kilometer-long Phase 1 of the CRL (CRL1), which will run from Aviation Park to Bright Hill, will be built in three stages. This would represent areas such as Loyang, Tampines, Pasir Ris, Defu, Hougang, Serangoon North, and Ang Mo Kio, as well as residential and industrial areas. CRL1 would support over 100,000 families, as well as public recreational areas such as Changi Beach Park and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.