Jurong Region MRT Line

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 JRL 
Jurong Region Line
Laluan Kawasan Jurong
裕廊区域线
ஜூரோங் பிராந்திய மெட்ரோ வரி
MRT map JR.svg
The Jurong Region Line's colour and route are not confirmed.
Overview
Type Rapid transit
System Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)
Status Under Planning
Operation
Opened 2025
2030 (West Coast Extension)
Owner Land Transport Authority
Operator(s) TBA
Technical
Line length 20 km (12 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
The Jurong Region Line is tentatively coloured light yellow in this MRT system map.

The Jurong Region MRT Line (JRL) will be the seventh Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in Singapore.[1] It is currently under planning and evaluation.[2]

Expected to begin revenue service in 2025, this line will complement the existing East West Line and North South Line and to serve future residents of Tengah, students of Nanyang Technological University, future workers of CleanTech Park and the Jurong Industrial Estate.[1]

History[edit]

The line was first announced in 2001, under the Concept Plan 2001, as an expected LRT line to serve residents in Jurong living beyond the end point of the original East West Line terminus, Boon Lay.[3] However, plans for this line were put on hold indefinitely in 2008 when the Land Transport Authority announced that no new LRT lines would be built unless a new township is heavily developed, as the population of Jurong and total yearly demand from NTU deemed that the line was not economically sustainable to be built.[4]

In 2011, under the NTU Master Plan 2011, the line was re-proposed as a private light-rail serving NTU, that would run from Pioneer and into the campus.[5][6]

On 17 January 2013, the JRL was confirmed to be built, by 2025. It will be part of the MRT network, serving Tengah and Choa Chu Kang, besides just Jurong.[1]

On 25 August 2015, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said the LTA was studying extending the JRL to the CCL through a West Coast Extension (WCE) with possibly new stations in the West Coast and Haw Par Villa area. This will channel their congestion at Clementi MRT Station and have relief for West Coast and Teban Gardens residents accessing to the city and the Southern Waterfront City. Should it be found feasible, the extension is expected to be completed around 2030.[7][8]

Stations[edit]

Based on the Ministry of National Development Land Use Plan,[9] Boon Lay and Choa Chu Kang are expected to be the interchanges of the line. On 25 August 2015, during a visit to Clementi MRT Station, Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew said that the location of stations along the Jurong Region Line will be announced in 2017.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "TWO NEW RAIL LINES AND THREE NEW EXTENSIONS TO EXPAND RAIL NETWORK BY 2030". Land Transport Authority. January 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Speech by Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Transport, at visit to DTL1 Chinatown Station, 17 January 2013, 9.30am at DTL1 Chinatown Station". Ministry of Transport. January 17, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Development Plans for Jurong West". Housing & Development Board. March 10, 2007. Archived from the original on March 10, 2007. Retrieved January 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ "No plans to develop Jurong LRT for now". Land Transport Authority. May 26, 2008. Archived from the original on September 26, 2011. Retrieved January 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ NTU to become mini-city
  6. ^ NTU to build mini city on campus
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ [2] Jurong Region Line may be extended to join Circle Line
  9. ^ "Ministry of National Development Land Use Plan". Ministry of National Development. January 31, 2013.