News: Aussie team clinches deal to construct three Jurong Region Line stations

Mar 18, 2020

The contract covers the construction of Tengah Park, Tengah Plantation and Bukit Batok West stations as well as viaducts spanning 2.3km.

An Australian team, comprising of a joint venture between John Holland and McConnell Dowell South East Asia, has bagged a deal to construct three stations on the Jurong Region Line (JRL).

The contract covers the construction of Tengah Park, Tengah Plantation and Bukit Batok West stations as well as viaducts spanning 2.3km. The three stations are part of JRL’s 24 stations.

The 24km JRL is a medium-load elevated MRT system that is slated to be ready by 2028.

The Land Transport Authority revealed that it awarded the contract for the design and construction of the three stations at JRL and associated viaducts for $265.4 million, reported The Straits Times.

The station at Tengah Park will serve existing housing developments at Bukit Batok Road, while catering to teachers and students of nearby schools, including Millennia Institute and Dulwich College.

Read: How will public transport improvements affect properties in Jurong? Find out in our report.

Tengah Plantation station will serve future housing developments in Tengah New Town. Bukit Batok West station, on the other hand, will serve existing housing and commercial developments within the Yuhua and Bukit Batok West areas, including places of worship, educational institutions and parks.

Both John Holland and McConnell Dowell specialise in the design and construction of large-scale tunnel, rail, bridge and road projects.

In fact, John Holland is presently involved in the construction of Springleaf and Siglap stations on the Thomson-East Coast Line and is also responsible for the construction of Jalan Besar station on the Downtown Line.

Originally from New Zealand, McConnell Dowell previously built King Albert Park and Beauty World stations on the Downtown Line.

Under the contract, construction works for the three stations are expected to commence later this year, and completed by 2026.

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Victor Kang, Digital Content Specialist at PropertyGuru, edited this story. To contact him about this or other stories, email victorkang@propertyguru.com.sg

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