CROSS ISLAND LINE AND JURONG REGIONAL LINE
WHAT IS THE CROSS ISLAND LINE?
Spanning Singapore, the Cross Island Line (CRL) will be about 50km in length and is targeted to complete around 2030.
WHERE IS THE CROSS ISLAND LINE?
When completed, the Cross Island Line (CRL) which starts from Changi, passing through Loyang, Pasir Ris, Hougang, Ang Mo Kio, Bukit Timah, Clementi, West Coast and Jurong, is expected to have a daily ridership of at least 600,000 commuters. This will place the CRL higher, in terms of capacity and usage, compared to the North East Line.
HOW WILL COMMUTERS BENEFIT FROM THE CRL?
The CRL will be an important part of our MRT network – providing a faster commute between the east and the west, from Changi to Jurong. It will connect all of our existing radial MRT lines with close to half of the 30-plus CRL stations being interchange stations. Besides relieving the load on several of the existing MRT lines, the CRL will also provide commuters with many more travel routes to get to their destinations, bring about greater comfort to commuters and shorten journey times.
For instance, a commuter travelling from Ang Mo Kio can reach almost any part of Singapore using public transport within less than one hour, saving up to 30 to 40 minutes of travel time. Residents in Punggol will be able to travel directly to Pasir Ris - a popular travel route - in only 10 to 15 minutes, as compared to a 40-minute bus journey today.
WHAT IS THE JURONG REGION LINE?
The 20km Jurong Region Line (JRL) will connect the region to the existing rail network for faster travel to the rest of the island. It is expected to be complete by around 2025.
WHERE IS THE JURONG REGION LINE?
It will serve residents of Choa Chu Kang, Boon Lay and the future developments in the Tengah area. It will connect to main activity nodes in Jurong West, such as Nanyang Technological University, the Jurong Industrial estate, including Jurong Island and the future Jurong Gateway. Commuters in the North will also be able to enter the Jurong region directly via the JRL, without having to interchange at the heavily-used Jurong East interchange.