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.

Monday, July 13, 2020

J108 Tengah Park render

Render of Tengah Park MRT station.
Source: Choa Chu Kang Town Council
Recently, several town councils have released their 5 year masterplan to let residents know of upcoming plans being rolled out in their neighbourhoods. A major component of these masterplans are transport and accessibility. As such, several Jurong Region Line (JRL) stations have featured in these plans unveiled by the town councils. Choa Chu Kang town council released this 3D render of Tengah Park station recently, showing the station featuring a link bridge across Bukit Batok Road. The station also sports the typical JRL station design with a steel roof over protruding back of house rooms at the platform level. As an added bonus, a render of Hume station on the Downtown Line can also be found in the masterplan.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Contract update - J106 Boon Lay

Contact J106 for the construction of Boon Lay station on the Jurong Region Line (JRL) was awarded in February 2020 to China Communications Construction Company. Since the award date, there has yet to be much movement at the site of the future station which will sit perpendicularly a level above the existing East West Line train tracks.

02 July 2020 - Aerial view of Boon Lay station site from the south

Monday, July 6, 2020

Contract update - J102 Choa Chu Kang

Contract J102 was one of the earliest awarded contracts for the Jurong Region Line (JRL), being awarded to Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co (STEC) in September 2019. Since the contract award, some work has commenced in the vicinity of Choa Chu Kang station for site preparation. This involves the demolition of the former Choa Chu Kang bus interchange built in the 1990's, demolition of block 303 consisting of a multi-storey carpark with commercial units on the ground floor and construction of replacement parking lots.

02 July 2020 - A view of block 303 & remnants of the former Choa Chu Kang bus interchange as seen from the Choa Chu Kang MRT station.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Renders update

It has been a while since the team has been able to provide any updates on our blogs and we would like to take this opportunity to apologise for this "drought" experienced. With the Corona Virus making an impact around the world, real life has caught up with our team as well - most of us work in the healthcare industry and have been busy on the frontlines ensuring that the spread of the virus is being minimized. We thank our readers for your patience and will attempt to provide updates on the construction of the Jurong Region Line in a more regular manner from here on out.

Edited 20 July 2020 - Added renders for Tengah Park, Jurong Town Hall & Pandan Reservoir stations.
Edited 9 August 2020 - Added renders for Toh Guan, Jurong East, Jurong Town Hall & Pandan Reservoir stations.