Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded a S$241 million contract for the construction of two Jurong Region Line (JRL) stations and their associated viaduct to China Harbour (Singapore) Engineering Company Pte Ltd.
The contract comprises works to design and construct two JRL stations, JS9 and JS10, in the vicinity of Enterprise Road and Jalan Tukang. It also includes a 1.5 km viaduct between the stations, over Jurong Central Park and Jalan Boon Lay.
Construction works are expected to start in May 2021, with completion scheduled for 2029.
China Harbour (Singapore) Engineering Company Pte Ltd (formerly known as Zhen Hua Singapore Engineering Pte Ltd) has been operating in Singapore for more than 35 years and has completed rail projects in Macau and Thailand. The company is currently involved in the construction of Siglap station on the Thomson-East Coast Line in Singapore.
The JRL project aims to improve connectivity in the western part of Singapore by serving areas that currently do not have direct links to the rail network, including NTU (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Jurong Industrial Estate, Jurong Innovation District, Pandan Reservoir and the future Tengah area.
The stations at Choa Chu Kang, Boon Lay and the Jurong area are expected to add more than 60,000 additional households within a 10-minute walk from a train station. As key residential areas such as Tengah new town develop over time, more households will benefit from the JRL in the future.