Saturday, January 19, 2013

[SG] More new MRT lines to be built by 2030

More new MRT lines to be built by 2030 (The Star)

Friday January 18, 2013

THE Government has announced a slew of new rail transit projects which will be completed by 2030.

By then, Singapore’s metro network will increase to 360km, from 178km today. The latest new rail projects were announced by Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew during a visit to the Downtown Line 1’s Chinatown station yesterday morning.

The biggest project will be for a 50km MRT line running from Changi to Jurong that will be up by 2030.

Called the Cross Island Line, it will pass towns such as Loyang, Pasir Ris, Hougang, Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Timah, West Coast and Clementi.

Next is the 20km Jurong Region Line, expected to be completed by 2025, JRL will connect the Jurong region with the rest of Singapore. Commuters in the north will be also able to enter the Jurong area directly via the JRL, without having to interchange at the heavily-used Jurong East interchange. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network

Part 2 of Land Transport Masterplan 2013 here