About JRL

The Jurong Region Line (JRL) is a rapid transit line designed to serve the Jurong region in the west of Singapore.

Initial announcement (Circa 2001)
The first announcement of the line came about at the opening of the Dover station along the East-West Line. In the transport minister's speech, three lines were mentioned to be built over the next twelve to fifteen years - the Bukit Timah Line (now Downtown Line stage 2), the Eastern Region Line (now Downtown Line stage 3 and the East Coast Line) and the Jurong Region Line. During this phase of planning, the line was envisioned as a Light Rail Transit (LRT) line serving the residents living beyond the then current end point of the East-West Line at Boon Lay station. Following this announcement, the other two lines gained momentum and were eventually constructed as the Downtown Line (DTL) and East Coast Line (part of the Thomson-East Coast Line, TEL). However, the Jurong Region Line was hardly heard of, with only silent murmurs from the Land Transport Authority (LTA) mentioning that the line was on hold.

A news article stating that the JRL has been in the works for many years
Source: OrangeTee
Extract of Transport Minister's speech at Dover MRT station opening
Source: Ministry of Transport
Source: LTA

Land Transport Masterplan 2013 (Circa 2013)
In 2013, the LTA announced at the Minister's visit to the DTL Chinatown station that the JRL would be built by 2025. During this announcement, it was not defined if the line would remain as an LRT line or if it would be classified as an MRT line now. Nevertheless, the line would run from Choa Chu Kang, linking with key areas of NTU, Tengah, West Coast and Jurong Industrial Estate.

Source: LTA
Route length: 23km
Number of stations: 26

Number of interchanges: 7 (Choa Chu Kang, Jurong East, Boon Lay, Tengah, Jurong West, Jurong Industrial Estate & West Coast)
Line type: Elevated

Rolling stock details
Train length: 71m
Number of carriages: 4
Wheel type: Steel wheel on steel rail
System capacity: 15,000 to 25,000 passengers per hour per direction (MRT classification)

Updated 17 September 2016

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