Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Pre-construction - Teck Ghee

As one of the earliest awarded contracts for station construction, it is likely that works at Teck Ghee station will commence earlier than other station sites along the Cross Island Line stage 1 (CRL1). Now a quiet neighbourhood along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, the dual carriageway road will soon make way for heavy construction of both the MRT station and upcoming North South Expressway.

03 September 2018 - A view along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 before construction of contract N109A begins.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

CRL1 - What's next?

It has been about a month since the first 12 stations along the first stage of the Cross Island Line have been announced. What comes next as the 10 year journey towards the line's opening commences? We break down some of the things that residents along the route can keep a look out for.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

CRL2 - Advanced Engineering studies

Today the Land Transport Authority has released the tenders for the advanced engineering studies for the Cross Island Line (CRL) phase 2. Both package A and package B are for the mainline and do not appear to include the advanced engineering for the CRL's western depot at Raffles Country Club.

Screenshot of tenders for Advanced Engineering studies for CRL2

Both contracts are expected to be delivered by 30 September 2022. This is indicative that the announcement of stations along stage 2 of the line will only be announced after completion of these contracts. We have since checked similar contracts for CRL1 and noted that the stations were announced approximately 11 months prior to the completion of the contracts. With this, it can be expected that the CRL2 stations may be announced around end-2021 or in 2022 itself.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Contract awards - N109A for Teck Ghee station

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced yesterday the award of contract N109A for the construction of a portion of the North South Corridor project which includes the construction of Teck Ghee station.

Boundaries of contract N109A.
Source: LTA
Contract N109A is the first Cross Island Line (CRL)-related contract to be awarded, primarily as the construction of the station facilities has been bundled with the contract for the expressway. The successful bidder for this contract is Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Co (STEC), who have completed multiple other rail infrastructure projects locally, including Newton, Promenade and Gul Circle stations. From the station outline, it can be expected that there would be approximately 4 to 6 entrances serving the HDB blocks and Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.

Friday, January 25, 2019

CRL1 - Detailed station location maps

During the ministerial visit and announcement at Bright Hill station for Cross Island Line stage 1 (CRL1) this morning, there were no exhibits showing the detailed station location maps for each of the 12 stations along the announced section. Additionally, the Land Transport Authority does not appear to have released such maps either. Instead, we have noted various Members of Parliament have been posting these on their social media platforms. Do have a look at some of the more detailed station location plans we've found and we will continually update on any new maps as we come across them.

Edit @ 1634pm - Defu, Serangoon North & Tavistock station location maps added.

Edit @ 0953am on 26 Jan 19 - Aviation Park, Hougang, Ang Mo Kio, Teck Ghee & Bright Hill station location maps added.

Aviation Park station location map.
Source: LTA

CRL1 announced

The Land Transport Authority announced the station locations for Cross Island Line stage 1 (CRL1) this morning at a site visit by Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan to Bright Hill station. This will be the location of stage 1's western terminus.

Do stay tuned as the official press release becomes available later this afternoon.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Speculated station locations

After collating all the sightings of soil investigation works, we can finally compile a list of probable station locations for the Cross Island Line eastern (CRLe) section. Knowing that the line stretches from Changi to Bright Hill, here's our list of the speculated stations.

Speculated alignment of CRLe
Credit: y2koh