The Land Transport Authority (LTA) has awarded the civil contract for the design and construction of Maju station (working name) and tunnels under the Cross Island Line Phase 2 (CRL2) to KTC Civil Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd at a contract value of around S$480 million.
2. KTC Civil Engineering & Construction is an established local company with extensive experience in infrastructure projects in Singapore. The company previously constructed Tampines interchange station on the Downtown Line and Orchard Boulevard station on the Thomson-East Coast Line (TEL). It is currently in the finishing stage of the construction of TEL Sungei Bedok station.
3. CRL Maju station is an underground station located along Clementi Road, situated near existing infrastructure such as residential developments and educational institutions. The works are expected to be challenging, with the undulating terrain and mixed ground conditions at this location. For safety and ground stability, earth retaining and stabilising structures will be implemented before excavation and construction works for station structures commence.
4. LTA had earlier carried out a comprehensive Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) on the works, which will take place near the Clementi Forest. Part of the EIA process included engagements with nature groups to review key biodiversity issues related to the Clementi Forest, and the proposed measures to manage the environment impact of the works.
5. LTA will continue to engage nature groups and other stakeholders to keep them apprised of the construction progress and the corresponding mitigation measures to be undertaken based on the project’s Environmental Monitoring and Management Plan. These measures include establishing a flora and fauna monitoring and management programme, as well as regular inspections of hoardings, drains and earth control measures.
6. Traffic and utilities diversions will be carried out in phases to facilitate construction works. LTA and the contractor will monitor the works closely to ensure that they are carried out safely, and with minimal impact to the nearby stakeholders and existing structures. LTA will also continue to engage various stakeholders including nature groups during construction.
7. Construction works for the CRL Maju station are expected to start in the second quarter of 2024 and passenger service for CRL Phase 2 is targeted to commence in 2032.
About the CRL
8. The CRL is Singapore’s eighth MRT line. It will serve existing and future developments in the eastern, north-eastern and western corridors, linking major hubs such as Jurong Lake District, Punggol Digital District and Changi region. The CRL will have almost half of its stations as interchanges with other rail lines, making it easier and more convenient for commuters to travel across the rail network.
9. The fully underground CRL will be constructed in three phases. Announced in 2019, CRL Phase 1 is 29 kilometres long, and comprises 12 stations from Aviation Park to Bright Hill. Construction works have commenced and are expected to complete by 2030. CRL Phase 2, announced in September 2022, is approximately 15 kilometres and comprises six underground stations – Turf City, King Albert Park, Maju, Clementi, West Coast and Jurong Lake District.1 Engineering studies for the CRL Phase 3 are ongoing and more details will be announced after these studies are completed.
Annex A: Location Map and Artist Impressions of CRL Maju station
Annex B: Travel Time Savings with CRL