1. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the first Tuas West Extension (TWE) civil Contract C1685 for the construction of Tuas Depot to Jurong Primewide Pte Ltd at a contract sum of S$237.1 million.
Scope of Contract
2. Located between Tuas West Road and Tuas West Drive, the 26-hectare depot will provide stabling and maintenance facilities for the additional 13 North-South-East-West Line (NSEWL) trains that will be purchased for the Tuas West Extension, as well as to cater for future capacity expansion for the NSEWL.
3. Jurong Primewide has extensive experience in building and civil engineering works, having worked on several projects in Singapore and internationally.
4. Construction of the depot will start at end of this year and is targeted to complete in 2016.
About Tuas West Extension
Tuas West Extension is an extension of the East-West Line from Joo Koon station, consisting of a 7.5km long twin tracked MRT viaduct and four aboveground stations. The MRT viaduct is also integrated with a road viaduct along Pioneer Road.
The stations - Tuas, Tuas Crescent, Tuas West and Tuas Link - will improve the MRT connectivity in the Tuas area. With the Tuas West Extension, commuters working in the Jurong and Tuas industrial estates will enjoy significantly better public transport connectivity and enhanced accessibility. Commuters to the Tuas area can also look forward to savings in travelling time by up to 35 minutes.