Monday, May 21, 2018

Bahar Junction

We have noticed that there were a lot of questions regarding the design and arrangement of Bahar Junction station based on the illustrations from LTA and media. Here's our take on how it may look like, and how it will operate.

Illustration of how Bahar Junction station may be configured.
Credit: y2koh
This illustration was shown in one of our previous post. The speculated plan is based on the operating diagrams shown in LTA's promotional video on YouTube as well as a diagram on The Straits Times. We expect that there will only be 3 platforms at the station, all on the same level to facilitate transfers without the need to transverse through lifts and escalators. However, many readers may notice the lack of direction service on some directions, namely from Boon Lay/Jurong Pier towards Tengah/Choa Chu Kang (CCK), from Tengah/CCK towards Nanyang Technological University (NTU), and from NTU towards Boon Lay/Jurong Pier.

Friday, May 11, 2018

2028 MRT & LRT system map

The MRT and LRT system map with the inclusion of the Jurong Region Line.
Source: Today
In case you were wondering how the Jurong Region Line would fit into the overall MRT & LRT system map, have a look for yourself. The map will be joined by the upcoming Cross Island Line and other future lines which the Land Transport Authority in currently studying. In addition, we get a first look at how the Jurong Region Line stations may look in the years to come.

Tengah Plantation station artist impression.
Source: Today

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Official route & stations

Jurong Region Line initial system map.
Source: Land Transport Authority

This morning the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced the official stations and route for the Jurong Region Line (JRL). As reflected in our new logo, the route is to be coloured teal. As previously mentioned in our final prediction post, two stations will be deferred and the remainder of stations will be built and opened over 3 separate phases.

Overlay of officially released Jurong Region Line initial system map against geographic map.
Credits: y2koh

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Poll: Refreshed logo colour

As we may be refreshing the logo, which of the three above colours do you think we should feature?
Do tell us in the limited time poll which will close on 10 May 2018 at 12:00pm. You can access it in the column to the right, just above our current logo. Thank you!

Sunday, May 6, 2018

JRL alignment - Final prediction


Predicted alignment in a possible in train map format.
Credits: y2koh
After years of awaiting for announcements pertaining to this line, we have fine tuned our station predictions based on available information. We are certain that the official station locations will be announced this year. The above image is a mock up of the line map that may be used in the train interiors. Please bear in mind that this production is solely intended for visualization purposes and that the JRL Construction Blog is not affiliated with the Land Transport Authority (LTA). The official alignment, line colour and schematic will be produced by the LTA.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Choa Chu Kang interchange render

Choa Chu Kang interchange - taken from OneMap

We recently came across a potential render of the Choa Chu Kang interchange showing the North South Line (NSL) MRT station, Bukit Panjang (BP) LRT station, new Choa Chu Kang bus interchange and the Jurong Region Line (JRL) MRT station.

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.