Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Defence, Lui Tuck Yew, visited Clementi MRT station today to review the recently completed upgrading works, and announced that more MRT stations will be upgraded as part of the overall rejuvenation of our rail network.
2. Residents will enjoy improved access to Clementi MRT station with the completion of two new sheltered pedestrian link bridges. The two new link bridges, which are installed with two escalators and a lift each, will connect commuters from both sides of the road to the extended station concourse.
3. Similar upgrades have been made to Commonwealth and Queenstown stations. At Commonwealth station, the new sheltered link bridges connect directly to HDB Blocks 88 and 89 at Tanglin Halt Road. At Queenstown station, one of the new sheltered link bridges is connected to HDB Block 182 at Stirling Road, while the other bridge will serve upcoming residential developments.
More MRT stations to be upgraded
4. The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is also embarking on a system-wide effort to improve commuter flow at our MRT stations and enhance the commute experience. Improvements that are being considered include making use of existing void space and adjusting the station furniture to create more platform space, as well as building new lifts and weatherproof facilities for enhanced accessibility. Details will be announced when finalised.
Extension of Jurong Region Line under study
5. Minister Lui also announced that LTA is studying a possible extension of the planned Jurong Region Line (JRL) to connect to the Circle Line (CCL), to improve rail connectivity between the western parts of Singapore and the city centre. This will also support future developments in the west, and enhance the overall resilience of the rail network.
6. LTA will study extending the JRL to the CCL through a West Coast Extension (WCE) (see Annex A), with possibly new stations in the West Coast and Pasir Panjang area. Should it be found feasible, the extension is expected to be completed around 2030.
Annex A: West Coast Extension of Jurong Region Line under study