Monday, June 17, 2019

JRL Contracts - Awards & Tender progress

As of mid-April, all contracts for the first phase of the Jurong Region Line (JRL) were floated for tender. Since then, approximately three of the first few civil contracts have closed and are awaiting award while the remaining three contracts are still in the midst of the tendering stage.

Also recently closed was contract J151 for the procurement of train sets for the line. This brings the line a step closer to actualization. We have compiled a list of the contracts floated for tender and their respective statuses from the start of the studies for the line.

Compilation of all JRL contracts floated for tender to date and status of the contracts.
The next step would be for the award of the civil contracts ahead of the line's ground breaking, which can be expected some time next year.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Pre-construction - Jurong East

Jurong East station is a transport hub which currently serves as an interchange station between the North South Line (NSL) and East West Line (EWL). A major bus interchange is located next to the MRT station, servicing approximately 20 bus routes. The original bus interchange was located on the northwestern side of the plot, but was moved to a temporary facility west of the station in 2011.

17 October 2017
Source: Google Earth

Monday, May 13, 2019

Pre-construction - Peng Kang Hill

Peng Kang Hill is the final station along the Jurong Region Line's western route and will be co-located with a stabling facility for the line. The station will be located next to the Experimental Medicine Building in Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

04 March 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

Pre-construction - Nanyang Crescent

Nanyang Crescent station is located at what can be considered to be the heart of Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The second of 3 stations within NTU has the North Spine located to its south and the National Institute of Education to its north. Both the public bus services that ply NTU stop at this location along Nanyang Drive, making this the defacto transport hub for the university.

04 March 2019 - A view westwards along Nanyang Drive.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Pre-construction - Nanyang Gateway

Nanyang Gateway serves as the first of 3 stations located within Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Currently disconnected from any rail service, the line will run through the heart of NTU providing easier access for the university students to transfer to other radial lines for travel to other parts of the island.

04 March 2019 - Looking westwards along Nanyang Avenue to the approximate site of the future station.

04 March 2019 - A westwards view along Nanyang Avenue.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Pre-construction - Enterprise, Tukang, Jurong Hill & Jurong Pier

Several of the stations along the Jurong Region Line (JRL) serve the Jurong Industrial Estate. These stations - Enterprise, Tukang, Jurong Hill and Jurong Pier - will be built and commence operation under the third phase of the line in 2028.

Enterprise
Located near the Chin Bee Drive factories along Jalan Boon Lay, currently the area is a dual carriageway road. The station should be located along the road median with minimal impact to road lanes during construction.

04 March 2019 - Looking northwards along Jalan Boon Lay to the approximate station site.

Friday, May 3, 2019

Pre-construction - Pandan Reservoir

Pandan Reservoir station is located at the southern end of the Jurong Region Line's east route. It serves both Teban Gardens and Pandan Gardens estate on either side of the terminus.

21 April 2019 - An aerial panorama of the site for the future Pandan Reservoir station, to be located behind the school in the
foreground.