Two major contractors secure LTA contract in Singapore

Impression of the new railway development courtesy of McConnell Dowell.

The Land Transport Authority of Singapore (LTA) has awarded the contract for the design and construction of three new stations and associated elevated rail viaducts to a McConnell Dowell, John Holland joint venture.

The J108 contract forms part of the new Jurong Regional Line Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) development.

The 24-kilometre long Jurong Region Line (JRL) will add 24 stations to the existing Singapore rail network to serve residents of Choa Chu Kang, Boon Lay, Jurong and future developments in the Tengah area.

Opening in stages between 2026 and 2028, the JRL project will provide key transport links to the Jurong Industrial Estate, Jurong Innovation District, and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Western Singapore.

McConnell Dowell’s Managing Director for South East Asia, Tom Dockray said he is excited to be working with LTA on this large-scale project for Singapore

“We are thrilled to be working with LTA and our joint venture partner to deliver the J108 contract. Our technical solution developed for the project will maximise efficiency and ensure that we can deliver the project to the highest safety, quality and environmental standards.”

The three new elevated stations, built by the joint venture will be Tengah Plantation Station, Tengah Park Station and Bukit Batok West Station. The stations will be linked by 2.3 kilometres of elevated twin track viaducts.

Station platforms, 150 metres long, will be accessed through station entrance structures which include three long span link bridges over key arterial roads and the Pan Island Expressway.

The viaducts will be built using post tensioned precast segments and will be erected using a combination of launching girders and lifting frames.

Work will commence on site immediately and is scheduled for completion in late 2026.

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