Wednesday, December 1, 2021

LTA Virtual Exhibition - CRL2, CRL3 & CR01 stations

Screenshot from LTA's Virtual Tour
Source: LTA

The Land Transport Authority (LTA) on 1 December 2021 launched its virtual exhibition - titled Connecting People, Places & Possibilities. The exhibition journeys through Singapore's land transport milestones, highlighting key decisions made in the journey thus far.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

CR112 - Q4 Update 2021


04 November 2021 - Cross Island Line logo

Contract CR112 was the first civil contract for the Cross Island Line (CRL) phase 1 to be awarded. Since the contract award, work has commenced at the station site with contract Samsung C&T beginning to set up the site office at the junction of Upper Serangoon Road and Hougang Central, just next to the Midtown Mall & Residences.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Pre-construction - Hougang

30 April 2019 - An aerial view of Hougang Central with the Northeast Line station exits A, B and C
visible. Exit C is the exit in the midground, located in the empty field which will transform
into a mixed used development in the future. An integrated transport hub will likely be housed here.

With contract CR112 being the first of the station construction contracts to be awarded by the Land Transport Authority, work on site is expected to begin ramping up soon. We take a look into how the area looks before the first soil is turned to make way for the future transport link at Hougang central.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Contract award - CR116

Render of Ang Mo Kio interchange's Cross Island Line platforms.
Source: LTA

Today the Land Transport Authority (LTA) awarded contract CR116 for the construction of Ang Mo Kio interchange station and associated tunnels. Contract CR116's award is the fifth for the Cross Island Line, following awards for contracts CR105 (Large diameter tunnel between Aviation Park & Loyang), CR112 (Hougang interchange), CR108 (Pasir Ris interchange) and CR101 (Changi East depot). 

Thursday, May 13, 2021

CPE - Pre-qualification begins

Renders of the CPE stations
Source: Zaobao SG

Recently the Land Transport Authority (LTA) launched pre-qualifications for the Cross Island Line Punggol Extension (CPE) - a 7.3km extension from Pasir Ris to Punggol. The extension will add 3 additional stations to the line with all 3 new stations seemingly featuring side platform configurations There will also be 3 civil contracts for the extension as well - P102, P103 & P105. 

Monday, March 29, 2021

Contract awards - CR105 & CR112


A render of Hougang interchange showing the paid transfer link's bank of escalators connecting to the North East Line on the left. The concourse extends towards the existing Exit A at the Hougang Bus Interchange.
Source: LTA

Over the last few weeks, the first of the civil contracts for the Cross Island Line (CRL) have begun to be awarded. On 8 March 2021, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) awarded contract CR105 for the construction of a large-diamater single bore tunnel between Aviation Park and Loyang stations to a join venture between Taisei Corporation and China State Construction Engineering Corporation. This was followed by the award of contract CR112 for the construction of Hougang interchange station and connecting tunnels on 26 March 2021 to Samsung C&T.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Pasir Ris Preview

Screen capture of video from Ramboll showing Pasir Ris interchange station
Source: Ramboll

Recently we came across Ramboll's website which showcased a passenger simulation they had done as a case study. The project was for the Cross Island Line (CRL), presumably Package B of the eastern leg. Some of the details provided were similar to that provided by another company which had also done a passenger traffic simulation study for Punggol station - VertixAP. Along with the case study was a short video showing perspectives of the station.