Singapore to Double Railway Network by 2030
Singapore is set to double its railway network to 360km by 2030, allowing 8 in 10 households to be within a ten minute walk of a rail station by the time the work is complete.
The government has announced the impressive plan, which will also support Singapores long term development, ensuring that the network has more than the capacity needed to meet the oncoming increase in public transport users in the next twenty years.
The Land Transport Masterplan of 2013 aims to provide commuters with more connections to the places where they live and also socialise. LTA plans to construct two new rail lines as well as extend three already in existence. This will help improve connectivity as well as accessibility and coverage of Singapores rail infrastructure. This will offer travellers copious choice when it comes to public transport.
LTA will build a huge MRT line, the 50-km Cross Island Line, set to span the face of Singapore, with its origin in Changi and passing through Loyand, Pasir Ris, Hougang, Ang Mo Kio before ending up in Sin Ming. The line will then continue west hitting areas like Bukit Timah, Clementi, West Cost and finally terminate at Jurong Industrial Estate, allowing the East-West line to run more efficiently.
A 20km Jurong Region Line will link residents in Choa Chu Kang, Boon Lay and any future developments in the Tengah area, which is expected to be completed by 2025.
The Downtown Line will be extended to the Eastern Region before 2025.
The North East line is set to be extended to one more station north, ready to serve Punggol and will be build hand in hand with any developments that are ongoing in the area.
The Circle Line will eventually connect Harbour Bay Front Station to Marina Bay Station
The government plans to continue to strengthen and expand its current capacity of current trainlines, as well as implement plans for new train lines to go hand in hand with the growth of the population of Singapore, as well as the needs of the everyday commuter, which is constantly evolving.