LTA Awards Four Contracts for Thomson Line

News Releases 18 Oct 2013 Thomson Line (TSL)

Works for Thomson Line’s Woodlands, Lentor, Mayflower stations and Mandai depot
to commence by the first quarter of 2014

1.     The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded four civil contracts, T201, T203, T209 and T210 with a total value of around S$1.04 billion for three Thomson Line stations and adjacent tunnels, as well as Thomson Line’s Mandai Depot.

Scope of Contracts T203, T209 and T210

2.     Contract T203 for the construction of Woodlands station and its associated cut-and-cover tunnels has been awarded to GS Engineering & Construction Corp at a contract sum of S$292 million. Established in 1969, GS Engineering & Construction Corp is one of South Korea’s leading construction and civil engineering firm.  They are currently involved in the construction for Downtown Line’s Hillview, Cashew, River Valley and Tampines East stations. When completed, Woodlands station will serve as the interchange between Thomson Line and North-South Line.

3.     The design and construction of Lentor station and its associated tunnels (Contract T209) has been awarded to China Railway No. 5 Engineering Group Co., Ltd (Singapore Branch) at a contract sum of S$247 million. China Railway No. 5 Engineering Group Co., Ltd was founded in 1950 and is one of the wholly-owned subsidiary company of China Railway Group Limited. The company has participated in the construction of national trunk railways, highways, urban rail and public works across China. China Railway No. 5 Engineering Group Co., Ltd’s recent projects include participation in the construction of Beijing Metro Line 10 and Changsha Metro Line 1.

4.     Contract T210 for the design and construction of Mayflower station has been awarded to Gammon Construction Limited Singapore Branch (GPL) at a contract sum of S$174 million. Established since 1980, GPL has made a significant contribution to Singapore's infrastructure. GPL was involved in other LTA projects such as the Boon Lay Extension Trackwork, upgrading of Woodsville Interchange and currently involved in the construction of Downtown Line’s Chinatown station.

5.     When completed, these Thomson Line stations will connect the northern and central parts of Singapore through Woodlands and Caldecott stations to connect with the North-South and the Circle Line respectively, bringing further convenience and connectivity to commuters working and residing in Woodlands, Lentor, Thomson and Ang Mo Kio. In addition, these three stations will serve as Civil Defence shelters along the Thomson Line.

Scope of Contract T201

6.     Other than the civil contracts for the various Thomson Line stations, LTA also awarded Contract T201 for the construction of Thomson Line’s Mandai Depot to Jurong Primewide Pte Ltd for S$329 million. Jurong Primewide Pte Ltd (JPW) is the design and build arm of JURONG International with a wide spectrum of projects in Singapore and internationally. They are currently involved in constructing the depot for Tuas West Extension.

7.     Construction works for the above civil contracts are expected to start by the first quarter of 2014. The Woodlands interchange station and Mandai depot are scheduled to be completed in the year 2019 while Lentor and Mayflower stations are scheduled to be completed in 2020.

About Thomson Line

8.     The 30-km long Thomson Line will enhance rail connectivity in the north-south corridors to the Central Business District (CBD) and developments in the Marina Bay area. Fully underground, Thomson Line comprises 22 stations, including six interchange stations: Woodlands, Caldecott, Stevens, Orchard, Outram Park and Marina Bay. These interchange stations will link to the North-South-East-West Line (NSEWL), Downtown Line (DTL), North-East Line (NEL) and Circle Line (CCL), providing greater accessibility and significantly improve travel time for commuters.

Annex A – Artist Impressions of Stations
Annex B – Location Maps of Stations
Annex C – Map of Thomson Line

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