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First phase of Cross Island Line to be completed by 2029

SINGAPORE – Construction of the first phase of the new Cross Island Line (CRL), which will have 12 MRT stations starting from the Aviation Park in Changi to Bright Hill in Bishan, is expected to begin next year and completed by 2029.

The stations on the first phase of the CRL will be located at: Bright Hill, Teck Ghee, Ang Mo Kio, Tavistock, Serangoon North, Hougang, Defu, Tampines North, Pasir Ris, Pasir Ris East, Loyang and the Aviation Park.

The stations on the first phase of the CRL will be located at: Bright Hill, Teck Ghee, Ang Mo Kio, Tavistock, Serangoon North, Hougang, Defu, Tampines North, Pasir Ris, Pasir Ris East, Loyang and the Aviation Park.

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SINGAPORE – Construction of the first phase of the new Cross Island Line (CRL), which will have 12 MRT stations starting from the Aviation Park in Changi to Bright Hill in Bishan, is expected to begin next year and completed by 2029.
 
The 29km long line will benefit more than 100,000 households and cut travelling time by 50 to 70 minutes, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said on Friday (Jan 25). 
 
The stations on the first phase of the CRL will be located at: Bright Hill, Teck Ghee, Ang Mo Kio, Tavistock, Serangoon North, Hougang, Defu, Tampines North, Pasir Ris, Pasir Ris East, Loyang and the Aviation Park.
 
To support this MRT line, Mr Khaw said that a new 57-hectare depot at Changi East will be constructed to provide stabling and maintenance facilities for up to 80 trains.
 
In a joint separate statement, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) and the Singapore Land Authority said that the CRL will be conducted in three phases. 
 
According to the 2013 Transport Master Plan, the fully completed CRL, which was targeted to be ready around 2030, will span about 50km in length. 
 
Eventually, Mr Khaw said, the CRL will connect the western, northeastern and eastern areas of Singapore and could also be connected to Changi Airport. 
 
Authorities said they are still studying that option, and conducting studies on the alignments for phases two and three of the line.
 
To facilitate construction, the authorities will partially acquire eight properties.
 
The partial acquisitions will only affect ancillary features such as footpaths located outside the premises of the properties, the LTA said, and so will not have a major effect on residents and landowners.
 
No buildings or operations will be affected, LTA said. No structures will be demolished and no relocation will be required, it added.
 
Landowners can continue using those ancillary features till Jan 31, 2020, and will be given compensation based on the market value of the acquired land or space.
 
These properties are:

  • Loyang Valley Condominium at Loyang Avenue
  • Electrical sub-station at Loyang Avenye
  • Hitachi Chemical Pte Ltd at Loyang Way
  • Loyang Industrial Park at Loyang Lane
  • Daikin Airconditioning (Singapore) Pte Ltd at And Mo Kio Industrual Park 2
  • Gain City Best-Electric Pte Ltd at Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2
  • Ang Mo Kio Hub at Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3
  • Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery at Bright Hill Road

 

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