Saturday, March 11, 2017

Trial trenching at Choa Chu Kang

Trial trench location along Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3
A recent visit to Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3 turns up some evidence of trial trenching works commencing. Trial trenching is a process whereby trenches are dug as a means of locating utilities that require diversion. You may likely have seen trial trenches being dug around without knowing the proper term for the process.

Excavator with traffic cones bearing LTA logo along Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3 for trial trenching works
As trial trenches are used to locate utility points before actual diversion is performed at a later stage, it is highly likely that the Jurong Region Line (JRL) will run along this particular road as previously speculated. The intensity in Soil Investigation (SI) works has also increased with a number of rigs being spotted at various locations along the roadway.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Speculative station locations

Speculative map of the JRL network
Credits: y2koh
Having explored the roads that the Jurong Region Line (JRL) may align with, here is our speculative map of the station locations. Once again, we reiterate that these station locations are part of our prediction based on available information and site conditions, not the final location or announcement by relevant authorities.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Roads JRL may align with - Jurong West & NTU branch


Indicative map of Jurong Region Line (JRL)
Source: LTA
Previously we looked at how the Jurong Region Line (JRL) may weave its way through to Jurong East & West Coast. Today we look at how it would weave itself to its other 2 terminals - NTU and Jurong Industrial Estate.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Roads JRL may align with - Jurong East branch

Typical road name sign
Source: SRX
In our previous post, we touched on the location shift of Choa Chu Kang bus interchange to make way for the Jurong Region Line (JRL) station. In this post, we explore the potential roads that the JRL may align with along the Jurong East & West Coast branch.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Choa Chu Kang bus interchange

Choa Chu Kang bus interchange
Source: The Straits Times
A recent contract has been called for the development of the Choa Chu Kang bus interchange on a new site behind Lot 1 shopping centre.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

West Coast Extension

Source: Land Transport Authority Facebook page
The Land Transport Authority announced the possibility of the Jurong Region Line being extended from the current planned terminus in the West Coast vicinity to connect with the Circle Line. This proposed extension has been suggested by multiple commuters to improve connectivity from the western region to the Central Business District and other areas via the completed Circle Line with stage 6 plugging the remaining gap. It is good news to know that the authorities see the wisdom in investing in this suggestion.

The extension would be approximately 5km long and potentially connect at Haw Par Villa station on the Circle Line. We expect that the extension should pass through the population centres along West Coast Road: West Coast Drive, West Coast Plaza, Clementi Woods, Kent Ridge terminal, Heng Mui Keng, Science Park II and Haw Par Villa for interchange to the Circle Line.

Read more here (Channel News Asia article) and here (Land Transport Authority press release).

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Interchange stations

Based on different sources, we can piece together that the Jurong Region Line will feature 5 stations connecting to other MRT lines.

Source: GreenhilLi