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

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Jurong East

We have recently gotten information that the Jurong Region Line (JRL) will integrate with the North South and East West lines at Jurong East station. Additionally, the JRL station will be an elevated one that will feature connections to the existing MRT station. A new bus interchange will be developed on the site of the former Jurong East bus interchange before it was demolished.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Station information

Source: Greenhilli
We have come across information that the Jurong Region Line will see close to 30 stations. Of these +/- 30 stations, 5 will allow passengers to change to other MRT lines. We presume that Choa Chu Kang and Boon Lay are part of these 5 stations.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Choa Chu Kang

Over the weekend, decided to do a mini walk around in Choa Chu Kang to determine possible corridors for the line to run along. There was pretty intense Soil Investigations along a stretch of road for a good distance. Now, we can't be too sure that these are for the Jurong Region Line (JRL) as they may be for a slew of other works - road widening, new road infrastructure - instead of Rapid Transit System (RTS) lines.

Soil investigation rig in front of Sunshine Court along
Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Projected timeline

Recently, we came across some new information on the expected timeline for the line and contract tender and award.

Source: LTA

Based on this, we can presume that the stations will be announced sometime between 2017 and 2018.

Source: HDB
Source: HDB
Additionally, these two documents from HDB show an indicative corridor for the JRL's 2001-era plan. The plot for the JRL depot may still be located at the same area as in the plans shown above.