New Jurong Region MRT Line
The 20km Jurong Region Line (JRL) will connect the region to the existing rail network for faster travel to the rest of the island. It is expected to be complete by 2025.
It will serve residents of Choa Chu Kang, Boon Lay and the future developments in the Tengah area. It will connect to main activity nodes in Jurong West, such as Nanyang Technological University, the Jurong Industrial estate, including Jurong Island and the future Jurong Gateway. Commuters in the North will also be able to enter the Jurong region directly via the JRL, without having to interchange at the heavily-used Jurong East interchange.
Tuas West Extension
What is the Tuas West Extension?
Expected to be completed in 2016, the Tuas West Extension will extend the East-West Line from Joo Koon Station. The 7.5km extension comprises a twin tracked viaduct and 4 above ground stations.
A 26-hectare depot will be built to provide stabling and maintenance facilities for the additional 13 trains that will be bought for the extension and cater for future capacity expansion of the North-South Line and East-West Line.
When completed, the Tuas West extension is expected to carry 100,000 commuters daily.
Where is the Tuas West Extension?
The extension will improve the MRT connectivity that is currently lacking in the Tuas area. Its 4 stations link up the Jurong and Tuas industrial areas:
- Gul Circle
- Tuas Crescent
- Tuas West Road
- Tuas Link
In addition, a road viaduct will be constructed to provide motorists with an alternative to busy Pioneer Road. The 4km long dual 3-lane viaduct will run along Pioneer Road to join Tuas South Avenue 3 with 2.4km of the road viaduct integrated with the rail viaduct.
How will commuters benefit from the extension?
Commuters working in the Jurong and Tuas industrial estates will enjoy significantly better public transport connectivity, saving up to 35 minutes in travel time.
Clementi to Tuas Crescent
Via existing East-West Line and bus: 60 minutes
Via extended East-West Line: 35 minutes
Woodlands to Tuas West
Via North-South Line, existing East-West Line and bus: 85 minutes
Via North-South Line and extended East-West Line: 55 minutes
Bedok to Tuas West
Via existing East-West Line and bus: 100 minutes
Via extended East-West Line: 70 minutes