We thank Mr Aloysius Teo Xian Yao for his letter (“Discrepancy in number of MRT lines to west puzzling”, TODAY, 29 Jan).
The Jurong East region is being planned as the biggest commercial hub outside of the current CBD. To support this and other developments in the west, LTA has been working closely with other Government agencies such as URA, HDB and JTC to ensure that new rail lines are rolled out in tandem.
The proposed Jurong Region Line (JRL) will link up key activity nodes such as Tengah New Town and Jurong Gateway, as well as Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Jurong West District. In addition, LTA is studying the feasibility of extending the JRL to link up with the Circle Line in the longer term, which could then provide additional direct connectivity to the new Downtown and Marina Bay areas. Separately, the western region will also be served by the Cross Island Line by 2030, which will interchange with all of our existing and future radial lines and allow many more multiple routes throughout the rail network, and will also link west to east from Jurong to Changi.
We thank Mr Teo for the opportunity to clarify.
Helen Lim (Ms)
Group Director, Corporate Communications Group
Land Transport Authority