Jurong Region MRT Line

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 JRL 
Jurong Region Line
MRT map JR.svg
The Jurong Region Line’s colour and route are not confirmed.
Overview
Native name Laluan Kawasan Jurong
裕廊区域线
ஜூரோங் பிராந்திய மெட்ரோ வரி
Type Rapid transit
System Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)
Status Under Planning
Operation
Planned opening 2025; 8 years' time (2025)
2030; 13 years' time (2030) (West Coast Extension)
Owner Land Transport Authority
Operator(s) TBA
Depot(s) TBA
Technical
Line length 20 km (12 mi)
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)

The Jurong Region Line (JRL) is a future medium-capacity Mass Rapid Transit line planned to open in 2025 to serve the Jurong region of Singapore. It is currently under its planning stages.[1][2] It reaches north to Choa Chu Kang, south to Jurong Industrial Estate, east to Jurong East and west to Jurong West.

History[edit]

Origins and development[edit]

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.[3] The JRL was envisaged,[4] but was put on hold due to insufficient demand at that time.[5]

Nonetheless, in 2013, the JRL was revived as a Mass Rapid Transit line that would run from Choa Chu Kang to Jurong East, Jurong Industrial Estate and Jurong West.[6]

System[edit]

The JRL will be approximately 20 km long.[7]

The northern branch terminates at Choa Chu Kang Station of the North South and Bukit Panjang LRT Lines whereas the other interchanges include Boon Lay Station with the East West Line and Jurong East Station with the North South and East West Lines.

Between Jurong East and Choa Chu Kang, the JRL runs parallel to the North South Line.

Depot[edit]

There will be a depot at Tengah, located on a 40 hectares site next to the Pan Island Expressway.[8] Rolling stock will be kept at that location, which would have the JRL operations control centre, maintenance workshops and carriage sidings.

Proposed developments[edit]

West Coast Extension[edit]

This proposed extension from West Coast 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.[9] It would support the future developments along the JRL, while enhance the overall resilience of the Mass Rapid Transit network. New stations would be added in West Coast and Pasir Panjang.[10] 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.[11]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jurong Region Line". Land Transport Authority. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "TWO NEW RAIL LINES AND THREE NEW EXTENSIONS TO EXPAND RAIL NETWORK BY 2030". Land Transport Authority. January 17, 2013. Archived from the original on July 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ "White Paper: A world class land transport system (page 57)" (PDF). Ministry of Transport. 2 January 1996. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  4. ^ "Speech by Mr Yeo Cheow Tong at the Official Opening of Dover Station on 23 Oct 2001". Ministry of Transport. 23 October 2001. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "No plans to develop Jurong LRT for now". Land Transport Authority. 26 May 2008. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  6. ^ "Speech by Mr Lui Tuck Yew at visit to DTL1 Chinatown Station on 17 January 2013". Ministry of Transport. 17 January 2013. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  7. ^ "Singapore to double rail network by 2030". International Rail Journal. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  8. ^ "早上尖峰时段公交乘客比率提高". 联合早报. 17 June 2017. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  9. ^ "陆路交通管理局:裕廊区域线和环线地铁连接起". 八频道新闻. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  10. ^ "More MRT Stations to be Upgraded and Possible Extension of Jurong Region Line". Land Transport Authority. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2017. 
  11. ^ "Jurong line may be extended to link with Circle Line". todayonline.com. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2017.