Jurong Region MRT line
Jurong Region line
|Native name||Laluan Kawasan Jurong|
ஜூரோங் பிராந்திய மெட்ரோ வரி
|System||Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)|
|Termini||Choa Chu Kang|
Peng Kang Hill
|Daily ridership||200,000 (initial)|
|Opened||2026 (Stage 1)
2027 (Stage 2)2028 (Stage 3)
|Owner||Land Transport Authority|
|Line length||24 km (15 mi)|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
The Jurong Region Line (JRL) is an elevated Mass Rapid Transit line opening in 2026 to serve the western part of Singapore. It reaches north to Choa Chu Kang, south to Jurong Pier, west to Peng Kang Hill and east to Pandan Reservoir and will be the seventh MRT line when built.
The JRL is the third MRT line in Singapore to be constructed with elevated tracks after the East West Line and the North South Line, the fourth Medium capacity line and the first MRT line to be built fully elevated, with no underground or ground level sections.
The line is coloured teal on the LTA system map.
Origins and development
As early as 1996, consideration was given to provide a rail connection to the Nanyang Technological University from the rest of Singapore. The white paper published by the Land Transport Authority indicated that a Light Rail Transit line would run west of Boon Lay station on the East West line towards the university campus. The JRL was envisaged, but was put on hold due to insufficient demand at that time.
Nonetheless, in 2013, the JRL was revived as a Mass Rapid Transit line that would run from Choa Chu Kang, crossing Boon Lay and Tengah, Jurong East, Jurong Industrial Estate and Jurong West. This was part of the plan to increase the rail density in Singapore by 2030.
The stations and alignment were announced on 9 May 2018, as a 24-kilometre line with 24 stations. The Choa Chu Kang Bus Interchange and one HDB block will be acquired for the construction of the line.
As part of the construction works, Jurong East will undergo second refurbishment together with the air-conditioned bus interchange.
JRL will commence operations in 3 phases from 2026 to 2028.
The JRL would have 24 kilometres (15 mi) of tracks, with 24 stations. There are four branches: to Choa Chu Kang in the north, Jurong Pier in the south, Pandan Reservoir in the east and Peng Kang Hill in the west.
Two services will operate on the JRL, namely the JRL (East) and JRL (West):
|Tengah - Pandan Reservoir||Bukit Batok West, Jurong East, Jurong Town Hall, Tengah Park, Tengah Plantation, Toh Guan|
|Choa Chu Kang - Bahar Junction||Boon Lay, Choa Chu Kang West, Corporation, Enterprise, Gek Poh, Hong Kah, Jurong Hill, Jurong Pier, Jurong West, Nanyang Crescent, Nanyang Gateway, Peng Kang Hill, Tawas, Tengah|
JRL (East) runs between Tengah and Pandan Reservoir in both directions.
JRL (West) runs in the clockwise direction from Choa Chu Kang to Jurong Pier to Peng Kang Hill and back to Choa Chu Kang, calling at Bahar Junction station each time they travel from one terminal to another.
Commuters travelling on the JRL (West) may change trains at Bahar Junction station for a faster commute on the JRL (West).
Train services will run at a frequency of 2-3 minutes initially, which would be shortened to 90 seconds eventually when the areas along the JRL are fully developed.
Notes: Names stated are working names, except for current operational stations.
|Station Number||Station Name||Interchange/Notes|
|Stage 1 (To be ready by 2026)|
|Choa Chu Kang||Interchange with the North South Line and the Bukit Panjang LRT|
|Choa Chu Kang West|
|Tengah||Interchange with the East Branch|
|Bahar Junction||Interchange with the West Branch|
|Boon Lay||Interchange with the East West Line|
|Stage 2 (To be ready by 2027)|
|Bukit Batok West|
|Jurong East||Interchange with the North South Line and the East West Line|
|Jurong Town Hall|
|Stage 3 (To be ready by 2028)|
|Peng Kang Hill|
There will be a depot at Tengah and a stabling facility near Peng Kang Hill station to support the operations of the JRL. Rolling stock will be kept at both locations, which will have stabling facilities for JRL trains. The Tengah Depot, which will also house the JRL Operations Control Centre, will have a bus depot and a workers’ dormitory integrated with it to optimise land use. The Peng Kang Hill stabling facility is located near Peng Kang Hill station, whereas Tengah depot is located along the western perimeter of Tengah.
The JRL is operated by three-car trains that can be expanded to four-cars when ridership increases. Each car is 18.6m by 2.75m, which is smaller than those used on other MRT lines due to the elevated nature of the JRL and the need for trains to manoeuvre through densely populated areas.
West Coast Extension
A proposed extension from Pandan Reservoir to Haw Par Villa via Pasir Panjang would connect the JRL to the Circle Line and improve the connectivity between the western part of Singapore and the Central Business District. It would support the future developments along the JRL, while enhance the overall accessibility of the Mass Rapid Transit network. New stations would be added in West Coast and Pasir Panjang. The plan was announced in 2015, and as of 2017, feasibility studies are ongoing for the proposed extension. If built, the extension would be ready in 2030.
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