The final civil contract that entails the design and construction work for the Bright Hill interchange station and tunnels, which are a part of the first phase of Singapore’s Cross Island Line has been awarded to Penta Ocean Construction.
The contract, which is worth about US$ 526M was awarded to the Japanese construction firm by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), a statutory board under the Ministry of Transport of the Government of Singapore, following which the LTA picked contractors for all 12 Cross Island Line Phase 1 stations (CRL1).
Penta Ocean formerly worked on the Thomson – East Coast Line’s Bright Hill station (TEL). It is also building the Johor Bahru – Singapore Rapid Transit System Link station, tunnels, and customs, immigration, and quarantine buildings, as well as a tunnel for the North-South Corridor.
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Cross Island Line Phase 1 construction
Construction on CRL1 Bright Hill station is planned to begin in the second quarter of this year, with passenger service beginning in 2030. The bright Hill station is located along Sin Ming Avenue, on primarily Bukit Timah Granite land. Tunnel boring machines will need to be closely monitored to guarantee optimal performance, as the abrasive nature of the ground conditions is predicted to cause some wear to the cutting equipment.
Singapore’s eighth MRT line is the CRL. It will serve current and future developments in the eastern, north-eastern, and western corridors, connecting main centers like Jurong Lake District, Punggol Digital District, and Changi region. Almost half of the CRL’s stations will serve as interchanges with other rail lines.
CRL1 is 29 kilometres and has 12 stops from Aviation Park to Bright Hill. It will benefit over 100,000 houses in Loyang, Tampines, Pasir Ris, Defu, Hougang, Serangoon North, and Ang Mo Kio, as well as residential and industrial districts in Loyang, Tampines, Pasir Ris, Pasir Ris, Defu, Hougang, Serangoon North, and Ang Mo Kio. CRL1 would improve public transport connectivity to popular recreational areas such as Changi Beach Park and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park. The details of subsequent CRL phases are ongoing.