SINGAPORE — The construction of the Jurong West and Bahar Junction stations of Jurong Region Line (JRL) and associated viaducts is expected to begin next year and end in 2026, the Land Transport Authority said on Monday (9 December).
The LTA said it has awarded a design and construction deal worth $210.1 million to China Railway 11 Bureau Group (Singapore Branch) for the project.
The company will build 1.15 km of viaducts along Jurong West Avenue 2 and Avenue 4, as well as along Jurong West Street 64 and Street 75.
Jurong West Station (JS6), located along Jurong West Avenue 2 and adjacent to Jurong West Street 23, will have a single island platform serving trains bound for Choa Chu Kang and Jurong Pier.
Bahar Junction Station (JS7) will serve trains heading to Choa Chu Kang and Jurong Pier on one platform, and trains heading to Peng Kang Hill (working name) on the other platform.
China Railway 11 Bureau Group has previously completed MRT projects such as the Tuas Link, Tuas West Road and Tuas Crescent stations and their associated railway viaducts.
The 24km JRL, to open in three stages starting from 2026, will have 24 stations, including three interchange stations at Boon Lay, Choa Chu Kang and Jurong East.
The line is forecast to serve 200,000 daily commuters in the initial years and grow to more than 500,000 daily commuters in the longer term.
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