On May 25th, the Land Transport Authority in Singapore made an announcement for extension of several plans, and one of the most popular projects in the list is the MRT network.
Note that, the new MRT stations at Sungei Kadut, Brickland and Northeast stations will be now attached to the North-South line and this project will be completed probably by mid-2030.
Also, the Brickland station will be added between the Bukit Gombak and Choa Chu Kang stations. With this addition, the project is expected to benefit the residents living around Pavilion Park, Bukit Batok West, Keat Hong, and Brickland district at Tengah town.
As per recent updates, the Sungei Kadut station is decided to be added between Kranji and Yew Tee stations. After completion, this line will be serving commuters traveling between Choa Chu Kang and many other upcoming industrial developments at Sungei such as Agri-Food Innovation Park, Trendspace and TimMac as well.
With these new additions to the line, Sungei Kadut will work like an interchange station. It will be also connected to the Downtown Line by simply extending that particular line beyond Panjang Station of Bukit. It will help to reduce the overall travel time to the downtown area by almost 30 minutes. This junction will be quite useful for the residents living in the North-Western region.
LTA also revealed that a fruitful feasibility study would be conducted for determining the addition number of stations that are must between Bukit Panjang, Sungei Kadut, and Downtown Line as well.
All these announcements were made by Senior Minister of State during the launch program of the Master Plan for 2040.
There is actually a 64-page long report that contains detailed blueprint on LTA plans, and they are expected to complete in the next 20 years. Note that, this blueprint for land extension project was developed after taking consultations from 7400 respondents; the list includes people from academia, public, and transport industry as well.
The prime motive of LTA is to reduce the overall travel time for the nearest neighborhood; it may be reduced up to 20 minutes with the new connections and constructions.
Extension of Thomson East Coast Line:
The report also reveals that the Thomson-East Coast Line will be further extended up to the upcoming Sungei Bedok Station. It will reach up to Changi Airport, and in future, it will be serving the Terminal 5.
You might be aware of the fact that both Changi Airport Station and Tanah Merah Interchange station are at present connected via the East-West Line; however, with the completion of this extension project in the year 2040, it will be directly converted into TEL. As a result, after extension, travellers can directly travel between Airport and Woodlands North.
A new rail line is also announced that will provide secondary transportation options to the northeast and north regions while connecting them to the south. Also, this line is expected to connect the upcoming residential development at Woodlands North Coast to the Greater Southern Waterfront.
Great news for investors or home buyers who have bought a unit in the west. Below are some of the new developments that are in the West region of Singapore.