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Six more MRT stations will be built in Phase 2 of Cross Island Line; to open by 2032

Phase two of the Cross Island line – from Turf City to Jurong Lake District – will consist of six underground stations, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) announced in a press release on Tuesday (20 September).

Phase Two of the Cross Island Line will begin at the Bright Hill Station, which is part of Phase One, and phase three will begin at a station at Jurong Lake District, which is from Phase Two, stretching all the way up to the Jurong Industrial Estate. Constructed in three phases, 29-kilometre-long phase one of the CRL (CRL1) would consist of 12 stations, running from Aviation Park to Bright Hill. The first phase of the line comprises 12 stations from Aviation Park in Changi to Bright Hill in Sin Ming, with service set to begin in 2030.

Transportation Minister S Iswaran revealed the six stations that are part of CRL phase 2, covering a length of 15 km, including two that are inter-change stations with existing lines. According to LTA, these new stations will constitute the Phase II of CRL. For a complete list of CRL stations, including Phase One stations, check out here.

Construction works are expected to start in 2023, with stations expected to be opened by 2032. Construction on the CRL2 is expected to start in 2023, and the line is expected to open in 2032. That will be some time away, however, because the full Phase 2 line is expected to be completed in 2032.


Based on a map, the west leg of a 50km long CRL starts at Bright Hill Station at Sin Ming, and appears to link up to King Albert Park Station for the Downtown Line, Clementi Station for the East-West Line, and Jurong Pier Station for the forthcoming Jurong Region Line. King Albert Park and Clementi CRL stations would be inter-change stations, creating links to their existing stations on the Downtown Line and East-West Line, respectively.

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When fully operational, our eighth MRT line will have the highest number of interchange stations, with nearly half the stations along the line connected to existing rail stations. Covering the length of Singapore, from Changi to Tuas, this will be the longest completely underground railway line here, and has the highest number of interchange stations, with nearly half its stations expected to serve as interchanges to other lines. It will consist of at least 4 stations, including 2 interchanges. CRL is the eighth MRT line on the island, and it will be connected with a number of interchanges, allowing for easy transfers to other lines.

First announced eight years ago under the 2013 Master Plan for the Transport of Land, the CRL will be the eighth MRT line in Singapore, which is expected to ease congestion on the existing east-west and north-east lines. Phase Two of the CRL will benefit 40,000 households by the time it is completed in 2032, including those living on Sunset Boulevard and along West Coast Road, both of which are not currently served by any MRT lines. Announced last year, one section of CRL will benefit over 40,000 households when it is ready in 2032. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) said that this station, covering a distance of 15km, would enhance connectivity to residents of western areas, including areas like Sunset Boulevard and the west coast, that are currently served by no MRT lines.

As its name suggests, CRL will traverse Singapore, serving existing and future developments along its east-west, west-east, and north-east corridors, connecting key hubs like the Jurong Lake District, the Punggol Digital District, and Changi Region.

Credits: Straits Times

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