The Jurong Region MRT Line (JRL) will be the seventh Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) line in Singapore. It is currently under planning and evaluation.
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.
In the Land Transport Master Plan 2013 announced on 17 January 2013, the Jurong Region Line is confirmed to be a 20km line that serves Choa Chu Kang, Boon Lay and the future developments in the Tengah area. The line will pass by high-activity areas in Jurong West including Nanyang Technological University, the Jurong Industrial estate and Jurong Island, and the future Jurong Gateway.
The line is expected to be completed by 2025, which will enhance connectivity within the Jurong region and connect the region to the existing rail network for faster travel to the rest of the island, relieving the crowd at the existing heavily-used Jurong East interchange.
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.
Speculative Locations of Stations on JRL
Based on the Ministry of National Development Land Use Plan, 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.
Meanwhile, here are the speculative locations.
|17 January 2013||Land Transport Master Plan 2013||Announcement of the Jurong Region Line (JRL)|
|25 August 2015||West Coast Extension||Announcement of West Coast Extension (WCE)|
|2025||JRL Stage 1||Begin revenue service (tbc)|
|2026||JRL Stage 2||Completion of Jurong Region Line (tbc)|
|By 2030||West Coast Extension||Completion of West Coast Extension (tbc)|
Facts and Figures
|Type||Medium capacity Mass Rapid Transit (MRT)||Train Length||4 cars|
|Stations / Length||Stages 1 and 2 (2025) - approx. 30 stations / approx. 20km
West Coast Extension (2030) - approx. 5km
|Operation Type||Fully-automated operation|
|Signalling System||Moving-block CBTC|