Monday, November 30, 2020

J110 - A new bus interchange


29 November 2020 - A view of the first temporary Jurong East bus interchange next to Jurong East MRT station.

After nearly 9 years in operation, the first temporary bus interchange at Jurong East will be relocated. To our knowledge, this is the first time where a second temporary facility has been constructed for use. Come 6th December 2020, operations will commence at the new facility located opposite the existing interchange. This will be the second bus interchange to shift in order to facilitate construction works for the Jurong Region Line (JRL).

Monday, November 23, 2020

J102 - Progress and upcoming activities


14 November 2020 - An aerial view of Choa Chu Kang interchange station site.

Since our last update of Contract J102, there has been some progress made. Most visible is the progress around Choa Chu Kang station for site preparation. Scaffolding has been going up around the vacated Block 303 along Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4. A few fabric noise barriers have been installed ahead of the demoltion works.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

J107 - It's coming!

14 November 2020 - A view of Jurong West Street 75 and Gek Poh Shopping Centre.

For years my relatives have lived in Gek Poh Ville, right opposite Gek Poh Shopping Centre & Community Club. When I used to stay with them, a ride on bus route 243 was necessary to get to the MRT station at Boon Lay, the then western terminus of the East West Line. Back then the only buildings around Jurong West Central 1 were the Jurong Point shopping centre (albeit much smaller), the MRT station and the bus interchange. Jurong West Street 64 did not even run under the MRT viaducts at that time. From this, you can tell just how long my relatives have been residing in Gek Poh - long enough for my cousins to have progressed from being primary school students to working adults.

Thus it was with much excitement that one of them messaged me some photos of circulars from the contract J107 main contractor that had been put up at the lift lobby of their block - "It's coming!" she texted excitedly. Contract J107 is for the construction of Gek Poh and Tawas stations with associated viaducts for the Jurong Region Line (JRL).

Monday, November 9, 2020

J106 - Upcoming work at Boon Lay


08 November 2020 - An aerial view of the Boon Lay East West Line station with the LTA Project office in the background

The site around Boon Lay station has undergone some changes since the update of the site of the future Jurong Region Line (JRL) interchange station. Since our last visit to Contract J106's site, more site offices have sprung up in the vicinity of the Land Transport Authority (LTA) Project Office and the main contractor has also issued a new circular detailing upcoming works.

Monday, July 27, 2020

Contract update - J105 Bahar Junction

02 July 2020 - Site conditions at the location of the future Bahar Junction station

The contract for construction of Bahar Junction station, J105, was awarded to China Railway No 11 Bureau in December 2019. Since then, the contractor has been gearing up to commence construction of the unique 3-direction station and transfer facility for the Jurong Region Line (JRL).

Friday, July 24, 2020

Contract update - J105 Jurong West

02 July 2020
Contract J105 for the construction of Jurong West and Bahar Junction stations and associated viaducts for the Jurong Region Line was awarded to China Railway No 11 Bureau in December 2019. Prior to construction works commencing on site, extensive utility diversion works have been ongoing at the site of the future Jurong West station.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Contract awards - J109, J152, J155 & J160

Render of the Toh Guan station.
Source: JRTC
On Friday, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced the award of 4 contracts for the Jurong Region Line (JRL). The first contract awarded was for J109 which will include the construction of Toh Guan, Jurong Town Hall and Pandan Reservoir stations along with associated viaducts and commuter facilities. This contract has been awarded to the joint venture of Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co Ltd - Yongnam Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd. Daewoo is currently constructing the Stevens station on the Thomson-East Coast Line while Yongnam has been a key supplier of struts used in the construction of several underground MRT stations.