LTA awards contract to build Tengah Depot for Singapore JRL project

Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the civil contract for Tengah Depot – part of the Jurong Region Line (JRL) project - to China Railway 11 Bureau Group Corporation (Singapore Branch).

The S$739.5 million contract is to design and construct the Tengah Depot and its associated facilities. Construction work is expected to commence in 2020 and is slated for completion in 2026.

Located adjacent to the west of Tengah New Town, the at-grade Tengah Depot will be Singapore’s 10th MRT depot. It comprises an Integrated Rail and Bus depot, ancillary buildings and a transport workers’ dormitory.

The Tengah Depot occupies a 44.5-ha site and is designed for the stabling and maintenance of 100 four-car trains and 600 buses as well as their associated maintenance facilities. LTA said that to optimise land use, the depot will also include a four-storey transport workers’ dormitory that can accommodate 450 bus captains.

China Railway 11 Bureau Group Corporation (Singapore Branch) has completed various rail-related projects worldwide. In Singapore, the company has completed several major infrastructure projects including three MRT stations (namely Tuas Link, Tuas West Road and Tuas Crescent stations) and their associated railway viaducts – on the East-West Line’s Tuas West Extension. The company also constructed Singapore’s first integrated Rail and Road Viaduct as part of the Tuas West Extension project.

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