Wednesday, October 5, 2022

CR113 - The beginnings

26 September 2022 - A notice put up near the location of the site office.

Works at contract CR113 for the construction of Serangoon North station are commencing. The site for the contract's site office is now being prepared, situated at the corner of Yio Chu Kang Road & Hougang Avenue 2. Elsewhere, soil investigation is underway to determine the soil composition at specific locations whilst hoarding around the future ventilation shaft has gone up.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

P103 - Contract awarded!

A render of Riviera station concourse.
Source: LTA

A render of the station exit along Punggol East (northbound).
Source: LTA

SINGAPORE - The Land Transport Authority (LTA) on 30th September 2022, awarded the contract for the design & construction of Riviera station and associated tunnels to a joint venture of Taisei & China State Construction Engineering. The contract, P103, includes the construction of a large diameter single bored tube tunnel from Elias to Punggol station, a length of approximately 4.3km. The LTA has assured the public that steps will be taken to ensure that works are done with safety at the forefront.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

CR109 - Tampines North pre-site preparation

A render of the station exit.
Source: LTA & CCCC

19 August 2022 - An aerial view of the station site.

Things have changed slightly since our last visit to the Tampines North station site. The presence of soil investigation rigs indicate that construction works are almost ready to commence. Drainage has been laid on site as well along the rough outline of the future Tampines Avenue 11 which will be extended northwards. The station will lie beneath this roadway.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

CRL2 - The next steps

Previously we had posted about the stages leading up to a rapid transit line's announcement to give everyone an idea of the steps leading up to the line's announcement & subsequent construction. With the official unveiling of the station locations for phase 2 of the Cross Island Line (CRL) on Tuesday, we are now well within the announcement & tendering phase. Albeit some preparatory works are remaining and will be ongoing till the construction phase commences later.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

CRL2 Announced


20 September 2022 - Photo taking at the ministerial visit to the East Coast depot.

CHANGI SOUTH, SINGAPORE - On 20th September, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) unveiled the second phase of the hotly anticipated Cross Island Line (CRL). CRL2 will span 15km, connecting to the first phase at Bright Hill and ending at the Jurong Lake District. Along the way, the line crosses with the Downtown Line (DTL) & East-West Line (EWL), offering commuters an alternative route between the east and west.

Friday, September 16, 2022

CR112 - Hougang interchange flythrough

The Land Transport Authority this morning released a new video flythrough of Hougang interchange station. The overview shows how the new Cross Island Line (CRL) station will connect with the existing North East Line (NEL) station through a new paid transfer link as well as new exits, including a co-located exit at the current exit A.

Kindly note that this post is extremely image-heavy.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

CR112 - After the closure of Hougang Central (Minor)

14 September 2022 - A view of the closed section of
Hougang Central as seen from Hougang Avenue 10. A
more permanent pavement has been constructed.

31 August 2022 - A view of the closed section of
Hougang Central as seen from Hougang Avenue 10.

On the 28th August, a portion of Hougang Central was closed to facilitate the construction of the Hougang interchange station. It has been about 2 weeks since the road's closure. Today, we take a look at the changes implemented and progress at this particular area of the site.