Cross Island Line poised to transform existing and new estates such as Jurong, Turf City into vibrant hubs

by Albert02

Cross Island Line poised to transform existing and new estates such as Jurong, Turf City into vibrant hubs

Cross Island Line poised to transform existing and new estates such as Jurong, Turf City into vibrant hubs. Those who live and work in the west, as well as those who aim to relocate there in the future, will welcome the second stage of the MRT Cross Island Line (CRL).

The six-station, 15-kilometer stretch comes three years after the first stage, a 12-station, 29-kilometer stretch, was announced. Stations will be located in densely populated residential and commercial areas such as Clementi, West Coast, and King Albert Park. When finished in 2032, CRL Stage 2’s Maju station will also serve three higher education institutions that do not currently have rail access: SIM Global Education, Singapore University of Social Sciences, and Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

Furthermore, the railway will serve two future precincts: Turf City and Jurong Lake District. Turf City is envisioned as a huge mixed-use development enclave, whereas Jurong Lake Area is envisioned as a second central business area. This is not the first time that a new MRT line would run through underserved communities. When Singapore’s first MRT line, the North-South Line, was still in its early stages in the late 1980s, plans were already in the works to extend it northwards to Woodlands, a sparsely inhabited new suburb that changed dramatically once the MRT extension opened in 1996.

Turf City and Jurong Lake District, on the other hand, are bigger and denser than Woodlands was three decades ago. While the Urban Redevelopment Authority has ambitious plans for development, it remains to be seen whether these districts can transform sufficiently in 10 years to meet the density required for an MRT station. If not, finished stations, such as Mount Pleasant and Marina South stations on the Thomson-East Coast Line when Stage 3 opens later this year, or Woodleigh and Buangkok stations on the North-East Line when it opened in 2003, may stay underused.

Click the image to read the full details of report.
Source: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/transport/cross-island-line-poised-to-transform-existing-and-new-estates-such-as-jurong-turf-city-into-vibrant-hubs


Discover Your Home Here

Come and Experience it Yourselves
Hyll On Holland
Book ShowFlat Appointment


Proudly Developed by

FEC Skypark Pte Ltd

A Far East Consortium & Koh Brothers Development JV

You may also like

error: Content is protected !!