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Western S’pore will see better rail connectivity

We thank Mr Aloysius Teo for his letter “Discrepancy in number of MRT lines to west puzzling” (Jan 29).

Helen Lim, Group Director, Corporate Communications Group, Land Transport Authority

We thank Mr Aloysius Teo for his letter “Discrepancy in number of MRT lines to west puzzling” (Jan 29).

The Jurong East region is being planned as the biggest commercial hub outside of the Central Business District.

To support this and other developments in the west, the Land Transport Authority has been working with government agencies such as the Urban Redevelopment Authority, Housing and Development Board and JTC Corporation to ensure new rail lines are rolled out in tandem.

The proposed Jurong Region Line (JRL) will link up key activity nodes such as Tengah New Town and Jurong Gateway, as well as Nanyang Technological University and the Jurong West District.

Also, the LTA is studying the feasibility of extending the JRL to link up with the Circle Line in the longer term, which could then provide additional direct connectivity to the new Downtown and Marina Bay areas.

By 2030, the western region will be served by the Cross Island Line, which will interchange with all existing and future radial lines, allow more multiple routes throughout the rail network and link west to east from Jurong to Changi.

We thank Mr Teo for the opportunity to clarify.

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