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Singapore may only be a small island, but transport has always been an issue especially when it comes to choosing a location to buy new launch condo or resale property, either for investment or to live in. Over recent years, and with many new developments either nearing completion or underway, this has ceased to be such an issue. More and more of the island is now open for business and that perfect location is no longer restricted to the few traditional areas.
Singapore’s MRT (Mass Rapid Transport) is the cleanest, easiest to use and quickest of any in existence. It is also one of, if not the cheapest. Many more trains have recently been added to lessen waiting times, and to improve the service throughout the network. From 2 main MRT lines, we have progressed to 5 lines in existence today which serve all areas of the island. By 2030, we will have a total of 8 MRT lines spanning across Singapore.
East West Line (EWL) – Running from Boon Lay in the far east of the island, through the Jurong East Regional Centre, into the CBD, and then west through Kallang before forking off to Pasir Ris and Expo and Changi Airport.
North South Line (NSL) – This line also serves Jurong East before heading north to Choa Chu Kang, Woodlands and Yishun right in the north, before descending to Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, through Orchard and Somerset before finishing at Marina Bay.
North East Line (NEL) – This goes from Harbour Front, serving among others China Town and Clarke Quay on its way up to Serangoon, Sengkang and Pungol.
Circle Line (CCL) – Though strictly speaking not circular, this line connects Marymount in the center of Singapore with the area just above the CBD, finishing at Dhoby Ghaut.
(Latest update: Circle line will be fully operational in 2025 with another 3 more stations completing the loop. Find out more about about the new stations here – Circle Line)
Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL) – There are currently massive building projects underway to extend existing lines, and create brand new ones. The 43 km long Thomson-East Coast Line will add 31 new stations to the existing rail network, and will link to all existing lines. Starting at Woodlands in the north, it will wend its way south via Great World City on its way to Marina Bay before heading along the east coast ending at Sungei Bedok. It will start to become operational from 2019.
Downtown Line (DTL) – the Downtown line is currently running from Chinatown to Bugis, is set to be expanded. The first stage between Bukit Panjang and Bugis will open in late 2015, while stage 2 – East through Bedok and onto Expo and Changi will be up and running in 2017.
Jurong Region Line (JRL) – this line is estimated to be operating in 2025, It brings residents from the North area to the Jurong region without having to go through the heavily utillized Jurong MRT Interchange. This will help to ease the congestion in the Jurong Interchange. The Jurong Region Line focus on providing smooth and efficient transition for the residents in the west by connecting them to main activity nodes such as Nanyang Technological University, industrial areas and the bustling Jurong Commercial Hub.
Cross Island Line (CRL) – this MRT line that span across the entire Singapore is estimated to be about 50 km long and will be ready in 2030. It will connect commuters from the east all the way to the west. Unlike our typical East West line, it will be intercepting stations such as Loyang, Ang Mo Kio, Sin Ming, Bukit Timah and West Coast Area. In future, the journey from Punggol to Pasir Ris will only take about 10-15 minutes.
Singapore also has light rail services, serving the Bukit Panjang, Sengkang and Punggol regions.
These should not be overlooked when it comes to transport in Singapore. There is a comprehensive network, many routes operating 24 hours, and the clean, air conditioned buses provide a quick, cheap way of getting to those parts currently not served by the MRT. 200km of bus lanes, mean they are an attractive option even during rush hour.
Singapore’s road network continues to improve, and the MCE (Marine Coastal Expressway) became the island’s 10th expressway when it was completed in 2013. The 10 lane (5 in each
direction) highway is just over 3 miles long and connects the KPE and ECP to the AYE, opening up the Marina Bay area to those commuters.
Work on the 11th expressway – the North South Expressway – is due to begin in 2016. This route will run parallel with the often congested CTE, as well as connecting with many other major routes.
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