The East-West Line is Singapore’s second major rapid transport (MRT) service and currently the longest at 57.2km. The line connects eastern and western parts of the country via central Singapore, with the full journey taking about 70 minutes to complete.
The 7.5km Tuas West Extension, from Joo Koon to Tuas Link, includes four new stations, 26ha maintenance depot to house 60 trains, as well as a road viaduct running parallel to the line. With the extension delivering MRT connectivity to the Tuas region, it is expected to cater for up to an additional 40,000 passengers daily – making total capacity 100,000 passengers daily.
Calibre Consulting is providing construction engineering and supervisory services for the extension, which is being delivered as part of the 2008 Tuas West Land Transport Master Plan to provide stronger connections and better accessibility for people who work in the Jurong and Tuas areas of Singapore. On completion, it is anticipated that up to 35 minutes journey time will be saved when travelling, for example, from Ang Mo Kio to Tuas West.
The extension is due to open mid-2017.
Calibre Consulting is also supervising the construction of one of the elevated MRT interchange stations, delivering preliminary works for the extension of the South-West Extension, and providing construction engineering for the new Thomson Line MRT
- 7.5km rail extension
- Four above-ground passenger stations
- 26ha maintenance depot
- Up to 100,000 passengers per day